Hottest day ever in Shanghai as heat wave bakes China

Shanghai sweltered under a new record high of 40.9 degrees Centigrade (105 F) on Friday, authorities said as they issued a weather "red alert" over a stubborn heat wave that has plagued much of the country. Hospitals in the city have reported increased ... ( read original story ...)

Shanghai Airlines brings back local dialect

Shanghai Airlines has reintroduced cabin announcements in the Shanghai dialect on selected flights, following suggestions from passengers. The prerecorded messages will initially be played only on flights from Taipei and Kunming, Yunnan province, to ... ( read original story ...)

Aus brokerage says staff held in Shanghai

Up to 50 investors have intruded into the central Shanghai offices of an Australian currency brokerage and are holding some of its staff against their will, in protest against losses made on currency trades, the brokerage says. The incident is the latest ... ( read original story ...)

Australian brokerage says staff being held in Shanghai office

SHANGHAI/SYDNEY (Reuters) - Up to 50 investors have intruded into the central Shanghai offices of an Australian currency brokerage and are holding some of its staff against their will, in protest against losses made on currency trades, the brokerage said ... ( read original story ...)

Shanghai records highest temperature in 145 yrs; red alert on

Shanghai today recorded its highest temperature in 145 years at 40.9 degrees Celsius with authorities issuing a red alert for China's economic hub which is reeling under an intense heatwave. The previous record high temperature of 40.8 degrees Celsius was ... ( read original story ...)