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Colorful start to the holiday

Fireworks light up the night sky over Century Park in Shanghai during the first show of the 2014 Shanghai International Music Fireworks Festival yesterday — the eve of today’s National Day holiday. Among the highlights of a series of activities to celebrate the weeklong holiday, the festival will feature another two shows scheduled for Friday and next Monday.

Martyrs’ Day honors heroes who gave their lives for China

People’s Liberation Army soldiers and ordinary people gather at the Tian’anmen Square in Beijing to honor national heroes yesterday on China’s first Martyrs’ Day. Joined by President Xi Jinping and other Chinese leaders, people held chrysanthemums at a ceremony at the Monument to the People’s Heroes and bowed their heads in silent tribute.


Highest honor for 2 outstanding expats

Shanghai Mayor Yang Xiong yesterday presented the Honorary Citizen of Shanghai and Shanghai Magnolia Gold Award to 11 foreigners in...


Rule of law vital to nation’s future

CHINA’S ruling Communist Party is to hold a key meeting in Beijing focusing on the rule of law. The Political Bureau of the Communist...


Health authorities launch dengue fever campaign

HEALTH authorities have launched a campaign to fight dengue fever as China suffers its worst outbreak of the mosquito-borne disease...


Date set for latest iPhone’s mainland debut

APPLE’S latest iPhones will go on sale on the Chinese mainland on October 17 after they were granted a network access license. The...


World

Lagerfeld makes political statement at fashion show

Lagerfeld makes political statement at fashion show

“MAKE Fashion Not War!” “Feminism not masochism!” Paris street protests with...

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Despite failure of austerity measures, Europe continues down that path and suffers

“If the facts don’t fit the theory, change the theory,” goes the adage. But too often it is easier to keep the theory and...

Nation

Movie family to share their lives on Weibo

Nation

Chen Ting, the wife of film director Zhang Yimou, posted a family photograph...

Sports

China juggernaut rolls on in South Korea

Sports

Doping controversies overshadowed the Asian Games yesterday as North and South...

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Date set for latest iPhone’s mainland debut

APPLE’S latest iPhones will go on sale on the Chinese mainland on October 17 after they were granted a network...


Yuan, euro to trade directly from today

China will begin direct trading between its currency and the euro from today, the national foreign exchange market’s...


Spending rise signals recovery in US

Frances Gurley shops at a Family Dollar store in Wilmington in North Carolina. Americans boosted spending by a...


Reforms in FTZ set new global rules

China is taking its first step toward building a set of international trade and investment rules by allowing reforms...


Sentiment of home buyers lifts sales

Sentiment among home buyers in Shanghai improved again for the third week in a row while the average home price...

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Metro
Colorful start to the holiday Colorful start to the holiday

Fireworks light up the night sky over Century Park in Shanghai during the first show of the 2014 Shanghai International...


Airport night bus route extends to Lujiazui

THE night bus service from Hongqiao International Airport to People’s Square yesterday extended its route to Lujiazui...


Secondhand car plates join auction in November

MOTORISTS will no longer be able to sell their car license plates privately from November, under new city rules.Instead,...


A real who’s who at wax museum

Famed Taiwanese TV host Kevin Tsai (R) and hostess Dee Hsu (L) pose with their wax figures at the Shanghai Madame...


High-level policing for National Day holiday

SHANGHAI police will adopt high-level patrolling measures, with about 10,000 police officers to be deployed every...


Pleasant conditions forecast

THE upcoming weeklong National Day holiday is expected to see pleasant weather for outings, with comfortable temperatures,...


1,400 residents pass 100-year milestone

SHANGHAI now has more than 1,400 centenarians, with the city’s oldest resident 115 years old. This is thanks to...

Latest Poll

City police are investigating an incident on a crowded Metro train in which two young women were filmed stripping off their clothes in what may have been a promotional stunt. A video of the public striptease has appeared online and spread quickly. Some passengers in the video seem to object to the women disrobing while others take the opportunity to film it with their cellphones. Do you think the women and the company, if any, behind the stunt should face criminal charges and punishment? Related story »



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The city's education commission has decided to remove eight classic Chinese poems from first-grade

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AN airline passenger who arrived in Shanghai from New York to find items worth 30,000 yuan

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Mortgage rate cut to boost property market

China yesterday announced a cut in mortgage rates and minimum down payment levels for some home buyers in one of...


Xi’an to educate students about AIDS

The number of students infected by HIV/AIDS in Xi’an, capital of northwest Shaanxi Province, has been rising every...


Movie family to share their lives on Weibo

Chen Ting, the wife of film director Zhang Yimou, posted a family photograph on her Weibo account yesterday,...


HSBC index remains at August level

China’s manufacturing sector remained weak in September, a survey showed yesterday, defying earlier signs of a...

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Contemporary ink-wash paintings shown

“Polar Light, Ink Ocean: The Exhibition of Chinese Ink Painting and Artists to the Antarctic,” featuring works...


Extending Metro hours a sign of city’s evolving nightlife scene

Editor’s note:Doug Young has lived and worked in China for 15 years, much of that as a journalist for Reuters....


Corrupted officials’ special ‘personal interests’

• Amateur inventorWang Lijun, former vice mayor and police chief of Chongqing Municipality, liked to invent gizmos...

World

Afghanistan signs security pact with US

Afghanistan and the US signed a security pact yesterday to allow US forces to remain in the country past the end...


WWF: Wildlife populations drop alarming 52% over 4 decades

About 3,000 species of wildlife around the world have seen their numbers plummet far worse than previously thought,...


‘Inhumane’ Thai sentenced to death

A FORMER railway worker in Thailand was sentenced to death yesterday for raping a 13-year-old girl on an overnight...

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Chiefs stuff Brady and Patriots

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Stoke heaps more pressure on Newcastle

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