Shanghai

Shanghai

If Beijing is China’s political centre, then Shanghai is very much its economic centre. The most populated city on the planet, Shanghai’s origins were as a trading city due to its major port. The city’s rise in importance is a very recent phenomenon, undergoing considerable regeneration in the 1990’s under the eyes of leader Deng Xiaoping. In the 20 years since, Shanghai has solidified its reputation as one of the world’s major economic powerhouses. It is known for its towering, modern skyscrapers which merge seamlessly with the wealth of historic buildings along the city’s famous stretch ‘The Bund.’

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