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A glimpse of the week (1.1-1.5)
2019-01-06 22:19


2018 may or may not be the last year that Wei Yunsi can safeguard the huge Custom House clock to welcome the New Year; It might or might not be the last time that the Custom House on the Bund relies on the 135 kg mechanical hammer, which is driven by the clock’s innards, to strike the hour. It may or may not be the last time that this British-made clock, which has been in service since 1927, will wake up the city.
|[!--empirenews.page--]|[!--empirenews.page--]|[!--empirenews.page--]|[!--empirenews.page--]|92 year-old Custom House Clock to be thoroughly examined[!--empirenews.page--]|When you enjoy a cup of coffee in the public area of a shared office space, a book is available to you; when you stay at a hotel, you can read in a free library in the lobby and even take the book home and return it to any of the same brand hotels in the future...these are what a new type of social space featuring “reading plus”, as if in your own personal study, can provide for you.[!--empirenews.page--]|[!--empirenews.page--]|The first phase of the Songnan Suburb Park, otherwise known as Mishidu Songnan Suburb Park, has started its trial operations recently and is open to citizens and visitors free of charge everyday from 9am to 5pm (no entry permitted after 16:30).[!--empirenews.page--]|As the Ministry of Education last autumn semester released a new version of the general high school curriculum, which adds German, French and Spanish to the original language subjects, an increasing number of Shanghai middle and high schools have opened multi-language courses.