- Subway ticket prices will increase on September 15, raising the minimum price from 2 RMB to 3 RMB in order to discourage passengers making short trips (let them take the bus instead!)
- China’s first polar base and exhibition center will be constructed in Pudong later this year. Besides being used for scientific research, it’ll also be used as a popular science venue.
- A 72-hour marathon English class is being held in order to break the record for longest continuous English class (currently held at 66 hours). The company sponsoring this
class sado-masochistic exercise is English First, and for every student that hangs on after surpassing the 66-hour mark, there’s an added reward of 100 RMB per extra hour.