Tiger swap to improve gene pool

Jul 12, 2012|By Pan Zheng

The Suzhou Breeding Base of the South China Tiger and the Shanghai Zoo began a tiger exchange on July 10 to prevent this rare species from in-breeding. A male South ...

Shanghai scenic spots to offer discounts

Jul 12, 2012|By Hu Min

ABOUT 30 scenic spots in Shanghai will offer 50 percent discounts during the Shanghai Tourism Festival this autumn. Some famous attractions are expected to be on the ...

Taxi fuel surcharge to be rescinded

Jul 11, 2012|By Pan Zheng

Suzhou authorities said they will rescind the fuel surcharge on taxi trips because of a drop in oil prices. The fuel surcharge was implemented on March 22 when the ...

Suzhou athletes win berth in Olympics

Jul 11, 2012|By Pan Zheng

Nine Suzhou athletes have been included in the China Olympics Team and will compete in six events in London. The China Team for the London Olympics was named in Beijing ...

Fast and furious speed skating action

Jul 10, 2012|By Pan Zheng

The 27th Speed Skating Championship (track) will take place at the Suzhou Training Base for China Roller Skating Association from July 20 to 22. The country's top ...

China-Africa People's Forum opens

Jul 10, 2012|By Pan Zheng

The Second China-Africa People's Forum opened at Suzhou Taihu Lake International Convention Center today. Non-government organization representatives from 35 African ...

City to install more weather screens

Jul 9, 2012|By Pan Zheng

About 3,000 weather information screens will be installed around Suzhou by 2015 and vague words such as "sometimes" and "parts of the region" will be used less ...

SIP continues to thrive under joint steering council

Jul 9, 2012|By Pan Zheng

The 14th Meeting of the China-Singapore Joint Steering Council was held in Suzhou on July 6. Wang Qishan, vice Premier of the State Council and chairman of the Chinese ...

Cabbies' honesty a sign of Shanghai's good character

Jul 9, 2012|By Zha Minjie & Liang Yiwen

IN the recent Lujiazui Forum, a top government financial official pointed to a small thing that is a very good indication of Shanghai's potential to become a bigger ...

Table Tennis Open tickets go on sale

Jul 6, 2012|By Pan Zheng

Tickets have gone on sale for the Harmony 2012 China Table Tennis Open, which will take place in the Suzhou Sports Center from August 22-26. This is the fourth time ...

Time to savor 'June Yellow'

Jul 6, 2012|By Pan Zheng

As the summer is here, people in Suzhou begin to eat young hairy crabs for what they call "June Yellow" – roe that begins to fill the inside of crabs in the lunar month ...

Reader's Digest ceases printing Chinese version

Jul 6, 2012|By Liang Yiwen

READER'S Digest, once the best-selling consumer magazine in the United States, has stopped the publication of its Chinese version after about four years and six months ...

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