New law mandates helmets for e-bike riders

Source: SHINE E-bike riders in Shanghai will be required to wear safety helmets beginning on May 1 when the city’s new regulation on non-motor vehicles takes effect. The new law was passed in the city’s legislature today. Those caught riding without helmets face a warning or will be fined 20 (US$3) to 50 yuan. People … Read more

Guangdong plans Shanghai-Guangzhou maglev

Source: SHINE It could take less than three hours to shuttle between Shanghai and Guangzhou on a maglev train, according to a plan released by Guangdong Province. The province in south China said it intends to reserve land for the construction of a Shanghai-(Shenzhen)-Guangzhou High-Speed Maglev. Its department of natural resources has published a blueprint … Read more

Shanghai and Beijing among global top 10 data centers

Source: SHINE According to a recent industry report, Shanghai and Beijing are among the world’s top 10 data centers by total market size. Shanghai is now the world’s fourth-largest data center with a market capacity of nearly 0.6 gigawatts, surpassed only by Northern Virginia in the United States, Tokyo, and London, according to Cushman & … Read more

Shanghai city centre bids farewell to shipbuilding

Source: Splash For more than a century visitors to Shanghai have been able to see deepsea ships in dock, under construction. This chapter of the city’s maritime heritage is set to close with news of a final yard relocation. State-run CSSC has commenced construction of a new mega yard on Changxing island, some 45km northeast … Read more

Shanghai’s entrepreneur visa attracts foreigners

Source: China Daily Lars Traaholt Vagnes, co-founder of Nusic, an AI-enabled virtual DJ platform in Shanghai. [Photo provided to China Daily] Shanghai has in recent years unveiled several measures to facilitate foreigners obtain entrepreneur visas and set up startups to encourage them to launch their business plans in the city. Since mid-2015, foreigners graduating from … Read more

Everything You Need to Know About the Shanghai Tower

Source: (Defunct) Towering 632-metres over the city, the Shanghai Tower is the tallest building in China and the second tallest in the world. While exterior construction is complete, crews are still working inside to fit out restaurants, shops, office spaces and the upcoming “luxurious” J Hotel. For now, here’s everything you can do in … Read more

Pudong offers one-stop permit shop for expats

Source: SHINE The Pudong International Talent Hub   Foreign professionals living in Pudong are now able to obtain work and residence permits in just five days. Across the city, foreigners must visit different departments, ranging from foreign experts’ affairs administration to entry-exit administration, and go through a set of procedures to obtain work and residence permits. … Read more

E-bike etiquette in Shanghai needs to change, foreign riders included

Source: SHINE Two adults riding an e-bike is against the law, but it doesn’t stop some from doing just that — including foreigners.   Shanghai’s government recently released the stats for accidents, injuries and deaths involving e-bike riders last year, and to put it bluntly it’s really peed me off. That’s why today I’m going … Read more