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 classsado-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.