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  • What to do when you encounter pengci (extortion)?

    Note: 1. Avoid giving people the chance to extort you by not breaking traffic rules; 2. Don't be too eager to trust 'good Samaritans' who offer to mediate a resolution; 3. Insist that you won't discuss compensation unless the injured party is taken to hospital for a check-up; 4. When you find yourself faced with pengci, don't allow yourself to be scared by the gang involved. Report the incident to the police immediately and let them handle it. Please bring this note to the public's attention!

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  • The Right Way to Make Long Distance Calls ?

    IP Card, network Card, WEB Card….In recent days, the numerous and complicated telecom card market appeared a kind of special IP card: IP card only to specific country. Which ones is the most economical in so many cards? Foreign Countries to China and China to Foreign Countries   The fee of network card is different because of different operators. For the phone call to Germany, the cheap network card is 0.25 yuan / minute, and the expansive fee is 0.4 yuan / minute; the fee of same network card to different countries is different too, in general, the fee of developed countries is much cheaper. But, there is one knack that the fee calling from foreign countries to China is cheaper than from China to foreign countries. Mr. Ji, whose son is studying in Germany, has the deep feeling about this. With the same network telephone card, the fee of Mr. Ji calling to Germany is 0.25 yuan / minute, but for his son calling back from Germany is only 0.18 yuan / minute. According to the introduction of professional personnel, the difference is because of the different fee agreement signed by the operators of various countries. Sometimes, dial international long distance call by using the foreign card is cheaper than using the domestic card. International Long Distance: Web Card, IP Card   In the past, IP card was the most economical way to make international long distance call. For example, although the fee to make a phone call to U.S.A is 2.4 yuan / minute (local fee not included), but the discount of IP card can decrease to about 0.8 yuan / minute, which is about 60-70 percent off.   In nowadays, the special IP card subdivides the market, such as: U.S.A and Canada Card, Korea Card, Japan Card etc. Although the fee doesn’t drop, but the discount is relatively lower than general IP Card.   But the fee of the up-and-coming Web card even much lower than the fee of national long distance. Also call to U.S.A, the fee of most web card is 0.2 yuan / minute, and no local fee. Although the discount of IP card is 90 percent off, which is still expensive than Web card.    National Long Distance: IP Card, Web Card Certainly, for national long distance, IP card is cheaper than Web card. At present, the fee of IP card to make national long distance call is 0.3 yuan / minute mostly (local fee not included), with the discount, the fee can drop to about 0.1 yuan / minute. However, the fee of most Web card to make national long distance is about 0.18-0.40 yuan. But then, UNICOM put forward a kind of new web card with the fee for making national long distance is 0.3 yuan / minute. Because the discount of the card is lower than 70 percent off, thus the fee is about 0.09 yuan / minute without local fee, which is much cheaper than IP card. On the other hand, because this card is belonged to UNICOM, so dialing with UNICOM mobiles are all free.   Source: The Evening News

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  • 4 Flight Courses Added in Shanghai ?

    Adjustment in New Season 4 Flight Courses Added in Shanghai Part of Scheduled Flights of China Eastern Airlines Move Eastwardly News of Orient Network in March 23: From March 27, the national civil aviation flight plan in summer and autumn will bring into effect. And part of the former flights, the schedules and the frequencies of the fights will be adjusted accordingly. In terms of Shanghai, there will be 4 new national and international flight courses. Yesterday, China Eastern Airlines announced that it would adjust part of scheduled flights. Since the Passenger Building B of Hongxiao Airport is being rebuilt, China Eastern Airlines and a small number of its flight will move from there to Pudong Airport. Yesterday, the reporter known from the Bureau of Civil Aviation that the national civil aviation flight plan in summer and autumn will bring into effect from March 27 to October 29. There will be 33 more flight courses, including 4 international flights and 29 national flights. Among them, there are 4 flight courses departing from or stopping by Shanghai, which are “Beijing-Shanghai-Bombay” and “Shanghai-Dunhuang” of China Eastern Airlines, and “Shanghai-Qinhuangdao” and “Shanghai-Xi’an-Jiayuguan” of Shanghai Airlines. It is reported that the course of “Shanghai-Dunhuang” is planned to begin its service in this May, its flight number is MU 2352, and there will be one flight every day per week. In addition, since the departure check-in hall in the second floor of the passenger building B of Hongxiao Airport is closed and being rebuilt and the runway of Hongxiao Airport will be overhauled from July to October 20 in this year. On the other hand, the second runway of Pudong has been in use since March 17, therefore, in the new flight season, China Eastern Airlines will increase national flight frequency in Pudong Airport and will decrease the number of flights in Hongxiao Airport, such as the flights from Shanghai to Chengdu, Chongxing, Yantai (not confirmed), and some of short-term flights such as the flight from Shanghai to Nanjing will move to Pudong Airport. According to statistics, after the adjustment, the national flights of China Eastern Airlines departing from Shanghai in Pudong Airport will increase from 60 to more than 100. But China Eastern Airlines expressed that currently there are 155 its flights departing from Hongxiao Airport everyday, and in the new flight season, there is no substantial decrease in the number of flights in Hongxiao Airport. It is reported that when the rebuild process of the passenger building B of Hongxiao Airport is complete, it will be use by China Eastern Airlines. So the number of the flights of China Eastern Airlines will increase in great extent, and it is forecasted to increase over 30%. Additionally, in order to improve the check-in process and insure the regular flight service, China Eastern Airlines plan to build 2 no luggage check-in islands and 29 luggage check-in counters. There are 55 check-in counters in the islands to facilitate the passengers without luggage to finish the boarding process. It is an effective way to distribute part of the passengers to alleviate the pressure of the public counters and to shorten passenger’s time in the airport. It is uncertain that whether the flights temporarily moving eastwardly will move back to Hongxiao Airport. Source: News Morning Newpaper

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  • The Brief Introduction of the Foreign-Language 110 Emergency Call Work

    Since the operation of the 110 emergency call of Shanghai Public Security Bureau, which adheres to the principle of “cracking down cases and offering services”, has won a good reputation in Shanghai, the emergency call number 110 has become a well-known brand in Shanghai. With China’s entry into WTO and the success of the Expo bidding, Shanghai has become the international metropolis and it has been called “the safest city in the world”. To display the good image of the Shanghai police and provide a safe social environment and better service for foreigners who study, invest, live or travel in Shanghai, the 110 emergency center of Shanghai Public security Bureau has offered the brand-new foreign-language service on 1st May on the 10th anniversary of the operation of 110 emergency call. Up to now, there are 19 volunteers who are all from Shanghai Public Security Bureau with the average age of 28 in charge of interpreting the English, German, Japanese, Korean, Russian, French, Arabic and Spanish. Most of the volunteer are highly-qualified graduates from Shanghai International Studies University, Fudan University, Beijing University, Yanbian University in Jiling Province etc, with high level of foreign languages. When the “110”operator receive an emergency call from the foreigners, they will transfer the phone to the volunteer’s cell phone by way of the “three-way communication” function of the emergency center. The operator asks questions and the volunteer interprets. After getting sufficient information, the operator will send order to the nearest local police substation to deal with the case that the foreigners has just reported. After receiving the order, the local police will get to the site to handle the case as soon as possible. If necessary, the interpreter can also offer the interpretation service to the police on site. The foreign-language 110 emergency call has properly run for half a year and it has won highly praise by the foreigners in Shanghai. The operation of the 110 emergency call service is just one of the steps that shows Shanghai’s determinations to connect with the international world. And such step is meaningful to promote the investment environment and improve the economy development of Shanghai.

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