Shanghai railway police seize over 50 ivory products

SHANGHAI, Jan. 25 (Xinhua) -- Shanghai railway police arrested two men illegally carrying more than 50 ivory products, bought in Zimbabwe, as they were about to board a train. A thin man, who appeared to have a disproportionally large stomach, raised the ... ( read original story ...)

Shanghai Dwellings Vanish, and With Them, a Way of Life

My first introduction to shikumen came 10 years ago, when Peter Hibbard, the former president of the Shanghai chapter of the Royal Asiatic Society China, took me on a tour of an alleyway complex near the riverfront Bund. “Up until the ’90s, 80 percent ... ( read original story ...)

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 ...)