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Now that’s what I call service

An instructor gives a boy a lesson in serving at table tennis yesterday at Fudan Primary School, which is one of the venues taking part in the “Love Summer Care” scheme. More than 6,000 volunteers and 243 schools are involved the government-sponsored summer holiday program, demand for which was so high that all of the places were filled in the first two days.

Revellers in red kick off bull-run festivity

Revellers hold up red scarves and the Basque flag at the start of the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona, Spain, yesterday. The festival is best known for its daily running of the bulls.

Top talents ‘R’ now even more welcome

Erwald Bauernfeind, a 49-year-old Austrian who is soon to start work as a manager at a high-tech firm in Shanghai, yesterday became the first person to be issued with an R visa at the Pudong airport. The new document is available on arrival to foreigners employed to work in selected industries.


Small firms lose out in rescue plan

CHINA’S latest moves to rescue the ailing stock market failed to bolster a large number of small-cap companies yesterday as investors...

Surge in companies seeking trading halt

City records coldest July day for 112 years

YESTERDAY was Shanghai’s coldest July day for 112 years, with the mercury topping out at just 21.2 degrees Celsius at the benchmark...


China names its candidate to head AIIB

CHINA has nominated Jin Liqun, former chairman of China International Investment Capital Corp, as its presidential candidate of the...


Minister’s exit clears one obstacle to Greece remaining in eurozone

GREECE’S outspoken finance minister resigned yesterday, removing one major obstacle to any deal to keep Athens in the eurozone after...

Banks to stay closed

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US ushers in new era of dominance

US ushers in new era of dominance

The United States ushered in a new era of dominance with its Women’s World Cup...

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There might still be a way out for Athens

FOREIGN VIEWS The Greek crisis is a tragedy for the country and a danger for the world economy....

Business

Ledus takes over French football club

Business

CHINESE high-tech company Ledus yesterday officially took over FC Sochaux from...

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Movies among China’s plans to mark WWII anniversary

Nation

CHINA plans to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II in Asia,...

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Germany sees factory orders drop

GERMAN industrial orders, a key measure of demand for goods in Europe’s top economy, slipped slightly in May, the...


Chery aims to boost Brazilian road map

CHINA’S automaker Chery hopes to produce 10,000 vehicles in its Brazilian factory this year, and soon expand its...


Iraq plans US$5b domestic bond

Iraq’s government plans a domestic issue of US$5 billion worth of bonds starting in the fourth quarter of this...


UK banks push for end to bank levy

BRITAIN’S banks have called on the government to phase out the bank levy, saying it is damaging the competitiveness...


Mobile data and broadband fees to be cut

CHINA plans to cut mobile data and broadband rates by 30 percent this year and is looking to cancel roaming fees...


BOC issues 1st euro bond on London bourse

London Stock Exchange yesterday said it has witnessed the first euro bond by a Chinese issuer admitted to trade...


Economic indicators show firm changes as policies take effect

MULTIPLE economic indicators in recent months suggest the Chinese economy is over the worst as pro-growth and reform...

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Top talents ‘R’ now even more welcome Top talents ‘R’ now even more welcome

Erwald Bauernfeind, a 49-year-old Austrian who is soon to start work as a manager at a high-tech firm in Shanghai,...


Business owner charged with document swindle

A LOCAL man has been arrested and charged with cheating migrant workers out of 1.3 million yuan (US$210,000) by...


4 held over US$320,000 instant message scam

FOUR people have been detained on suspicion of operating a social media scam that cheated a Pudong-based company...


6 officials from Tongji Uni punished

SIX officials from Shanghai’s Tongji University have been punished for violating Communist Party rules on frugality,...


Bridge project progressing well

A PROJECT to restore Zhejiang Road Bridge, which was lifted from its foundations and floated down Suzhou Creek...


Park considers allowing dogs to visit every day

BINJIANG Forest Park in the Pudong New Area is considering opening its gates to dogs on a daily basis following...


City records coldest July day for 112 years

YESTERDAY was Shanghai’s coldest July day for 112 years, with the mercury topping out at just 21.2 degrees Celsius...

Latest Poll

In a survey of more than 160,000 parents of first-graders, the Shanghai Education Commission found no real difference between “cram kids” and those without pre-school special classes in factors such as adaptability, interest in learning, academic stress or classroom attentiveness. Some children without extracurricular training even showed more interest in class work and enthusiasm for school in general. What do you think? Related story »





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Official sacked for pollution

A LOCAL government official was sacked and seven others punished after a company in northeast China was found to...


Internet blamed for violence in schools

A MAJORITY of students polled in a recent survey reported experiencing or witnessing school violence, with experts...


Troupe keeps Orogen culture alive

Bai Li steps off stage and flashes a big smile, her traditional costume sparkling under the sun as she takes a...

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High heels and the world of ceramics

For Lu Yunhua, high heels are the perfect feminine symbol, but the abstract artist has imagined and recreated them...


Managing fun while working hard

After 10 years working for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, Hong Kong-born Andrew Chan exemplifies the ideal career...


Behind every successful film, there is a screenwriter

Stanley Kubrick famously said, “If it can be written, or thought, it can be filmed....

World

Astronomers say comet may host alien life

Astronomers proposed a novel explanation yesterday for the strange appearance of the comet carrying Europe’s robot...


Lions set to make roar again in Rwanda

Groggy on their paws after waking from tranquilizers, lions have returned to Rwanda for the first time since the...


Death toll from Nigeria twin blasts up to 44

At least 44 people were killed in twin bomb blasts in the central Nigerian city of Jos after a wave of mass casualty...

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McIlroy’s British hopes hit by injury

Rory McIlroy injured his left ankle while playing soccer, leaving the world’s No....


US ushers in new era of dominance

The United States ushered in a new era of dominance with its Women’s World Cup triumph on Sunday, a victory that...


Serena extends her mastery over Venus

SERENA Williams extended her mastery over big sister Venus, and kept alive her bid for grand slam history. In the...


Hamilton wins thrilling British GP

Lewis Hamilton seized back control of the British Grand Prix after being overtaken on the first corner to win his...


Kim holds off Feng to defend Weihai crown

World No. 4 Kim Hyo-joo successfully defended her Kumho Tire Ladies Open title yesterday as she closed with an...


Texan Aldridge set to sign with Spurs as free agent

Forward LaMarcus Aldridge has decided to return to his Texas roots and join the San Antonio Spurs, the free agent...


Wimbledon gears up for sisters’ duel

ONE five-time Wimbledon champion is guaranteed to reach the quarterfinals. Another is assured of elimination. That’s...


Pudong title for Albin

AUSTRIA’S Ouschan Albin beat Canadian John Morra 11-8 to win the men’s title at the 2015 Pudong Tangcheng World...


Joy for Chile, agony for Argentina

The wait is finally over for Chile. The title drought continues for Argentina....

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'Cute black puppies' raised by villager for two years turn out endangered black bears

TWO Asian black bears mistakenly bred as “pet dogs” by a local villager for two years in Yunnan Province have been...


Kitten survives unhurt after being fed through shredder on industrial recycling machine

An abandoned kitten in UK had a lucky escape when the box it had been dumped in was fed into industrial machinery...


Huge crustacean caught in the English Channel has claws so big they could crush a man's wrist

THIS massive crab caught in the English Channel has claws so powerful they could crush a man's wrist. The giant...


Huge crustacean caught in the English Channel has claws so big they could crush a man's wrist

THIS massive crab caught in the English Channel has claws so powerful they could crush a man's wrist. The giant...



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