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Traditional way to tie the knot

Young brides at a traditional Chinese wedding ceremony in Shanghai’s Fengjing water town. A total of 20 couples took part in the annual event yesterday, with at least one of each couple from a foreign country. The town hosted the first mass wedding ceremony in 2005, with 20 couples tying the knot at the same time. As one of the highlights of the ongoing Shanghai Tourism Festival, the ceremony has maintained the same costume style, procedures and banqueting food for the past 10 years. ...

September 22, 2014, Monday


Police destroy 4,000 gambling machines following crackdown

MORE than 4,000 illegal gambling machines seized in police raids have been destroyed in suburban Baoshan District, officers said yesterday.In the most recent raids, 32 people were held,...

September 22, 2014, Monday


Platform for fashionistas bears fruit

What chic clothes and bags were on show at the recent London Fashion Week? Which celebrities looked outstandingly good — or bad — at the gala? Most Shanghai women are crazy about fashion....

September 22, 2014, Monday


Watchdog highlights tourism complaints

THE Shanghai Tourism Administration has highlighted complaints about service quality in the industry, as the weeklong National Day holiday approaches....

September 22, 2014, Monday


Avoid being taken for a ride by unregulated bargain car rentals

MOTORISTS are seizing the chance to turn their cars into money-making machines by renting out their vehicles on peer-to-peer Internet platforms like PP Zuche....

September 22, 2014, Monday


More winners at plate auction

THE success rate among bidders at yesterday’s license plate auction in Shanghai rose for a third month in a row after the government increased the number available. A total of 122,219 people chased the ...

September 21, 2014, Sunday


Sculpture event shows its cunning

A HUGE “Urban Fox” is the star attraction at an international sculpture exhibition that got under way yesterday in Jing’an District.The cunning metal-and-straw creation,...

September 20, 2014, Saturday


Busy restaurants

About 30 percent of restaurants are fully booked for next year’s Chinese New Year’s Eve dinner, according to the Shanghai Restaurants Association.Due to the rising cost of raw materials,...

September 19, 2014, Friday


Air defense warnings

Air defense sirens will sound at primary and middle schools today as part of a series of drills to raise pupils’ awareness of the issue, the Shanghai Civil Defense Office said yesterday....

September 19, 2014, Friday


Kids, cows and an artistic parade

Local talk show host and dancer Jin Xing poses with children after finishing their cow artwork for the Baby CowParade — part of CowParade Shanghai, a public art exhibition to be held later this month. ...

September 19, 2014, Friday




 

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