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High-end club staff finally get their money

MORE than 140 former employees of a high-end club in downtown Jing’an District that closed four months ago have finally received wages of 1.17 million yuan (US$180,000), the district court said yesterday. ...

January 29, 2015, Thursday


Graduates’ 2nd kid applications

HALF of Shanghai couples applying to have a second child under a new policy have higher education qualifications, the local health authority said yesterday. Shanghai last year approved 16,639 second-child ...

January 29, 2015, Thursday


More medicare help for jobless, juveniles

UNEMPLOYED people and juveniles can now get additional help with paying for treatment for conditions covered by a public insurance fund if they have joined the medicare system for urban residents. Under ...

January 29, 2015, Thursday


Car smashes way into hospital

A photograph taken by a Sina Weibo microblog user shows a red Honda sedan in the lobby of Shanghai Shibei Hospital in Zhabei District last night. Witnesses said the driver was drunk and rammed the car into the lobby about 9:30pm. Police took a man away for questioning and investigations are ongoing. ...

January 29, 2015, Thursday


Bus staff ensure it all runs smoothly

DURING the six-day sessions of Shanghai’s lawmakers and political advisers, a team of drivers and bus hostesses has been as busy as those attending. Together with the organizing administration of the ...

January 29, 2015, Thursday


Legislators helping give migrant workers a voice

FAN Jinbing left his home in the Pudong New Area at 6:30am as usual yesterday. But he’d swapped his usual work overalls for a suit and was heading to the annual session of the Shanghai People’s Congress ...

January 29, 2015, Thursday


Licensed street performer trial extended

STREET performers are to have trial licenses extended and are being given a new spot in Jing’an Park, a senior official said yesterday. This will lead to more street entertainers being licensed by the ...

January 29, 2015, Thursday


Han: Listen to what elderly want

LISTEN more to the elderly when making policies on care for them, Shanghai Party Chief Han Zheng urged city officials yesterday. The focus must be on what the elderly really need, rather than on facts ...

January 29, 2015, Thursday


Abbot serves up winter warmer

Abbot Juexing distributes hot Laba congee, usually made from grain, red dates, nuts and raisins, at the Jade Buddha Temple yesterday. “Laba” means the eighth day of the 12th lunar month, which was yesterday. The Laba Festival is a prelude to the Spring Festival, which falls on February 19. It is an important holiday in Buddhism and many temples offer congee to the public. ...

January 28, 2015, Wednesday


Temples to limit visitor numbers at Lunar New Year in name of safety

SHANGHAI’S temples will impose restrictions on visitor numbers on Lunar New Year’s Eve on February 18 in a bid to ensure public safety. At Jing’an Temple, in Jing’an District, a maximum of 3,000 people ...

January 28, 2015, Wednesday




 

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