Shanghai has been classified as an Alpha+ (global first-tier) city by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network. As of 2022, it is home to 12 companies of the Fortune Global 500 and is ranked 4th on the Global Financial Centres Index.
Shanghai, city and province-level shi (municipality), east-central China. It is one of the world’s largest seaports and a major industrial and commercial centre of China. The city is located on the coast of the East China Sea between the mouth of the Yangtze River (Chang Jiang) to the north and the.
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1. Admire the classic skyline at the Bund The Bund The Bund is undoubtedly on the top of list of things to see in Shanghai. The Bund displays Shanghai's classic skyline views of colonial architecture and skyscrapers along the 500m wide Huangpu River, which dissects the city into two.
Shanghai is the largest commercial and financial center in China, with a fascinating fusion of Eastern and Western cultures. It’s a vibrant megacity where you’ll find an endless range of...
China's largest city—and its most cosmopolitan. Shanghai is a luxurious playground for the well-heeled, with Michelin-star dining, high-end fashion houses, and over-the-top hotels. The Huangpu River splits the city into two districts: Pudong and Puxi. The Pudong skyline looks like it was ripped from the Jetsons; on the Puxi side, you can walk ...