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  • District Government Signs Cooperative Agreement with ECUST

    In the afternoon of November 10th, the 2017 ECUST Science & Technology Innovation Conference was convened in the Yifu Building of East China University of Science and Technology, concurrently signing the “Xuhui District--ECUST Cooperation Framework Agreement”, and holding the unveiling ceremony of ECUST Science and Technology Association. The Ministry of Education Science & Technology Department Director Lei Zhaozi, the District Party Committee Secretary Bao Bingzhang, the District Standing Committee Member and Organization Department Director Shen Shanzhou, the Municipal Association for Science and Technology Party Group Secretary Yang Jianrong, the ECUST Party Committee Secretary Du Huifang, the ECUST Party Committee Deputy-Secretary and Principal Qu Jingping attended the conference. Witnessed by leaders, the District Deputy-Director Chen Shiyan and the ECUST Vice-Principal Liu Changsheng signed the Xuhui District--ECUST Cooperation Framework Agreement; Yang Jianrong and Qu Jingping unveiled the ECUST Science and Technology Association. Du Huifang addressed the meeting, and Bao Bingzhang delivered a speech on signing cooperation agreement between both parties. This year marks the 65th anniversary for founding of ECUST which has been adhering to the moral education philosophy; the Science & Technology Innovation Conference is held in response to President Xi’s proposal at the 19th CPC National Congress to guide development by innovation as the first driving power, promote dual-top university construction, and better serve the national strategy of science and technology innovation. After the District signs a cooperation framework agreement with the ECUST, both parties will jointly build a high-end talent platform, regional collaborative innovation platform and technological achievement transfer platform, integrate powerful resources, expand areas of cooperation, optimize cooperation mechanism, jointly achieve the “Two-Top” target of ECUST “world top discipline” and Xuhui District “top downtown district of modern international metropolis”, and contribute more to the strategic target of “accelerating construction of innovative country”. (Source: xuhuibao.com)

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  • Xuhui’s "River Supervisor System" is Effective in River Course Remediation and Water Quality Improvement

    Water quality in Beichaogang is improving Photo by Wu Mei Through the implementation of the "River Supervisor System", the entire Xuhui District has made joint efforts and the river improvement has achieved remarkable results. At present, the water quality of the river courses in Xuhui is generally improving, and the 8 black and smelly river courses are now off the list of the government. Predicting from the current water quality, the cross-sections reaching the examination standards in December are expected to increase to 6, exceeding the assessment tasks for this year. Xuhui District is located close to the Huangpu River with a massive water network of 42 rivers totaling a length of 67 km. In 2017, the water quality assessment requirements for river courses in the district are: 8 black and smelly river courses (Chunshengang, Sanyou River, Tangwan River, Meilonggang, Dongshangao Tang, Puhui Tang, Caohejinggang-Longhuagang and Xixingang) are to be totally rid of the black color and odor; 3 more river courses are to meet the cross-section water quality standard (totaling 5 cross-sections up to the standards by the year end). According to an official at Xuhui Environmental Protection Agency, the assessment indicators and methods for black and smelly river courses and cross-sections are different. Black and smelly assessment standards include dissolved oxygen, redox potential, ammonia nitrogen and transparency, and the assessment is carried out after the water management project. The cross-section assessments, on the other hand, involves 11 indicators, including dissolved oxygen, pH, ammonia nitrogen, biochemical oxygen demand on a five-day basis, permanganate index, total phosphorus, chemical oxygen demand, total nitrogen, volatile phenol, petroleum, and conductivity. The standards are more strict than those in the black and smelly assessment, and the assessment addresses the average water quality data in a year, requiring the river to reach a stable standard throughout the year without large fluctuations; therefore, reaching such standards are much more difficult. In accordance with the overall deployment of the Shanghai CPC Municipal Committee and the Shanghai Municipal People’s Government, Xuhui has comprehensively implemented the holistic governance and long-term management mechanism centered on the "River Supervisor System", which marked the beginning of the improvement of medium and small river courses. In accordance with the idea of "connecting rivers and river banks, intercepting and controlling pollution, connecting water systems, improving waterbody, enhancing water quality and restoring ecology," Xuhui has been combining project remediation and long-term management, and has been introducing clear water, monitoring water quality and conducting supervision through dredging, intercepting pollution to pipes and ecological restoration, so as to promote the comprehensive management of the black and smelly waterbody and the small and medium-sized river courses. In 2016, it completed the management of 2 black-smelly water bodies of Chunshengang and Sanyou River. Chunshengang was a "pilot" river treatment project, and after the treatment, dissolved oxygen, ammonia nitrogen, transparency, and the redox potential are far below the standards of black-smelly rivers. In August this year, in the river remediation results selection organized by WeChat official accounts of "Shanghai release", "Shanghai Water and Ocean", the remediation project of Chunshengang won the "Best Water Course Governance Award." In 2017, Xuhui has been working hard to strengthen the remediation of black-smelly water body and small and medium-sized river courses so as to raise public awareness of and satisfaction with the water environment. On the basis of consolidating the results of water governance in 2016, the district has taken measures such as dredging of river channels, removal of illegal building on channels, interception of sewage, and ecological restoration to conduct remediation on Tangwan River, Meilonggang Dongshangao Tang, Puhui Tang, Caohejinggang-Longhuagang, Beichaogang, Huajinggang and Dgonxingang. Through concerted efforts of all parties, the water quality management of the 8 black-smelly water courses in this year's task list can now be considered as non-black and smelly. During October, a total of 6 cross-sections reached V level in water quality among 11 that were examined; from January to October, 5 cross-sections reach V level in water quality in average. Xuhui has accomplished this year's annual assessment tasks.(Source: xuhuibao.com)

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  • Warm the Heart of “the Setting Sun” by Expressing Caring on the Double Ninth Festival

    Respecting the elderly is the traditional virtue of the Chinese nation. On the eve of the Double Ninth Festival (the 9th day of the ninth lunar month) of this year, the leaders of the Party Committee, the National People’s Congress, the government and the Political Consultative Conference of the Xuhui District went to visit the geracomium institutions, the Community Care, and centenarians’ home, etc. respectively to send festival greetings to the elderly. On the afternoon of October 27, Bao Bingzhang, Party Secretary of the CPC Xuhui District Committee, came to the Community Care of Jiangnan New Village of Xietu Sub-district to visit the elderly who were participating in activities there and brought them festival greetings. Bao Bingzhang listened to the introduction of the staff of the Sub-district and affirmed the construction of the Community Care of Xietu Sub-district. He pointed out that the Community Care should play a leading role to promote the work for caring for the aged from point to the whole area and the community food-aid outlets and senior citizen activity room should give play to their functions to form meshing coverage so that senior citizens can enjoy day time care within 10 minutes’ walk. In the activity room, Bao Bingzhang cordially chatted with the elderly who participate in the day care there and gave them the blessing of the Double Ninth Festival. The old people said that the service there was very good, that the Community Care picked them up and drove them home, arranged various activities for them, and that they could chat with each other and participate in activities. Bao Bingzhang told the old people that the district explored to find the needs of the elderly and would try to improve the Community Care if the old people there had any complaint. In the future, the Community Care would arrange more activities to bring fresh feelings to the old people so as to attract more residents and make a public activity space needed and enjoyed by all, thus making the Community Care a good institution satisfied by the people. On the eve of the Double Ninth Festival, Wang Chunchen, director of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress of the District, accompanied by the leaders of the Civil Affairs Bureau and the Sub-district, visited Shouchangfang Community Care located at Kangjian Sub-district, and visited Gao Weihan, a centenarian to give her festival greetings. When Wang Chunchen came to the Community Care, the children from the nearby kindergarten were just giving a performance for the elderly there and sending the Double Ninth Festival blessings for them. The old people grinned from ear to ear while watching the children's performance. Wang Chunchen praised the event, and she said that all the elderly loved children and if the children frequently visited the elderly here, they would be happier. Then, Wang Chunchen also visited the supporting facilities for the old people of the Community Care and enjoined the staff to take care of cleanness of the care area, the skid and fall resistance facilities of the bath room and other key areas so that the old people could live there happily and safely. Finally, Wang Chunchen also came to the home of centenarian Gao Weihan. Now Granny Gao is 101 years old. When she was young, she was a teacher and served the neighborhood committee after she retired. Seeing visitors, Granny Gao was very happy. She said that she was living with four generations and had a healthy body except that her hearing was not well. She thanked the Party and the government for providing such good conditions for the elderly. Wang Chunchen greeted Granny Gao and wished her healthy and happy on the Double Ninth Festival. Hu Min, Chairman of the CPPCC of the District first came to the home of Sun Shujuan, a low-income senior citizen. Granny Sun is over 90 years old, but she is still very healthy. Granny Sun said that although she had no income, her children worked hard, were filial to her and moved her to live in a big house, that the government also cared for her very well by including her in the low-income insured system, which gave her convenience in life and medical treatment. She was very satisfied in life. Hu Min said that it was necessary to chat more with the needy people, especially the needy old people in the community to solve their troubles, care about them and to look after them properly. Then, Hu Min came to Earth Want (Shanghai) Health Management Co., Ltd. to investigate the day-time care of the old people there. Hu Min pointed out that the day-time care center should make the elderly feel at home. He encouraged the elderly to frequently visit the center and said that they need not worry about safety and food supply. Recently, Tan Lin came to the home of model worker Cao Chengxian. Mr. Cao is 80 years old now. He was former general manager of Shanghai Dachang Children Food Factory and won the title of Shanghai model worker in 1988 and 1990. Mr. Cao said that his wife and he started their career by working at the food factory located at Xuhui District, so they always concerned about food safety as well as the development of Xuhui District. During the chatting, Tan Lin said that there were many talents living in the community and the senior Party members and senior work models were treasure of the community, and that during the comprehensive management of the community, the neighborhood committee and the Sub-district, even the District should listen to their suggestions, consulted them to pass down the spirit of model workers. Afterwards, Tan Lin came to the geracomium at Longwu Road. It is informed that the geracomium is a public nursing institution for the aged managed by private entity. The geracomium, with 175 beds, provides various services such as day time care, long-term living and supporting, recovery physical therapy, etc. On August 8, the geracomium started trail operation and the occupancy rate was up to 40% as soon as it started operation. In the recovery activity room, Tan Lin learned about the drugs for the aged and the combination of medical service and regimen and fully affirmed the measures such as regular door-to-door physical examination service provided by the geracomium for the elderly. She gave the old people their festival greetings and wished them good health and a long life. (Source: xuhuibao.com)

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  • Cherish & Save Food for Good Health

    As we all know, October 16 is the 37th World Food Day, so the week it falls on is the 27th “National Cherish & Save Food” publicity week of China. In order to strengthen the publicity of cherishing and saving food in the local district, the Food Bureau of Xuhui District, together with Hongmei Sub-district, officially launched the one-week-long “2017 Xuhui·Hongmei Cherish & Save Food” publicity week event at Hongmei Sub-district Community Cultural Center. Report and photo by Lu Xiang

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  • Czech Mainstream Media People Visit Xuhui Binjiang Planning Exhibition Center

    On October 13, at the invitation of Guang Ming Daily, Mr. Pavel, President of Czech mainstream media Literární Noviny, Mr. Bilek, editor-in-chief of Literární Noviny, and Mrs. Herman Kovacci, chief editor of Czech Politico and also wife of Mr. Pavel visited Xuhui Binjiang Planning Exhibition Center, the West Bund Culture Gallery and the Binjiang green space to know better about the economic transformation development and urban eco protection of Shanghai. Photo and text by Gu Zhenhua (Source: Xuhui News)

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