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Shanghai Daily gained world attention for the metro crime story headlined on January 15.

Metro reporter Cai Wenjun happened to hear people talking about a tragedy when she was in line to see her dentist at Shanghai No. 9 People's Hospital on January 14. People were talking about a 20-month-old baby receiving treatment at the hospital because her nanny repeatedly slashed her with a kitchen knife on a cutting board.

Cai thought it was so important that she reacted as quickly as possible.

Weng Lingling, a Metro intern, rushed to the hospital as soon as she got the phone call from Cai. Weng asked people for first-hand information about the case and took pictures. Weng also found out more details from the kid’s parents and doctors.

Cai then wrote the story based on the information Weng collected. Another two Metro reporters, Xu Fang and Dong Hui, also contributed to the article by interviewing the officials and police in charge of the case in Nanhui District.

The scoop was quoted by more than 80 media around the world including The Associated Press. All cited Shanghai Daily and Weng’s picture.

The story was also covered by oriental Morning Post and was picked up by, one of China’s biggest portals.

Our foreign expert and polisher Dave Osterhout said: “It was our scoop and all the reporters and editors involved did a good job. It’s unfortunate we couldn’t give all the reporters credit in the paper because of the limited space, so we only used ‘staff reporters.’ ”

Osterhout also mentioned there were two other exclusive stories from the business department last week and he thinks Shanghai Daily will have more scoops in the future.

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Shanghai Daily won the third prize at the 11th annual tug-of-war organised by the Wenhui-Xinmin United Press Group this afternoon. It was ...


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Shanghai Daily readers may have been attracted by its new look in the new year. At first sight, the front page of our newspaper now has a b...


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1.   By Lydia Chen  |   2008-2-21  |   National

The racy scandal broke in early 2008, sparking a media frenzy in the Chinese-speaking world. Hong Kong singer and actor Edison Chen quit the Hong Kong entertainment industry after admitting he took raunchy celebrity pictures that showed him posing in bed with several other female starlets.

By Yang Jian  |   2008-5-30  |    Metro

The two 600-ton gantry cranes at a shipbuilding company in Shanghai's Pudong New Area collapsed, killing three workers and injuring two others.

Source:  Agencies  |   2008-6-1  |   Sports

Usain Bolt, a Jamaican sprinter, set the world record with a time of 9.72 seconds at the Reebok Grand Prix at Icahn Stadium in New York.

4.   By Lydia Chen  |   2008-1-31  |   National


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The issue has 6 sections: Cover Story, Macro Economy & Finance, Real Estate, Auto & Air, Technology and Metal & Paper, which have been re-typeset in the magazine.

Our e-magazine is specifically designed for business readers and is mainly based on issues discussed in the Business Insight pages of Shanghai Daily.

Officially launched in January 2007, the magazine is published every month and is free to download during its trial.

You can download the magazine via PDF files from our Website (). or you can subscribe to our Insight Newsletter by typing in your e-mail address in the box at the bottom of the front page. The readers on this list will be e-mailed when a new version of the magazine is published.

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Special gifts are given to our foreign experts for their hard work throughout the year.

The winners of the singing contest are awarded by Peter Zhang, editor-in-chief of Shanghai Daily, and Miao Guoqin, party secretary of Wenhui-Xinmin Group.

Photographer Zhang Suoqing won a thrilling super prize in the lucky draw.

SHANGHAI Daily staff members, their family and friends, celebrated Christmas with musical performances and lucky draws at the Sheraton Hongqiao Hotel last Saturday.

A Shanghai Daily tradition, the annual Christmas Party is an event for colleagues to meet in a festive atmosphere, to celebrate the year's achievements and to prepare for next year's progress.


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Shanghai Daily's "Best Story" and "Best Page" Awards for November were announced yesterday.

As nominated reports were all very "strong," it was really a hard decision, according to Shanghai Daily Deputy Editor-in-Chief Wu Zheng.

The Best Story of the Month was shared by two package reports of the Metro and Business sections to encourage their quick response and in-depth reporting on the "Shanghai business school dorm fire" story on November 15 and the "20th International Business Leaders' Advisory Council" package on November 2.

As more departments joined the competition of Best Story of the Month, "the cake is now smaller and smaller," said J.J Jiang, our managing deputy editor-in-chief.

Yang Jian's "Expo worker" was the nominee for the Translation Department. The Metro's "City gas pipe explosion" story and Opinion's "Public intellectuals and vigorous debates are desperately needed" were also given serious consideration for the top prize.

The heated competition and high quality reporting pushed the judges to consider increasing the number of prizes to encourage reporters.

The Best Page of the Month went to the Sunday's City Scene on November 18 as it provided more concrete ways to express the content of the column.

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Are you eager to stay trendy without burning a hole in your pocket this party season? Have you felt dazzled by those bold sales streamers fluttering in the streets? Now you can equip yourself with the hottest sales information by clicking the sales box on the front page of before going out to shop till you drop. now selects useful sales information of either famous brands or major department stores citywide to serve as your ultimate shopping guide for the Christmas season.

The "Hot Sales" box, which debuted online on December 12, is on the right side of the font page of

It is between "Live in Shanghai" (), and the "Block of the Week" boxes.

You can check the latest sales information including brand names, sales venue and time in the box with discounts shown in a red circle. By clicking either of these items, you’ll enter the sales/shopping page of Live in Shanghai to get hold of detailed information. The address both in English and Chinese, phone number and business hours of a sales venue and details about the special sales are included. You can also choose the date on the calendar on the sales/shopping page to find out about sales so you can plan ahead.

We hope the section helps improve your shopping experience in Shanghai.

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