China Daily (Canada) - - SHANGHAI -

Ac­cord­ing to a sur­vey con­ducted by Youth Daily which polled 346 univer­sity grad­u­ates in Shanghai, more than 60 per­cent of re­spon­dents choose to share their apart­ments with one or more room­mates while about 30 per­cent of them spend more than 40 per­cent of their salaries on rent. In ad­di­tion, about 46 per­cent of the grad­u­ates con­sid­ered an in­de­pen­dent liv­ing en­vi­ron­ment to be a very im­por­tant fac­tor when rent­ing a home. This is fol­lowed by fac­tors such as prox­im­ity to work­place and low rental costs. Tra­di­tional real es­tate agents are still the most pop­u­lar rental medium (36.9 per­cent) for young peo­ple, while 20.7 per­cent of those polled use on­line por­tals to search for a liv­ing space.

Ex­perts from lead­ing hos­pi­tals in Shanghai will be set­ting up a brain health database that in­cludes records of more than 100,000 se­nior cit­i­zens, said Pei Gang, president of Tongji Univer­sity, on the of­fi­cial web­site of the mu­nic­i­pal govern­ment. The database will con­tain im­por­tant in­for­ma­tion from a 20-year re­search on the in­flu­ence of the en­vi­ron­ment and habits of the city’s de­men­tia pa­tients who are aged above 60. Ac­cord­ing to pub­lic in­for­ma­tion, about 5 per­cent of Chi­nese aged above 65 and more than 30 per­cent of those aged above 85 suf­fer from de­men­tia.

The peo­ple of Shanghai have the high­est sci­en­tific lit­er­acy lev­els in China, ac­cord­ing to the lat­est sur­vey con­ducted by the China As­so­ci­a­tion for Science and Tech­nol­ogy, re­ported Wen­hui Daily. The Shang­hainese lit­er­acy level in 2015 was 18.71 per­cent and some of the rea­sons for this in­clude the ed­u­ca­tion lev­els of peo­ple in Shanghai — 37.63 per­cent of them have at­tended col­lege, much higher than the na­tional av­er­age of 29.19 per­cent. The sur­vey also dis­cov­ered that Shanghai res­i­dents are most in­ter­ested in tech­nol­ogy-re­lated news and in­for­ma­tion while teach­ers, doc­tors, sci­en­tists, and engi­neers rank among the most re­spected pro­fes­sions.

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