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Picasso set to break all records at US auction

Employees of Christie’s auction house stand beside Picasso’s “Les Femmes d’Algers” in Hong Kong yesterday. The painting went on show ahead of its sale on May 11 in New York, when it could become the most expensive work of art ever sold at auction.

It’s just great to have you back, Dad

Peacekeeper Wang Liang gets a warm welcome from his wife and daughter yesterday in Hohhot, capital of north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. Wang had to spend 21 days in quarantine after a nine-month mission in Ebola-hit parts of Liberia.

Winter weather continues in Urumqi

Workers clear snow out of parking lot yesterday in Urumqi, capital of northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. Snowfall hit the city yesterday morning after temperatures plummeted to minus 8 degrees Celsius.


Photographer arrested for molesting 6-year-old German girl

A 46-YEAR-OLD photographer has been arrested for molesting a 6-year-old German girl during a photo shoot, prosecutors in Huangpu District...


Lack of English, guidance biggest hindrance for city’s foreigners

Lack of English and proper guidance while doing the paper works at the administrative centers were among the reasons cited by foreigners...


End of the road for dirty vehicles

SHANGHAI’S air quality is getting worse due to rising vehicle emissions, the high number of construction projects and various meteorological...

Pollution causes identified in 9 major cities

Beijing says Taiwan is welcome to join AIIB, with ‘appropriate name’

THE Chinese mainland welcomes Taiwan’s participation in the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank under an appropriate name, a government...


Finance

Macau’s casino revenue falls for 10th month

Macau’s casino revenue falls for 10th month

Grand Lisboa (center) casino is seen in Macau. The city’s casino revenue fell...

Opinion

Achieving success through adding Chinese characteristics offers example to the world

China provides a good example of building success step by step in a largely turbulent world by adding Chinese characteristics...

Society

Heavily polluting vehicles fined

Society

An officer checks the license of a vehicle yesterday on the Shanghai Ring Expressway...

News Feature

At your service: Butlers handle little details

News Feature

HANDS sheathed in white gloves, Alvin Hu’s dream of serving as butler to China’s...

Biz Hub
Philips’ deal may turn the light off

DUTCH electronics giant Philips is selling a majority stake in its LED and car lighting arm to a group led by China...


No glass ceiling for China’s richest woman

ZHOU Qunfei, chairwoman of Lens Technology, is China’s richest woman with 46.22 billion yuan (US$7.46 billion)...


Microsoft’s helping hand to 100 startups

MICROSOFT Corp will offer 100 million yuan (US$16.1 million) worth of free cloud services and software tools to...


Activity rebound lifts official PMI in March

China’s manufacturing activity rebounded in March as production resumed and easing efforts strengthened, a survey...


IMF sees SOEs’ high debt ratio risky in slowdown

CHINESE state-owned enterprises have increasingly taken on more debt to finance new investment since the global...


Investment beckons in health care in China

CHINESE demand for better health care quality and structural reform of the sector will offer abundant investment...

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Girl, 6, father severely burnt after BBQ blaze engulfs them

A SIX-YEAR-OLD girl and her father were seriously burnt while trying to make barbecue at the Huajing Park in Minhang...


Civil defense chief hauled for violation

THE head of the city’s civil defense authority was handed a warning by the Party after the agency embezzled about...


More time spent crossing Huangpu

IT takes commuters an average 20 minutes more to cross the Huangpu River during rush hours after the closure of...


Number of international students in Shanghai up

LAST year, over 56,000 international students from 187 countries and regions were studying in 37 colleges in Shanghai,...


Limits on cars with non-local plates

CARS that don’t have Shanghai number plates will be banned from the city’s congested areas for longer duration...


‘One Belt One Road’ class for foreign students

STUDENTS from countries which are part of the “One Belt One Road” initiative will have an exclusive new program...

Latest Poll

Drivers of cars that don’t have Shanghai license plates now face being banned from the city’s most congested roads after next month, officials with the city traffic watchdog said yesterday. Cars with non-local plates are already banned from elevated roads downtown during the morning (7:30-9:30am) and evening (4:30-6:30pm) rush-hour periods. Do you think the new measure will help ease road congestion? Related story »



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The zodiac animal of China’s coming Lunar New Year has caused much confusion in the English-speaking

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With Valentine’s Day drawing near, local authorities are removing love locks attached to railings

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National

Ancient temple gets with times in search for media talent

A 1,500-year-old Buddhist temple has become a hit online after an advertisement recruiting new media talents received...


Tomb-sweeping services offered online

Tomb-sweeping day, or Qingming Festival, is still a few days off, but shrewd Chinese businessmen are already cashing...


Police bust online gambling network

Chinese police have apprehended 1,071 people involved in an online gambling network, the public security department...

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Feature

Dutch influences on the wine world

I’ve been writing for nearly as long as I’ve been drinking wine....


Fusion fun with cool-looking sommeliers

From Italian pizza, Spanish tapas and Western steaks to seafood and Japanese cuisine, together with a choice from...


Amsterdam native finds berth in port city

Editor’s NoteMore than a quarter of China’s foreign resident population live in Shanghai, with many considering...

World

World’s oldest person dies after 117th birthday

The world’s oldest person, a Japanese woman, died yesterday, a few weeks after celebrating her 117th birthday....


Court issues sentence in cannibal fetish killing

A court sentenced a German former police officer to eight years and six months in jail yesterday for killing a...


South Korea sets compensation for ferry victims

South Korea said it would pay about US$380,000 in compensation for each of the 250 students who died in last year’s...

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Sports

Woods plays practice round at Augusta

THE lingering “will he play/won’t he play?” scenario with Tiger Woods ahead of next week’s Masters entered a new...


High winds cause damage to roof at Silverstone

THE roof of the motor racing circuit that stages Formula One’s British Grand Prix was being repaired yesterday...


Mills follows Vettori lead

Pace bowler Kyle Mills has followed teammate Daniel Vettori into retirement from international cricket after New...


Spain shrugs off friendly reverse to Netherlands

ALTHOUGH Spain’s 0-2 reverse to the Netherlands on Tuesday brought back bitter memories of its disastrous 2014...


Real agrees Danilo deal

EUROPEAN champion Real Madrid has completed the signing of Brazilian international right-back Danilo from FC Porto...


UEFA, players’ union seek to outlaw third-party ownership

UEFA and players’ union FIFPro want to strengthen a forthcoming worldwide ban to stop third party investors from...


10-man Belgium edges Israel

MAROUANE Fellaini grabbed an early goal as 10-man Belgium survived Israel’s spirited second-half performance to...

Oddly Enough

New species of mushroom that looks like a man discovered by roadside in UK

A new species of mushroom that looks like a man has been discovered by the side of a road, Daily Mail reported....


Rare creature with 'Teddy Bear Face'

The Ili pika, a rare animal with a teddy bear face and bunny-like ears, finally has been found and photographed...


US couple gets married around the world, holds 38 weddings in 83 days

AMERICAN couple, Cheetah Platt and Rhiann Woodyard, have come up with the ultimate way to celebrate their love:...


US woman: Stomach pains led to surprise birth in shower

A woman stepped into the shower this week to help ease the discomfort of stomach pains. She emerged holding a newborn....



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