Shanghai Water Transport

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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.

image: detail of installation by Bronwyn Lace