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Figuratively Speaking

June 29, 2014

Global Times

- the average salary of a worker in the information technology industry in Shanghai. There were 376,100 people working in information technology last year. Nearly 80 percent earned between 5,000 yuan ($804.05) and 15,000 yuan per month.612- the number of swimming pools in Shanghai that will be open to the public by the middle of July. On average, individuals have to pay 20 yuan per hour to swim in public pools, though 106 of them will offer discounted admission this summer.135,677- the number of bidders who took part in the city's monthly license plate auction Sunday, the highest number in 12 years. Accordingly, the auction's success rate fell to 5.4 percent, the lowest ever.64 percent- the percentage of children who, according to their parents, suffer from medical or psychological problems from spending too much time using electronic devices. The Shanghai Morning Post polled the parents of 18,999 children for the survey.

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Source: Global Times

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