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A team of workers puts scaffolding around Huzhu Tower (right) in Shanghai’s Songjiang District yesterday. The seven-story tower lists 7.1 degrees, which is far more than the 4-degree tilt of the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy.

Experts to monitor little-known tower that leans like Pisa

A team of workers puts scaffolding around Huzhu Tower (right) in Shanghai’s Songjiang District yesterday. The seven-story tower lists 7.1 degrees, which is far more than the 4-degree tilt of the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy.

Abbot Juexing distributes hot Laba congee, usually made from grain, red dates, nuts and raisins, at the Jade Buddha Temple yesterday. “Laba” means the eighth day of the 12th lunar month, which was yesterday.

Abbot serves up winter warmer

Abbot Juexing distributes hot Laba congee, usually made from grain, red dates, nuts and raisins, at the Jade Buddha Temple yesterday. “Laba” means the eighth day of the 12th lunar month, which was yesterday.

A father and child in Shanghai. Couples are being encouraged to have a second child.

Couples encouraged to have 2nd child

A father and child in Shanghai. Couples are being encouraged to have a second child.


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