Don’t worry, Xi tells New Zealand
President Xi Jinping (left) receives a hongi, a traditional Maori welcome, from Maori elder Lewis Moeau as he arrives at Government House in Wellington, the New Zealand capital, yesterday. China and New Zealand have elevated their relationship to a comprehensive strategic partnership, it was announced during talks between Xi and New Zealand Prime Minister John Key.
In praise of superior service
Shanghai Daily reader Pablo Leon presents the iDEAL Pet Service Award to Jiang Jiawen from Mignon Boutique at last night’s iDEALShanghai Awards at the Shanghai Concert Hall. A total of 25 prizes were presented to firms across a wide range of industries — from restaurants and bars to airlines and service companies — based on the results of an online poll.
End of the line for banned items
A policeman checks items seized by Metro officers shortly before destroying them in a public display yesterday designed to stop passengers taking forbidden items onto Shanghai’s subway system. Metro authorities have confiscated more than 32,000 banned items this year.