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Jewish refugee returns

Susanne Sambor, a Jewish refugee who lived in Hongkou District during World War II, and her two sons visit Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum yesterday. Sambor, 87, fled to Shanghai when she was 9 years old and relocated to Australia after the war when she was 17. ...

May 18, 2016, Wednesday

US$80,000 raised at local charity event

A charity bazaar and auction in celebration of the 106th anniversary of International Women's Day raised some 500,000 yuan (US$78,125) for disabled children and orphans yesterday, local women's federation ...

March 13, 2016, Sunday

Search on for most excellent expats in city

LOCAL people are again being asked to participate in an online vote to select the most influential people in the city’s international community. For the second straight year their opinions will help to ...

November 10, 2015, Tuesday

US to close visa section in October for 10 days

THE consular section of the US Consulate in Shanghai will be closed from October 9-18 as it upgrades its visa application system. “The closures, which are not regular, have been planned for some time ...

September 17, 2015, Thursday

50 receive Magnolia Award

FIFTY people from 19 countries were presented with the Magnolia Silver Award yesterday in recognition of their contribution to the city’s development. Among the recipients were Frenchman Pascal Yves ...

September 9, 2015, Wednesday

Memory of Jewish history

A memorial with the names of Ho Feng Shan, a Chinese diplomat in Vienna who risked his life during World War II issuing visas to more than 3,000 Jewish people, and prominent Jews who contributed to Shanghai’s development, pictured at the opening of the Jewish Memorial Park in Fu Shou Yuan cemetery in Qingpu District, yesterday. The park helps commemorate the city providing a haven for Jewish refugees from the Nazis. ...

September 7, 2015, Monday

Jewish refugees’ cafe to reopen

AN iconic cafe in Hongkou District where Jewish refugees would meet during World War II is to reopen next week. Zum Weissen Ross’l cafe — better known as the White Horse Cafe — first opened in 1939 on ...

August 22, 2015, Saturday

25 foreigners given green cards since rule change

THE number of foreigners holding “green cards” in Shanghai increased by 25 between July 1 and August 10, a local official said yesterday. Mao Dali, deputy director of the Shanghai Human Resources and ...

August 19, 2015, Wednesday

Island park lifts ‘no-foreigner’ camping rule

FOREIGNERS are now welcome to camp at Dongping National Forest Park on Chongming Island, the park director said yesterday. Shanghai Daily reported last week that the 3.55-square-kilometer park operated ...

July 28, 2015, Tuesday

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. ...

July 7, 2015, Tuesday


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