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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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  • Shanghai Bookstore List (not completed)

      Spring is the best season in a year, and the best time for reading. In busy Shanghai, people are used to have fast paced life; they walk fast and try to save every minute. But there are still some quiet corners to cool down, and they are large and small book stores in the city. If you think Shanghai Book Mall is too large and noisy, you can try small quiet book stores to enjoy your reading. Exam bookstores, professional bookstores, ancient bookstores etc. This uncompleted collection list of Shanghai book stores may help you purchase books with more clear target.    Shanghai is too big and it is not easy to find out all the bookstores, and it is more difficult to find professional books. If you have this kind of troubles, you might as well walk around the colleges in Shanghai. Since these bookstores are targeted at college students, the price is low, with discounts all the year in the stores. Many books are good with 70 or 80 percent off. If you often buy them, you can apply for a member card. If the store does not have the book you want, and you know its name or publishing house, you can subscribe the book by paying some deposit. The another advantage of buying book in the college is that if the book you are looking for is just published by that college, you can go directly to its publishing house for it, and maybe you can find the book published years ago which are not available elsewhere. As for the bookstores nearby colleges, the most famous is close to Fudan University. Lumin Bookstore on Guoquan Road, with its name from “Poem. Xiaoya. Lumin”, which specializes in Chinese and Western academic books. New books get on the shelf quickly, with many books 10 percent off. If purchasing books over 2000 yuan, you can have 15 percent off. Xinping Bookstore is on Guonian Road, with new academic books and law books 10 percent off. Fudan branch of Technology Bookstore on the cross of Zhengsu Road and Guoding Road has large shopping area, selling academic and technology books with 10 percent off, and special bookshelves of books 50 percent off. Jiahui Bookstore of Zhongtu Readers Club on Guoquan Road near Zhengsu Road has academic books 10 percent off; people who buy more than two books become its member, enjoying 15 percent off; and the imported original foreign books available. Shops of The Commercial Press (wholesale book market in Wujiaochang) on Songhu Road, opposite to Jiangwan Stadium, has lots of commercial original edition books, with 20 percent off. Xinhua Bookstore in Fudan University, to the east of Fudan University front gate, has books published by China, Commercial and Sanlian Publishing houses and the student’ s textbooks for all majors, 12 percent off. If you want to buy social and scientific books, you might as well go to East China Normal University and have a look. In the Xinzhong Bookstore of the old library in East China Normal University, there are lots of high quality social and scientific books, with discounts all the year. The bookstore opposite to the library sells education books. Daxia Bookstore on campus has all kinds of academic books. It shall be mentioned that you might as well purchase teaching material books for children from the East China Normal University Publishing Company, covering all the teaching materials by it. In addition, if you want to buy law books, there is a law bookstore in the East China University of Politics and Law. The law books there are sufficient. There are two law books stores in the front of the university. These three bookstores have 15 or 12 percent off on sale. In the front gate of Shanghai University of Finance & Economics, there is an economics bookstore, with ample economic books. You might as well go to the bookstores around Shanghai Maritime University for maritime books, which are ample. The old books are not only cheap, but also you can feel time deposition when you read them. Especially for some good editions, which only can be found in ancient bookstores. The most popular old book market is Wen Temple, which musters the most of old book trades in Shanghai. The opening hour of Wen Temple book market lasts from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm on Sundays. There were almost 10 thousand people in the busiest time, and many famous people will go there looking for books. As for ancient books, Shanghai Ancient Bookstore (Bo Gu Zhai) on Fuzhou Road is the only large bookstore in Shanghai, which sells ancient books and classical art books, and collect almost 20 thousand good books and thousands of traditional thread binding ancient books published by eighteen ancient book publishing houses, old handwritings & paintings, rubbings from stone inscriptions. Shanghai Ancient bookstore nearby has almost 300 squared meters shopping area, and collects all the books of Shanghai Books Company and nearly 30 thousand collections from libraries and collectors all over the country, including good edition of old books, old magazines, old paperbacks, rubbings from stone inscriptions, and printing composition. The Success Bookstore on East Nandan Road in Xuhui District has many old books with moderate level price. Others like New Culture Service in No. 2 Ruijin Road, and Ancient Bookstore of Foreign Language Book Company on Shengze Road in Huapu District worth going. There are many bookstores having special discount in Shanghai. The one in No. 2 South Zhongshan Road sells books in the publishing companies’ stock with the price 80 or 40 percent off, including culture, economy, Chinese and foreign literature, light literature, art and foreign language etc. There is a Huaihai bookstore with special discount in downtown on Middle Huaihai Road. Discount bookstore in Pudong is on East Changli Road; the bookstore of Shanghai People’s Art Publishing Company on Middle Fujian Road is a good place for professional artists. If you say that going to ancient book store is for old memory, all kinds of leisure book stores are for fashions young people take delight in talking about. The Ji Feng Bookstore in Shanxi Road Station of Metro Line One has the name of Sign of Shanghai Culture. It is said that the whole arrangement of Ji Feng was referred to a bookstore in Manhattan, which is designed carefully. It provides desks and chairs for children in children area. There is a popular stationary area and mini bar providing tea in the store. There are not many books but all of them are popular. The academic books are seldom common in other places, which worth purchasing. The 24 hour Scholar Book is very popular among young people, who can relax themselves any time. It also provides takeaway coffee service. It has large stores in South Pudong Road, Xujia Hui, Fuzhou Road and Zheng Da Plaza. The Old China Hand Reading Rood on Shaoxing Road is considered to be the most individual and elegant bookstore in Shanghai, which is integrated with reading, leisure, and view and admiration. There are also many book bar like this, though not very big, but full of the atmosphere of reading, in which you can drink coffee, taste tea, read and meet with friend, how easygoing is it! In order to make the children study in better universities and high schools, most parents are always choosing the teaching books for their kids, thus the professional examination bookstores are wide popular because of their strong pertinences. Xianxing Examination Bookstore is the first state-owned bookstore with certain scale, bigger influence, which is specialized on all kinds of examination books. The bookstore operates mainly on examination books of adult, students of graduate, university, middle, and primary school; it operates focusing on test system of Computer, Foreign Languages, and other sections; and it operates concurrently on books and periodicals of tools, literature, politics, and economy. 53 large publishing houses provide the books, and the bookstore is online with other examination bookstores in 28 cities with more than ten thousand kinds of books of teaching materials, examination paper, answers, and analysis, which can be retailing, group purchasing and subscribing through telephone and letters. The headquarter of Shanghai is located in East Tianmu Road. Shanghai Teaching Material Bookstore on South No. 2 Zhongshan Road operates textbooks of primary and middle school, infant books, teaching materials of universities, colleges and technical secondary school, teaching materials of adult college entrance and middle school, teaching e-journal, and various kinds of teachers’ book, teaching tutorship reader, and culture and education things etc.. The bookstore is names as “the king of textbooks”, which has branches in Pudong New District, Putuo District, Luwan District, Changning District, and Minhang District. After strolling from the book mall, many students will come to Guangdong road to continue finding books. The teaching reference and teaching tutorship books of Yaguang Books and Periodicals Computer Management Store attracts many students. In addition, Shanghai Technology Education Bookstore on Tianshang Road in Changning District is the substitute issue station of China Labour & Social Security Publishing House (CLSSPH), including various kinds of professional training books. Source: Labour Newpaper

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  • Audiences of “High Definition” not ClearThree Misunderstanding of Digital TV

    As a new born thing, many audiences still have some misunderstandings of digital TV. For that, the manager of Digital TV Research and Development Office of Xi’an Branch of Shan’xi Radio and Network examined these one by one: Misunderstanding 1: There are advertisements in break for paid digital TV Explanation: Many audiences feel headache about advertisements in the breaks of teleplays. Sometimes there are five or six breaks for advertisement within a TV program shorter than one hour. Will the digital TV be the same way? According to the introduction of manager, the digital TV has multiple service functions. The program of “analog switch to digital” can not avoid advertisement, because it makes digital TV audience watching the original analog TV program. But there is no advertisement in break of more than 100 sets of paid TV programs approved by TV and Broadcasting Bureau. The programs are fully dependent on its sales revenues. Misunderstanding 2: Have to change TV set for digital TV program Explanation: Many people think that they must buy “digital TV” in the market for watching the digital TV program, which is not true. What is called “digital TV” in the market is only with digital changes in controlling circuit, and can not receive the digital signals. Only after setting up the Set Top Box (STB) on the TV set, we can watch the digital TV program, which is the common TV set with STB can receive digital TV program. There is a kind of high definition TV set in the market, which can have the best picture and quality in the transmission period from analog signal to digital signal. It is not the digital TV either, and requires STB for receiving the digital TV program. Misunderstanding 3: The digital TV depends on “technology” to attract audience. Explanation: It can not be denied that only digitalization can improve the program capacity, and make programs personalized, specialized. The digital technology makes more clear pictures, better sound effect, larger program capacity than the traditional analog signal technology, and there is interaction between users and the program. But the customers surely will not pay only for its more clear and interaction with program, they care more about the program itself. Only if the program is attractive, the customers are willing to pay for it. Source: Xinhua News Agency

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  • Shanghai Will Add Three International Personnel Exchange Offices

    April 1 Eastday news: Yesterday, the directors of HR Liaison Offices of Paris, French; San Francisco, U. S. A; Hanoverian, Germany; Osaka, Japan; London, U.K.; Sydney, Australia; and Hongkong received letter of appointment from Vice Mayor Feng Guoqing, and employed by Shanghai Association for International Exchange of Personnel as the representatives in overseas offices, which are the windows to propagandize all kinds of beneficial policies to attract overseas people, and also are the bases for overseas students to know the domestic environment for creating new career. This year, Shanghai will establish three additional international personnel liaison offices in Canada, Russia and East of U. S. A. Paris is the first service window for overseas students and was established in October 2002. Yesterday, the director of Paris office said: “At present, there are 15 thousand overseas students coming back from French to create career, among them, more than 7 thousand people are in Shanghai. Many overseas students are eager to come back, and many French middle and small size companies hope to find some students who have French and overseas background to work for them through our office. ” The director of Sydney office also expressed, “80% of the overseas student from China in Australia would like to go back, with 80% of them hope to create new career in Shanghai, therefore, we suggest that Shanghai municipal government can adopt grading system when they attracts Chinese students come back and quantify their capability.” While the London office was set up in August last year, and the director explained, “North England is the college area gathering lots of overseas students, who really hope Shanghai career affairs can be held in their campus”. By the end of 2004, 54 thousand overseas students have worked or created the businesses in Shanghai, who accounted for one third of those in the whole country. Since Ninth Five-Year Plan, there were 250 thousand all kinds of overseas experts, and 70 thousand overseas people residing in Shanghai for work, study and doing business. Since August 2003, Shanghai started up “the 10 thousand overseas talents centralization project”, by yesterday, there have been more than 5800 overseas students working in Shanghai. Huang Weimao, the chief of International Communication and Cooperation Office of Shanghai Municipal Personnel Bureau said, “We disseminate our policies through domestic and foreign media, such as People’s Daily Overseas Edition, the websites of Ministry of Personnel and Education, and overseas embassies. We let them know that we setup these liaison offices, which can help the students know about our personnel policies and information. Source: Oriental Morning Post

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  • Special Middle Schools in Xuhui District

    South West Weiyu Middle School Southwest Weiyu Middle School has the special education characteristics of foreign language and technology information: the students have the distinct advantages of comprehensive English competence; bilingual education and second foreign language course have established generally; meanwhile, it has setup the robot courses with Legao Robot course in the pre-first grade, SCM course in the first grade, series technology research courses of “Power Storm” in the second grade. Address: 671 Yishan Road Introduction of Shanghai Second Junior High School It has established a student art league with 150 people, and the folk music, dance, car model, and chorus are in the list of Xuhui special programs. It insists the “five hearts” and “four fames” ethics education in the ethics education. In addition, it holds class meetings with topics every year, and good teaching materials appraisal and classes open to the public, and has achieved good results. Since September 1998, the separate classes for Mathematics and English have been the effective teaching methods. Address: 177 Jiashan Road Shanghai No. 54 Middle School Shanghai No. 54 Middle School insists the philosophy that students’ development is essential. The art and technology activities are developed vigorously. There are art classes for juniors, and they often perform. The basketball is one of its traditional activities, and the school team often won championships in the middle school student competitions in Shanghai and Xuhui District. Address: 34 Kangping Road Middle School attached to Education College It is special for its technology education, and it mainly focuses on fundamental courses, and with research and development courses. In these two years, the students and teachers have won golden and silver medals in all kinds of national, municipal and district-level competitions. The education results are satisfied. Address: 50 Shangzhong Road, Shanghai Shanghai Xuhui Middle School The philosophy of Shanghai Xuhui Middle School is: make colorful life, develop diversified personalities, and cultivate comprehensive talent people. Under the policy of reform and opening-up, the school quality has reached a new level, and received recognition widely, and is awarded as Xuhui Civilization Unit, Shanghai Ethics Education Advance, Xuhui Special Art School, Xuhui Special Technology School. Address: 68 Hongqiao Road, Shanghai Shanghai World Foreign Language Middle School Shanghai World Foreign Language Middle School is a system-transforming public school famous for foreign language and computer teaching. It emphasizes the instrument, culture and communication functions of foreign language, strives for practicing the learned language. Meanwhile, it has actively developed bilingual teaching course, and opened second foreign language course like Germany, Japanese, and French for students who have the spare time. The computer course is also on the specialties of this school. It makes its own teaching outline and materials, so as to cultivate students from all angels and levels. Address: 380 Pubei Road, Shanghai

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