February 27, 2005

Download files from this weblog

you may download those files I put in here on the right column of this page. For security reasons please use the password "asmallcity.com" to open them.

Enjoy reading...

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February 26, 2005

Shanghai - China's most important economic center

The online open-source free Encyclopedia called Wikipedia describes Shanghai as follows:

Shanghai (Chinese: 上海; pinyin: shàng hǎi; Shanghainese IPA: /zɑ̃ hɛ/) is China's largest city and is situated on the banks of the Chang Jiang delta. The city's development in the past few decades have made it one of the most important economic, commercial, financial and communications center of China.

Shanghai is divided into 19 county-level divisions: 18 districts and 1 county.
Nine of the districts govern "Puxi", or the older part of urban and suburban Shanghai on the west bank of the Huangpu River:

  • Huangpu District (Simplified Chinese: 黄浦区; Hanyu Pinyin: Huángpǔ Qū)
  • Luwan District (卢湾区 Lúwān Qū)
  • Xuhui District (徐汇区 Xúhuì Qū)
  • Changning District (长宁区 Chángníng Qū)
  • Jing'an District (静安区 Jìng'ān Qū)
  • Putuo District (普陀区 Pǔtuó Qū)
  • Zhabei District (闸北区 Zháběi Qū)
  • Hongkou District (虹口区 Hóngkǒu Qū)
  • Yangpu District (杨浦区 Yángpǔ Qū)

"Pudong", or the newer part of urban and suburban Shanghai on the east bank of the Huangpu River, is governed by:

Pudong New District (浦东新区 Pǔdōng Xīn Qū) — Chuansha County until 1992.
Eight of the districts govern suburbs, satellite towns, and rural areas further away from the urban core:

  • Baoshan District (宝山区 Bǎoshān Qū) — Baoshan County until 1988

  • Minhang District (闵行区 Mǐnháng Qū) — Shanghai County until 1992

  • Jiading District (嘉定区 Jiādìng Qū) — Jiading County until 1992

  • Jinshan District (金山区 Jīnshān Qū) — Jinshan County until 1997

  • Songjiang District (松江区 Sōngjiāng Qū) — Songjiang County until 1998

  • Qingpu District (青浦区 Qīngpǔ Qū) — Qingpu County until 1999

  • Nanhui District (南汇区 Nánhuì Qū) — Nanhui County until 2001

  • Fengxian District (奉贤区 Fèngxián Qū) — Fengxian County until 2001


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February 19, 2005

aSmallCity.com ready to go!

Well folks, the basic service of aSmallCity.com is ready. For those who are still curious what's all about with this stuff, this might be helpful:

"The service of aSmallCity was introduced by providing an open platform for people who for personal, business or travel purposes are spending their time in cities around the world, most common away from their hometown.

Especially those who have never been to specific places on the globe may benefit from others' individual experience at this moment in time. In this respect, many persons have set-up their own weblog (online diary) in order to write down their personal impressions for themselves and their buddies.

For this reason, aSmallCity offers free of charge weblink entries to folks who are writing or expressing their individual city experience on their personal webpage. Every person is living their individual experience! The intention is to collect as many individual perceptions as possible in order to not only provide a variety of information but also information available in different languages.

We would encourage everyone to register his or her personal city webpage as aSmallCity may grow steadily for the benefit of its visitors!"

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February 18, 2005

Air China flight CA 936 from Frankfurt to Shanghai

According to official announcements there was a case of infectious tuberculosis on the Air China flight CA 936 from Frankfurt to Shanghai on 12 February 2005.

All passengers are required to contact a medical practicioner immediately and to check themselves if everything is fine. If you know someone, please inform them accordingly.

The official announcement of the German Consulate in Shanghai may be read by clicking the link below.

Official announcement of the German Consulate (German) in Shanghai:

Liebe Landsleute,

wie erst heute bekannt wurde, befand sich an Bord des Air China-Fluges CA 936 von Frankfurt nach Shanghai am 12. Februar 2005 ein Passagier mit einer unbehandelten offenen Tuberkulose. Air China und die Gesundheitsbehörden der Stadt Shanghai sind unterrichtet und bemühen sich, die Passagiere des genannten Fluges zu kontaktieren.

Falls Sie oder eine Person, die Sie kennen, sich an Bord des Fluges befunden haben sollten, rät der Regionalarzt der Deutschen Botschaft in Peking, sich in ärztliche Beratung und ggf. Untersuchung zu begeben. Hierbei sollte der aktuelle Befund dokumentiert und in 3-6 Monaten eine Kontrolluntersuchung durchgeführt werden. Darüber hinaus ist es empfehlenswert, sich mit dem Generalkonsulat in Verbindung zu setzen, damit das in Deutschland federführende Gesundheitsamt der Stadt Aachen beteiligt werden kann.

Vielen Dank für Ihr Verständnis. Für Rückfragen stehen wir gerne zur Verfügung.

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February 16, 2005


Hello everybody,

after days of preparation I am happy to announce that this webpage is ready to go (although minor changes have still to be done).

This weblog represents the continuation of my first shanghai weblog, which due to a server change had to be shut-down recently. However, all existing information about my earlier trips to China and particularly Shanghai may be read through this website by simply clicking on the previously monthly selection.

What you are hopefully going to find in this Shanghai related weblog are hands-on experience about every kind of arrangements which have to be done before effectively moving to Shanghai and of course detailed information about the daily life in Shanghai in respect to business and leisure.

I would highly appreciate an open and interactive exchange with all weblog readers including any news or link information related to the topic covered by this weblog.

I am looking forward to your comments and suggestions.

Best regards

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