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  • Unrest in Hong Kong could allow Shanghai to emerge as primary financial center
    Unrest in Hong Kong could allow Shanghai to emerge as primary financial center
    Over the weekend, major unrest and student protests in the city of Hong Kong have left investors wondering if the former autonomous financial center will remain the primary gateway to global trade in Asia. In fact, on Sept. 29 a Chief Economist...
  • Trade organization soon to have over three billion people trading outside dollar
    Trade organization soon to have over three billion people trading outside dollar
    On Aug. 25, economist and financial researcherAlasdair Macleod reported that four new Central Asian countries will soon be joining the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), which will swell this Eastern economic coalition to a massive 3.05...
  • Michael Kors mesmerizes in Shanghai
    Michael Kors mesmerizes in Shanghai
    The spotlight can never shine bright enough on Michael Kors and all that he represents. We saw him walk the Red Carpet proudly at the "Charles James: Beyond Fashion" Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on Monday evening,...
  • Treasure Cove previewed for Shanghai park
    Pirates to land in Shanghai Disneyland
    A re-imagined pirates spectacle will greet the first visitors to Shanghai Disneyland, as per Disney CEO Bob Iger at the company's Annual Meeting of Shareholders. Anchoring the project will be a new iteration of the classic Pirates of the...
  • Grand Hotel Tremezzo Rooftop Suite
    How suite it is: 5 amazing, outrageous hotel suites
    Luxury hotels around the world offer over-the-top suites that come with many advantages: Better views, larger living spaces, bespoke services and amenities, and a host of privileges. They up the "wow factor" in luxury travel and put the ...
  • Zang Toi Fall 2014 Collection
    Zang Toi: '30s style Shanghai spendor lives again in Fall 2014 collection
    Given the frenetic level of activity among the press at this year’s Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, it is hard to see how the house of Zang Toi was missed. Indeed, there was no shortage of the annual de rigueur accolades for the established...
  • Shanghai
    Shanghai celebrates New Year with fewer fireworks
    Serious concerns over pollution levels in China have changed the scene for the celebration of the Chinese New Year. The Chinese government has urged it's citizens to refrain from the use of fireworks during what can be up to two weeks of...
  • shanghai smog
    Cold and windy weather expected to relieve Shanghai’s super smog
    Vivian, an American expat living in China, has been in Shanghai for more than 10 years but this was the first time she saw the city covered under such a thick layer of smog. “That’s enough and I am moving back to US in 2015," she...
  • PuLi Hotel & Spa Lobby
    72 hours in Shanghai
    Did you know that in early 2013, Shanghai established a 72-hour visa-free transit rule? This allows travelers to visit this modern, exciting city—known as the Paris of the East—for up to 72 hours without the hassle of a visa.As result,...
  • De Niro to develop in Shanghai
    Robert De Niro to build 1920's Shanghai restaurant and retail mall
    Robert De Niro and his business partners are set to develop land on Shanghai's Huangpu River waterfront, along Nanjing Road in the once glamorous Bund district. Project plans include a five-star hotel, major retail and cultural destinations,...
  • Chinese couple and child
    Chinese couple sell daughter to purchase iPhone
    Shanghai prosecutors have brought a human trafficking charge against a couple in China after finding they put their infant daughter up for adoption online and accepted money for the baby, according to Justice News Flash. The parents are unemployed...
  • Shanghai Free Trade Zone
    Shanghai free trade zone a positive step towards Chinese economic prosperity
    China inaugurated an 11 square mile free trade zone in Shanghai on Sept. 29 as an experiment in relaxing trade restrictions and financial regulations. The idea to open the market in Shanghai more than it ever has under communist Chinese rule is...
  • Shanghai Fireworks
    Sundance in Utah, golf in Florida, New Year’s in China
    This week’s travel deals include deals at Sundance in Utah, warm weather stays in Florida, and New Year’s Eve in China.Robert Redford’s resort in Sundance is offering special deals on rooms with dates that include early season...
  • Shanghai free-trade zone
    China to allow Facebook, Twitter so foreigners will feel 'at home'
    China will soon be allowed to have Facebook, though only in certain areas, the BBC reported on Sept. 24. The South China Morning Post noted this morning that the government will unlock Facebook, Twitter and other restricted websites but only in...
  • Shanghai skyline
    World's second-tallest building one step closer to completion
    Construction on the Shanghai Tower, which is the world's second-tallest building, reached a significant milestone over the weekend. According to UPI on August 3, work on the exterior of the building was completed, bringing the structural work...