Part of Taopu Central Greenbelt has opened to the public on a trial basis. New parks and greenbelts in the city’s northwest downtown will transform the former industrial heartland.
|Greenbelts, flowers planned for northwest downtown[!--empirenews.page--]|Students lay flowers during a commemorative event at the Longhua Martyrs’ Memorial on Wednesday. Activities in honor of revolutionary heroes were held across China ahead of Qingming Festival, also known as tomb-sweeping day, which falls on Friday this year.[!--empirenews.page--]|The F1 Esports Series is expanding its roster of championships. Its China Championship will launch in the late summer of 2019 for the first time ever, announced by Formula One and Shanghai Juss Sports (the promoter of the event), amid F1’s 1,000th race to be held at the 2019 Chinese Grand Prix next week.[!--empirenews.page--]|In early April, a sea of blue flowers has attracted crowds of citizens to Chenshan Botanical Garden in the city’s Songjiang district.[!--empirenews.page--]|As a trump card of the annual Shanghai International Hospitality Equipment & Foodservice Expo (HOTELEX Shanghai), the Shanghai Coffee Festival, a grand event featuring coffee and delicacies was opened in Shanghai recently.[!--empirenews.page--]|In early April, a sea of blue flowers has attracted crowds of citizens to Chenshan Botanical Garden in the city’s Songjiang district.