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Congresul FIJET 2009 - Shanghai, China

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O delegatie a Clubului Jurnalistilor de Turism din Romania participa la lucrarile Congresului Federatiei Internationale a Jurnalistilor si Scriitorilor de Turism, aflat la a 51-a editie, si ale carui lucrari de desfasoara la Shanghai, in perioada 9 - 15 octombrie.
SHANGHAI - City of Many MoodsLocated on the coast of the East China Sea, Shanghai, the largest and most prosperous city in China with a population of about 18 million, enjoys a convenient and advantageous geographic position as a transportation hub. Shanghai is no doubt the cradle of Chinese modern civilization and formerly was the financial, trade and transportation center of Far Eastern Asia. In the modern era, it has undergone great changes and is known as the "power engine" of the whole of China in economic development, finance, and culture.
The city is the gateway to the rich and rapidly-growing Yangtze River Delta region. With the recent introduction of high-speed trains to both Nanjing (capital of Jiangsu Province) and Hangzhou (capital of Zhejiang Province), it has become even more convenient to travel beyond the city. With two great airports (Pudong and Hongqiao), it's also easy to jet away to other cities in China and all around the world. Shanghai seems like a collection of smaller cities within one big metropolitan area. Each of these "cities" has a distinctive feel and flavor to it. The contrasts are really amazing, from the fast-moving, ultra-modern and chic Xujiahui and Lujiazui to the slow and steady pace of the ancient water towns of Zhujiajiao and Fengjing; from the bright lights and hip places like Xintiandi to the small shops selling Shanghai's famous dumplings (xiaolongbao) near Yu Garden. Visitors will be deeply awed when they walk along the Bund and gaze over to the Pudong side at the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, the Jin Mao Tower and the newly-built Shanghai World Financial Center. Walking along the Huangpu River waterfront is like retracing the steps of history when Shanghai was a booming financial and trade center. Watching the ships moving up and down the river is an amazing sight, at day or at night. There is no place like it in the world! There are attractions galore in Shanghai for both the visitors and the residents. The Shanghai Museum is a personal favorite of lots of visitors from home and abroad and undoubtedly the best of its kind in China. Just seeing the collection of ancient bronze artifacts there is worth your trouble of coming to Shanghai. But if art is not up to your "speed," you can head out to the wonderful new Shanghai Automobile Museum in Jiading and feast your eyes on a great collection of vintage cars. The most exciting thing to witness here soon in Shanghai will be the World Expo 2010 Shanghai China. It is the first one to incorporate a "city" theme for the World Expo. Shanghai has selected the main theme of "Better City, Better Life", which centers on the future of urban life, a global topic. This Expo will offer a brand new focal point for the innovation and enhancement of the world's urban civilization. Shanghai and its World Expo will provide a vivid model for urban harmony and the sustainable development of humankind. To date, 228 countries and international organizations have officially confirmed their participation in the World Expo 2010 Shanghai. So, it's going to be a "big party" where people of all colors and creeds can share ideas, learn more about each other and make good friends. Come and discover and experience this exciting and dynamic city of Shanghai where east meets west.

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FACTS & FIGURES
Location: on the west shore of the Pacific Ocean and right in the middle of China 's east coastline Size: 6,340.5 square kilometers at the end of 2004, 0.06% of China's total territory. Shanghai extends about 120 kilometers in north and south and nearly 100 kilometers in east and west. The city has three islands -- Chongming, Changxing and Hengsha -- under its jurisdiction and Chongming Island is the third largest island in China, covering an area of 1,041.21 square kilometers. Population: By the end of 2007, Shanghai's population of residents with permanent residence registration had grown to 13.79million, representing 1% of China 's total. According to a sample survey of 1% population in 2007, Shanghai's population of long-term residents was 18.58 million, among which almost 5 million were immigrants. Administrative Divisions: 18 districts and 1 county. Climate: A pleasant northern subtropical maritime monsoon climate with four distintive seasons. The best time to travel to Shanghai is April, May, September and October. Language: Mandarin (Putonghua) and Shanghai dialect City code: +21
TOP 10 Attractions
The Bund
The Bund (Wai Tan) is the landmark of Shanghai. Located along the Huangpu River, the Bund is lined with Shanghai's outstanding buildings of various architectural styles, most of which were built before 1937. The Bund was famously featured in novel Empire of the Sun by British author J.G. Ballard, based on his experiences as a boy during World War II. The book was later made into a film by Steven Spielberg.
Huangpu River Cruise
The Huangpu River is the mother river of Shanghai. Nanpu Bridge, Yangpu Bridge and Oriental Pearl TV Tower compose of a huge picture scroll. The Gallery of World Architecture on the west bank along the Bund sent off the new high-rises on the east bank. The new Lupu Bridge shows its majestic appearance at night. A cruise on the river will invite you to recall the old Shanghai, enjoy the modern Shanghai, and prospect the future of Shanghai.
Pudong Lujiazui Finance and Trade Zone
(Shanghai Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Jinmao Tower and Shanghai World Financial Center) Pudong Lujiazui Finance and Trade Zone is one of the biggest commercial projects of Shanghai. Since its establishment in 1990, the Zone has grown into a leading international financial center and is the home to not only the Shanghai Stock Exchange but also financial institutions and hotels from around the world and international conference facilities. At 480 meters high, the Shanghai World Financial Center is the second tallest building in the world as of 2008.
People's Square
(Shanghai Museum, People's Park, Shanghai Art Museum and Shanghai Grand Theatre, Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall)
People's Square has become the political and cultural center in Shanghai since 1994, when it was rebuilt. In and around the square are a massive fountain named the Light of Huangpu River, 10,000 square meters of lawns, six groups of relief carvings that depict the history of Shanghai, the New Shanghai Museum, the offices of the municipal government, an underground shopping plaza, the Shanghai Grand Theater, the Shanghai Art Museum and the Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall.
Yuyuan Garden and Bazaar
The area consists of the famous classical Yuyuan Garden, the "kingdom of small articles of daily use", and the "kingdom of delicacies". There you will also find the Old City God Temple, and the historical relic temple of Chengxiangge. A large number of rebuilt Ming and Qing dynasty-style buildings, together with the Nine-cornered Zigzag Bridge, Mid-lake Pavilion and Lotus Pond form an attractive scene for tourists. In the midst of competition in business Yuyuan Commercial City has become a hot spot for tourism, shopping and investment.
ERA - A Multimedia Acrobatic Spectacular
As a multimillion-dollar stunning acrobatic extravaganza, the first of its kind in China, ERA is a multimedia odyssey whose inspiration is a direct result of the combination of traditional Chinese acrobatic arts and modern technology. ERA evolves through a constant collision between the past and the future. Not only will the audience be amazed by the acrobats' control and precision, they will be enchanted by the world that is created through the use of multimedia, technology, lighting and sound effects, elaborate costumes, original live music and a lot more.
Nanjing Road Shopping Street
Nanjing Road, the main shopping street of Shanghai is one of the world's busiest shopping streets. The entirety of Nanjing Road has been a centre of commerce in Shanghai for more than a century. The 6 km long shopping street attracts over 1 million visitors daily from 10 am to 10 pm. Tourists and guests often celebrate various holidays along Nanjing Road.
Xintiandi
(an area of restored traditional Shikumen "stone gate")
Xintiandi is a car-free shopping, eating and entertainment area of Shanghai. It is composed of an area of restored traditional shikumen ("stone gate") houses on narrow alleys, a modern shopping mall with a cinema complex, and some adjoining houses which now serve as bookstores, cafes and restaurants. Xintiandi is considered one of the first vogue lifestyle centers in China. The closest metro station to Xintiandi is South Huangpi Road, on Metro Line No.1.
Ancient Watertown of Fengjing
With a history of more than 1,500 years, the Fengjing Ancient Watertown was once a key connection between Jiangsu and Zhejiang provinces. There are many bridges, temples and lanes as well as celebrities in the town. The town is also known as the birthplace of the famed Jin Shan Farmers' Painting, which has won praise for its creative designs and bright colors that vividly represent the everyday life of the farmers.
Maglev Train
In cooperation with the Shanghai Municipality and the Shanghai Maglev Transportation Development Co. (SMT), German Transrapid constructed the first commercial maglev railway in the world in 2002, from Shanghai's Longyang Road subway station in Pudong to Pudong International Airport. Commercial operation started in 2003. The journey takes 7 minutes and 20 seconds to complete the distance of 30 km. A train can reach 350 km/h (220 mph) in 2 minutes, with the maximum normal operation speed of 431 km/h (268 mph) reached thereafter. As of May 2008[update], the line operates daily between 06:45-21:30, a one-way ticket cost ¥50 (US$7.27), or ¥40 ($5.81) for those passengers holding a receipt or proof of an airline ticket purchase. A round-trip return ticket cost ¥80 ($11.63) and VIP tickets cost double the standard fare. The service operates once every 15 minutes. Don't miss an exciting ride on the maglev train while in Shanghai.
Portman Ritz-Carlton Hotel to Host International Journalists at 51st FIJET World Congress
The recently rennoved Portman Ritz-Carlton Hotel, long a distinctive landmark located in the iconic Shanghai Centre, will server as home and host to members of the World Federation of Travel Writers and Journalists (FIJET) during their 51st World Congress.
With 610 rooms, the award-winning Portman Ritz-Carlton will be a fitting location for this distinguished group of writers and journalists whose mission is to promote understanding and peace through tourism. Recently, the Portman Ritz-Carlton (the largest the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC) completed an extensive US$40 million transformation. As the limousine pulls up in the porte cochere, a dramatic entrance flanked by feng shui inspired waterfalls paves the way for a successful stay. New rooms bearing a contemporary décor enriched by Asian influences are a cornerstone of luxury and comfort. Throughout the room, onyx panels, modern Chinese artwork and a Chinese medicine chest inspired cabinet evoke a sense of place. With the sleek 37-inch LCD television featuring more than 40 channels, guests are spoilt for choice as they relax with a wide variety of domestic and international programs. A modern day luxury that offers the definitive sleep experience, the signature Ritz-Carlton Sealy bed with 400-thread count bed linen, plush down feather pillows and throw pillows invite a peaceful night's rest. In addition to the award-winning Italian, Chinese and Japanese restaurants and lobby lounge, guests will be treated to a multi-cultural dining experience in Tables. For happy hours' relaxation or a post-dinner libation, The Ritz Bar entertains with a live jazz band, fine smokes and wicked drinks. With increased meeting space totaling more than 5,636 square meters, a range of meeting venues can be tailored to match the meeting planner's needs. Club Level guests can also access The Ritz-Carlton Club Level boardroom for executive meetings in an elite setting for 16 participants. The 610-room Portman Ritz-Carlton, Shanghai is a landmark located in Shanghai Centre, a retail, dining and entertainment complex on the famous Nanjing Road. Situated right in the heart of the commercial, shopping and entertainment district of the city, services and facilities include six restaurants and lounges serving Chinese, Italian, Japanese and Western favorites. An extensive health club with swimming pool, gym, squash and racquetball courts is featured alongside a 24-hour business center.
The Portman Ritz-Carlton
Shanghai Centre, 1376 Nanjing Xi Lu
Shanghai 200040, China
Tel: (86 21) 6279 8872
Fax: (86 21) 6279 7014
Contact: Iris Yu
Email: iris.yu@ritzcarlton.com

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Vasilescu e precizat că printre noutățile aduse de proiect se numără cea privind introducerea masteratului şi doctoratului ca perioade necontributive asimilate stagiului de cotizare, pentru fiecare an de perioadă asimilată urmând a se acorda câte 0,25 de puncte. (continuare la Bănci și macroeconomie) 

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