China closes over 100 golf courses for land, water conservation

The state-run Xinhua News Agency said Sunday the courses were closed for improperly ... Mao Zedong banned golf after the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949. One Shanghai golf course was turned into the city zoo. Golf began to take off ... ( read original story ...)

Shanghai creates new tourist areas

Shanghai will create six national-level tourism areas centered around Sheshan, Dianshan Lake, the Bund and the Dongtan wetland by 2020, a highlight of its target to build a world famous tourism city, authorities said yesterday. Shanghai received 8.5 ... ( read original story ...)

Shanghai appoints former judge as new mayor

SHANGHAI, Jan 20 (Reuters) - China's largest city Shanghai has named a former judge as mayor, one of the most senior provincial-level positions in the country, the city government announced on Friday. Ying Yong, 59, had previously run the city's top court ... ( read original story ...)

Should all countries use the Shanghai maths method?

When the Chinese city of Shanghai took part in the three-yearly Pisa test of 15-year-olds' academic ability in 2009 and 2012 it topped the table in maths, leaving countries such as Germany the UK and the US - and even Singapore and Japan - trailing in its ... ( read original story ...)

New year, new cuts stir debate about China's steel, coal excess

BEIJING/SHANGHAI The new year has ushered in a new round of capacity cuts as China tries to combat excess in its bloated steel and coal sectors, but the moves are a drop in the ocean in the nation's long struggle to make its heavy industry more efficient. ( read original story ...)