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Shanghai China Population - 23,019,148. Currency – Yuan. Language – Mandarin. Time Zone – GMT + 8 hours. Main Airports - Shanghai Pudong International Airport PVG, and Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport SHA. Average Temperatures +4.2 °C (January), +27.9 °C (July). Best time to go – October to early November and late May for nice weather and less crowds of people on domestic holidays. Beijing is the largest city in China and the largest city proper by population in the world. It is situated at the mouth of the Yangtze River in Eastern China, south of the capital Beijing. Its strategic location and excellent shipping facilities made it attractive for foreign trade in the 19th century and the city developed into a hub for commerce between east and west. Along with import and export trade Shanghai became a financial centre around the 1930s. This influence declined after the Communist Party takeover in 1949, as trade focused on socialist countries. A return of the city to a global financial power came in the 1990s after economic reforms introduced by reformist leader Deng Xiaoping. Modern Shanghai is a now a truly global city with major influences in commerce, culture, finance, media, fashion, technology, and transport. The city is split into a number of districts of which the Inner ones are of most importance for visitors. These are: The Bund Wàitn - The colonial riverside of Shanghai with dozens of old historical buildings lining the Huangpu River; Changning Chángníngq - Home to Hongqiao International Airport and Shanghai Zoo; Shanghai Luwan, Xuhui Leafy district once known as the Paris of the East and one of Shanghai's most rich and vibrant neighborhoods; Hongkou Hóngkuq - Home of Lu Xun Park as well as a football stadium; Huangpu excluding the Old City ; Huángpq - The traditional center of Shanghai, home to People's Square, People's Park, and the Shanghai Museum; Jing'an District Jìngnq - Home to Jing'an Temple; Old City Nanshi - Home of Yu Garden, the City God Temple, and Huxingting Tea House; Putuo Ptuóq ; Yangpu (; Yángpq – Location of Fudan University and Tongji University; and Zhabei Zhábiq - Location of the Shanghai Railway Station. Another main area of interest is The Pudong the CBD Central Business District and home to the iconic Oriental Pearl TV Tower with its famous outdoor viewing platform.
Shanghai Hotel Reservations
Shanghai Hotels Reservation including – Shanghai Hotels, Okura Garden Hotel, Intercontinental Pudong Hotel, Sheraton Grand Tai Ping Yang Hotel, Huating Hotel, Holiday Inn Vista Shanghai Hotel, Yihe Longbai Hotel and Yuanlin Hotel.
Guang Dong Hotel Shanghai China
The Guang dong Hotel is located on Yi Xian Road near the DaBaiShu industry & trading center. The DaBaiShu area is one of the 12 commercial zones in ShangHai, and is conveniently linked by track line 3 and the inner elevated ring road to the Bund and Downtown area. The hotel has 338 sets of room with a mixture of European-style and Japanese-style decor.
2010 Shanghai Expo
This prestigious event aims to promote the exchange of ideas and development of the world economy, culture, science and technology. The Expo also allows exhibitors to publicise and display their achievements and improve international relationships.
Ultimative Information about Shanghai. Travel, Work, Bars, Hotels, Restaurants, BBS, China and much more
Shanghai Airport Authority - SHA
Authority site with information on the two principal Shanghai airports - Hongqiao International Airport and Pudong International Airport.
English language newspaper. Covers news items in Shanghai and Greater China.
Website dedicated to expatriates living, working and surviving in Shanghai.
Official site for the Shanghai Municipality and Mayor's Office. The site is in Chinese but has an English language version.
Shanghai from a visitors perspective. The site features Shanghai information and general features of Chinese life, customs and culture.