Have you ever watched a match at “Shanghai Stadium” or enjoyed a concert at “Shanghai Indoor Stadium”? Located at the Southwest corner of the city, Shanghai Stadium and Shanghai Indoor Stadium are vehicles of fond memories for most Shanghai residents, and such memories will soon be refreshed. Based on the two stadiums, Xujiahui Sports Park, a new public sports venue, is under development. A 2.5-kilometer jogging track, a part of a pleasantly-greened jogging venue, will replace the existing cement pavement in the future. The design plan of the Park has been disclosed to the public in 1Q17, and the Park broke ground in 1H17. Located to the South of Xujiahui business district, the Park under development stretches to Tianyaoqiao Road, 2nd South Zhongshan Road, Caoxi Road and Lingling Road in four directions, namely East, South, West and North. With a land area of 360,000 square meters and a perimeter of around 2.5 kilometers, the Park consists of Shanghai Stadium, Shanghai Indoor Stadium, Shanghai Swimming Center, Nike Basketball Park, Adidas Football Park and other public fitness facilities. Except for Shanghai Stadium, Shanghai Indoor Stadium and Shanghai Swimming Center, several outdoor training venues will be re-designed to offer more interactive and experience-focused sports facilities, according to sources. Among the legacy venues mentioned above, Shanghai Indoor Stadium, built in 1975, could accommodate 18,000 audiences. It has been the first indoor stadium in China to be used as a theatre and other functions in the past decade. The stadium witnessed the passionate performance by the Rolling Stones and Ronnie O'Sullivan’s “accurate” maneuver of his billiard cue. Standing against the Shanghai Indoor Stadium, Shanghai stadium, built in 1998, was the venue for China’s National Games, Special Olympics, Olympic Football Tournament Beijing 2008, and other domestic and international events. It is the home court of Shanghai SIPG Football Club. Both stadiums are major witnesses of Shanghai’s sports cultural development. “As the hub of metro lines 1, 3, 4 and 11, the area near Shanghai Indoor Stadium enjoys inherent advantages in attracting traffic and serving the public due to convenient transport and prosperous business development, ” Officials of Xuhui District remarked. The area will evolve into a public space for residents’ entertainment and fitness activities, as well as a venue for international sports events by leveraging opportunities during the development of the Park and improving its green coverage. To develop an open park, existing greening, pavements and footpaths will be re-designed, and Shanghai East Asia Exhibition Hall will be demolished to make room for new football, basketball and volleyball courts and venues for table tennis, badminton and other sports.(Source: Xinmin Evening News)
Xuhui District will improve its urban landscape by the following measures: First, enhance Xiuhui’s greening coverage and habitability by proper integration of public space and green-land, and accelerating the development of model blocks along Hongmei Road, Yishan Road, etc. as well plant-walls in key areas and along major scenic drives; second, all governmental departments are required to facilitate the greening re-design of key drives and metro stations and ensure the overall compatibility of greening designs of blocks by close coordination; third, make eco-friendly and enjoyable urban landscape as a part of residents’ everyday life and improve their experience by restoring street scenery, enhancing law enforcement on street-side stores, eradicating unlicensed merchants or peddlers blocking the way or occupying sidewalks.(Source: District Committee Office)
Sports have been a signature attribute of Shanghai. By 2025, Shanghai will basically evolve into a global sports city, top-rated sports competition capital, and globally and domestically important sports resource center, and a dynamic sports sci-tech innovation platform. By then, the average sports areas per Shanghai resident will be 2.6 square meters, with a combined market scale of over RMB 300 bn. With Xuhui Sports Park, which broke ground in end-June 2017, and Pudong Pro Football Stadium, which will break ground before end-2017, Shanghai Resident Sports Park, Yuanshen Pro Basketball Stadium and other major sports facilities projects, Shanghai will boast facilities for both high-end sports events and activities for the general public. In the future, the city will further deliver residents’ sports demand and turn those facilities into new landmarks. Xujiahui Sports Park to Open Around-the-ClockAfter upgrades and renovations, Xujiahui Sports Park will become a municipal public sports event cluster featuring “strong sportsmanship, top events, wide public involvement and green environment” , serve as a venue for top global and domestic sports events, public fitness and entertainment, training for youth amateurs and lead the development of sports industry. In the future, Xujiahui Sports Park will be open around the clock. Located in the south of Xujiahui community, Xujiahui Sports Park covers a land area of 35.96 hectares, with a floor area of 250,000 square meters. According to Yao Leng, Deputy General Manger of Jiushi Sports Group, 4 existing buildings in the area will be renovated. Specifically, Shanghai Stadium will be developed into a comprehensive stadium for track and field and grass sports; Shanghai Indoor Stadium will evolve into a first-rate indoor stadium for top global sports events; Shanghai Swimming Center will have facilities upgraded; East Asia Building will become the Ops Center and offices of Xujiahui Sports Park. New complexes for the public’s daily exercises and workout will be built, including 40 badminton courts, 30 table tennis courts, 3 tennis courts, and venues for squash, fencing, gymnastics and fitness. North section of the Park is themed on “aerobic”, while the South section is themed on “workout”, including the existing swimming center, a new football park, which consists of 3 five-a-side football fields, 3 seven-a-side football fields, and a new basketball park, which consists of 4 standard basketball courts and 8 three-to-three basketball courts. New Home Courts for SIPG and SharksFor Chinese Football Association Super League (CSL) and Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) fans, Pudong Pro Football Stadium and Yuanshen Pro Basketball Stadium will be new highlights in the future. The former will be the home court of Shanghai SIPG Football Club, while the latter will be that of Shanghai Sharks Basketball Club. Built upon the green wedge in Pudong New Area’s Zhangjiabang, Pudong Pro Football Stadium will cover a land area of 10 hectares, and accommodate 35,000 audiences after completed. Aligned to international standards for top football games, the stadium is designed as a home court for the Football Club and a landmark building for public exercise and football experience. Located on No. 1458, Zhangyang Road, Yuanshen Pro Basketball Stadium will cover a land area of 15 hectares. Existing tennis courts will be replaced by a pro basketball stadium with a capacity of 10,000 audiences, aligned to FIBA and CBA standards, while existing basketball stadium will be converted into a permanent tennis center. In the future, F1 games won’t be the only choice for visitors in Jiading. They could play football or basketball there. With a land area of 280 hectares, Shanghai Resident Sports Park will mainly be the venue for outdoor activities. Covering a land area of 56.95 hectares, a football park, Phase I project for Shanghai Resident Sports Park, will be located south to the F1 racetrack, with 18 eleven-a-side football fields, 32 five- a-side football field, 25 basketball courts, and the city will have a more balanced distribution of sports facilities after the Park is completed.(Source: Jiefang Daily)
Huajing town-level government held a meeting to facilitate the development of legal service stations for local residents on the morning of Jul.25. Heads of District Judicial Bureau, and town-level Party Committee attended the meeting. As per the requirement of “developing comprehensive legal service systems and furthering public legal service systems for urban residents” at the Fourth Plenary Session of the 18th CPC Central Committee, Huajing Town established the 1st batch of community legal services stations in five communities namely Yinxiang Xuhui, Huafa, Huayang, Shenghua Jinyuan and Xinning on June 2, 2016. After one-year trial run, the above stations have been well-received among residents, which paved the way for the development of “15-minute legal service area” in Huajing. After recent preparation, another 12 stations have been under development, which enables extensive legal services coverage for local residents. Chen Ying, Director of Yinxiang Xuhui Community, Xu Zhengliang, Secretary of Huajian Community and Tan Wenming, Director of Longhua Law Firm, shared their expertise and practices respectively.
Veterans Create Calligraphy Works and Paintings to Commemorate Anniversary of People's Liberation Army
In commemorating the 90th anniversary of the founding of the People's Liberation Army of China, the “People’s Support and the Military Spirit—Calligraphy and Painting Exhibition Celebrating 90th Anniversary of the Founding of the People's Liberation Army of China” was launched, which was initiated by Huajing Town Government in Xuhui and co-organized by Community Cultural Activity Center of Huajing Town and Shanghai Dongwan Art Center. Former generals and veterans,who experienced wars and the founding of the country, expressed their patriotic enthusiasm with paintings and calligraphy works, which highly commend the glorious history and outstanding contributions of the People's Liberation Army and display their genuine affection for the nation. Each of the works at the exhibition is the true reflection of their patriotism. They put their individual life experience, moral cultivation, passionate vision and great faith into their own paintings and calligraphy works. After the opening ceremony, the old generals created calligraphy works and paintings on-site, which vividly demonstrated their high-spirited military quality. (Source: Jiefang Daily)