METALS-Copper, aluminium top Shanghai gainers on China data

SYDNEY, Dec 15 (Reuters) - Copper and aluminium led gainers in Shanghai base metals futures on Friday, helped by overnight increases in the London market on the back of upbeat China manufacturing data. China’s industrial output expanded at a faster than ... ( read original story ...)

China stocks led lower by finance, transport

led lower by financial and transport firms. Investors are worried about whether China's central bank could follow the US Federal Reserve, which is widely expected to raise interest rates this week. At the close, the Shanghai Composite Index was down 41.19 ... ( read original story ...)

Shanghai dialect should be allowed to thrive via technology

The Shanghai dialect has always been part of the warp and weft of life in this city. Thus, this unique language deserves protection as an intangible cultural heritage that should be passed down to younger residents of the city as part of their overall ... ( read original story ...)