环球时报英文版 2021-04-30 10:58:59
“I waited for 2 hours before they told me it was closed.”
Many tourists to Shanghai Disneyland have been complaining about the hours-long waits for the theme park’s more popular rides, sometimes due to mechanical failures or operational maintenance. However, hundreds of visitors recently waited in line at one ride for two hours only to be told later that the ride had in fact been closed the entire time. Shanghai Disneyland said it will not be offering cash refund in such circumstances, but instead return passes valid for the next 12 months.
“The plane crash was not caused by mechanical problems.”
Investigators have ruled out mechanical problems or weather condition as the causes of a deadly plane crash over Shanghai’s Jinshan District last month, which claimed five lives. Only the captain survived. Authorities are investigating his medical history, qualifications and training.
“Five-Nut moon cake now has an official definition.”
As Mid-Autumn Festival approaches, Chinese moon cakes are starting to appear in local markets. The good news for shoppers is that China’s Standardization Administration now has an official definition for China’s most famous moon cake, Five-Nut (Wu Ren).According to the policy, Five-Nut must contain five major raw vegetable seeds, including walnuts, almonds, sesame seeds, olive kernels and shelled melon seeds.
However, the new definition also points out that other plant ingredients like hawthorn, lotus seed paste and red bean are not excluded from Five-Nut moon cakes. Plant seeds are beneficial in softening blood vessels to prevent arteriosclerosis, increasing disease immunity and aiding children with deficiencies of zinc or iron.
“It was like cooking dumplings in the swimming pool.”
With temperatures in Shanghai continuing to soar, many residents of all ages have been rushing to their neighborhood swimming pools for relief. Local media reports that most public pools in the city are constantly crowded despite the fact that official regulations limit the maximum occupancy of these facilities. To avoid the hours-long lines during peak operation times, pool staff encourage swimmers to arrive early in the morning or later in the evening.
“38 hours at sea without any lifesaving device, it’s a miracle!”
A Shanghai woman was saved by a fishing boat off the coast Friday after being adrift at sea for nearly 40 hours. The 32-year-old survivor, surnamed Fan, accidentally fell out of a cruise ship while returning from Japan. Luckily, Fan is a good swimmer. She managed to keep herself afloat until a passing vessel happened to see her. Despite minor injuries sustained from jellyfish stings and sun exposure, Fan received a positive bill of health from the hospital.