Today, with a land area covering 6,340 square kilometers and a population of 16
million people, Shanghai has become the largest economic center in China and an
important port city. It has maintained a GDP growth rate of over 10 percent in the last
11 years. More than 100 foreign countries and regions have investments in some
30,000 local projects, taking advantage of the 74 deep-water berths and 20
international container piers at the Shanghai Port. The Yangshan International Deep
Water Port that is currently under construction is expected to give a modern twist to
the port city. Hongqiao and Pudong International airports link Shanghai with 141
cities in 29 foreign countries and regions everyday.
The fluent communications systems and exchanges between people, commodities,
capital, technology and information has made Shanghai a vibrant city.
Shanghai is also a prominent historical city in China with a rich cultural heritage. The
vintage western style buildings on the Bund and the modern Lujiazui Financial
Center in Pudong face each other across the Huangpu River. On the other hand,
Yuyuan Garden and Longhua Temple display graceful ancient Chinese architecture.
In the last few years, various fashion shows, art and cultural festivals have attracted
many foreign tourists. The 2010 Shanghai World Expo alone is expected to entertain
some 75 million foreign visitors. The shopping malls on Nanjing road, Huaihai Road
and in the Xujiahui Business Center showcase the most stylish and chic products in
the world, and are filled with people everyday.
The government is now working hard to build itself into a jural one serving the
people and being responsible for the people. We give top priority to the task of
ensuring people's health and safety. We implement all kinds of policies in line with
the laws and regulations, and help many government departments carry out their
The people of Shanghai are diligent, intelligent and passionate. We welcome your
visits and investments here, to get a better knowledge of today, yesterday and
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Shanghai is located at the mouth of the Yangtze River, the longest river in China, on
the west bank of the East China Sea and in the middle of China's coastline.
Through its coastal position Shanghai acts as a link between China’s inland
regions and the outside world, and it is comfortable with both eastern and western
With a history of more than 700 years, Shanghai was once the financial center of the
Far East. Since the reforms that began in the 1990’s great changes have taken
place in the city. The municipal government is working towards building Shanghai
into a modern metropolis and a global economic, financial, trading and shipping
center by 2020.
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