The municipal government of Shanghai is planning to add another nine metro lines with a total length of about 285 kilometers between 2017 and 2025, reported Xinmin. com. Over the last two decades, Shanghai has constructed the world's longest metro line, one that made 8.09 million passenger trips on a daily basis in the first half of 2015. The total length of the subway network will reach 1,000 kilometers by 2025, and the waiting time for trains at Shanghai’s major metro line stations will be shortened to two minutes in the next five years, Gu Weihua, president of Shanghai Shentong Metro Group Co Ltd was quoted as saying by eastday.com.
Shanghai will terminate its three-decade-long university recruitment drive starting this fall, according to the new recruiting policy issued by the local education regulator, reported China Education Daily. The 51,000 students in Shanghai who will take the national college entrance examination this year will benefit from the new policy, as each of them can choose from 60 majors across 10 general universities.
A story about American tourist Kevin Cook needing just $20 to travel around Shanghai in a day has raised much discussion among Chinese netizens about how people can be frugal without missing the best sights and sounds of the city, according to Xinhuanet.com. Despite the conservative budget, Cook managed to eat three meals, take a ride on the metro line and spend a night in a youth hostel. He even had 7 yuan left at the end of his day.
The rehearsals for the first Mandarin product ion of TheLionKing kicked off in early April, ahead of its global debut at the Walt Disney Grand Theatre in Shanghai Disney Resort on June 16, Shanghai Disney Resort and Disney Theatrical Productions announced on April 14. The Mandarin version will mark the ninth language the highly successful Broadway musical is produced in. TheLion King has been enjoyed by audiences in 20 countries across six continents since 1997. “The adapted script and language will enhance the theatrical experience for Chinese guests, allowing them to connect with the dialogue and gain a deeper understanding of the show’s themes and messages,” said Anthony Lyn, the Associate Director of TheLionKing. The entire story is brought to life through sophisticated stagecraft, puppetry and choreography.
A Shanghai court recently took away a woman's right of custody of her husband, who became mentally impaired after a car accident in 2003, giving custody to the man’s father instead. After taking care of him for eight years, the wife rented an apartment and lived separately from her husband, leaving him in the care of his father. Lu’s father then filed a lawsuit with the Shanghai Pudong New District People’s Court last year, requesting for the court to remove his daughter-in-law’s custody rights.