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Shanghai’s favourite lifestyle community event is returning 20 – 21 September. DAFF is making a comeback for its 5th edition at a beautiful venue on the Bund Waterfront. Assisting China’s creative, leaders and rising talent interact with
the public to share and promote ideas. DAFF presents pop-up shops, live art, fashion shows, workshops and music. With over 90 brands, 30 media channels and 9,000 creative industry leaders, trendsetters and style influencers, the goal of DAFF is to inspire the audience. The organization is constantly working to ensure participants and attendees have the best results. With two full days of events, food and drink, DAFF 2013 is going to be a memorable experience. 

Curbing Policies

With the rise in pollution and traffic congestion, eight cities are announcing policies to curb the purchase of vehicles for private use. These restrictions may cut 400,000 units, 2% of total domestic sales, having an impact on China’s economic growth. 




Securing a Taxi

Passengers can now secure a taxi faster by using Taximobil’s, Didi Dache app. The app allows people to bid for their taxi fair and how long they are willing to wait. Passengers can bid in increments of RMB 5, RMB 10 and RMB 20 as well as go back to adjust their offer. The app is available to drivers and passengers on iOS and android devices. 





Heat Wave

The extreme heat wave may be becoming a cause for concern. With record-breaking temperatures, the issue of water shortages, power supply worries and concerns for the fall harvest have arisen. Long-term climate predictions are being made to assist the country in dealing with extreme weather conditions in the future. 


I Love Panda has launched a 24-hour HD view of pandas’ lives at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. This webcast will be the world’s first HD telecast with more than 30 cameras! The website also includes the social networking platform Panda Town where fans can discuss telecasts. 




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