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Bowing to intense pressure from local residents, authorities in an eastern Chinese city abandoned plans to build a controversial sewage pipeline for a paper mill, the local government announced Saturday.

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Shanghai's F1 design inspirationupdated: Sat Jun 23 2012 01:27:00

F1 designer Hermann Tilke gives CNN an inside track into the Shanghai International Circuit ahead of Sunday's race.

Schumacher hopes to repay Chinese fansupdated: Thu Apr 05 2012 13:18:00

Seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher is hoping to repay his Chinese fans with a win in Shanghai next weekend -- despite admitting he's "never had much luck" at the Formula One circuit.

Murray faces Nishikori in Shanghai semisupdated: Fri Oct 14 2011 15:58:00

World No. 4 Andy Murray is on course to reach a third successive Asian final after ending the Shanghai Masters hopes of Australian qualifier Matthew Ebden on Friday.

Shanghai subway collision leaves hundreds hurtupdated: Tue Sep 27 2011 22:08:00

Two subway trains collided in a tunnel Tuesday afternoon in downtown Shanghai, injuring more than 260 passengers, according to state media and the subway operator.

Subway trains collide in Shanghaiupdated: Tue Sep 27 2011 22:08:00

Hundreds are hurt when two subway trains collide in a tunnel in downtown Shanghai

Lead poisoning scare shuts 2 Shanghai plantsupdated: Fri Sep 16 2011 08:43:00

Two plants in Shanghai -- including a unit of an American company -- were ordered to suspend production after children in the vicinity came down with lead poisoning, government authorities said Friday.

Eight children hospitalized after attack at Shanghai day careupdated: Mon Aug 29 2011 09:29:00

A day care worker in Shanghai attacked eight children with a knife Monday, sending five boys and three girls to the hospital with cuts on their necks and faces, Chinese state media reported.

Shanghai's best hole-in-the-wall sushi restaurantupdated: Fri Jul 22 2011 22:10:00

"I don't even know who the 'Blues Brothers' are," confesses Sheng Sushi manager Elwood Zhang. "A lot of Americans come in and ask if we like that movie. I've never seen it."

Shanghai bids to be 'Paris of the East' once moreupdated: Fri Jun 10 2011 07:45:00

Gleaming as much from being brand new as from its shiny exhibits, the Shanghai Museum of Glass is the latest high-concept museum to open in the city.

Shanghai Auto Show cranks up amid worries over supply-chain shortagesupdated: Tue Apr 19 2011 14:51:00

The Shanghai Auto Show -- the biggest automobile exhibition in the most lucrative car market in the world -- opens Tuesday amidst a flurry of China-focused global car premieres. Meanwhile, shortages in the supply chain continue to worry car manufacturers, just one month after Japan's devastating earthquake and tsunami.

GM unveils new car for China-only brandupdated: Tue Apr 19 2011 14:51:00

CNN's Eunice Yoon reports on why foreign carmakers are developing more Chinese brands.

Shanghai Disney Resort breaks ground in Chinaupdated: Fri Apr 08 2011 08:35:00

The Walt Disney Company broke ground Friday on the Shanghai Disney Resort, after getting approval from the Chinese central government in Beijing.

Covering the news in Shanghai, Chinaupdated: Mon Mar 07 2011 23:56:00

CNN's Stan Grant meets a famed Shanghai TV reporter, learns how Chinese television news works.

Live from Shanghai: Tireless reporter makes markupdated: Mon Mar 07 2011 23:56:00

For more than a decade, television journalist Xuan Kejiong has covered almost every major disaster in China's largest metropolis, from fires and typhoons to robberies and murders.

10 ways to look like a local in Asiaupdated: Thu Feb 03 2011 08:56:00

Burp, don't burp. Slurp, don't slurp. The rules of social protocol around the world are as varied, and as conflicting, as countries on the planet. So how's a traveler to know what to do, when and where?

Americans fall for rising Shanghaiupdated: Thu Jan 20 2011 11:31:00

Inside the three-story "Chinatown" nightclub, the packed building that once housed a Japanese temple was anything but Zen on a recent Friday night.

Shanghai: The 'Paris' of Asiaupdated: Thu Jan 20 2011 11:31:00

CNN's Stan Grant takes a look at the culture of Shanghai.

Chinese train sets speed record, says state mediaupdated: Fri Dec 03 2010 21:05:00

A Chinese high-speed train broke a world record Friday for fastest unmodified commercial train, reaching speeds of up to 481.1 kph (298.9 mph), state media reported.

Thousands mourn apartment fire victims in Shanghaiupdated: Sun Nov 21 2010 04:48:00

Mourners lined up Sunday to lay flowers in front of a charred 28-story high-rise in Shanghai, China, where a fire killed at least 58 people last week, witnesses told CNN.

Deadly apartment fire in Shanghaiupdated: Tue Nov 16 2010 09:20:00

Several people were killed after a high-rise apartment building caught fire in Shanghai, China.

Chinese artist says he's under house arrestupdated: Sat Nov 06 2010 05:24:00

A Chinese artist and activist said Saturday that he has been placed under house arrest for planning a demolition party to "observe" a government order to raze his studio.

Attendance passes 70 million at Shanghai Expoupdated: Mon Oct 25 2010 04:18:00

Attendance has passed 70 million at the Shanghai Expo, setting a record for world's fairs, organizers said Monday.

AgBank's Shanghai debut disappointsupdated: Thu Jul 15 2010 12:21:00

CNN's Eunice Yoon examines the debut of the Agricultural Bank of China, expected to become the world's largest IPO.

Shanghai rolls out record world's expoupdated: Fri Apr 30 2010 12:49:00

Han Guiqun, 91, has seen a lot of history pass in Shanghai: civil war, World War II, the Cultural Revolution and the nation's dramatic economic reform.

Super-sized Shanghai World Expo opensupdated: Fri Apr 30 2010 12:49:00

CNN's Emily Change explains what efforts China has made to make the Shanghai World Expo successful.

A history of world's fairsupdated: Fri Apr 30 2010 03:15:00

An estimated $58 billion has been pumped into the local economy in preparations for Expo 2010 Shanghai, which runs from May 1 to October 31, with 70 million visitors expected. According to Chinese state-run media, 179 countries and 57 international organizations are confirmed to participate in the Asian nation's first time hosting the event -- which began in 1851 in London as the first world's fair.

Shanghai crackdown nets more than 6,000updated: Tue Apr 20 2010 04:41:00

More than 6,000 people were detained for crimes such as theft and prostitution during a recent 12-day police crackdown in Shanghai, Chinese media reported.

3 Americans killed in Shanghai plane crashupdated: Sat Nov 28 2009 18:06:00

Three American crew members died when a Zimbabwean cargo plane crashed early Saturday at Shanghai's Pudong International Airport, the U.S. Embassy in Beijing said.

Shanghai plane crashupdated: Sat Nov 28 2009 18:06:00

Three Americans die in the fiery crash of a cargo plane at Shanghai airport. CNN's John Vause reports

Mickelson holds off charging Els for Shanghai titleupdated: Sun Nov 08 2009 12:12:00

World No. 2 Phil Mickelson held his nerve at the final hole to end a difficult year on a high with a one-shot victory at the HSBC Champions tournament in Shanghai.

'Fatigued' Federer pulls out of Asian eventsupdated: Fri Sep 25 2009 11:37:00

World number one Roger Federer has pulled out of next month's Japan Open and Shanghai Masters because of fatigue.

Fortune: China's amazing new bullet trainupdated: Thu Aug 06 2009 10:06:00

When lunch break comes at the construction site between Shanghai and Suzhou in eastern China, Xi Tong-li and his fellow laborers bolt for some nearby trees and the merciful slivers of shade they provide. It's 95 degrees and humid -- a typically oppressive summer day in southeastern China -- but it's not just mad dogs and Englishmen who go out in the midday sun.

Man slays 5 officers, sets fire at police stationupdated: Tue Jul 07 2009 13:13:00

A man wielding a knife broke into a Shanghai-area police station Tuesday, killing five police officers and injuring four others, authorities said. Shanghai: After Beijing Games, Back in the Spotlightupdated: Wed Sep 17 2008 13:00:00

Shunted into the wings for the capital's coming-out party, China's second city swaggers back onto the global stage World Stocks Fall Sharply Amid Financial Fearsupdated: Thu Sep 11 2008 14:00:00

World stock markets fell sharply Thursday as troubles at U.S. investment bank Lehman Brothers fanned fears of more credit-market losses and drove down financial company shares across the region China's Tallest Building to Open in Shanghaiupdated: Thu Aug 28 2008 11:00:00

China's tallest building, the 101-story Shanghai World Financial Center, will open to the public on Saturday, 14 years after its developer began the project

Model killed in Shanghaiupdated: Sat Jul 12 2008 00:18:00

CTV's Steven Chao reports on the investigation of a Canadian model murdered in China. Man With Knife Kills 5 Shanghai Copsupdated: Tue Jul 01 2008 17:00:00

A jobless man bent on revenge and armed with a butcher knife stormed a police station in Shanghai on Tuesday Chinese Producer Prices Up 8.1% Year-Over-Yearupdated: Fri May 09 2008 11:00:00

China's producer price index, a key indicator of inflation, rose 8.1 per cent in April over the same month a year earlier, the government reported Friday, as a top economic official sought new controls to cool rising prices

Report: Shanghai bus incident kills threeupdated: Mon May 05 2008 02:50:00

Three people were killed and at least 12 hurt when a bus burned in Shanghai, China on Monday, a state-run news agency reported.

Kickstarting the economyupdated: Thu Mar 20 2008 04:27:00

CNN's Todd Benjamin looks at the Fed's interest rate cut and what it means for global markets.

Fortune: Building Shanghai's tower of powerupdated: Wed Jan 09 2008 05:53:00

Before following his father into the property business, Minoru Mori dreamed of becoming a novelist. So when he returned from an October 1993 visit to Shanghai talking excitedly of a plan to construct the world's tallest building on the impoverished east side of the city's Huangpu River, rivals in Tokyo snickered that Mori had rekindled his interest in fiction.

Chinese marketsupdated: Sun Dec 30 2007 23:21:00

CNN's Eunice Yoon reports that Chinese investors who enjoyed a financially beneficial year may shy away in 2008. Paris Hilton's Shanghai Surpriseupdated: Thu Nov 22 2007 13:02:00

"Shanghai looks like the future!" Justin Gimelstob: Race to Shanghai, Davis finals spice up fall calendarupdated: Thu Sep 27 2007 22:38:00

Professional tennis takes a backseat to the mainstream sports world in the fall. As far as most Americans are concerned, the ATP season effectively ends after the U.S. Open.

Storm captured on cameraupdated: Thu Sep 20 2007 01:11:00

I-Reporter Michael Tilley shot video of the effects of Typhoon Wipha while driving through Keelung, Taiwan.

Typhoon Wipha makes landfallupdated: Wed Sep 19 2007 13:30:00

Typhoon Wipha makes landfall south of Shanghai, China. CNN's John Vause reports.

CNNMoney: China sees record-setting IPOupdated: Wed Sep 19 2007 07:24:00

China Construction Bank Corp., the country's biggest property lender, has raised $7.7 billion in mainland China's biggest initial public offering so far, state media reported Wednesday.

International weather updateupdated: Tue Sep 18 2007 12:18:00

CNN's Fritz Nivose has your latest forecast in the international weather update. Yao Ming Marries Girlfriend in Shanghaiupdated: Tue Aug 07 2007 11:04:00

Houston Rockets' star center Yao Ming married longtime girlfriend - and basketball player for the Chinese national women's team - Ye Li at a posh hotel in his hometown of Shanghai on Monday, reports the Associated Press.

Fortune: China's new cultural revolutionupdated: Thu May 17 2007 05:53:00

On a crowded Sunday morning inside the Forbidden City, one of China's best-known TV anchors is warily eyeing a squat, slope-roofed building that for five centuries housed the office of the emperor'...

Fortune: Dispelling the China markets mythupdated: Wed Feb 28 2007 11:48:00

It's the start of a new lunar calendar here in China and what better way to commence the Year of the Pig than with profit-taking stampedes on exchanges in Shenzhen and Shanghai that drag down markets around the globe?

Fortune: China's pre-year of the pig wedding boomupdated: Sat Feb 17 2007 12:37:00

The beaming bride in a white wedding gown, the eyes of 400 guests upon her, grips the arm of her groom and walks down the red-carpeted aisle of the hotel ballroom. It could be a wedding anywhere, e...

Shanghai Forumupdated: Wed Oct 25 2006 09:09:00

The Scene spent the day in Shanghai with actress Bai Ling. Do you have a favorite hangout in Shanghai? What's your favorite Bai Ling movie? Send us your suggestions and read your comments below.

Shanghai: Insider tipsupdated: Wed Oct 25 2006 09:07:00

What are your insider tips for Shanghai? Share them in the forum.

Shanghai: Bai Ling's top picksupdated: Wed Oct 25 2006 07:44:00

Best thing about Shanghai: The early morning sunlight sparkling over the river along the Bund, many boats slowly moving in their own melody like in a surreal painting. It seems as if the river is smiling with an open heart. It feels like you can walk on the most gentle and soft land on earth, it is a dream land that only happens then.

Shanghai: City guideupdated: Wed Oct 25 2006 07:23:00

From Pudong Airport, take the Shanghai Transrapid train for a high speed (270mph) levitated ride, then pick up the metro into the center of Shanghai.

Shanghai: City overviewupdated: Wed Oct 25 2006 07:05:00

Hot, humid and swept by typhoons, Shanghai is the brightest star on the oriental horizon.

Manchester City book Shanghai tripupdated: Wed Jun 07 2006 03:36:00

Manchester City will warm up for the new English premier league season in a four-team tournament in China.

Gold price reaches $700 markupdated: Wed May 10 2006 01:46:00

Gold rose to a 25-year high above $700 an ounce on Wednesday, prompting some investors to take profits on bullion's sharp rally this year, while platinum surged to a record high on speculative buying.

Shanghai Diaryupdated: Wed Apr 05 2006 01:02:00

CNN International anchor and correspondent Kristie LuStout files her "Shanghai Diary" as part of CNN's extensive "Eye on China" coverage.

The real Shanghai dealupdated: Tue Apr 04 2006 20:04:00

Shanghai is a city for international foodies -- you can savor the salt roasted lamb at M on the Bund, twirl through the fresh pasta at Palladio, or just bask in the glam atmosphere of Jean-Georges.

In one Chinese village, 'Real Ales Served Here'updated: Wed Mar 29 2006 19:58:00

Twenty-five miles from Shanghai, scores of Chinese workers are putting the finishing touches on a little bit of Britain.

A tale of two Chinese citiesupdated: Tue Mar 28 2006 04:33:00

In December 2003, Chinese-American James Ku helped establish a start-up in Shanghai, promoting Chinese business to American investors.

Shanghai keeps Masters until 2008updated: Tue Mar 14 2006 14:38:00

The Masters Cup, the lucrative year-end finale to the men's tennis tour, will stay in Shanghai until at least 2008, organizers said on Tuesday.

Fortune: Shanghaied in Floridaupdated: Thu Mar 02 2006 14:45:00

Alachua, Fla. (Pop. 7,020), is an unlikely place to look for signs of Chinese global domination. But look again. Along a lush stretch of U.S. Highway 441 about 12 miles northwest of Gainesville sits a rechargeable-battery factory. Its name: Moltech, or as it's known to its Chinese owners, Motaike, a transliteration whose characters mean "magic power."

Fortune: Shanghaied in Floridaupdated: Fri Feb 24 2006 13:12:00

ALACHUA, FLA. (POP. 7,020), is an unlikely place to look for signs of Chinese global domination. But look again. Along a lush stretch of U.S. Highway 441 about 12 miles northwest of Gainesville sit...

Shanghai skyline's splash of colorupdated: Wed Aug 24 2005 12:09:00

China is changing rapidly -- and nowhere faster than in the skyline of Shanghai.

Business 2.0: Making It In Chinaupdated: Mon Aug 01 2005 00:01:00

Seeing Barrett Comiskey lounging in the rooftop beer garden of Shanghai's fabled Peace Hotel at twilight, sipping his cool Tsingtao and gazing down at the hurly-burly street scene below, you may be...

European Tour to begin in Shanghaiupdated: Mon Jun 27 2005 13:10:00

The 2006 European Tour season begins in Shanghai, China, in November and will include five events -- three in Asia and two in South Africa -- before the end of the calendar year.

Shanghai: China's business engineupdated: Mon Apr 18 2005 19:17:00

Shanghai is the birthplace of the world's biggest anti-capitalist political movement.

Socialist-shopping in Shanghaiupdated: Thu Jan 27 2005 06:12:00

You can buy anything in modern Shanghai. Well, almost anything.

Shanghai to extend Maglev railupdated: Tue Nov 30 2004 06:21:00

China's biggest city, Shanghai, plans to extend the world's only commercially operating high-speed magnetic levitation line as part of preparations for hosting the 2010 World Expo, city officials said.

School turns over N. Koreansupdated: Thu Sep 30 2004 05:07:00

A private school in Shanghai run by Americans has turned over nine North Korean women to Chinese police after they entered the facility in an apparent bid for asylum.

Shanghai sizzles again with jazzupdated: Mon Aug 02 2004 00:55:00

In the 1930s, Shanghai, known as the Paris of the East, was the cabaret and jazz center of Asia.

Fortune: Knocking Out The Knockoffs How a Danish furniture retailer took on Chinese copycats and won (well, almost).updated: Mon Oct 02 2000 00:01:00

'I can make furniture just like Bo Concept's," brags Zheng Yong, a salesman at Xujiahui Furniture World in Shanghai, a cluttered department store near a busy shopping district. Based in one of the ...

Fortune: Vertically Challengedupdated: Mon Jun 07 1999 00:01:00

Not long ago, Shanghai officials were boasting that 80% of the world's cranes were at work in their city. That may have been a stretch, but it's true that countless buildings have flowered on this ...

Fortune: Borneo to Shanghaiupdated: Mon Feb 01 1999 00:01:00

When we read in the papers that the Sultan of Brunei's brother Prince Jefri had reportedly gone missing with some $8 billion of the family fortune, we knew just what to do: send our man Rich Behar ...

Fortune: TRADING PLACESupdated: Mon Jun 23 1997 00:01:00

Soon to be wed, Shanghai and Hong Kong have always had a strange love-hate relationship. They are not quite competitors, but certainly not friends. When I first began reporting from China in 1948 a...


Half a century ago Shanghai was East Asia's undisputed hub of finance. These days the city once hailed as the Paris of the Orient is straining to reclaim its glorious past--and succeeding by many m...

Fortune: GREAT WALL STREET FEVER IN CHINAupdated: Mon May 04 1992 00:01:00

Bustling stock markets may not be too far off for the People's Republic. Although its two fledgling securities exchanges -- Shanghai and Shenzhen -- list just 21 stocks between them, that number sh...

Fortune: Great Leap Forward II Marx's Breakfast, Tuesday's Children, The Bishops' Fog, and Other Matters.updated: Mon Nov 11 1985 00:01:00

China's first stockbroker will begin operation in Shanghai next month, trading in the shares of just over ten local companies that have sold equity to the Chinese public . . . Just under 20 Shangha...

Fortune: CHINA AFTER MARX: OPEN FOR BUSINESS? Companies are horrified to discover that the People's Republic is among the world's most exupdated: Mon Feb 18 1985 00:01:00

CHINA FEVER is easy to catch. Upbeat music from the American movie Flashdance greets arriving executives at Peking Airport. The new Great Wall Hotel, a U.S. joint venture, resembles the Hyatt Regen...

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