About Shanghai

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. Boasting 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 cultures.

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.

Today, with a land area covering 6,340 square kilometers and a population of 20 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. Hongqiao and Pudong International airports link Shanghai with 141 cities in 29 foreign countries and regions every day.

The frequent 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 Lu jiazui Finance and Trade Zone in Pudong face each other across the Huangpu River. On the othe

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 every day. Shanghai welcomes you!