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Welcome to Shanghai China

Shanghai (上海), also called 'Hu' or 'Shen' in short in Chinese characters, is situated in the middle of China's east coastline at the junction of the Yangtze River and the Huangpu River pouring into the East Sea. The city is divided by the Huangpu River into 2 parts - Puxi (west of the Huangpu River) and Pudong (east of the Huangpu River).

Shanghai is the largest economic and trade center in China. With a tremendous success achieved in reform and development, this shining pearl in the Orient has now become not only the China's center of economy, finance, trade and navigation, but also an international metropolis in the world for its astonishing development speed, unique blend of Chinese and Western cultures and ever-growing market competitiveness.

Shanghai is well known in the world not only for its prosperous cosmopolitan feature but also for its rich humanistic resources. In recent years, a number of modem buildings have been added to the city, such as the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Shanghai Museum, Shanghai Library, Shanghai Stadium, Shanghai Grand Theatre, Shanghai Circus City, Shanghai City-Planning Exhibition Hall and Jin Mao Tower, Shanghai Science & Technology Museum. They have become new scenic sights in Shanghai. Colorful festivities, like Shanghai Tourism Festival and Shanghai China International Art Festival, have attracted an increasing number of tourists from home and overseas.

Shanghai welcomes all the guests from home and abroad.

Quick facts:

Country: People's Republic of China
Aera: 6340.5 km2
Population: Approx. 25 million
Time Zone: UTC+8;
Area Code: +86 21
Languages spoken: Chinese
Area Code: 200000
Local voltage: 220 volts, 50 cycles
Location: Shanghai is located in central eastern China, at the mouth of Yangzi River Delta on the Huangpu River.

Landmark of Shanghai: the Bund, Xintiandi, Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Jinmao Tower, Shanghai world financial center, Shanghai Museum

Update: Shanghai Science and Technology Museum, Shanghai Ocean Aquarium, Shanghai Animation & Comics Museum,
China Maritime Museum, Shanghai Insect Museu, Creative Parks



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