106 caught jamming cellphone signals

SHANGHAI police have this year caught 106 suspects who jammed cellphone signals to send spam messages from illegal mobile stations, officers said yesterday.

Shanghai and scams, we get enough spam everyday with these guys helping.

A total of 75 stations were confiscated, they added.

Police, working with Shanghai Mobile, have developed new technology to detect signals from illegal stations, they said.

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Man takes dog for walk in BMW on city street

How lazy are the people in China?. How do they wealthy deal with exercise?

A man was captured by surveillance cameras walking his dog while driving his car in Jiading District on Monday, according to traffic police.

Three surveillance cameras recorded a man driving a white BMW with its trunk open. A leash extended from the truck to a brown German shepherd. The man was driving slowly but the dog had to run fast to keep pace, police said.

Some drivers in behind honked their horns while some vehicles and passers-by stopped to take a better look at the unusual scene.

Well at least it’s a German dog and he is driving a German car, only in Shanghai. Shanghai guide to the what’s weird and funny in Shanghai.

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Wire theft causes home appliances to blow up,Everything in China is worth money

HUNDREDS of electrical appliances in more than 170 households in Putuo district were damaged yesterday morning as a result of a power surge caused by thieves cutting through a supply cable.

The affected homes were in the Taopu neighborhood on Xuesong Road, where a resident surnamed Wu said he knew something was wrong when he saw smoke rising from his TV set.

They climb the poles and cut the power lines even though they still have power. They are willing to risk their life for some copper.

“I also heard crackling noises coming from the fridge and the water heater, and then everything stopped working,” he said, adding that his neighbors had similar problems.

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Shanghai police get armed with guns

More than 1,000 police officers in Shanghai will now be armed when on patrol. Is this really a good idea?

According to the city’s public security bureau, the decision to arm officers was made in the wake of a fatal knife attack in Kunming, Yunnan Province last month which left 29 people dead.

“Violent crime and the extreme behavior of some individuals have become real threats to public security and people’s safety,” said city police official Rui Minghua.

“From now on, Shanghai police can open fire to stop violent crime if faced with situations like the Kunming attack.”

The 9mm revolver issued to the officers yesterday was specially designed by the Ministry of Public Security and can shoot both real and rubber bullets.

Police officials said the gun will never jam ...

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white collar Professional women left without husbands

The so-called shengnyu, or “leftover women”, this rather insulting word was coined six years ago, referring to single, urban and educated women over the age of 27. This group of women faces intense pressure to marry, but many of them find it hard to find someone they really want to spend the rest of their lives with.

Leftover women, professional single females in their late twenties. It’s become a buzz word in China. And this group of women is growing rapidly in the cities. They’re facing an unprecedented “unmarried crisis”. The women hope to find the perfect man. rich, tall,good looking. great job and smart.

Many of them spent time on their education and personal career development to prove their personal value in modern society. But when they finally start the search for Mr...

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Thousands of officials punished

Both ‘tigers’ and ‘flies’ targeted as nation’s anti-corruption campaign bites hard

Disciplinary supervision authorities punished 182,038 corrupt officials last year, an increase of 13.3 percent from 2012, the country’s top anti-graft agency said on Friday.

The authorities received more than 1.95 million tips from whistle-blowers and investigated 172,532 corruption cases in 2013, said Huang Shuxian, deputy secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Commission for Discipline Inspection.

Among those investigated, 31 are senior officials directly administered by the CPC Central Committee, Huang said at a Beijing news conference.

The commission has transferred the cases of eight senior officials including Liu Tienan, former deputy head of the National Development and Reform Commission, t...

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Official smoking ban likely to affect sales

Sales of high-end cigarettes will be hit hard due to a new regulation forbidding smoking and giving cigarettes to officials at all levels of government though this will create a favorable environment for consolidation of the tobacco industry, analysts said Monday. No need to run out to buy more cartons of cigarettes.

The General Office of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and the State Council, the country’s cabinet, jointly released a notice Sunday that demanded Chinese officials take the lead in obeying the ban, according to the website of State Council, as well as reiterating the existing smoking ban in public places.

The notice stated officials are prohibited from smoking in public, including schools, hospitals, sports venues, and public vehicles, since this affects the e...

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China’s famous baozi

The public hailed President Xi Jinping after he made a man-of-the-people appearance at the Qing Feng steamed bun restaurant in Beijing on December 28, 2013.

A steamed bun is a type of traditional food in China and is believed to have been invented by Zhuge Liang during the Three Kingdoms period (220-280 AD). Steamed buns are normally stuffed with vegetables or pork and wrapped in a soft flour shell.

So let’s take a look at some of the steamed buns China is famous for:

Jiasan juicy steamed buns

The Jiasan restaurant is famous for its Muslim-style juicy steamed buns. The buns here are made with mutton or beef. People often eat the buns with a special vinegar and chili sauce. Be careful of the hot juice when you eat them!

Din Tai Fung

Starting from a stand in Taiwan, Din Tai Fung is recognize...

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Revlon kisses China goodbye, Another company pulls out of Shanghai

Cosmetics and beauty products maker Revlon Inc’s decision to exit the Chinese market comes from having a failed marketing strategy, single distribution channel and weak products that don’t meet local needs, experts say.

The New-York based company is leaving China after 37 years and will shed 1,100 jobs as part of cost-cutting measures, the company announced on Tuesday.

Most of the job cuts will be in China, where Revlon’s operations make up only 2 percent of the company’s sales, which have been falling. Revlon declined to comment on Thursday.

Global sales dropped 1.3 percent to $1.02 billion in the nine months ended last September, compared with the same period in 2012.

Revenue in Asia decreased 3.5 percent to $166.8 million during that time.

The departure from China will save Revlon $11 m...

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Strawberry picking just one of fun activities in Chongming

At its peak of juiciness and with intense flavor and fragrance, strawberries growing on nearly 333 hectares on Chongming Island are ripe for picking. A total of 7,500 tons of strawberries are expected from December to April this year — a bumper crop. This is a great family affair.

Visitors can indulge themselves in all that berry goodness at the second Chongming Strawberry Culture Festival that is running until May 8 at Holiday Island Farm in Gangxi Town. A great weekend trip for people in Shanghai.

They can pick, taste and buy fresh strawberries at the farm. Picking your own costs 30 yuan (US$4.96) per 500 grams, while the price at market ranges from 17 yuan to 25 yuan per 500 grams.

The Holiday Island Farm began growing strawberries on Chongming Island in 2007 and has become very po...

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