On March 25, Sina Weibo user “@小骑士Giselle” posted bird’s eye photos of a black substance spreading across the (normally yellow colored) Suzhou River in Shanghai. The black spot was spotted floating eastward at about 14:20 and measured around 100 m across.
Understandably, in wake of recent “events”, this post caught the media’s attention, with many speculating that this black spot was some form of liquid pollution that had been dumped into the river.
Meanwhile, the Shanghai Water Department responded by saying that this was just normal discharge from the rainwater pumping station, that it would be dispersed in a few hours and that it didn’t affect the water quality.
Shanghai’s metro users will soon be able to download an app on their smartphones that allows them to report crimes and service issues. As soon as a passenger reports an incident, the nearest official or police officer will be alerted.
The Shanghai Zhabei Power Plant has been fined 40,000 RMB following residents’ complaints that it was emitting black smoke. Turns out the emissions were illegal.
It’s that time of the year, and what better way to get into the Christmas spirit than with a Christmas market?
A charity event at Xintiandi is hoping to collect money for children in need throughout the month of December.
As you can probably already tell, Shanghai is going to have a very wintery week. Make sure you are ready and wrapped up.
Shanghai United Family Hospital celebrated their 10 year anniversary this week, and United Family Hospital announced that they will be opening two new hospitals in Pudong and in Puxi, as well as a new clinic in Jing’an District.
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