China Daily (Canada) - - SHANGHAI -

Shang­hai’s met r o depart­ment es­ti­mated that more than 120,000 tourists had trav­eled to the newly opened Dis­ney Re­sort metro sta­tion on Line 11 each day dur­ing the three-day La­bor Day holiday. While the Shang­hai Dis­ney­land is sched­uled to open only on June 16, vis­i­tors can al­ready ac­cess the Dis­ney­town area sur­round­ing the theme park. As the shops and restau­rants have yet to open for business, vis­i­tors flocked to the two con­ve­nience stores and cart ven­dors for re­fresh­ments. A num­ber of peo­ple had even brought their own food and drinks, along with por­ta­ble chairs. Au­thor­i­ties have ad­vised against trav­el­ing to the Dis­ney Re­sort dur­ing peak hours (10am - 11am, 3pm - 5pm).

The 127-story Shang­hai Tower started op­er­a­tional tri­als on April 27 and has opened its ex­hi­bi­tion hall lo­cated on level B1 show­cas­ing the con­struc­tion process of the build­ing as well as mod­els of the world’s tallest sky­scrapers. The open­ing hours of the ex­hi­bi­tion (adults: 50 yuan; se­nior cit­i­zens and chil­dren: 30 yuan) is from 9am to 5pm. The build­ing, which will also house a hotel, a mu­seum and an art gallery, will open its ob­ser­va­tion deck on the 119th floor later this year. At 632 me­ters, the Shang­hai Tower — it cost 14.8 bil­lion yuan ($2.27 bil­lion) to build — is the world's sec­ond-tallest build­ing, af­ter the 828-me­ter Burj Khal­ifa in Dubai.

A new Anti-Coun­ter­feit­ing and Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion sys­tem (ACC) that gives art­works a unique ID to dis­tin­guish them from knock- offs has been launched by the In­dus­try As­so­ci­a­tion of Arts and Crafts in Shang­hai. En­dorsed by 18 na­tion­ally rec­og­nized jade artists, the sys­tem works by tak­ing a 3D scan and im­age of the orig­i­nal piece be­fore gen­er­at­ing an ID which is au­then­ti­cated by the artist, the in­dus­try as­so­ci­a­tion and the of­fi­cial ACC sys­tem. The au­then­tic­ity of an art­work can then be ver­i­fied by scan­ning the QR code us­ing a smart phone.

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