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Horsing around in Jing’an

Life-size puppet horse Joey visits the Jing An Kerry Centre yesterday as part of a promotion for the play “War Horse” to be staged in Shanghai next year. The play, which premiered in the UK seven years ago, will be staged in the Chinese language.

Ready to make a splash

A couple take pictures of the Rubber Duck artwork at Century Park’s Tianjing Lake yesterday. The duck, designed by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman, was inflated yesterday and will meet the public officially on Thursday, as it begins a one-month stay.

Wild panda takes ‘tour’ of scenic spot

A wild giant panda was seen wandering around at a scenic spot in Taibai County, Shaanxi Province, yesterday. Local authorities said the panda lingered around for over six hours before it retreated to the mountains nearby.


Hong Kong court bans protesters

THE High Court in Hong Kong yesterday granted a pair of injunctions banning demonstrators from occupying roads in Mong Kok. The first...


400 cabbies caught out for breaking rules

A SHANGHAI taxi driver who charged an American passenger three times the correct fare is among 400 cabbies who have had their licenses...


Drop in EMBAs amid anti-corruption drive

FUDAN University has lost 10 percent of its Executive Master of Business Administration students following a ban on government officials...


Angry neighbors close museum

A MUSEUM in the former home of influential 20th century artist Feng Zikai has had to close after angry neighbors refused to let visitors...


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Remarkable journey into the modern age

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THE Minhang Archives recently unveiled 30 photographs of old Xinzhuang Town,...

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Real moves to lower carbon use in Asia

The landmark climate summit convened by the United Nations secretary-general last month in New York was unprecedented in...

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1st unisex toilets on city streets

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UNISEX public toilets have made an appearance in parts of the city, with every...

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Serena eases knee concerns, Halep breezes past Bouchard

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Top seed Serena Williams survived a stern test from Ana Ivanovic and eased concerns...

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Hopes for cash input before IPOs lift shares

SHANGHAI stocks rose yesterday on speculation that China’s central bank will inject cash to lenders to ensure market...


City’s financial sector buzzing

Financial innovation, market development and the globalization of the yuan have boosted the index tracking Shanghai’s...


New home sales hit high since April

NEW home purchases in Shanghai rose to the highest in over six months last week as sentiment among home seekers...


IQiyi seeks 67% gain in video-making

IQiyi, Baidu’s online video subsidiary, plans to produce 500 Internet dramas in 2015, up 67 percent from this year’s...


Fewer mortgages but project loans rise

Banks in Shanghai lent fewer mortgages in the third quarter on coolness in the property market, but loans for real...


JD.com seeks efficiency with logistics center

JD.com’s new logistics center in Shanghai has started operating ahead of a peak season for online shopping as the...

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Volunteers to boost firefighter numbers

MORE work and volunteer fire crews are to be trained to tackle a shortage of city firefighters, officials said...


Pet owner killed dog thief

A PET owner strangled a dog thief that poisoned his dog in the Pudong New Area.The owner, surnamed Bian, discovered...


Drop in EMBAs amid anti-corruption drive

FUDAN University has lost 10 percent of its Executive Master of Business Administration students following a ban...


Server problems hit WeChat service

A TECHNICAL glitch with servers in Shanghai left many WeChat users unable to send messages yesterday. Late yesterday...


400 cabbies caught out for breaking rules

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Record high gives way to cloud, showers

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The giant floating Rubber Duck artwork created by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman will take a swim between October 23 and November 23 in Jingtian Lake in Shanghai’s Century Park. Shanghai will be the third city, after Beijing and Hangzhou, in mainland to exhibit the Rubber Duck. The admission ticket will cost 40 yuan (US$6.5). Will you go see the duck?



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City police are investigating an incident on a crowded Metro train in which two young women

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

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Translator of Chinese classics dies in Beijing

Sidney Shapiro, a famed US-born translator who was one of the few Westerners to gain Chinese citizenship and become...


Amended law yields results as drunk driving cases drop

In one of the positives since the amendment of the Criminal Law, the number of people killed while driving under...


Copyright platform launched

The first online ceramic art design copyright trading platform in China was officially launched in Jingdezhen yesterday....


Jingdezhen lures horde of foreign ceramic artists

Chinese water-ink painting, brighter Western watercolors and delicate porcelain are curiously integrated in the...

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Paper-cut dragons a cross-culture exhibit

“Paper Dialogues — the Dragon and Our Stories” opened last weekend at the Liu Haisu Art Museum, with two artists...


City arts festival to offer lots of free performances

More than 3,000 public performances will be staged in the city’s all 17 districts and one county during the 16th...


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Abe suffers setback after 2 ministers quit

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Filipino’s murder revives debate about US presence

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