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From umbrellas to parasols

Residents hold umbrellas to protect themselves from the scorching sunshine as today’s temperature topped 35 degrees Celsius. The fourth yellow-alert high temperature of the summer was issued at 1:12pm today, which coincided with the start of the solar term Dashu, indicating entry into summer's hottest period.

China Eastern passengers get free Wi-Fi during trial run

Under a test operation, some China Eastern Airlines passengers will be invited to use China’s first onboard Wi-Fi service free from today until the end of September on flights between Shanghai and Beijing.

Chinese, Cuban leaders pledge staunch friendship, reciprocal cooperation

Handout picture released by Cuban official website www.cubadebate.cu showing Chinese President Xi Jinping shaking hands with his Cuban counterpart Raul Castro at Revolution Palace in Havana, on July 22, 2014. Xi is in Cuba on the last stop on a Latin American tour.

Women plunge from Beijing Metro platforms

One woman died after apparently jumping from a Beijing Metro Station platform this morning, while another had a lucky escape after fainting and falling onto the tracks.

First condom designed to kill HIV 'could be available to buy within months'

A new condom, designed by the Australian bio-technic firm Starpharma, to kill the HIV virus could be available to buy within months after it received vital approval. (Stock image)

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Five Husi Food principals arrested in Shanghai in wake of meat scandal

Five people of Shanghai Husi Food Co Ltd who were implicated in the expired meat scandal were detained today, local police said. Those...

SFDA seals 100 tons of meat products from 9 firms

Typhoon Matmo to land in Fujian

Typhoon Matmo will make a landfall in east China's Fujian Province on Wednesday afternoon or night with a wind speed of 33 to 35 meters...

Tourists evacuated as Typhoon Matmo approaches E China island
19 trains canceled due to Typhoon Matmo

Buses to get plainclothes officers; police also beef up security at stations

Shanghai police will add plainclothes officers onto the city's public buses to ensure operational safety, the department announced...

New patrol team bolsters enforcement of rules on Metro

China convicts two online rumor-mongers

A court in southwest China's Yunnan Province handed down jail sentences on Wednesday to two people found guilty of fabricating and...


Spectacular trains through world’s landscapes

Spectacular trains through world’s landscapes

Put down your smart phones, and look out the windows — sometimes the best part...


Patter of tiny feet, hooves and paws at zoo


SHANGHAI Zoo has witnessed a baby boom in the first half of the year, with more...

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P2P car-rental platform zooms into city

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A new car-renting mode is gaining popularity in Shanghai. Last month PP Zuche...

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Consumer firms in China tout data analysis, digital strategies as ways forward

CHINESE consumer companies are pointing to data analytics and digital strategy as key tools for their business

Medtronic projects big jump in diabetes products, services it offers in China

US medical device maker Medtronic expects sales from China to constitute as much as 20 percent of its global income

Merck to build Jiangsu pharmaceutical plant to manufacture 3 drugs

GERMANY-BASED Merck, a leading company in the pharmaceutical and chemical sectors, will spend 650 million yuan

German group plans to launch hospital in FTZ

THE first wholly foreign-owned hospital will open in the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone in about 18 months,

Alibaba teams with banks to provide loans to small firms

CHINESE e-commerce giant Alibaba yesterday joined seven domestic banks to increase the line of credit available

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SFDA seals 100 tons of meat products from 9 firms SFDA seals 100 tons of meat products from 9 firms

THE Shanghai Food and Drug Administration said yesterday that about 100 tons of food products from nine companies

Thousands delayed as power outage hits bullet train service

Thirteen high speed trains from Shanghai to Beijing were delayed for up to an hour yesterday due to a power loss

Dad wins fees case ... but will he see cash?

A MAN has been awarded 230,000 yuan (US$37,030) compensation for fees he paid for his daughter to attend a cramming

Shanghai prepares for arrival of Typhoon Matmo

LOCAL flood control authorities are preparing for the approaching Typhoon Matmo, which is expected to bring thundershowers

No-questions-asked refunds for online goods

ONLINE shoppers will be entitled to no-questions-asked refunds within seven days of purchase, under a new local

Nobel Prize winner Naipaul at book fair

NOBEL Prize winning writer Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul will meet Shanghai readers at the city’s annual book fair

Patter of tiny feet, hooves and paws at zoo

SHANGHAI Zoo has witnessed a baby boom in the first half of the year, with more than 130 animals from 37 species

New law to place limit on prepaid cards

PREPAID cards issued by local companies must have a limit of 5,000 yuan (US$800) under a draft of the city’s amendment

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On Sunday night, the Shanghai Food and Drug Administration ordered the Husi Food processing plant in Jiading District to suspend operations following the broadcast of a Shanghai Television news program that claimed it used out-of-date meat. The company supplies several global fast food brands, including McDonald’s, KFC and Pizza Hut, so who do you think is to blame for this latest food safety scandal?

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A MAN who indecently touched a woman’s thigh on a subway train in Shanghai was kicked out of

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Fine dining has soared to new heights, literally. A local hotel unveiled its restaurant in

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As Rammasun death toll reaches 46, another typhoon on the way

THE death toll from the strongest storm to hit China for decades has reached 46 with another 25 missing, authorities

Ex-policeman executed for ‘tea murder’

A FORMER police officer who shot dead a pregnant noodle stall owner while drunk because she didn’t serve tea was

Hundreds hit by 1b yuan jade scam

POLICE in southwest China’s Yunnan Province are trying to retrieve jade treasures that hundreds of people lost

Police free woman and kill kidnapper

POLICE in southwest China’s Yunnan Province rescued a woman from kidnappers, shooting dead one of the gang as he

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Spectacular trains through world’s landscapes

Put down your smart phones, and look out the windows — sometimes the best part of a journey is the journey itself.

Maya ruins and the Blue Hole await in Belize

The same turquoise waters that lure tourists to Caribbean destinations slosh around Belize’s island chain. But

‘Freestyle’ traveler likes guesthouses

‘freestyle’ traveler likes guesthouses Michele Lyu Nationality: Chinese Profession/Title: Hospitality/Director


Heatstroke kills three in Japan, thousands hospitalised

SWELTERING temperatures across Japan have left at least three people dead while 3,000 others were rushed to hospital

Australia reassures commitment on MH370 search

AUSTRALIAN government on Wednesday reassured its commitment on the search operation for the missing Malaysian flight

Australia to fly family members to Netherlands to retrieve MH17 victims' bodies

AUSTRALIAN Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove is traveling to the Netherlands to be present for the arrival of

First condom designed to kill HIV 'could be available to buy within months'

A new condom designed to kill the HIV virus could be available to buy within months, after key regulatory approval,

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WCup star Rodriguez inks 6-year Real deal

REAL Madrid has signed Colombia midfielder James Rodriguez from Monaco on a six-year contract, the La Liga club

Dunga succeeds Scolari to return as Brazil manager

BRAZIL named Dunga as its manager for the second time yesterday, two weeks after the Selecao were hammered 1-7

Van Gaal's United debut leads US 'invasion'

FIFTY years after the Beatles launched a British musical "invasion" of America, English football clubs are playing

Rogers romps to victory in 16th stage

FRENCHMAN Romain Bardet and American Tejay van Garderen’s Tour de France podium hopes suffered a major blow yesterday

Anderson hearing on Aug 1

THE International Cricket Council says England bowler James Anderson will face a full disciplinary hearing on August

UEFA shuts PSG stands over abuse of disabled Blues fans

PARIS Saint-Germain has been punished after disabled supporters of Chelsea were abused at a UEFA Champions League

Sterling meets Balmer over Clips deal

EMBATTLED Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling on Monday met with former Microsoft Corp chief executive officer

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Blue-colored red king crab caught in Alaska

A rare blue-colored red king crab was part of a fisherman's catch earlier this month in Nome, Alaska. KNOM reports

Divorce cakes that are such a very tasteless way to celebrate

THE party was in full swing when Emma Hurley cut into her ornate cake. Her two young sons were eager to get their

Shocking! Baby born after lightning strike sports static-straight hair

KIMBERLY Gordon was delivered by emergency Cesarean section a year ago after her mother was struck by lightning

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