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Reopened terminal is at your self-service



The new T1 terminal of Hongqiao International Airport has been upgraded to include China's first self-service check-in that allows passengers to print their ticket, check in their luggage and board without queuing at a staffed terminal.








The Terminal 1 building at Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport is now open after a three-year renovation.




The T1 building is primarily a base for Spring Airlines and a number of other carriers operating charter flights to Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan, as well as to Japan and South Korea.




The airport authority launched the renovation in December 2014 after decades of operation. Part of the building was reopened in March 2017.




The airport authority has placed 28 self-service check-in machines in the D section of the T1 building. Passengers can scan passports or identity cards on the machines and receive both their boarding cards and luggage tags.







They then place their luggage on one of 18 loading machines at the airline’s counters. Six staffed counters are available to assist those not familiar with the self-service machines.




Facial recognition technology is used to check the passenger against their passport or ID card.




This will speed up the security check by 12 seconds.




Security checks with X-rays are still conducted manually.




The renovated terminal also has 11 additional toilets, nine nursing rooms and 10 accessible toilets.







Parking bays have been increased to 1,250 from the original 700 and flood prevention systems have also been improved.




The Hongqiao airport was first built in 1921 with only a soil runway. Its first flight between Shanghai and Nanjing in neighboring Jiangsu Province was in 1929.



Last year, the Hongqiao Airport handled 41.9 million domestic and international passengers and was ranked seventh among domestic airports.




Riverfront greenway full of wild interest



A zigzag footpath, a waterfront promenade and a lovely garden full of delights have been completed on the west bank of Waihuanxi River.











The 1-kilometer greenway between Lianhong Road and South Xiajiabang is full of wild interest and worth an excursion for fall foliage. Changning has upgraded the ecosystem along the waterfront of Waihuanxi River.




More than 10,000 square meters of trees, bushes and aquatic plants have been added to improve the landscape in the area.




Waihuanxi River runs from Suzhou Creek in the north and reaches South Xiajiabang in the south. It is 5.2 kilometers long and 33 meters wide.




The next phase of construction will be carried out along the west bank between Lianhong Road and Suzhou Creek, which is expected to be completed by the end of next year.






At the same time a man-made forest on the east bank will be completed by the end of the year to create a beautiful scene.



Meituan-Dianping moves to new home




China’s largest group deals site Meituan-Dianping has formally moved to its new home at 18 Taishan Road W., a commercial complex developed by Shenya Group.







The Shenya Junyue 18 Plaza has a total space of around 90,000 square meters and the new site at Meituan-Dianping occupies an area of 34,000 square meters.




Almost 1,530 employees have started working at the section C of the commercial complex. The six-floor building has 10,443 square meters of space, where more workers are expected to move in the near future. 




Meituan-Dianping has raised US$4 billion in funding that values China’s largest on-demand services provider at US$30 billion, as part of a strategy to compete with the country’s leading e-commerce firms in offline retail.







The company has announced plans to invest in offline services and artificial intelligence technology, amid a push by China’s top tech firms into brick-and-mortar retail.




Meituan-Dianping is an online platform for a range of services including movie ticketing, food delivery, restaurant bookings, beauty services, travel and luxury goods.




Meituan-Dianping’s plans include opening a chain of offline stores as well as developing technology in logistics and AI.







It already has more than 300 million users and serves as a platform for roughly 5 million businesses.



Changning government has launched a strategic cooperation plan with Meituan-Dianping to create a major platform of Internet plus Life Service Industry, to push forward industrial agglomeration and talent accumulation, promote science and technology, as well as institutional innovation for the overall development of Changning and the future of China's Internet plus Life Service Industry.




Work together here




The “MixPace Here” is now open at Yuyuan Road. The co-working space features the idea of healthy living, eating and working, making the place a new style of life without borders.







The interior design incorporates the concept of life aesthetics. Scattered staircases in the building create more possibilities for interaction and connection.




Thanks to the widened staircases, everyone can stop and explore the charm of its space in the stroll.




The sloping roof made of glass, clear and irregular layout allows daylight to trickle down.







Two underground floors are used as a culture and art space. With natural light available, you can sit and read, work or chat with friends at any time of the day.






Offices are on the third floor. The transparent and free working environment offers inspirational workers a comfortable place for collaboration and to ease workload pressure.



Shanghai to swap working days for expo




Shanghai has announced the closure of schools and non-essential government offices for two days next month to ease road traffic and ensure the smooth run of the China International Import Expo.







On the first two days of the expo, November 5 and 6, students and employees of some government departments and institutions will be given “days off,” the city government said. With November 4 being a Sunday, it effectively becomes a three-day holiday.




But the students and the employees will have to compensate for the break on November 3 and November 11.







Enterprises and other organizations, other than securities trading institutions or those involved in the expo, are encouraged to follow the schedule as well.




About 2,800 companies from over 130 countries will exhibit their flagship products and advanced technologies at the National Exhibition and Convention Center from November 5 to 10.




Shanghai has already renovated all the roads around the convention center, added eight new bus routes and put 100 buses on standby. About 5,000 volunteers will provide services, including language translations.




The city government has also opened green channels at all ports for quick passage of products of foreign exhibitors. It will cut the time needed for unloading and storing at local warehouses.



The six-day expo, the first of its kind in China, aims to support the trade liberalization policy pursued by the national government and more than 100 products and technologies will make their debut at the event.





Editor: Li Xinran Shanghai Daily




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