The World Expo Tunnel, which stretches beneath the Huangpu River, connecting Pudong and Puxi reached its full length on August the 20th: it’s 2.67 kilometers long, and located 1.117 kilometers below the river.
The soccer World Cup qualifier match between North and South Korea has been moved from Pyongyang to Shanghai, because the North had refused to play the anthem or fly the flag of its opponent (technically the two Koreas are still at war). The match is scheduled for September 10, sounds like an interesting game, eh?
Migrant workers in Shanghai will be able to claim unemployment benefits and have the right to get health benefits while they are employed. This was stated by the department of safety in labor this week. Welcome news for a group who are definitely in need of a few more rights.
The State Administration of Foreign Exchange will allow non-financial institutions in Shanghai and Beijing to offer currency exchange services to individuals. One such company, Aixiyi (艾西益) is currently running two exchange points at Pudong airport and Zhangjiang subway station. No word though on whether you can get foreign currency for your hard-earned yuan.
The Shanghai Daily tells us that “Puxi fans of musical fireworks will no longer have to cross the river to enjoy a night sky filled with song and pyrotechnics” because a fireworks show will be held on the west side of the river in October during the Shanghai Tourism Festival.