In Brief

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 15 September, 2009, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 15 September, 2009, 12:00am

Hu busy at UN ahead of G20

President Hu Jintao will take part in a series of United Nations summit meetings in New York before heading to Pittsburgh for the Group of 20 financial summit next week, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu said yesterday. Hu will attend the UN Climate Change Summit, the 64th annual general debate of the UN General Assembly, and the nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament summit of the UN Security Council. Al Guo

Urumqi students back at school

All primary and secondary schools in Urumqi , Xinjiang , resumed classes yesterday after a 10-day suspension attributed to controlling social unrest and curbing the spread of swine flu, Xinhua reported. In an attempt to prevent large gatherings of young people, officials are varying the times that schools let their students go home, Xinhua cited a spokesman for the Education Bureau as saying. Choi Chi-yuk

Shanghai residency for 29

Twenty-nine people have received hukou, or permanent residency, in Shanghai since new rules were adopted six months ago, reported yesterday. Of the 29, 27 have degrees, with 26 of them qualified middle- or high-level technicians. According to the new rules, hukou applicants must meet several requirements, including holding Shanghai residency certificates and having been in the city's social security system for at least seven years. Lilian Zhang