China Daily (Canada) - - SHANGHAI -

De­spite the luke­warm re­cep­tion for the Ap­ple iPhone SE in the United States, the new 4- inch iPhone which boasts nearly the same con­fig­u­ra­tion as the iPhone 6, was sold out in Shang­hai within the first week of its re­lease. Pre-or­ders for the phone in China started on March 24 and they were sup­posed to be avail­able for sale start­ing Mar 31 but there is no stock shown on its of­fi­cial web­site.

Ac­cord­ing to an in­dus­try in­sider, the main rea­son is that there is not enough stock avail­able for cus­tomers to pur­chase, and does not nec­es­sar­ily in­di­cate the pop­u­lar­ity of the iPhone SE.

Although the reg­u­la­tion that pro­hibits driv­ers to sound their horns within the Outer Ring Road in Shang­hai was passed al­most a decade ago, many peo­ple are still flout­ing the rules fre­quently. Ac­cord­ing to statis­tics from Shang­hai’s pub­lic se­cu­rity bureau, there were 2,857 such in­ci­dents that were dealt with by traf­fic po­lice of­fi­cers be­tween March 25 and April 9.

The sec­ond phase of the busi­ness avi­a­tion base that is be­ing built at the Shang­hai Hongqiao In­ter­na­tional Air­port will be com­pleted in 2018 while oper­a­tions will com­mence a year later, said Lu Xun, deputy gen­eral man­ager of the Shang­hai Hawker Pa­cific Busi­ness Avi­a­tion Ser­vice Cen­ter. Lu, speak­ing dur­ing the Asian Busi­ness Avi­a­tion Con­fer­ence & Ex­hi­bi­tion 2016, said that an­other hangar of the same size will be built to the south of the ex­ist­ing fa­cil­ity. In 2015, a to­tal of 5,536 busi­ness flights de­parted from Shang­hai In­ter­na­tional Air­port.

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