Police warned two Shanghai venues against hosting events, even as a state-run daily hailed the festival as a "showcase" of progress.
Mayor Ray Nagin, on a business trip, was confined to his hotel in Shanghai after a fellow plane passenger exhibited symptoms of swine flu.
A pair of Chinese sisters battle their way through the Japanese occupation of Shanghai and on to America.
A survey of 23 experts finds deep concern about Beijing's large dollar holdings
Airplanes themselves are safe, experts say, but flights to Mexico have been cut. Drug cartel violence is an issue too.