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  • Xuhui District Held Cheongsam Theme Day Activity

    A lady wearing cheongsam walks slowly from the Stone Gate (Shikumen), as if returning to the prosperous Shanghai world in the 1930s with light and shadow…Last night, the “Indelible Time · ‘Cheongsam’ Wonder Creation --- Hengfu Landscape Area Cheongsam Memory Exhibition” Opening Ceremony & Cheongsam Theme Day Activity was held at the Capella Shanghai Jian Ye Li, to depict centenary humanistic charm of Shanghai City hidden in past years, based on the theme “When Cheongsam Encounters Shikumen”. From today to 28th (closed every Tuesday), “Hengfu Landscape Area Cheongsam Memory Exhibition” will be open to the public in Jian Ye Li of West Jianguo Road; 40 precious cheongsams on display are collected from the United States, Japan, Canada and Hong Kong, etc, from illustrious families resided in the Hengfu Landscape Area, including Song Qingling family, Niu Shangzhou family, Yang Guangsheng family, Xu Shihao family, etc. Among them, there are century-old rare treasures; the fabrics, crafts and designs all record the unique aesthetic interests and humanistic ideals of those years. This exhibition presents the cheongsam style of noble family lady stepping out of the old house and old family. Most of these cheongsams come from the other side of the ocean, and some are century-old objects. In the exhibits, there are several cheongsams worn by three sisters of the Song family who like to wear cheongsam; after liberation, Song Qingling also wore cheongsam in many significant state events. In the exhibits, a cheongsam of dark black Gambiered Canton Gauze fabric features dignified color and generous style, collar and cuffs decorated with hollow, to show the traditional beauty and generous style of oriental women, which is extremely charming. The three cheongsams of Song Meiling exhibited this time, one piece of long embroidered black velvet cheongsam is the dress for longevity celebration, and the other two are ordinary cheongsams worn by her at home. Song Ailing’s black-bottom white-flower cheongsam is meticulously made of silk fabric, with elegant piping, delicate buckles and special buckle heads, as the dress for meeting guests outside. Shanghai-style cheongsam and classic Shanghai-style architectures in the Hengfu Landscape Area are the unique urban memory of Shanghai; the old houses under parasol trees are also special historical relics of the Hengfu Landscape Area, which are rare, non-renewable and unforgettable. These old houses carry profound cultural and historical heritage, such as the Former Residence of Three Sisters of Song Family, Former Residence of Song Ziwen, Former Residence of Rong Desheng, Former Residence of Tang Xinghai, Linsheng Hospital, Lilac Garden, Yang’s Garden (Yang Guangsheng, Former Residence of Yan Youyun), and Xu’s Garden (Great Lawyer Xu Shihao’s Former Residence)... Every old house and old family is a Dream of Red Mansion on the sea. The event was organized by Shanghai Hengfu Investment Development Co., Ltd and co-organized by Shanghai Old Cheongsam Treasure Museum. In yesterday’s Theme Day Activity, the organizer especially invited Huang Ge, the Partner Illustrator of Bazaar to paint for the guests on site. In the session of Beauty Afternoon Tea, a traditional craft lecturer from the Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology and customized cheongsam designer Li Zi taught cheongsam buckle technique on the scene. Furthermore, Song Luxia, Deputy Curator of Shanghai Old Cheongsam Treasure Museum brought the Cheongsam Culture Sharing Meeting. It is said that this Cheongsam Memory Exhibition as a theme activity of Xuhui District “Charming Hengfu Summer Art Season”, aims to convey the legendary stories behind these classic cheongsam treasures, tell the unique Shanghai memory in Hengfu historical and cultural landscape area, align with the historic culture of Shanghai, and explore the essence of Shanghai’s humanistic culture. In addition, another theme activity of the “Charming Hengfu Summer Art Season” –-- Sound of Summer Music Art Installation Exhibition is on display at the outdoor promenade of Shanghai Symphony Orchestra. The entire exhibition is situated in the space of 114 meters long corridor, divided into three scenes of thunderstorm, frog sound and wind, to perfectly combine lighting, music and architecture, reveal extraordinary music atmosphere, and add a breeze of music to the Hengfu Landscape Area in early summer. “Charming Hengfu Summer Art Season” will also hold a number of Shanghai-style exquisite culture activities, to highlight the profound historical heritage and ample cultural sentiments in the Hengfu Landscape Area, launch four brands of “Shanghai Service”, “Shanghai Manufacturing”, “Shanghai Shopping” and “Shanghai Culture”; properly and adequately leverage cultural resources, motivate and promote spirit of the city, augment the golden icon of Shanghai City, and thus the cultural heritages of historic buildings echo with the exquisite fashion of modern city. (Source: Xinmin Evening News Reporter: Yuan Wei)

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  • Open “Dead End” Tianlin Road “Center-to-Center” in Xuhui and Minhang

    Tianlin Road Tunnel Project traversing below the Middle Ring Road which has drawn most public attention ushered in a critical time yesterday --- the world’s largest balance roadheader was put into the box culvert of this project for construction, equivalent to three subway shield machines working concurrently. According to the Xuhui District Construction and Transportation Committee, after the tunnel completed construction and opened to traffic in the first half of next year, the “Dead End” eastward Tianlin Road will be broken. Since then, to traverse below the Middle Ring Road from Tianlin Road Gumei Road to Tianlin Road Guiping Road, the time will reduce from the current 30 minutes of detour to about 6 minutes; Xuhui and Minhang will truly realize “center-to-center”. As an important east-west road in the middle of Caohejing Hi-Tech Park, Tianlin Road spans two districts of Xuhui and Minhang; however, due to separation by the Middle Ring Road, to go further eastward, the detour distance is more than 1 km, resulting in inconvenient connection between east and west area of Caohejing Hi-Tech Park. A north-south Middle Ring Road has thus blocked the extension of east-west Tianlin Road, so that the traffic in most central part between Xuhui and Minhang is also blocked, people can only go round to Yishan Road and Caobao on both sides, and both roads are extremely congested for a long time. The construction of a tunnel under the Middle Ring Road is to reopen the Tianlin Road. The Tianlin Road Tunnel Project under construction is more than 1000 meters long, located in the Caohejing Hi-Tech Park Xuhui District, starting from Gumei Road in the west, extending to Guiping Road in the east. As introduced by Niu Jie, Technical Director of the Tunnel Holding Municipality Group Tianlin Road Project, the tunnel is divided into two parts of open section and buried section; the tunnel section takes the format of “Three Fast Two Slow”, which means this tunnel will be accessible for not only motor vehicles, but also bicycles. Niu Jie disclosed that during tunneling, it traverses below the Middle Ring Road in operation, and the closest distance between the tunnel and underground pipeline is only half a meter, plus complex underground pipelines, therefore, the tunnel construction is more difficult. In order to ensure construction safety, the national-level pipe-roof --- Box Culvert Method is used this time. This method has the advantages of good settlement control and short total construction period, etc. As scheduled, the main structure of tunnel will complete by the end of December this year; after the project is completed and put into operation in the first half of next year, the predicament of Tianlin Road “cut-off in the middle” by the Middle Ring Road will be improved; the traffic in Caohejing area and cross-district connectivity of Xuhui and Minhang will be enhanced. (Source: Shanghai Morning Post Reporter: Zhong Hui)

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  • “Sea Light Shadow” Exhibition Unveiled at Xujiahui Metro Culture & Art Corridor

    Launched by the Shanghai Film Museum, along with Xuhui District Culture Bureau and Shanghai Metro Public Culture Development Center, the “Sea Light Shadow” was unveiled at the Xujiahui Metro Culture & Art Corridor. This exhibition is a tribute to the film performing artists by the Shanghai Film Museum, which gathers common memories of generations. In the 1960s, Premier Zhou proposed selection of China’s own movie stars, called “People’s Performers in New China”, i.e. “Twenty-Two Stars”; they are 8 Shanghai stars of Zhao Dan, Zhang Ruifang, Shangguan Yunzhu, Bai Yang, Sun Daolin, Qin Yi, Wang Danfeng and Zhu Xijuan. (Source: xuhuibao.com Reporter: Gu Zhenhua)

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  • Anniversary of Xuhui District Jiguan Jianguo Kindergarten

    Recently, the “70th Anniversary Enlightenment Road, Develop Nation by Dream” Xuhui District Jiguan Jianguo Kindergarten’s 70th Anniversary Celebration was held at the Jiao Tong University Wenzhi Hall. Relevant leaders of District Education Bureau, all kindergarten children and parents, retired faculty representatives and previous alumni representatives jointly “celebrated the anniversary” of Jianguo Kindergarten. From a Dream of Cradle (theme song of movie Ah! Cradle) to RED STAR ROGUE, to Amazing Jianuo, to Hi! Future, wonderful performances show the youth style in different era for old, middle-aged and young Jianguo people, and highlight the youthful Jianguo Kindergarten. The rhythmic gymnastics Go! Dad by parents and children show the kids’ growth accompanied by kindergarten teachers and parents. The whole performance is splendid, to push the celebration to climaxes one after another.(Source: Youth Daily Author: Yu Shijie)

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  • Household Certificate & Residence Permit Handled via Wechat from July 2

    Since July 2nd this year, the Shanghai Police has launched public convenience and benefit service measures of WeChat-based household business handling, domestic personnel’s Shanghai residence registration, Shanghai residence permit handling throughout the city and online handling. At that time, residents may handle relevant business by adding attention to the WeChat public account “Shanghai Public Security Population Management” (WeChat account: shgarkb). WeChat-based household business handling pilot started from January this year. In the initial stage, it only targets at talent introduction, post-doctoral outbound, overseas students returning to China, transfer-in of civil servants from other provinces and cities, residence permit transfer to permanent household of the city, these five categories of personnel entering in Shanghai and their families’ application for household settlement in the “public community household” of Xuhui District. At present, 212 people have submitted application documents via WeChat public account, passed online pre-approval of public security organ, and successfully completed the procedures of settlement. According to the police, these convenience measures are based on the “household cloud window” service launched by the police. The mobile-terminal convenience service, integrating such functions as business application, online handling, convenience inquiry, etc, has achieved full coverage in 13 categories of 79 household business items, while the whole handling and approval process is put on line, the household policy reference and business handling progress is open, and the closed loop of whole process handling, including “online certification, online application, online inquiry, online feedback” is connected. Furthermore, domestic personnel in Shanghai can also apply for handling residence registration and new residence permit business, in the module of “Business Handling – Shanghai Household Administration – Residence Permit Handling”, by adding attention to the WeChat public account “Shanghai Public Security Population Management”. (Source: Shanghai Morning Post Reporter: Wu Yixuan)

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