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Changning takes the top spot as ‘Shanghai’s greenest district’
02/04/2021

Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises. -Pedro Calderon de la Barca


Changning takes the top spot as ‘Shanghai’s greenest district’

Changning ranked first among 16 districts in Shanghai for its environmental performance in the second half of 2020.

At the same time, five of its communities, such as Chengjiaqiao, Hongqiao, Xinhua and Jiangsu Road, are among the city’s best communities that care about the environment, according to the Shanghai Greenery and Public Sanitation Bureau.

The bureau carried out the rating in the second half of last year, involving all the 220 communities, towns and industrial zones of the city’s 16 districts.

It was last year that Changning further improved the overall environment through fine tuning measures. The district launched construction of beautiful neighborhood and improved public facilities and street view for the third China International Import Exp.

It also implemented eco-friendly construction and is promoting garbage sorting throughout the district.


From Shanghai with love and opportunity

A young man from Japan launched his business in Changning together with his wife from Shanghai.

Tanga Tatsuya in his 30s opened five Japanese restaurants in Shanghai, among which three are based in Changning.

Before he settled down in Shanghai, Tanga was already a successful businessman in Japan and owned three restaurants in Tokyo.

It was until he met his wife, who was then recommended for a part-time job at his restaurant, Tanga never thought of his future ties with Shanghai.

The young couple closed their restaurants in Tokyo and moved to Shanghai in 2011.

After working at a Japanese restaurant in Shanghai for a while and studied local market, Tanga opened his own restaurants here.

At present, Tanga runs two brands - Hiroya and Papa’s Kitchen. The third one is expected to debut in the city next year.


Future complex another landmark in district

Part of the under-renovation commercial building Hongqiao Tiandu will house a fashion complex containing co-working space, culture and art studios and retailers, in line with an agreement signed by the property owner and other participants of the project on January 22.

Another landmark in the area, it will involve the first basement of the building and five floors above the ground, which totals nearly 35,000 square meters.


Smaller, safer solution for CNC machine training

Changning-based AI startup Vsteach developed computer simulation in training programmers for computer numerical control machining.

A total of 31 virtual machining system simulators by Vsteach catch people’s eyes in the newly-completed digital innovation training center of the East China University of Science and Technology.

In China, there are not enough numerical controlled machine tools for teaching due to the large demand of students in colleges and universities. Hence, students usually have fewer opportunities to practice.

On the one hand, a set of CNC machine is not only expensive and occupies a large space, but also costly in the process of practical operation. On the other hand, students may face some safety risks in practicing.

The emergence of the cloud CNC training platform of Vsteach solves these problems well. The price of the platform is far lower than that of the real machine tool amid much smaller space needed, so it can be installed in a classroom.

At the same time, simulation means it is safe and students can do a lot of practice.


Schools with the most beautiful gardens

Seventeen school campuses in Changning were honored by the city government for their creating beautiful gardening.

Among them are the Changning campus of Donghua University, Soong Ching Ling Kindergarten (Gubei), the Changning campus of the East China University of Political Science and Law, Yan’an High School and Shanghai No.3 Girls’ High School.


Editor:Li Xinran Shanghai Daily


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