China Daily (Canada) - - SHANGHAI -

Peo­ple who en­gage in aerial pho­tog­ra­phy at the Shang­hai Dis­ney Re­sort with­out prior ap­proval may be slapped with fines up to 30,000 yuan ($4,500), ac­cord­ing to the lat­est reg­u­la­tions is­sued by the ad­min­is­tra­tive com­mit­tee of Shang­hai In­ter­na­tional Tourism and Re­sorts Zone. The new pol­icy is said to be a re­ac­tive mea­sure against sim­i­lar prob­lems that oc­curred dur­ing the trial op­er­a­tion pe­riod of the Shang­hai In­ter­na­tional Tourism and Re­sorts Zone, which in­cludes Shang­hai Dis­ney. In order to main­tain a safe and clean en­vi­ron­ment, the com­mit­tee has also pro­hib­ited il­le­gal tour guides, swim­ming in pub­lic wa­ters, ticket scalpers as well as van­dal­ism.

Dream­Works An­i­ma­tion’s orig­i­nal mu­si­cal Mada­gas­car com­pleted its China de­but at Shang­hai’s Ma­jes­tic Theater on July 2. The mu­si­cal, which is about the ad­ven­tures of 10 an­i­mals from New York’s Cen­tral Park Zoo, is aimed at bring­ing a full Broad­way ex­pe­ri­ence to the au­di­ence in Shang­hai by up­grad­ing the chore­og­ra­phy of the clas­sic song I Like To Move It and in­cor­po­rat­ing dif­fer­ent gen­res of mu­sic into the show. Mada­gas­car has made more than $10 bil­lion dol­lars world­wide since 2005.

With a his­tory of more than 100 years, Zhong­shan Park has since June 30 be­come the city’s first park to be opened round-the-clock, ac­cord­ing to La­bor Daily. To en­sure the safety of vis­i­tors at night, the park in­stalled 18 SOS de­vices along the main boule­vard and se­cu­rity per­son­nel can also mon­i­tor the 209,600-square-me­ter park through more than 300 sur­veil­lance cam­eras. Many res­i­dents in the area have wel­comed the new open­ing hours and they have also urged the park man­age­ment to ad­just the busi­ness hours of shops and other fa­cil­i­ties within the com­pound.

Re­verse mort­gage, a type of loan that al­lows a home owner to con­vert a part of his prop­erty into cash, is now of­fi­cial in Shang­hai, with eight cases be­ing no­ta­rized to date, ac­cord­ing to Xin­min Evening News. The China In­sur­ance Reg­u­la­tory Com­mis­sion had in 2014 named four pi­lot cities — Shang­hai, Bei­jing, Wuhan ( Hubei prov­ince) and Guangzhou (Guang­dong prov­ince) — to be a part of a re­verse mort­gage trial that will boost fi­nan­cial sup­port for el­derly peo­ple. As many as 77 peo­ple have bought sim­i­lar in­sur­ance prod­ucts in th­ese four pi­lot cities as of March this year.

Jiemian, a dig­i­tal news provider un­der Shang­hai United Me­dia Group, re­ceived more than 300 mil­lion yuan ($45 mil­lion) in its lat­est Se­ries B fi­nanc­ing which was led by Kun­lun Trust Co Ltd, an arm of China Na­tional Petroleum Corp. The new investment will en­able Jiemian to launch orig­i­nal videos and au­dio news as well as cover more sec­tors in­clud­ing ed­u­ca­tion, health, tourism and gam­ing in the fu­ture, said Hua Wei, ex­ec­u­tive pres­i­dent of Jiemian. The com­pany se­cured 90 mil­lion yuan in cap­i­tal last Septem­ber and it cur­rently has a monthly view­er­ship of about 90 mil­lion.

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