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Love is life in its fullness
05/21/2018 Shanghai Daily

Love is life in its fullness like the cup with its wine. -Rabindranath Tagore


Love is life in its fullness





A total of 350 Indians from Shanghai, Suzhou, Nantong and Zhenjiang flocked to the Shanghai Blood Center to join the 6th India Friends Blood Donation Campaign and fulfill what Rabindranath Tagore says in “Stray Birds” that “love is life in its fullness like the cup with its wine.”





The annual campaign from 2013 has attracted 906 Indian donors who contributed more than 1000 units of blood. The campaign this year was held on the Mother’s Day to salute to mothers all around the world.





Changning startup changes way for port operations




A Changning-based AI startup Westwell Lab partners with Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Co to work out the first self-driving container straddle carrier throughout the world.





Using AI technology, this straddle carrier can conduct multiple functions without pre-embedded magnetic nails. 



Zhang Bo, chief technology officer of Westwell Lab, says the self-driving straddle carrier is equipped with six cameras and millimeter-wave radar which act as the “eyes” of the machine.



The AI straddle carrier can automatically avoid obstacles, slow down, brake and make other smart decisions in case of emergency situations.



It also stated that the machine is able to autonomously plan an optimal route for horizontal transportation of containers.





Meanwhile, self-driving container trucks based on the AI technology developed by Westwell Lab have come into being at Zhuhai Port in Guangdong Province.



The achievements made have turned the startup at 102 Lixi Road one among the top AI solution providers in industry.



Established in May 2015 as a commercial lab specialized in neuromorphic engineering, Westwell Lab has around 80 employees and most of whom are younger than 30.



From its beginning, Westwell Lab has always adhered to the path of independent research and development of its own CPU.





The company developed on-chip learning technology for the first time throughout the world last September and worked out a prototype of a 28nm processor last December.



The digital applications Westwell Lab develops help the company serve as backbone in the construction of more AI smart ports.





Fashion association to boost culture business




Thirty nine businesses in Hongqiao area jointly established a Hongqiao Fashion and Creative Industry Association as part of Changning’s answer to the city’s ambition to become a potential new global cultural hub.





Hence, Hongqiao will have a cluster of enterprises in fashion design, entertainment, TV and film, omnimedia and MICE.



In line with Changning’s 13th Five-Year-Plan, Hongqiao is expected to become a fashion icon of the city as well as a primary source for the fashion industry throughout the world by 2020.



Among the founding members, there are C&A (China), Ajmide Radio, Shanghai International Dance Center, Shanghai Mart, Shanghai Film Dubbing Studio, Hongqiao Friendship Shopping Center and Soong Ching-ling Memorial Park.







Former country club ready to face off




The historic site once served as a campus of the Shanghai Institute of Biological Products Co (SIBP), and before that a place where Americans came to socialize, is going to open on Friday and this time as a 24/7 creative hub.





The former residence of the Columbia Country Club at 1262 Yan’an Road W. is a complex of 18 buildings, three of which are historical houses by Hungarian-Slovak architect László Ede Hudec and American architect Elliott Hazzard.



Jointly developed by SIBP and China Vanke Co, the architectural legacy of modern Shanghai is now a vibrant mix of 24/7 cultural and entrepreneurial blocks, corporate offices, residential and retail spaces.





Among the businesses ready to serve, a bakery and a number of bistros and restaurants are expected to offer tasty food on the opening day while a bookstore and gym will be worth visiting.



An art exhibition as well as scattered boutique stores will be part of the first day attractions.



Some big shots in the creative industry are among the tenants and more are expected to come in the future.  







Wang’s inspection leads to ‘well-done’ first job




Changning officials, led by district Party secretary Wang Weiren, inspected the infrastructure improvements underway to make sure that Changning’s preparation for the China International Import Expo is on the right track.



Wang Weiren (center)



During their inspection tour last Thursday, they visited a number of construction sites, including the underground installation of pipelines at Yuyuan Road, around the Radisson Blu Plaza Xing Guo Hotel and Xijiao State Guest Hotel and along Hongqiao Road, and projects underway such as the green space construction and river cleanup at Youle Road, Lianhong Road and Yingle Road.



Wang emphasized the importance of the mission and pointed out that it was an opportunity for Changning to improve its environment and promote the next round of development.



Changning will adopt the highest standards to improve its infrastructure and beautify the neighborhood to serve the exhibition to be held at the National Exhibition and Convention Center in November since the district is en route to the center minutes away.



The National Exhibition and Convention Center






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