Info Shanghai - Commissariato Italiano Esposizione Universale di Shanghai 2010

 
Shanghai

Shanghai - Panorama

The ‘city on the sea’ is situated at the mouth of the river Yangtze and is the most populated city in China (it has reached 20 million inhabitants).

Economy
Shanghai is the most important financial and commercial centre in China. It’s port, the most important in the country, is one of the busiest in the world together with those of Singapore and Rotterdam. The economic energy of the city is well represented by the numerous modern skyscrapers in the financial quarters of Pudong, which is very similar to the major American and European financial centres and hosts the offices of many foreign companies. Pudong is proof of the historical vocation of the city, the role of Shanghai as the window overlooking the whole of China with its dynamic and emerging economy.

Shanghai in figures (2005)

Gross Internal Product US $ 114,2 bln. 
Volume import/export US $ 186,3 bln. 
Foreign investment  US $ 13,8 bln. 
Number of twin cities 66
Number of Consulates in Shanghai 55
Number of institutes of high specialization 60
Internet users 8 milion

Culture
Shanghai is characterised by a well defined cultural identity which is projected towards  modernity. A great part of this modernity is the result of the cultural energy of the city at the beginning of the XX century. Shanghai has inspired writers such as Lu Xun, Mao Dun, Shi Zhecun, Shao Xunmesi, Ye Lingfeng, Eileen Chang and Zhongshu Qian.

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Longhua Temple
Longhua Temple
Jing'an Temple
Jing'an Temple
Jing'an Temple
Jing'an Temple
Jade Buddha Temple
Jade Buddha Temple
Jade Buddha Temple
Jade Buddha Temple
Jade Buddha Temple
Jade Buddha Temple
 St. Ignatius Cathedral (Xujiahui)
St. Ignatius Cathedral (Xujiahui)
Dongjiadu (Catholic Church)
Dongjiadu (Catholic Church)
Yuyuan Garden
Yuyuan Garden
Shanghai Grand Theater
Shanghai Grand Theater
Shanghai Museum
Shanghai Museum