China Daily (Canada) - - SHANGHAI -

Shang­hai wel­comed its 100 mil­lionth flight pas­sen­ger in De­cem­ber, mak­ing it the fifth city in the world to do so, fol­low­ing Lon­don, New York, At­lanta and Tokyo. Shang­hai Pudong In­ter­na­tional Air­port and Hongqiao In­ter­na­tional Air­port ac­counted for 11 per­cent of pas­sen­gers among all the air­ports in China in 2015. With air­port in­fra­struc­ture up­grades and grow­ing air traf­fic de­mand, Shang­hai’s two air­ports are ex­pected to han­dle more than 120 mil­lion pas­sen­gers an­nu­ally by 2020, ac­cord­ing to the Shang­hai Air­port Author­ity.

Short-term wages will soar from 20 yuan ($2.88) per hour to as high as 30 yuan dur­ing the com­ing six weeks as the Chi­nese Spring Fes­ti­val ap­proaches, re­ported lo­cal pa­per Jiefang Daily. As of De­cem­ber 2016, Shang­hai is ranked first in the na­tion for min­i­mum monthly salaries (2,190 yuan), while Shen­zhen and Tian­jin fol­low with 2,030 yuan and 1,950 yuan re­spec­tively, ac­cord­ing to the Min­istry of Hu­man Re­sources and So­cial Se­cu­rity.

In terms of hourly min­i­mum wages, Bei­jing of­fers the high­est at 21 yuan per hour, fol­lowed by Tian­jin (19.5 yuan) and Shang­hai (19 yuan). The low­est monthly wage is 1,270 yuan in Qing­hai prov­ince and the low­est hourly pay is 12.6 yuan in Hainan prov­ince.

As many as 23 per­cent of the city’s two-in­come fam­i­lies are not able to have din­ner with their fam­ily mem­bers due to work com­mit­ments or long com­mut­ing times.

Ac­cord­ing to a sur­vey con­ducted by La­bor Daily, 54 per­cent of the 1,057 work­ing fam­ily mem­bers polled do not have time for cook­ing while nearly 42 per­cent of them con­sume din­ner only af­ter 7 pm. The re­search also found that nutri­tion (82 per­cent), taste (75 per­cent), food safety (61 per­cent) and emo­tional com­mu­ni­ca­tion (38 per­cent) are the main con­sid­er­a­tions dur­ing din­ner time.

Thirty four sus­pects have been pros­e­cuted for telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions fraud in Shang­hai’s Pudong New Area, ac­cord­ing to East­day. In Oc­to­ber 2015, Chi­nese po­lice ar­rested 73 peo­ple in In­done­sia sus­pected to be in­volved in a phone fraud ring that also com­prised 34 other sus­pects from the Chi­nese prov­inces of Fu­jian, Hu­nan, Guizhou, Jiangsu, Sichuan, Guang­dong and Guangxi Zhuang au­ton­o­mous re­gion. Dur­ing the pe­riod be­tween April and Oc­to­ber 2015, nearly 130 peo­ple na­tion­wide fell prey to this fraud, los­ing a com­bined to­tal of more than 3 mil­lion yuan.

Four work­ers were found to have been suf­fo­cated to death by fallen stain­less steel sheets at a steel com­pany in Pu­tuo dis­trict. Ac­cord­ing to a man sur­named Zhou, the owner of a con­ve­nience store lo­cated be­side the com­pany, he heard cries for help at 9 am and had rushed out to find the work­ers pinned down by the steel sheets which each weighed about 40 kilo­grams. It took 20 min­utes to res­cue the trapped work­ers.

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