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.