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China Daily (Canada) - - SHANGHAI -

A spe­cial themed show about Chi­nese art and cul­ture by the Na­tional Base for In­ter­na­tional Cul­ture Trade (Shang­hai) was held at the Amer­i­can Li­cens­ing Expo in Las Ve­gas from June 21 to 23. The ex­ec­u­tive vice-pres­i­dent of the Palace Mu­seum Wang Yamin and his team brought 163 cre­ations in­clud­ing hand em­broi­dered silk, ce­ram­ics, elab­o­rate tra­di­tional Chi­nese clothes as well as back­packs, note­books and toys to the ex­hi­bi­tion. “This is our de­but at such an in­flu­en­tial ex­hi­bi­tion. As China’s cul­ture and cre­ativ­ity in­dus­try flour­ishes, we wish to show the world our prod­ucts as well as Chi­nese cul­tural cre­ativ­ity,” said Ren Yib­iao, gen­eral man­ager of NBICT.

Cell Re­search, a life science jour­nal that was launched in China in 1990, has for the first time been deemed as one of the most in­flu­en­tial of its kind in terms of the fre­quency of it be­ing cited. The 2016 Jour­nal Ci­ta­tion Re­ports re­leased by Thom­son Reuters on June 13 showed that the im­pact fac­tor, a cal­cu­lated in­dex of be­ing cited, of Cell Re­search rose to 14.812 last year, higher than the ac­claimed Na­ture Struc­tural & Molec­u­lar Bi­ol­ogy and Molec­u­lar Cell jour­nal. The re­port also stated that the jour­nal, which is jointly cre­ated by the In­sti­tute of Bio­chem­istry and Cell Bi­ol­ogy at the Chi­nese Academy of Sciences and the Chi­nese So­ci­ety for Cell Bi­ol­ogy, took 10th place among the 423 jour­nals in the area of bio­chem­istry, molec­u­lar and cell bi­ol­ogy in the rank­ings.

The Shang­hai Mu­nic­i­pal Trans­port Com­mis­sion on June 18 an­nounced a new re­stric­tion on car plates, al­low­ing only reg­is­tered Shang­hai res­i­dents or im­mi­grants who have paid in­come-tax for more than three years in Shang­hai to bid for one, ac­cord­ing to Xin­hua News Agency. Prospec­tive buy­ers who have com­mit­ted traf­fic vi­o­la­tions within a year of pur­chase have also been pro­hib­ited from buy­ing a Shang­hai car plate. The new reg­u­la­tion will take ef­fect on July 19.

About 54 per­cent of em­ployed peo­ple in Shang­hai dream of start­ing their own busi­ness, and 20.6 per­cent of them have al­ready taken steps to do so, ac­cord­ing to a sur­vey con­ducted by a divi­sion un­der the Shang­hai Mu­nic­i­pal Statis­tics Bureau. The re­search is based on re­sponses by 997 peo­ple aged be­tween 18 and 60. The sur­vey re­sults showed that 76.9 per­cent of those aged from 18 to 20 want to be busi­ness starters, the high­est among all age groups. In ad­di­tion, 62.3 per­cent of the re­spon­dents “like” their jobs while 25.7 per­cent “love” it. Only 1.7 per­cent picked the “dis­like” op­tion.

Pudong po­lice de­tained three sus­pects for il­le­gal hunt­ing ac­tiv­i­ties af­ter chanc­ing upon their nine hunt­ing nets, five hounds, a steel cage and a cap­tured rab­bit dur­ing a daily pa­trol on June 17, ac­cord­ing to east­day.com. The sus­pects, all aged above 50, claimed they were un­aware that hunt­ing is pro­hib­ited in the place they were in and have con­fessed to their vi­o­la­tions. The trio are still be­ing in­ves­ti­gated.

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