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Shanghai is also known as Shen it is a major city in population wide in China and largest city in proper in the world. It is a multi-cultural city in Chin. Shanghai is situated in the Yangtze River Delta in eastern China; Shanghai sits at the mouth of the Yangtze River in the middle portion of the Chinese coast. The city total area was 6,340.5 square kilometers. Shanghai's Chongming island is the third largest island in China it is covering an area of 1,041 square kilometers. It is the China's one of the leading ports, Shanghai is also one of the busiest ports as well as the center for industry and commerce. The city has a status identical to a province, and reports straight to the central government. The city growth over the last two periods it has become a leading global city, with important influence in commerce, culture, finance, media, fashion, technology and transport. The city is also a popular tourist destination famous for its historical landmarks such as The Bund, City God Temple and Yuyuan Garden, as well as the extensive and rising Pudong skyline. As well to having great shopping, Shanghai is also a wonderful place for gourmet food with Chinese food alone, there are restaurants catering to sixteen different styles ranging from Beijing to Fujian.
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Shanghai Recreation, Culture and Attractions
Shanghai is a multi-cultural metropolis with both modern and traditional Chinese features. The city has one hundred years is a marvel in the history of Chinese development. The Shanghai has animated when it is full of culture and hai pai culture is at the root of Shanghai's power and charm. The city developed quickly into the national commercial and economic center. Thus hai pai culture, the grouping of Chinese and Western cultures, gradually formed. Shanghai has a culture of activeness, a busy city where aside from the daily travel to and from work, people make the time to run to the fresh market for daily groceries, walk approximately the city and possibly do a little shopping, and even take part in early morning exercises in parks and other ambler areas. The city has performing arts can be establish all over the city, particularly at the Shanghai Center, located in the Ritz Carlton complex, and the Grand Theater, which is found in People's Square. Shanghai Cultured is innovative from Traditional Chinese Culture and melted with the Wu and Yue Dynasty Culture, and with a deep exaggerated by Western Culture. The city basic characteristic of this culture is more opening, creative and variety. The city is home to popular tourist destination famous for its historical landmarks such as The Bund, City God Temple and Yuyuan Garden, in addition to the extensive and rising Pudong skyline. It has been described as the "showpiece" of the successful economy of mainland China. Shanghai has held international tennis tournaments, and also has a professional soccer team. The city has professional sports scene is famous for its Chinese Basketball Association team, the Shanghai Sharks.

Shanghai Demographics
Shanghai total population - 23,019,148
Shanghai Anhui population - 29.0%
Shanghai Jiangsu population - 16.8%
Shanghai Henan population - 8.7%
Shanghai Sichuan population - 7.0%

Shanghai Education
The city of Shanghai has one of the best education systems in China. It is a major center of higher education in China. The city was one of the first to achieve almost universal secondary school attendance. The city is the first city where the 9-year necessary education implemented in China. The city is as well working to progress students' education experience so that they learn to learn and not just learn many facts. An updated curriculum is at the center of this process. The city is a largest center of superior education in China with over 30 universities and colleges. In the year of 1985 the city began a procedure of reform and created exams that test the application of real-life skills. Now the city students as well as migrant children, scored highest in every aspect in the world. For higher education, students must pass examinations of all classes.

Shanghai History
Approximately 5000 years ago the city has Songze Culture; currently Shanghai started to take its shape of a plain in the Yangtse River Delta. The city was called as "Hu Du" before it became known as Shanghai. The city's actual name was of "Shanghai" originated from the Song Dynasty in the period of 960-1276, when Shanghai was by that time becoming a new growing trade port. Therefore the town close by was called Shanghai Town, and later on this whole area was named "Shanghai". In the period of 1271 to 1368 Shanghai Town had seriously improvement and the city set up a shipping administration. Following that, through the reigns of Qing Emperor Qianlong and Qing Emperor Jiaqing, Shanghai slowly became China's major trading port and water transportation center for gains. In the year of 1845 the country of Britain first set up its recognition in Shanghai. In 1863, the British settlement to the south of Suzhou Creek and the American settlement to the north connected in order to form the Shanghai International Settlement. Citizens of many countries and all continents came to Shanghai to live and work through the ensuing decades those who stayed for long periods some for generations called themselves "Shanghailanders". The Sino-Japanese War accomplished with the Treaty of Shimonoseki, which important Japan to develop into another foreign power in Shanghai. Now the city has become an industrial center and center for fundamental leftism; the leftist Jiang Qing and her three cohorts, together the Gang of Four, were based in the city. Currently the city has been a moderately heavy supplier of tax revenue to the central government. This came at the cost of rigorously crippling Shanghai's infrastructural and capital growth.


Shanghai Flag

image of Shanghai flag

Shanghai Tourism
Shanghai is the beautiful vibrant city of China is famous for its enriched diverse cultures, histories, and commercial developments. It is a wonderful and exciting metropolis of 18 million people. It is home to many tourist attractions and there are hundreds of modern hotels located in Shanghai city center, the financial district and near the airport. Shanghai is an outstanding city whether for business or leisure. The city's some attractions are erected skyscrapers, bustling traffic, fast-paced lifestyle, and glamorous night activities frequently draw people to this booming city and Oriental Pearl TV Tower, beautiful Yuyuan Garden, vivid Huaihai Road and Nanjing Road plus many other Shanghai spots will assure you a memorable Shanghai travel.

Shanghai Transportation
Shanghai has a general public transport system, mainly based on metros, buses and taxis. Shanghai has world's most broad network of urban bus routes, with almost one thousand bus lines, operated by abundant transportation companies. The city of Shanghai is a major center of China's expressway network; many national expressways pass through or terminate in Shanghai. The city has three major railway stations they are Shanghai Railway Station, Shanghai South Railway Station, and Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station. These are also related to the metro network and serve as hubs in the railway network of China. Shanghai is one of the important air transport gateways in Asia. The city's high speed trains for Beijing, Nanjing, Suzhou, Wuxi, Changzhou, and Changsha also from this station. There are two commercial airports they are Shanghai Pudong International Airport and Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport.

Shanghai Universities
Donghua University, Shanghai, China - 20,000 Students
East China Normal University, Shanghai, People's Republic of China - 21215 Students
East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai, China - 25,700 Students
Fudan University, Shanghai, China - 26700 Students
Shanghai International Studies University, Shanghai, People's Republic of China - 16,744 Students
Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China - 33060
Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, Shanghai, People's Republic of China - 22,214 Students
Shanghai University, Shanghai, People's Republic of China - 44,000 Students
Tongji University, Shanghai, China - 38765 Students
Shanghai Maritime University, Pudong, Shanghai, People's Republic of China - 20,000 Students
Shanghai Normal University, Shanghai, China - 28365 Students
Shanghai University of Electric Power, Shanghai, People's Republic of China - 10,000 Students
Shanghai University of Engineering Sciences, China Shanghai - 17000 Students
University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, Shanghai, People's Republic of China - 21100 Students
Sanda University, Shanghai, People's Republic of China - 10000 Students

Shanghai Taxes
Shanghai City Real Estate Tax - 1.2%
Shanghai local income tax - 3%
Shanghai value added tax 17%
Shanghai business tax rate - 3%-5%

Shanghai tourist attractions
City God Temple
Consulate-General of Russia in Shanghai
Expo 2010 Shanghai China
General Post Office Building, Shanghai
Jade Buddha Temple
Jin Mao Tower
Jing'an Temple
Jinjiang Action Park
Longhua Temple
Nanjing Road (Shanghai)
Oriental Pearl Tower
People's Square (Shanghai)
Pudong
St. Ignatius Cathedral of Shanghai
Shanghai International Circuit
Shanghai French Concession
Shanghai Grand Theatre
Shanghai Ocean Aquarium
Shanghai Oriental Arts Center
Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall
Shanghai Zoo
She Shan Basilica
Taikang Lu (Shanghai)
The Bund
Wen Miao, Shanghai
Xintiandi
Yuyuan Garden
Yuyuan Tourist Mart
C. Y. Tung Maritime Museum
Shanghai Art Museum
Shanghai Museum
Shanghai Natural History Museum
Shanghai Science and Technology Museum
Song Ching Ling Memorial Residence in Shanghai
Shanghai Automobile Museum

Shanghai Neighborhoods
Changning District Neighborhood
French Concession Neighborhood
Hongkou/Yangpu Districts Neighborhood
Huangpu District Neighborhood
Jing An District Neighborhood
Luwan District/Xintiandi Neighborhood
Minhang District Neighborhood
Pudong/Lujiazui Neighborhood
Putuo District Neighborhood
The Bund Neighborhood
Xuhui District Neighborhood
Zhabei District Neighborhood

Shanghai Government
Shanghai has been rising rapidly in China since the first one, XinCheJian, was started in Shanghai last November as reported here by CNN Go. The city of Shanghai is structured in a dual party-government system. Shanghai has political power extensively seen as a stepping stone to higher positions in the national government. The city officials with ties to the Shanghai administration form an influential section in the national government, the so-called Shanghai Clique, which often competes against the rival Youth League Faction over personnel appointments and policy decisions.

Shanghai Economy
The city of Shanghai is a most important fiscal center and an emerging economic powerhouse. It is a biggest commercial center in China and it emerges its charming manner in the grand and smooth atmosphere. Shanghai is one of the major cities in the world and a famous international port. Shanghai industry structure has been optimizing with the secondary and tertiary industries underpinning the economic growth. The city statement equipment and electric station equipment are increasing now. Now the city's continual planning will avoid their infrastructure problems thus some projects like freeway and subway systems continue to carry on.

Shanghai Geography
Shanghai is a largest metropolitan city in China; it is situated on the Yangtze River Delta on China's east coast and its proximity to the Pacific Ocean via the East China Sea. It is a historical center, located in the Puxi area of the western side of the Huangpu, whiles the new Pudong financial district, shaped off the east coast. The city is centered approximately the Huangpu River, an arm of the Yangtze River, and extends outwards in all directions, with the border and satellite towns reaching east to the East China Sea, north and west to Jiangsu province, and south to Zhejiang province over Hangzhou Bay. Shanghai has a humid subtropical climate with winter, cold northerly winds from Siberia can reason nighttime temperatures to drop below freezing, and while not frequently associated with snow, the city can receive one or two days of snowfall per year.

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