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Saving rare deer from extinction is a labor of love

THE wild Chinese water deer, a rare species in Shanghai for some 100 years, is making a comeback in forests along the banks of the Huangpu River in Yexie Town, thanks to a breeding program started six ...

July 15, 2014, Tuesday

Lotus seed summer soups offer cooling refreshment

The lotus is not just a flower to admire. Its seeds also provide an ingredient for healthy eating, and one of the most popular summer dishes where it features is sweet soup. According to traditional Chinese ...

July 15, 2014, Tuesday

New park looks at history in a modern format

GUANGFULIN Relics Park, which pays tribute to Shanghai’s ancient ancestors, will be partially opened to the public later this summer. One of its main features will be a music fountain in the central square, ...

July 15, 2014, Tuesday

‘Iron man’ of yore fought corruption without fear

SONGJIANG native Feng En (1496—1576), a royal court official during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), earned his reputation as a “four-iron official” because of his “iron mouth, iron knees, iron bones and ...

July 15, 2014, Tuesday

A beloved bloom deserves a festival

THE lotus flower is synonymous with summer. Thick green leaves inlaid with white or pink flowers carpet lakes, and farmers paddling small wooden boats move among the leaves, plucking lotus seeds. This ...

July 15, 2014, Tuesday

History of buses through the eyes of ‘big nose’ driver

ALMOST 60 years ago, photographer Wu Siyi took a picture at the front gate of the old Songjiang Military Service Bureau on Zhongshan Road. In the forefront is an old-fashioned bus on the then Shanghai-Songjiang ...

July 15, 2014, Tuesday

Ingenuity on wheels personalizes transport

Possibilities are endless when the wheels of invention are applied to people movers. Just look around Songjiang to see how far we’ve come from the simple pedal bicycle. And best of all, innovative new ...

July 15, 2014, Tuesday

Trams are coming, clickety-clack

QUIET, environmentally friendly trams will be added to the public transportation mix in Songjiang under a new two-year project approved by government. “A modern tram and rapid-bus network will be the ...

July 15, 2014, Tuesday

‘Most beautiful’ bookshop builds welcome annex

Famed as the “most beautiful bookstore” in Shanghai, Zhongshu Bookstore in Thames Town has recently kicked off its second phase of construction, which will link to the current shop and expand its area ...

July 15, 2014, Tuesday

Poverty’s children visit ‘outside world’

Twenty-two minority children from Qinghai Province were treated to a trip to Songjiang to celebrate Children’s Day with local kids, according to the district government. This trip, from May 31 to June ...

July 15, 2014, Tuesday


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