Shanghai Water Transport

Filed under:Shanghai — posted by HAD on 02/21/2010 @ 11:33 pm

Shanghai is the world’s largest port, in 2008, its total port cargo throughput of 500 million 81.7 million tons. At the same time, which is second only to Singapore, the world’s second largest container port in 2008 annual container throughput of 2,801 million standard.

Shanghai has always been one of China’s largest port city. Starting from Shanghai’s passenger freighter capable of reaching the sea more than 400 ports in the world. As the boat trip is too slow, currently there are four days a group of terminals a fair way to Dalian, the car passenger ferry routes, the remaining long-haul routes along the coast have been suspended.

Was originally located on the Bund Shiliupu pier there was only sent to Nantong, Dinghai and Putuo Mountain and other adjacent areas of the ship classes at 1:00 on December 2, 2005, Shiliupu Terminal 2 building blasting success, walk 140 years time, Shanghai Shiliupu Ferry Terminal, bid farewell to the stage of history, the future, Shiliupu terminal as a water-related tourism centers.

Go to Chongming Island, prior to distinguish embarkation location, away Changxing, Hengsha Island is all Wusong pier embarkation. In addition, Shanghai also go to South Korea’s Inchon, Pusan, Osaka, Japan, Kobe, an international cruise ships, in the Waigaoqiao pier embarkation.

Shanghai in 2005, the total cargo throughput reached 443 million tons, becoming the world’s largest cargo port.

Yangshan deep water port of Shanghai International Shipping Center, December 10, 2005 officially opened in Hong Kong, marking the Shanghai international shipping center toward the goal with great strides.

Shanghai highway long-distance passenger transport

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Shanghai is now within the city to build an elevated ring, middle ring, outer ring road connecting the highways is very convenient. Dense highway network in Yangtze River Delta, the main north to the (direction, Jiangsu, Beijing, direction) are: Shanghai-Nanjing Expressway, along the highway; south (Zhejiang direction) are: Shanghai-Hangzhou Expressway, Hangzhou Bay Cross-sea Bridge. The main long-distance bus station: Shanghai Long Distance Bus Terminal, Shanghai,
Long-distance passenger South Station. In addition there are sent to Xinjiang, Tibet, northeast, southwest and northwest provinces and autonomous regions outside of the country most of the long-distance passenger bus. Road transport is also a connecting Shanghai to Jiangsu and Zhejiang provinces, small and medium cities, the county seat of the main modes of transport.

New Year in North China

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New Year’s Eve tradition and good dumplings, noodles chopped dumplings dumplings in preparation for the first form because it is not surgery or who started this. Since the 80’s, the New Year’s Eve watching China Central Television’s Spring Festival Gala has become the tradition of many families. With the changes in economic conditions in mainland China and the Spring Festival Evening viewers agree that there are many families fall into the restaurant or carry out other activities in the New Year.
New Year first day: Good morning dumplings. Traditionally, Beijing (basically the northern region of the tradition) for the elderly who started this is not out of the house, relatives, friends, colleagues with each other Happy New Year. Yangtze River with a custom of New Year’s Day breakfast to eat glutinous rice balls symbolize round round and round, sweet sweet honey.
New Year NO.2 Day: To sacrifice the God of Wealth, drink, “gold ingot Soup” (wonton). In general practice is to return to her family in northern New Year reunion.

New Year NO.3 Day: ancestors, generally a parent has died of married women would return to her family worship on this day, and incidentally New Year. With a lucid, “Shangfen” different, ancestor worship is worship of ancestral tablets. However, in rural areas in Hebei and other places, this day was also to the Shang Fen. Generally required to bring snacks, wine and other offerings to the deceased ancestors to worship, and setting off firecrackers to their ancestors, “the New Year.” General Shangfen only allows children etc., of other family names who married into the same clan is not involved in ancestor worship.

New Year NO.4 Day: General parents were alive, married, or married women will be back to her parents Happy New Year on this day

New Year NO.5 Day: poor day, in northern China, this day people generally do not have to go out New Year’s, because this day is “mafia Day”, usually starting from the Spring Festival at home until this days to sweep out the refuse, and then setting off firecrackers to celebrate; there is a Vice-couplet “beast to discard their hands to welcome into the God of Wealth,” namely, the description of this custom. Some young people will generally only be held on this day gathering of friends or classmates. Also known as “breaking five” is to remain at home to eat dumplings.

New Year NO.6 Day: opening

New Year NO.7 Day: extraordinary wins Festival

New Year NO.8 Day: Festival stars. Beijing is now the various temple activities are usually started from the first form, to the end of the seventh day, or eighth day.

With regard to the New Year in northern China have such folk: from the beginning the Chinese lunar calendar on the 23rd, 23 Tanggua stick; 24 sweep the house; 25 grinding tofu; 26 to the flesh; 27 killed chickens; 28 facial hair; 29 steamed buns; New Year’s Eve boil night view.

The origin of Chinese New Year

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The origin of Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year customs when it is difficult from the elegant, but is generally believed that originated in China during the first end of the year the Shang ritual, ancestor worship activities (December Festival); legendary Yao and Shun, when there as early as the Spring Festival custom. The first month in lunar calendar is the beginning of the year, while the first month in early or mid-, most of the case is just the beginning of spring (a small number of cases beginning of spring is the end of the twelfth lunar month in the lunar calendar). Festival time for sure and agriculture, crafts to affect; Oracle and Clementi in the year the word has a millet sprays mature image. Of the last day of the Lunar year (months greatly 30, on a small 29), called “New Year’s Eve,” New Year’s Eve family reunion dinner to eat (Chinese year of the last meal), dinner in future we have made New Year’s money and boil Nianye (Shou Sui) customs, said the Lunar New Year last year from the defensive to the last day of the first day of next year.

In the history of different dynasties, the time is not the same as the Spring Festival. Xia substituting January for the first year; to December as the Sui Shou Shang, Zhou Dynasty to the Sui Shou in November, with October as the Sui Shou Qin. Western Han Dynasty, the Han Dynasty emperor declared the implementation of Taichu calendar, it is clear that in January started this Suishou to them as traditional Chinese lunar calendar New Year.

Chinese New Year in the Gregorian calendar January 21 to February 20 swim between. Beginning of spring is usually in the February 4 or February 5.

Taikang Lu Tian Fang

Filed under:Shanghai — posted by HAD on 02/02/2010 @ 1:54 am

Taikang Lu Tian Fang

[Past] had a number of former factory

Shanghai, Tian Fang, from their old transform into art Square Lanes. To say “Tian Zhi Fang” should talk in Tai Kang Road in Shanghai, Tai Kang Road was originally a side street in Da Pu Qiao area, 1998 years ago, this was still a street market, since the district government in September 1998 after the implementation of the road market burglary to Taikang road re-laying the road, Shanghai will position it as “features Street.” By the end of 1998, the famous painter Chen Yifei, Er Dong Qiang, Wang Jie Yin, Wang Chun and other artists, and some craft stores have settled in Tai Kang Road, so that this little-known feature of street art and the wind started blowing.

“Tian Corner” was originally a small lane in a number of old factory, now get to build factories within the artistic essence of Tai Kang Road. An old factory into the studio, after the decorative arts reflect the decidedly different style and atmosphere. Now, within a five-layer Square, an old factory has been converted into “urban industrial buildings,” introduced in the 5000 square meters in 10 countries and regions of art groups, artists set up in the lanes and alleys where the design room, studio, transformed into a stand the global avant-garde, fashion forward positions on the.

[Wandering] the whole alley are foreign friends

Shanghai Tian Square to stroll, then, we must take leisure, doing nothing, and there is a respect for art, like the English heart.

Random, stop-go. Best to sit down to drink tea or coffee, eating authentic western food at noon, with a smile, looking foreigners. Because almost the entire alley are foreign friends, they particularly like the old Shanghai of this, “You Nong Nong I” and style, some old, some creativity, some pretending to elegance. Sitting in the street cafes, watching people come and go, there are wedding photographs of the newcomers, there are whispers of foreigners, there are busy-looking alleys Aborigines. Most of the old walls have new works of graffiti, colorful and relaxed people mentality and feel that is a “100 no scruples” free paradise.

Enough rest, the left to see a studio, and then some Amoy hand crafts. Because Tian Square itself is a creative world, then stationed in each of a shop here, from design to product is unique, every owner of a shop is the creative wisdom shines. This makes travel around the country used to seeing a lot of tourist cities in the eyes of a unified national product, has been touched by the passion of a sudden.

[People] was so soaked in coffee shops

IVY (User): I like a coffee shop, called “Dan.” I remember the first time and friends in the “Dan” on the second floor sitting under a small skylight, finished work very fine Japanese cuisine, and then enjoy first-hand from the off I was only a high glass roof flows down the sun, like himself soaked in coffee and the sun filled with air, not hypocritical, is happy. “Dan” is the owner of the older Japanese, the wife is Chinese, after retirement with his wife back to China. Nest home in such a day filled with the aroma of coffee huts, the everyday cook the coffee seriously, such a life of happiness are so inadvertently.

Tian Fang so why fame?

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Chen Yifei: Zhejiang Zhenhai people, renowned Chinese painter. In 1985, U.S. oil magnate Hamoboshi visit to China, and once the works of Chen Yifei “memories of home – Double Bridge” as a gift to Deng Xiaoping.

Er Dong Qiang: well-known photographer, the reporter. By western media as “scholar-artist”, had been “Times” reported.

Fame process:

, Lane 210 Tai Kang Road, Tian Fang, and an inconspicuous Shanghai Alley. The original lane of some abandoned inside the plant, a mechanical storage, but also food warehouse. It is because of Chen Yifei, Er Dong Qiang and Huang Yongyu the presence overnight fame.

An alley wearing red armbands with the subject of the old man whom I know, half of an alley, “Chen Yifei’s all.” Bookstore to the source from the Han Tian Fang, Er-Dong strong feeling is that a large space, so they can play a number of bookstores could not play in the Chinese source of fun programs. Tian Fang settled after the Deke Erh Art Center in less than one year’s time, has organized a salon opera, jazz, piano recitals and a variety of photographic exhibition, print exhibition and many other activities. Deke Erh’s goal is to make his art storage facility for domestic and international non-governmental exchanges between artists, venues.

95.5% of the intensification of the public to choose public transport to visit the Expo

Filed under:EXPO Shanghai — posted by HAD on 01/25/2010 @ 11:41 pm

Transport Group has been informed from the World Expo, the Expo will be publicized transportation security plan fully endorsed by various sectors of society, social survey, 95.5% of the people willing to choose intensive public transport to the Expo site to visit World Expo.

It is understood that, in order to allow the community and the public to know the Expo transport security work, and the formation of the whole society to participate in the traffic to protect the good atmosphere of the Expo 2010, January 8 to 18, the Shanghai World Expo will organize a working group adopted the Leading Group for Traffic Expo LONDON, Shanghai Municipal Urban and Rural Construction and Transport Committee of the Expo transportation support portal will be a 10-day program of publicity, and through the news media had widely publicized and detailed interpretation. Publicity period, LONDON conducted a social survey, the findings showed that 95.5% of the public to choose intensive mode of public transport to visit the World Expo, of which 49.25% of the members of the public during the World Expo prefer rail transit to the Park; choice of conventional public transport accounted for 22.38 %; choose the Expo line accounted for 5.97%; choice of a travel chartered accounted for 8.95%; choice of water transport accounted for 8.95%. Choose other forms of transport accounted for 4.47%.

Bon-Garden to carry out fire drills

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Expo News Network January 26: Yesterday, 15:30 or so, under construction in the Expo theme of the museum reported a sudden out of the fire on the theme museum city life zones (Theater) due to the internal electricity inadvertently give rise to “burn”, the museum the staff have fled. Less than 3 minutes, several fire engines roaring, firemen carrying a stretcher into the emergency … … In fact the museum, which is at the World Expo Shanghai fire department conducted a large-scale fire drill.

Bon-Garden to carry out fire drills


Yesterday, the Shanghai World Expo Theme Pavilion at the fire department to carry out a large-scale fire drill.
Firefighters equipped with portable fire fighting equipment backpack, and can carry about 30 kg of water.

3 minutes 10 fire engines arrived at the scene
Located in Pudong, the theme of the Expo Center west axis is now Asia’s first large-span space for the display architecture. Currently the main stadium has been completed, the ongoing interior decoration. “Exhibit phase flare electrokinetic and more time is focused on the potential of fire.” Shanghai fire fighting and training, Deputy Director of Tang Shu-Jiang introduced the theme of the Expo Hall as a permanent venue construction, complex and novel structure, not only astonishing span, large venue is also built a small complex, built house to house fire fighting and rescue to bring new challenges. The day’s exercise, both venues in order to further familiarize themselves with fire-fighting facilities, structure, and also to test the fire department to start a “1,3,5,10” early warning mechanism.
Accordance with the start of the early warning mechanism, discovered the fire after three minutes the fire engines within the Expo area to be rushed to the scene. The exercise, less than two minutes, stationed in the Expo area in the weeks ferry squadron, a unit the Expo, the Expo with three detachments will be 10 fire engines rushed to the scene. 3 minutes on the theme museum on the 10th out of the northwest side of the entrance, then connected to the two water cannon to put out the fire sprinkler venues.

3 minutes fire engines rushed to the theme of the Expo Hall fire.

At this point, a combat team also quickly spot into a museum, and to fire the city life zones set up positions, water spray to prevent the spread of fire. While stopped at the west side of the stadium is fast rising ladder truck ladder, the use of aerial ladders roof rescue trapped personnel, and facilities for the use of high pressure water jet to the theme of the fight against the fire hall outside. Less than 20 minutes, a fire in a complex site, it was quickly extinguished.
Carry-gun fire 1 minute
“Every time I exercise, and the exhibit are racing against time ah.” Tang Shu-Jiang introduction, the park built more than 150 venues in the fire drills are conducted, each more than an exercise, the officers and men of the venues can be more likely we’re familiar with, but with the Most venues have moved into the exhibit period, so that fewer and fewer opportunities for large-scale exercises, fire departments are losing no time to seek training opportunities to ensure that all officers and soldiers fighting in the structure of each venue, facilities and be aware of.
Tang Shu-Jiang said the military exercise successfully tested the strength of the exposition scene in three minutes the fire system for detecting the large-span structures and the coordinated operations of the fire fighting capability. The next few months, the fire department has organized a similar large-scale exercise will be.
The fire department, at present the World Expo zone “1,3,5,10” early warning system is reaching maturity, the park planned layout of the three fire stations and four fire units have been more than half of the World Expo in place. According to reports, the fire department recently introduced a number of power-storage Backpack portable fire extinguishing equipment, designed to ensure that 1 minute firemen rushed to the scene control the use of fire.
This “carry gun” can be carrying about 30 kg of water from fire service, carried out by a battery-driven spray gun, with strong flexibility, the device is not subject to site constraints, as long as the firemen to reach the place, we can guarantee the water fight to control the initial fire. According to reports, during the World Expo of these equipment will be widely used for inspecting fire fighting teams and scouts in the.

Barcelona presents Gaudi Dragon replica to Expo

Filed under:EXPO Shanghai — posted by HAD on 01/20/2010 @ 7:42 pm

Barcelona, Spain, has presented a special gift to the 2010 World Expo – an exact replica of Antonio Gaudi’s Dragon in celebration of the event.
A farewell ceremony was held in Barcelona late last month, attended by Manuel Romera, the Regional Executive Director of La Caixa, and Wang Shixiong, the Consul General of the People’s Republic of China in Barcelona. It was chaired by Barcelona Mayor Jordi Hereu.
Gaudi Dragon is a symbol representing the city of Barcelona. The replica is 3.28 meters long, 1.65 wide and 1.82 meters high. It weighs 12 tons.
The sculpture will be exhibited at the Spain Pavilion and remain permanently in Shanghai after the Expo.
It was presented because it is the first time that cities will have their own space for display in World Expo and the close relationship between the two cities, Barcelona officials said. Shanghai and Barcelona signed a sister city agreement in 2001.

Barcelona presents Gaudi Dragon replica to Expo

Barcelona presents Gaudi Dragon replica to Expo

EXPO Shanghai

Volunteers to World Expo set to start training

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More than 610,000 people, including 3,001 foreigners, signed up to be volunteers at the 2010 World Expo, an Expo official said Tuesday. A total of 70,943 people have been recruited to work inside the Expo site.
The majority of volunteers are Shanghai people aged between 16 and 35 and with higher education background, Xia Kejia, director of the Volunteer Department of the Bureau of Shanghai World Expo Coordination, told a press conference in Shanghai.
The foreigners are from 109 countries and regions.
Most of the foreign volunteers live in Shanghai and can speak Chinese. The organizer has also recruited some volunteers who served at the 2005 Aichi Expo in Japan and some from Milan in Italy, which will host the 2015 World Expo.
They will start training with the Chinese volunteers on Friday.
Volunteers who work inside the Expo site will be used as information consultants, assistant receptionists, aids for physically challenged people, event coordinators, assistant guides, interpreters, media coordinators and management assistants for volunteers.
Each volunteer will work about seven hours every day and for at least 14 days.
The Expo will have 2,553 volunteers serving visitors in the site on weekdays. The number will double during weekends, holidays and national celebrations, Xia said.

scene of the press conference

scene of the press conference

EXPO Shanghai

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image: detail of installation by Bronwyn Lace