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Vroom! Vroom! Museum reopens

‘Willy’ comes to China

62 killed in attacks near newly freed Syrian town


Law passed to boost trust in Red Cross

China’s top legislature yesterday passed a revised law to boost the transparency and credibility of the country’s Red Cross societies....


Police get tough on food deliverymen

PUDONG police said yesterday they will work closely with food delivery companies to combat traffic violations from their bike-riders...


New rules on driving licenses

A SHANGHAI household registration or residence permit will be required to apply for a local driving license from late next month, police...


China is Germany’s top trade partner

CHINA overtook the United States last year to become Germany’s biggest trading partner for the first time, official data showed yesterday,...


Market rigger fined US$507m, banned from trading for life

CHINA’S securities regulator yesterday fined chairman of P2P Financial Information Service Co, formerly Shanghai Duolun Industry Co,...


Foresea Life chief barred for 10 years

THE top insurance regulator yesterday barred Yao Zhenhua, chairman of Foresea Life Insurance, from the insurance industry for 10 years...


The high cost of riding the marriage-go-round

THE Beatles famously crooned “all you need is love,” but it’s a bit more complicated than that for men getting married in China. According...


Bride price skyrockets again — can you afford a wife in China?

FOUR years ago, a betrothal gifts map which detailed the different costs needed to secure a wife in China went viral on Weibo. Now...


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Demand grows for construction behemoths

CHINA’S heavy machinery industry continues to rebound on the back of increased investment on infrastructure like...


Profit in Q4 plunges 83%

An employee walks past the logo of Baidu at its headquarters in Beijing. China’s largest search engine Baidu suffered...


3rd straight week up

Shanghai stocks edged up yesterday, with the main index up for the third straight week....


More VR titles coming

Chinese media and game firms plan to produce more virtual reality titles this year to woo consumers, industry officials...


Shift to growth quality

China’s greater emphasis on growth quality will ease debt pressure and accelerate the pace of supply-side reforms,...


Cultural services

The first Shanghai Pudong Public Cultural Services Procurement Conference opened yesterday as the city intensifies...

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Metro
Spring has sprung, and it’s early Spring has sprung, and it’s early

THE warm weather is bringing trees and shrubs out in bloom, creating an unusually early attraction in local squares,...


Line 14 work starts Line 14 work starts

CONSTRUCTION on all 31 stations along the city’s new Metro Line 14 is now underway, the Metro operator, Shanghai...


Fake viagra arrests Fake viagra arrests

SIX people have been arrested in suburban Jiading District for selling “fake viagra,” police said yesterday, adding...


New rules on driving licenses New rules on driving licenses

A SHANGHAI household registration or residence permit will be required to apply for a local driving license from...


Police get tough on food deliverymen Police get tough on food deliverymen

PUDONG police said yesterday they will work closely with food delivery companies to combat traffic violations from...


Vroom! Vroom! Museum reopens Vroom! Vroom! Museum reopens

Children try out a driving simulator at the new-look Shanghai Children’s Museum, which re-opened to the public...

Latest Poll

The Bus No. 71, also known as the medium-capacity traffic project designed to provide a quicker public transport alternative along the artery, has hit the road recently. Running under the Yan’an Elevated Road, the bus is entitled to a 24-hour bus-only lane that spans across four districts from the west to the east. What do you think of the new means of transport?





National

Hebei ‘poverty belt’ becoming a thing of the past

Zhao Xingquan, from a Hebei village just across the border from the suburbs of Beijing, spent his happiest and...


Ex-city official in Yunnan gets 10yrs for graft

A COURT yesterday jailed a former top city official in the southwest province of Yunnan, who bribed a couple featured...

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Weddings were simpler, cheaper in leaner times

THE history of betrothal gifts can be traced back to the Confucian era. The earliest record is found in “Li Ji,”...


Modern Dance Show ‘Early Spring’

Shanghai Opera House Dance Troupe is hoping to take center stage again with its new original production “Early...

World

Russia’s UN envoy laid to rest

Relatives lay flowers on the grave of Russian UN Ambassador Vitaly Churkin during his funeral at the Troyekurovskoye...


Ex-student arrested 12 years after teacher’s death

TEACHER and former beauty queen Tara Grinstead vanished from her south Georgia home in 2005, leaving a mystery...

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Sports

Scolari not feeling any Super Cup pressure

LUIZ Felipe Scolari, head coach of Guangzhou Evergrande, says that he is feeling no pressure as his side prepares...


Player power strikes again as Leicester sacks Ranieri

FOR many, Claudio Ranieri deserved a job for life at Leicester City. What he did last season, turning a bunch...


Vonn criticizes officials after race pullout

Lindsey Vonn wasn’t about to risk another injury, and neither was US compatriot Mikaela Shiffrin....


Curlers, ice dancing duo boost gold tally

China swept the curling titles and ice dancing crown at the Asian Winter Games yesterday, but its pre-Games prediction...


LPGA Thailand washout

AN unseasonal storm washed out the second round of the LPGA Thailand yesterday, with pools of water on the fairways...


Mavs send Bogut to 76ers in Noel deal

Australian center Andrew Bogut has been traded from the Mavericks to the Philadelphia 76ers in a National Basketball...


Barcelona plans academy in south China’s Haikou

Barcelona will open a soccer academy in south China this year in partnership with local developer Mission Hills...

'Larger-than-average' Mensink 'needs $50,000 to cover trip expenses'

It would be unreasonable to force former Queensland Nickel director Clive Mensink to fly economy...


Local retailers feel fashion pain as global brands expand

After 20 years working in Australian fashion, designer Fiona Wood is launching her own label, called...


New report finds it's too easy to 'phoenix' companies in Australia

Phoenixing companies, which costs the Australian economy billions of dollars a year, is too easy,...


Essendon crash pilot's family pays tribute to their 'hero and rock'

The family of the pilot involved in a fatal plane crash at a Melbourne shopping centre on Tuesday...


Barnett wants to cut Sunday penalty rates for state workers

A re-elected Barnett Government would push to have Sunday penalty rates for some workers slashed,...


SA Water eyes producing electricity near Hahndorf

One of the state's biggest power users, SA Water, is looking to construct a hydro-electric turbine...

 

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