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Shout-Out – September 16, 2014

Almost half of mainland China’s richest people have plans to move abroad within five years. The Barclays Wealth report surveyed 2,000 people from 17 different countries, all of whom had more  than $US1.5 million dollars in total net worth. 47 percent of wealthy mainlanders planned to move abroad within the next five years, compared with 23 percent of well-off Singaporeans and 20 percent of loaded Brits. Only six percent of American millionaires had plans to leave the USA, and India’s wealthy are even more attached to their homeland, with just 5 percent planning to leave.

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Shout-Out – September 15, 2014

China is helping plan a route for the development of India’s rail system. Since India gained independence from Britain 67 years ago, the country hasn’t added much more than 11,000 miles of track to its rail infrastructure. According to the Chinese consul general in Mumbai, Chinese investment in Indian railways could reach 50 billion US dollars, with an extra 50 billion US dollars invested in India’s ports, roads and a project to link rivers. Xi Jinping will visit India this week, as part of a trip that will also include Sri Lanka and the Maldives.

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Shout-Out – September 12, 2014

Looking for a job doesn’t have to be hard work, with the 4th Shanghai Expat Job Fair. Our job fair is an ideal place to seek out multiple job opportunities in Shanghai at one time. Top companies this time around include Cigna, Fields, China Net Cloud and Element Fresh. Whether you see your future in IT, property, consulting, manufacturing, or many more industries, there’s an opportunity for you at the Shanghai Expat Job Fair. For free entrance, RSVP here and scan the QR code above. If you forget, it’s still only 20 RMB on the door.

Shout-Out – September 11, 2014

Counseling centers and a 24-hour helpline have been set up for overworked teachers in Shanghai. The news was announced in the Shanghai Daily today, following Teachers’ Day, which was celebrated yesterday. As well as the hotline, there will also be counseling centers where teachers can discuss their difficulties. Though the service is primarily aimed at local teachers, they are also able to provide advice to foreign teachers who can speak Chinese. The hotline number is 6303 6588.

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Shout-Out – May 21, 2013

The Backstreet Boys are coming to town next Tuesday 28th May, and Shanghai Expat has two  exclusive tickets to give away to the after party. If you’re excited that backstreet are back, this could be your chance to party backstage with the band! It’s the Backstreet Boys 20th anniversary tour and the first time the band has been in Shanghai since 2004.  To win, all you have to do is re-write the lyrics to classic Backstreet Boys song, ‘Quit Playing Games with my Heart’. For your chance at winning, post your answers in this forum post. Please note that tickets are for the after party only: tickets to the show are not included.

Shout-Out – May 20, 2013

The Diamond League came to Shanghai on Saturday. Li Jinzhe, from China, won gold in the men’s long jump. Jamaica sped to success in the sprints, with Warren Weir winning the men’s 200 metres and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce gaining victory in the women’s 100 metres. In the 400 metres, Kirani James of Granada eased himself to a comfortable victory. The men’s 1,500 metres was much closer; Kenyan Asbel Kisprop beat Ethiopian Gebremedhin by 0.4 seconds. American Jason Richardson took gold in the 110 hurdles , while Russian  Yelena Isinbayeva leaped to victory in the women’s pole vault. The Diamond League began on May 10th in Doha. The next stop is New York.

Shout-Out – May 17, 2013

The Shanghai government is promoting a chilled approach to chicken, in an attempt to support Shanghai’s poultry farmers. Two main benefits of refrigerated chicken are being promoted by officials. Chilled chicken is safer than chicken from live markets, and the flavour is better than from frozen chicken. There are also regulations in place for refrigerated chicken. Birds should pass quarantine inspection and be processed at temperatures between 0-4 degrees Celsius.All Shanghai’s live bird markets were shut down on April 6th to combat the H7N9 threat. If live markets re-open, conditions will be more rigorous, according to Shao Linchu, deputy director of Shanghai Agricultural Commission.

Shout-Out – May 16, 2013

Shanghai’s tourism facilities are better than in most Chinese cities, according to a new survey. Although most respondents rated Shanghai favourably compared to other domestic cities, 73 per cent thought European and American destinations have better facilities. The main grumbling points were dining costs, costly goods, and hygiene concerns. 26 per cent of those surveyed mentioned unreliable tour programs were a problem. The survey, by the Shanghai Statistic Bureau, polled 1,000 people over the age of 16.

Shout-Out – May 15, 2013

Pudong has a new ten year plan. A number of free trade zones are to be established east of the river. The total area of the zones will be as large as Macau. The zones will be named Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zone, Yangshan Free Trade Port Area, and the Pudong Airport Comprehensive Free Trade Zone. Related stocks rose after the ten year plan was approved this week. Pudong-based Golden Bridge rose 4.22 per cent yesterday. In March, Premier Li Keqiang spoke at a conference in Shanghai. ‘We should use opening up to boost domestic demand and provide a push for reform,’ he said.