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Mediation center to solve foreign disputes

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Mediation center to solve foreign disputes

On the afternoon of April 22, Changning District Foreign Related Civil and Commercial Dispute Mediation Center, the first foreign related civil and commercial dispute mediation center in Shanghai, was established in Gubei Civic Center.

Changning District and its Gubei neighborhood in particular homes one third of the city’s expats and a large number of foreign-funded companies and agencies. Hence, the center was established in dealing with foreign-related disputes due to the aggregation of foreign population and institutions.


In order to form a systematic, legalized and comprehensive foreign-related civil and commercial dispute resolution system, and provide diversified, convenient and efficient solutions and one-stop services to Chinese and foreign parties, the center focuses on providing mediation and arbitration services and law interpretation, as well as foreign law identification, translation, foreign notarization and inquiry channels.

The center also explores the establishment of a one-stop mechanism for the diversified settlement of foreign-related civil and commercial disputes.

Rental buildings near completion

Two rental apartment buildings in Gubei international neighborhood are near completion and expected to provide condos of five types with their spaces ranging from 35 to 80 square meters.


Interior decoration has started and the two buildings will put into use at the end of the year.

The two buildings are adjacent to Hongbaoshi Road in the north and Yaohong Road in the East. Convenient transportation and complete living facilities are closest at hand.


In the vicinity are Hongqiao International School, Hongqiao Central Garden, Golden Street, Takashimaya shopping mall and Metro Line 10 Shuicheng Road Station.


Each building has 16 floors above the ground and two stories underneath. The first and second floors are for commercial use and the rest floors will provide 374 condos for rent.


Two basement floors of each building will provide more than 250 parking spaces

Reading club for expats unveiled in Hongqiao

A reading club for expats was launched in the Hongqiao international community as part of the Changning Reading Festival that began on April 20.


The Hong Man Reading Club for Foreigners will host various book reading and sightseeing tour events about traditional Chinese opera, tea culture and stories behind local historical roads.

The club aims to help foreigners learn about Shanghai and China. It will also become a “cultural and friendship bridge” for people from across the world, according to the Hongqiao Community.


A Shanghai Opera event will invite Peking, Kunqu, Yueju opera artists and Pingtan storytellers to perform classic local repertoires. A Tea on the Sea event invites foreign readers to make and taste Shanghai-style tea drinks.

The Hongqiao community, one of Shanghai’s first international communities, is home to people from over 60 countries and regions. It has over 20 foreign consulates and three international schools.

QR code closer up people and their deputies

Scan the QR code and push your advice online to deputies of district people’s congress is part of Changning’s efforts to solve problems of concern.


Citizens just need to scan the code to enter the appointment interface, fill in the relevant appointment information, and click the submit button to complete the appointment.

At the same time, after receiving the SMS, the full-time cadres can immediately confirm the appointment information, and then contact the deputies to facilitate the two sides to meet and solve the problem.


A resident from Yangzhai residential compound hoped that relevant departments will consider increasing public charging facilities to solve the problem of “charging difficulty for car owners.” The resident surnamed Yang submitted his appeal through mobile phone.

After the appeal was sent to the deputies, the two sides soon made an appointment and exchange views. Finally, deputies formed and approved the “suggestions on strengthening the supporting capacity construction of new energy vehicle charging device” of the sixth session of the 16th Changning District People’s Congress.

Landmark AI valley unveiled in downtown Changning

A landmark high-tech compound was launched in downtown Changning on April 19 to become a pilot project on Shanghai’s digital transformation strategy and China’s entrepreneurship and innovation campaign.

The SIMIC Valley office building was renovated from the former Printemps Department Store on Dingxi Road, which closed in April, 2019. It now features artificial intelligence companies, exhibitions and smart applications.


A number of high-tech startups such as the Silicon Wisdom and GraviBit have been based in the newly unveiled complex.

The valley will mainly focus on the AI technology with supports from the Shanghai Institute of Microsystem and Information Technology. It will become an eastern hub of the “Hongqiao Smart Valley,” a key technology base planned by the Changning government, the district government said.

The project is one of the five key pilot projects of the “Innovation China” campaign in Shanghai. The national campaign initiated by the China Association for Science and Technology helps incubate scientific achievements by gathering resources and funds.


With 5G network coverage, for example, AI will analyze the most popular merchandize and work out marketing strategies.

Dingxi Road has advantages in developing the AI sector in that two institutes under the Chinese Academy of Sciences are based there, the microsystem and information technology institute and the Shanghai Institute of Ceramics.

Editor:Li Xinran Shanghai Daily

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