Photo by wesleyrosenblum // From Shanghaiist Flickr Pool
- HELL HAS OFFICIALLY FROZEN OVER: Shanghai urban planning authorities are actually reconsidering their real estate plans for adding high-rise complexes to the Bund after “a large majority of local citizens disapproved the design… In a public survey launched by the authority, nearly 70 percent of respondents said they consider the proposed 136-meter-high SOHO twin towers too high and out of harmony with the rest of the Bund’s architecture.”
- Speaking of construction, did you know that at least 60,000 residential building units in the city are illegally constructed or expanded?
- You have three more days to enjoy the Shanghai International Children’s Cultural and Art Festival 2011 – which takes place on Expo grounds and carries the theme “Better City, Better Childhood.”
- Red-eye direct flights between Taiwan and Shanghai started up yesterday. So if you ever wanted to make a 1am trip to Taipei, now you can.
- Mildly interested in Chinese football and Shanghai Shenhua, but didn’t have the time to really make all their games? Cammy at Wild East Football has put up a half-season review.
- In case you need to rid yourself of an organ (preferably not to buy an iPad), there are now 10 hospitals in Shanghai that are actually allowed to carry out transplants of hearts, kidneys, livers and lungs. Also, some details about how the national organ donor program works: “The program allows the organs of people who die of “cardiac death” to be used in transplants if the person has registered as a donor and their family agrees, or the family decides to donate the organs.”