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February 10, 2013
Say goodbye to winter or welcome spring in Shanghai with an $812 round-trip fare on American Airlines from LAX . The fare is subject to availability for departures Sundays-Fridays between March 4 and 29. You must return by June 4. Info: American Airlines , (800) 433-7300 Source: Airfarewatchdog Follow us on Twitter @latimestravel , like us on Facebook @Los Angeles Times Travel.
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BUSINESS
March 19, 2014 | By Hugo Martin
The "Pirates of the Caribbean" attraction that is under construction at the Disney park set to open next year in Shanghai will rely on relatively new technology to bring a pirate battle to life. That is the word from Disney officials and bloggers who have dug up new details about the soon-to-open ride. The attraction in a pirate-themed land called Treasure Trove will be dubbed "Pirates of the Caribbean: Battle of the Sunken Treasure," Disney chairman and chief executive Bob Iger told shareholders Tuesday . Iger was not forthcoming with details, except to say that "we wanted to create a one-of-a-kind experience that would appeal to our Chinese guests while remaining true to its Disney heritage.
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NEWS
September 2, 2012
Here's a fall fare on Air Canada from LAX to Shanghai that will save you some yuan: $689 round-trip, including all taxes and fees. It is subject to availability. Departures are Tuesdays and Wednesdays between Oct. 16 and Dec. 4; returns must be by Dec. 25. There's a minimum three-night stay. Info: Air Canada , (888) 247-2262 Source: Airfarewatchdog
ENTERTAINMENT
March 6, 2014 | By Daniel Miller
Walt Disney Studios and Shanghai Media Group Pictures have stuck a multiyear partnership agreement to co-develop Disney-branded movies that would be released in China and other international markets. China's film business is expanding rapidly. Last year, its total box office take topped  $3.6 billion, up about 27% from 2012. According to Motion Picture Assn. of America data, the country is the world's second-biggest movie market behind the United States. Under terms of the deal, Disney Studios, a unit of Burbank-based Walt Disney Co., would pair U.S.-based writers with writers and filmmakers in China to collaborate on movie projects.
NEWS
January 27, 2014 | By a Times staff writer
Here's an airfare deal to one of the world's most exciting cities at a price that will keep your budget calm: Delta and United are offering a round-trip fare from LAX to Shanghai for $647, including all taxes and fees. It comes with caveats, including a purchase-by date of Friday. It is for travel between Feb. 25 and March 31 and is subject to availability. Info: Delta , (800) 221-1212; United , (800) 864-8331. Source: Airfarewatchdog
TRAVEL
March 13, 2005
I wish to commend you for publishing an outstanding article about Shanghai architecture ["Shanghai: Sky's the Limit," Feb. 27]. Christopher Hawthorne performed thorough research on the subject, and it shows in every word in the article. What's even more amazing is that he mixed his knowledge about the city's architecture with his wonderful observation and appreciation of its boundless energy. The result was that I wanted to hop on the next plane there. On New Year's Eve 1999, I was a reveler at New York's Times Square, hailed as the "crossroads of the world."
BUSINESS
March 19, 2014 | By Hugo Martin
The "Pirates of the Caribbean" attraction that is under construction at the Disney park set to open next year in Shanghai will rely on relatively new technology to bring a pirate battle to life. That is the word from Disney officials and bloggers who have dug up new details about the soon-to-open ride. The attraction in a pirate-themed land called Treasure Trove will be dubbed "Pirates of the Caribbean: Battle of the Sunken Treasure," Disney chairman and chief executive Bob Iger told shareholders Tuesday . Iger was not forthcoming with details, except to say that "we wanted to create a one-of-a-kind experience that would appeal to our Chinese guests while remaining true to its Disney heritage.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 2, 1997
Vividly and with much human detail, reporter Henry Chu's "Shanghai's Jews Live to Tell Story at Last" (July 15) described the wartime refuge that saved some 20,000 Central European Jews from almost certain extermination by the Nazis. He told the story with empathy and a keen eye for a good quote. However, those of us who lived through that experience will challenge some of his conclusions. Most troubling is the theory that Shanghailanders needed half a century to overcome our guilt at having survived the Holocaust before we could start to talk about our wartime refuge.
NEWS
October 17, 2012 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Hong Kong and Shanghai share the billing on this Go-Today trip that features three nights in each city for a nice low price. The package allows participants to sightsee on their own -- whether it's the historic Nan Lian Garden and Symphony of Lights nightly laser show in Hong Kong or the views from the Oriental Pearl Tower in Shanghai -- or spend a little more to add-on garden and city tours. Dates: Lowest prices available on selected dates, including departures from L.A. on Nov. 28 and 29. Price: Starting at $1,349 per person, based on double occupancy.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 10, 2012 | By Richard Verrier
It could become Shanghai's version of the Broadway theater district in New York or the Champs-Elysees in Paris. At least that's the grand vision of Oriental DreamWorks, the joint venture between Glendale-based DreamWorks Animation andChina's largest media companies that unveiled plans this week for a $3.1-billion entertainment and cultural center in the heart of Shanghai. The six-block area, called "Dream Center," will include shops, offices, cinemas, theaters and restaurants on a largely undeveloped parcel of prime waterfront land.
OPINION
February 28, 2014 | By Patrick Tyler
Israelis and Palestinians are facing their most difficult negotiation since Menachem Begin flew west to face Egyptian President Anwar Sadat a generation ago at Camp David. If Israel were to end its long occupation, if Palestinians were to unite and forswear violence, if two states were able to share an eternal capital in Jerusalem and bind up the wounds of their long enmity, then a viable Palestinian state could emerge to live in peace with its most prominent and powerful neighbor. Sadly, the final hurdles that diplomats, chief among them Secretary of State John F. Kerry, face in organizing a new negotiation are shaped by preconditions.
BUSINESS
February 17, 2014 | By Roger Vincent
New Chinese owners are set to break ground on a sprawling hotel and residential complex that's expected to alter L.A.'s skyline and cement a growing Asian footprint in downtown Los Angeles. Moving at a pace rare in Southern California development, owner Greenland Group of Shanghai vowed Friday to start work shortly on the first phase of a $1-billion project that will be constructed on a vast parking lot along the Harbor Freeway just north of Staples Center and LA Live. Known as Metropolis Los Angeles, the development will feature a 38-story residential skyscraper and a four-star luxury hotel.
NEWS
February 14, 2014 | By Scott Martelle
Now this is spite raised to an art form. As long as my colleagues are posting unconventional love-related stories on Valentine's Day, this one might as well get some play too: A Shanghai man whose romance dissolved last year decided to spread the misery by leading a campaign to buy up every other seat for a Valentine's Day showing of the movie, “Beijing Love Story.” The man crowd-sourced the effort, and other presumably jilted...
NEWS
February 7, 2014 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
What: Kate Spade Fall 2014 collection Inspiration: Creative director Deborah Lloyd's recent travels to Asia; the juxtaposition of ancient traditions and new technology. The look: Shanghai blogger. Key pieces: Cigarette pants and short coats in candy-colored hues; leopard print faux fur coat; embellished sweat shirt: feather-flocked bomber jacket; leopard print button-down shirts; fur-trimmed booties; and a very clever Chinese takeout purse. The verdict: Not that much newness here.
NEWS
January 27, 2014 | By a Times staff writer
Here's an airfare deal to one of the world's most exciting cities at a price that will keep your budget calm: Delta and United are offering a round-trip fare from LAX to Shanghai for $647, including all taxes and fees. It comes with caveats, including a purchase-by date of Friday. It is for travel between Feb. 25 and March 31 and is subject to availability. Info: Delta , (800) 221-1212; United , (800) 864-8331. Source: Airfarewatchdog
ENTERTAINMENT
December 10, 2013 | By Daniel Miller
When it comes to theme parks, the Walt Disney Co. could have a new No. 2 - Shanghai Disney Resort. Speaking at the UBS 41st annual Global Media and Communications Conference on Tuesday, Chief Financial Officer Jay Rasulo said that Disney's forthcoming park and resort in Shanghai could become “the second largest Disney destination in the world” behind the Walt Disney World Resort in the Orlando, Fla., area. PHOTOS: Billion-dollar movie club According to the Themed Entertainment Assn., which ranks theme parks worldwide by attendance,  17.5 million people visited Disney's Magic Kingdom property in Orlando last year - good for the highest attendance of any amusement park in the world.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 12, 2013 | By Anthony York
SHANGHAI, China -- Gov. Jerry Brown officially launched California's new trade and investment office here Friday, the first such office to open since the state shuttered a dozen outposts around the globe a decade ago. To celebrate the opening, and give Brown something tangible to return home with, state officials announced four new partnerships between California and Chinese companies that they said were worth more than $200 million combined. In brief remarks, Brown cited President Nixon's historic trip to China in 1972 to establish diplomatic relations between the two countries.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 22, 2013 | By Louis Bayard
And you thought they just had to lie there. According to Amy Tan's scrupulously researched novel "The Valley of Amazement," a courtesan in 1912 Shanghai would have had to master a hundred sexual positions, including "upward, backward, seated, standing, feet pressed on his stomach, legs in the air, the Bucking Horse, the Swaying Bamboo Shoots, Tigress Meets the Dragon, Oysters in the Turtle Shell" - all of it the distillation of "five thousand years...
WORLD
November 13, 2013 | By Barbara Demick, This post has been corrected. See the note below for details.
BEIJING -- Financial markets, economists and even one amateur limerick writer gave the thumbs down to the new Chinese Communist Party leadership's long-awaited platform on economic reform. Although a communiqué issued Tuesday night at the close of the four-day party plenum hailed the “decisive” role played by markets, the financial markets didn't return the compliment. From Hong Kong to Shanghai to Seoul, Asia benchmark indexes slumped on disappointment that the plenum had failed to live up to its advance billing of ushering in market-oriented reforms.
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