- The International Herald Tribune has a great new article entitled Shanghai: The allure of individualism which explores the rising trend of young Chinese designers setting up shop to sell their own stuff. And they are not cheap.
- The New York Philharmonic has just left Shanghai for Beijing on its Asian tour that also includes Hong Kong and Taiwan and a landmark concert in Pyongyang. The New York Times talks about the disappointment of principal oboist Wang Liang, when he learnt that he would not be featured as a soloist during the concerts. He suspects that the Chinese presenters of the Philharmonic “did not see him as a soloist attractive to Chinese audiences, as compared with Westerners”. The IHT offers a different take on the philharmonic’s tour.
- The Shanghai Securities Journal, citing an unnamed official, says the long-anticipated plan to build a Disney theme park in Shanghai is “likely to move ahead soon” while a Disney spokesperson has denied there’s been any agreement or deal made on the matter.
- A Shanghai stem cell donor has saved the life of a South Korean leukaemia patient.
- A Taiwanese man in Shanghai has been sentenced to two years in prison for his collection of 32 guns.
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