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A glimpse of the week (5.21-5.25)
2018-05-25 19:22



May 18 was International Museum Day and on this occasion Shanghai Hongkou District, in connection with this year’s theme of “super-connected museums”, unveiled new commemorative plaques for a batch of historical buildings in the North Bund area. Included among the list of the first 40 buildings are the former residence of Ding Lin (1904-1986), a writer who joined the CCP in 1932, well known for her feminine novels set in 1920s Shanghai, the Young John Allen Memorial Church (Jingling Tang), the former home of the Comparative Law School of Soochow University, and the former house of the Hongkou Branch of the Commercial Press.

|A foreign restaurant has landed in the pedestrianised area of Shanghai’s Nanjing Road, drawing much attention from citizens. What makes the restaurant special is that as an internationally renowned Chinese restaurant, it was previously only opened in foreign countries, and it has appeared in "The Big Bang Theory," a hot American TV drama series.[!--empirenews.page--]|[!--empirenews.page--]|The first “Travel Frog” themed post office in China opened in Shanghai on May 21. Travel Frog, or Tabikaeru in Japanese, is a cute Japanese mobile game featuring a traveling frog that has been a hit in China since earlier this year. The themed post office runs its business in two branches of China Post in Shanghai—Pudong Lancun Road branch (No. 62 Lancun Road) and Xuhui Branch (No.105 Tianyaoqiao Road).[!--empirenews.page--]|Ready to embark on a global tour? The 15th Shanghai World Travel Fair (SWTF 2018) kicked off at the Shanghai Exhibition Center in Jing’an district yesterday. The four-day carnival has attracted 750 exhibitors from 53 countries and areas, including Turkey, Egypt, Tunisia, Malaysia, Czech Republic, Sri Lanka, Peru, Marianas Islands, Cuba and Japan. The travel fair will showcase the latest ways to travel.[!--empirenews.page--]|China’s first 5G demonstration area, jointly established by China Telecom Corporation Shanghai Branch (hereinafter referred to as Shanghai Telecom) and the Shanghai Hongqiao Business District Administrative Committee, was officially launched on May 17, World Telecommunications Day.[!--empirenews.page--]|