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"The most important characteristic of a chief executive of any region is that he or she should be a noble person."

- Li Ka Shing, business tycoon from Hong Kong, on the topic of the special administrative region's future chief executive. see more



Eat almonds to stay young


CELEBRATED beauty specialist Tammy Liu described vitamins A and C as "wife" and "concubine" of Vitamin E, because both can help vitamin E better function in the human body. But the younger and sweeter "concubine" has more power to urge vitamin E to slow down the pace of aging.
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Emptied Shanghai Orthodox churches await new roles
With their imposing architecture, cavernous vaulted ceilings and ornate decoration, Shanghai's old Russian Orthodox churches should be prime real estate.
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People's Congress looks to new jobs, better transport
Pledging to improve the life quality of its residents, Shanghai has set the year 2010 as the deadline for "obvious improvement" in its public transportation.

SARFT responds to public
criticism of "Geisha movie"

The Hollywood movie "Memoirs of a Geisha" will not be premiered in China on February 19, as originally planned, the China Film Company has said.

Backstreet Boys back
Nearly a decade after their initial success, teen idol group the Backstreet Boys will appear at the Shanghai Grand Stage tomorrow, redeeming the promise they made two years ago to their fans in the city.

Bank pioneers fixed rate
mortgage

China Everbright Bank has been given the go-ahead to offer fixed-rate mortgages to home buyers in Shanghai and Beijing, the nation's first lender to offer such products.


Surgical hope for chronially
obese

Nursing helpers taking care of patients in Shanghai's hospitals do not belong to the hospitals.


Museum


Private aviation


Vikki Roylance
A question of integrity
Merriam-Webster, an online dictionary publisher, announced that the most looked up word for 2005 was iintegrity.” Hardly surprising considering the world news and events over the previous 12 months, but I still found it somewhat comforting. Amongst all the corruption, tragedy and scandal, people were searching for something true, something genuine.

Cai Shangyao
Medical ethics include billing policies
Perhaps one of the most talked about news stories at the end of 2005 was the huge medical bill scandal in Northeast China's city of Harbin.

Jacob von Bisterfeld
Good looks are not enough
It looked attractive; the feel was good; the paintwork executed in "two-tone"; the chromium plating gleaming and just perfect; the tires in dazzling multicolour: red, yellow and blue. The 12 gears should get me over the tallest mountain and run me effortlessly and fast on the open road.


Metro

People's Congress looks to new jobs, better transport
Pledging to improve the life quality of its residents, Shanghai has set the year 2010 as the deadline for "obvious improvement" in its public transportation.

Only children face New Year dilemma where to go
An eagerness to reunite in this most precious Chinese holiday - Spring Festival - is sending people home to their families - but which home?

Train tickets snapped up by holiday travellers
This year's Spring Festival travel season, which began last weekend, has already seen its peak ticket sales.

Death-sentence for Xiangyang market arouses mixed response
The news that Shanghai's famous -- or infamous -- Xiangyang market is going to be shut down has generated a mix response.

Hard reservation
Although restaurants in Shanghai have scheduled two seatings for Chinese New Year's Eve dinner, it's still hard to get a reservation for China's most important meal of the year.

Company

Kraft shifts biscuit making to Suzhou
SUZHOU: Kraft Foods is closing one of its two Melbourne factories in Australia and shifting its biscuit manufacturing operation to China , according to Kraft Foods (China) Company Ltd.

Bank pioneers fixed rate mortgage
China Everbright Bank has been given the go-ahead to offer fixed-rate mortgages to home buyers in Shanghai and Beijing, the nation's first lender to offer such products.

 

Community

Palace Museum treasures arrived for Shanghai exhibition
Shanghai Museum provided a glimpse to the media yesterday of articles that will be displayed in its exhibition of priceless treasures from the Palace Museum in Beijing.


Sheltered from the winter chill
THE nightlife heart in Pudong has recently moved from Lujiazui to the area close to the No.1 Yaohan Department Store where a group of new commercial buildings have opened, with more dining outlets.

Life

Southport legends: Winter by the Irish Sea
THE ghosts of Southport in England seem alive and well. As a seaport that developed over the centuries, Southport has a long history of pirates and sailors, but most horrific are the legends of the old Palace Hotel.

People

SARFT responds to public criticism of "Geisha movie"
The Hollywood movie "Memoirs of a Geisha" will not be premiered in China on February 19, as originally planned, the China Film Company has said.

Backstreet Boys back
Nearly a decade after their initial success, teen idol group the Backstreet Boys will appear at the Shanghai Grand Stage tomorrow, redeeming the promise they made two years ago to their fans in the city.

Life at the keyboard
When the well-known pianist Kong Xiangdong first made it big in the city in the early 1990s, he was called the "piano prince." His smart looks and passionate music won the hearts of many women fans.

 

 

 


Anson Xu

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eahouse offers flavour and ancient aura
Hangzhou has been renowned for tea for more than 1,000 years, and tea drinkers have always had the happy dilemma of choosing from among many delicious beverages. Just as important as the type of tea, however, is where you drink it. In Hangzhou, one of the best is He Teahouse.
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