A much friendlier game with the Liaoning Dinosaurs – from Georgetown Sports Information via the New York Times
Curious about what those American university teams – Georgetown and Duke – did with their days in Shanghai? Not get into fights, thank goodness! The Blue Devils went shopping at Shanghai Market while the Georgetown team visited the Bund and remarked that “Shanghai is a far more modernized city compared to Beijing.” They then proceeded to beat the Liaoning Dinosaurs without being beat on.
We’re also apparently a lot less squeamish compared to Beijing. While they’re raising a ruckus over their “pornographic sex-ed textbooks,” we’re welcoming a sex-ed pilot program into 18 primary schools.
- Xiang Weiyi, the two-year-old “miracle survivor” of the deadly Wenzhou crash, who was found days after officials declared there were none left alive, is now heading to Shanghai for further treatment of her leg injuries.
- No worries guys, Shanghai Grand Carnival is happy once again! After a worker strike last week, half the employees at the expo carnival site received their unpaid wages over the weekend.
- Meanwhile, trouble is brewing over at Groupon in China (Gaopeng) – after they informed over a quarter of their staff that they were being fired, some refused to leave. “One Gaopeng employee, who asked to remain anonymous, told Shanghai Daily yesterday they would agree to leave if offered two months’ salary as compensation.”
- Uh oh! Termites are becoming a major threat to many of Shanghai’s historic buildings – with nearly 60%, including the Xuhui Art Museum and Jing’an Villa, having problems.