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  • Optimizing Site Location by "One Road, One Plan"

    Recently, the Xuhui Government hold collective contract signing ceremony for the distribution power plant construction includes aerial line into underground and the combined rod. In March this year, Xuhui first launched project that make aerial line into underground and the combined rod in the Henfu historic area. The power sector preliminary calculate that the core area of the style area needs 82 switching stations and distribution station site, the current needs of site have been reduced to about 51 after miniaturization. There are 31 sites are related to state-owned enterprises, and government institutions; the first signed units are 9 and totally 20 sites. The three-year action plan for the renovation work of making aerial line into underground and the combined rod shows that the project will cover 57 roads with 65.968 kilometers in next three years, and try to make at least 80% of aerial line into ground of inner ring line area. This year, we will focus on the renovation of aerial lines in the Hengfu historic area. Xuhui District Construction and Transportation Commission introduced it will promote the aerial line into the ground and combined rod center on CBD of Xujiahui and Hengfu Historical area. According to the requirements of the power sector, the minimum switching station and distribution station site spacing should be maintained between 300 and 500 meters and form a site network, so as to ensure voltage stability in peripheral area. For the location of relatively complex distribution station site, Xuhui district will adhere to the three principles: first, it should take condition of power grid planning area into consideration, to select multiple points and minimize the number of sites; second, it should majorly make use of scrap space, garage and tool space, reduce influence significantly on the original ownership of functional use; third, it should try to avoid choosing points in the center of urban green space, and the new site needs to optimize the building and landscape such as greening. However, there are some objective factors such as narrow road, high building density and difficulty in the implementation of site, so how to overcome these challenges in the renovation of the aerial line into underground and the combined rod? Shanghai Southern power supply Company of state grid said that the departments are searching for the usable building sites, and at the same time, the power sector is actively to research the region's existing distribution stations and rebuilt some distribution stations with reconstruction and expansion conditions. Person in charge of Xufang Group said that 24.51 kilometers covering 19 roads will be brought into the aerial line into underground plan in Hengfu historic area this year, and 15.71 kilometers covering 12 roads is planned to complete. For the sites selection of relatively complex distribution station, we firstly take the measure of “one road one plan", and take advance to select distribution station. Then we should make the best use of the original power supply facilities, public toilets, garbage houses, public green spaces and existing houses and other resources of public institutions along the road to select sites that can be rebuilt or extended. Taking Yueyang road which is model road for aerial line into underground as an example, there is a tenant in the street who agrees to reduce the business area and make room for the construction of Type-P power station. At present, we have finished the design of the power station, and we are preparing intensively for the structural reinforcement and renovation.(Source: Jiefang Daily)

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  • Xuhui District Adjusts Several Road Settings

    Recently Xuhui district has adjusted several road markings, including measures such as setting up stop markings, changing right turn lanes into straight right turn lanes, painting taxis stop-and-go markings on bus platforms and so on. Relevant departments remind citizens to notice the adjustment information in time to plan their trip before going out. It is learned that that the 120 ambulance accessing to some hospitals is not convenient, so Xuhui traffic police set stop marking line in West Huaihai Road near Shanghai Chest Hospital, to improve the hospital road traffic efficiency. As Huashan road is relatively congested from north to south during the evening peak period, Xuhui traffic police optimized the phase of the north entrance lane in West Guangyuan road, Huashan road, and changed the original right turn lane to straight right turn lane, which has further improved the road traffic efficiency in the district transfer area. For the situation that the prohibition of stopping in the yellow line section reflected by the taxi transport unit, Xuhui traffic police painted 130 taxi stop-and-go markings at the bus platforms of ZhaoJiabang road and Caoxi road, and installed corresponding indications, which facilitated passengers to take taxis and get off nearby in the yellow line section. And the junction of 2nd South Zhongshan Road, Shuangfeng Road, the traffic police department added “electronic police monitoring” and pedestrian crossing warning signs in the intersection of east and west on both sides, thus warning motor vehicles not to fight for and rob the road. For the situation that too many non-motor vehicles park in 2nd South Zhongshan Road, which occupies the waiting area of the street, the management department cleans up and adjusts the non-motor vehicle parking spots, and regulates the non-motor vehicles and pedestrians to wait for the passage. Traffic police department recalculate the normal traffic flow of the trunk road of 2nd South Zhongshan road, and change the intersection of the existing 2 phase signal light into 4 phase, and short total waiting time of pedestrian crossing street from 5 minutes 33 seconds to 2 minutes 40 seconds, as waiting time is significantly shortened, the traffic efficiency largely improved.(Source: Youth Daily)

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  • “Stories by the Terraces:” a Tourism Assistance Program between Shanghai and Yunnan

    Last Friday, “Honghe Prefecture Tourism Assistance Program Photo Exhibition & Tourism Promotion” activity was held in Shanghai, unveiling an active relationship between Xuhui District, Shanghai, and Honghe Prefecture, Yunnan Province, in terms of tourism assistance. Since 1996 when Shanghai and Yunnan were paired to work together in China’s poverty alleviation efforts, Shanghai has always insisted on “four priorities:” people’s living, education, industry, and talents development, providing assistance and aids for targeted areas in Yunnan to help them get out of poverty. Assistance by tourism is a new and proud mission of the local tourist industry. For it to really turn the “clear rivers and green lush mountains” into “improved incomes and wellbeing” for local people, it should be combined with poverty alleviation efforts and be integrated into the economic transformation and upgrading. Honghe Hani and Yi Autonomous Prefecture at southern Yunnan Province is a red-soiled land with long history and picturesque landscape; its natural resources bountiful, energy resources concentrated, and people good-hearted and unsophisticated. And for a long time, it has been an area that Shanghai and Xuhui District have provided assistance to. The “Stories by the Terraces: Honghe Prefecture Tourism Assistance Program Photo Exhibition & Tourism Promotion” has presented the magnificent views of the primitive forests within Honghe Prefecture and its world-known Hani Terraces and colorful ethnic cultures and traditions through forms such as photo exhibition, promotional and sharing events, and special commodities exhibition. Such an intense and genuine display has provided more Shanghai citizens and tourists with an access to understanding Honghe Prefecture’s beautiful natural wonders and resources, thus bringing people closer to there and helping Honghe fighting and overcoming poverty soon. The photo exhibition will last until May 15. (Source: Shanghai Morning Post)

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  • Shanghai Little Star to Enter Xuhui Riverside as New Landmark along West Bund Culture Corrido

    On May 4, Shanghai Little Star entered into agreement with Shanghai Urban Development Center at Xuhui Riverside, where it will enter West Bund Culture Corridor, marking that the layout of the cultural industry within the Xuhui Riverside area is now expanded from only art exhibitions and theatrical performances to art education. The Shanghai Little Star headquarters under construction is located close to the Long Museum and the Yuz Museum. As a new art landmark along the West Bund Culture Corridor, it contributes greatly to the cultural clustering of Xuhui Riverside as a hall of art integrating humanities, artistic talent and performance for children, engaging the surrounding residents in a more artistic atmosphere. Little Star currently has 22 campuses in 15 districts of Shanghai. It has about 1200 professional art teachers and about 30,000 students. It organizes and participates in more than 500 events each year, and has performed on more than 200 domestic and international art exchanges. The Little Star Art Group is a premier large-scale performing arts group in Shanghai for children. Over 30 years, it has performed on a variety of major cultural performances in Shanghai, including the APEC Summit banquet, the Special Olympics Opening Ceremony, and the Opening and Closing Ceremony of Shanghai World Expo, and Spring Festival Gala at China Central Television as well as high-profile activities and majoe events in foreign countries. In addition to the administrative office area and the art classrooms, Little Star is planning to set up a theater at the headquarters to provide a performance space for children. With the arrival of the Little Star Art Group in Xuhui Riverside, artists from home and abroad will be invited to participate in various artistic activities and performances at Shanghai Urban Development Center, making the place a “first-rate” venue for global children's art exchanges. Xu Hao, President of Little Star, said that in the future, he hoped to develop cooperation of more depth and breadth in the field of children culture and art at Shanghai Urban Development Center and jointly create a new cultural landmark of Xuhui Riverside. According to Fei Zuoxiang, Executive Director of Shanghai Urban Development Center, the cooperation between the two parties will bring more social and economic benefits to the project and the entire Riverside region, and exceedingly achieve a cultural agglomeration. In this world-class cultural space, an art exchange platform in the standards of the global waterfront city will also be presented. After the arrival of Little Star, Shanghai's children art enterprise will fully leverage Xuhui Riverside's world-class cultural platform to embark on a brand new stage of international brand communication. In the meantime, Shanghai Urban Development Center will also strengthen the project's cultural IPs which, with the integration of parent-child art and contemporary art, will gradually become a major drive for cultural commerce and play an important piloting role in the process of regional industry promotion.(Source: Shanghai Observer)

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  • Meilong Community No. 7 Section Held “Smart Phone Skills Lab” Activity

    Recently, a “Smart Phone Skills Lab” was held by the General Party Branch of Meilong Community, where Party-building and collaborative building unit East China University of Science and Technology Affiliated Primary School introduced students and party member volunteers from Shanghai Normal University to teach elderly in the community how to use photo beautifying functions of smart phone. As technology advances smart phone has become an essential part in our lives. During the previous classes, a lot of old people had learnt how to use Cultural Cloud App to book performances, which significantly enriched their spiritual and cultural life. Now to keep up with the latest trends, using smart phone to take photos has also become an essential skill for elderly who have young minds. So this time, the class was designed to teach them how to beautify the photos they took and how to edit videos. During the class, Party member and university student volunteers gave elderly a hands-on demonstration of how to use smart phone to take photos, beautify pictures, and edit videos. Some elderly hadn’t already installed Apps such as “Xiao Ying” on their phones, so volunteers helped them install Apps and taught them how to use them. Volunteers’ patient teaching had helped old people quickly grasp the basics of smart phone operating. “Pictures in my friends circle will look more appealing,” elderly who had grasped these new skills couldn’t wait to show off their achievement. It’s told that Meilong Community No. 7 Section’s “Smart Phone Skills Lab” is a self-managed activity under the Party leadership, which introduces smart devices teaching activities on an irregular basis designed to enrich old people’s lives and expand their social circle, and has been largely praised by elderly in the community. It demonstrates that old people can also lead a happy life of learning.

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