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| official_name = 0.1em}}}}Direct-administered municipalities of China>Municipality| image_skyline = Shanghai montage 1.jpg| image_caption = Clockwise from top: Lujiazui skyline with the Huangpu River, Yu Garden, China pavilion at Expo 2010 (now China Art Museum), Qibao, Nanjing Road, and The Bund| image_seal = frame=yestype=shapestroke-color=#000000frame-lat=31.22|frame-long=122.1}}| image_map1 = Shanghai in China (+all claims hatched).svg| map_caption1 = Location of Shanghai Municipality in China| coor_pinpoint = People's Square314312129type:adm1st_region:CN-31|display=it}}| subdivision_type = Country| subdivision_name = People's Republic of China| established_title = SettledPUBLISHER = SHANGHAI QINGPU MUSEUM ARCHIVE-URL = HTTPS://WEB.ARCHIVE.ORG/WEB/20170104183445/HTTP://MUSEUM.SHQP.GOV.CN/GB/CONTENT/2009-03/03/CONTENT_238558.HTM URL-STATUS=DEAD, dmy-all, | established_title1 = Establishment of - Qinglong Town| established_date1 = 746| established_title2 =  - Shanghai CountyLAST=COX PUBLISHER=DEMOGRAPHIA ISBN = PAGE = 22 ARCHIVE-URL = HTTPS://WEB.ARCHIVE.ORG/WEB/20180503021711/HTTP://WWW.DEMOGRAPHIA.COM/DB-WORLDUA.PDF URL-STATUS=LIVE, SCRIPT-TITLE = ZH:上海镇、上海县、上海县城考录 LANGUAGE = ZH ARCHIVE-URL = HTTPS://WEB.ARCHIVE.ORG/WEB/20160305192548/HTTP://WWW.SHTONG.GOV.CN/NODE2/NODE70393/NODE70403/NODE83902/NODE83904/USEROBJECT1AI121430.HTML URL-STATUS=LIVE, dmy-all, | established_title3 =  - Municipality| established_date3 = 7 July 1927County-level division>County-level - Township-levelList of administrative divisions of Shanghai>16 districts210 towns and subdistrictsDirect-administered municipalities of China>MunicipalityParty chief of the Communist Party of China>Party SecretaryLi Qiang (politician, born 1959)>Li Qiang| leader_title1 = Mayor| leader_name1 = Ying Yong| total_type = MunicipalityPUBLISHER = MINISTRY OF COMMERCE – PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA ARCHIVE-URL = HTTPS://WEB.ARCHIVE.ORG/WEB/20140526181645/HTTP://ENGLISH.MOFCOM.GOV.CN/ARTICLE/ZT_BUSINESS/LANMUB/ URL-STATUS=LIVE WORK = BASIC FACTS ACCESSDATE = 19 JULY 2011 ARCHIVE-DATE = 3 OCTOBER 2011 DF = DMY-ALL, | area_total_km2 = 6341| area_land_km2 = | area_water_km2 = 697| area_urban_km2 = | area_urban_sq_mi = 1,550| population_urban = | population_urban_footnotes = | population_density_urban_km2 = | elevation_footnotes = | elevation_m = 4| population_total = 24,237,800| population_as_of = 2018PUBLISHER = SHANGHAI MUNICIPAL STATISTICS BUREAU DATE =1 MARCH 2019 ACCESSDATE =1 SEPTEMBER 2019,weblink | population_density_km2 = auto| population_metro = 24 million| population_metro_footnotes =  (2010)List of cities in China by urban population>1st in ChinaShanghainese people>ShanghainesePostal code of China>Postal code| postal_code = 200000–202100Telephone numbers in China>21CN-SH)weblink}} {{zh icon}}{{urlweblink>English Version}}zh|Shànghăi PÇ”}})"The original name of the Huangpu River."| leader_title2 = Congress Chairwoman| leader_name2 = Yin Yicui| leader_title3 = Municipal CPPCC ChairmanACCESSDATE=27 JANUARY 2018WORK= 东方网, zh, China Standard Time>CST| utc_offset = +08:00| blank_name = Nominal GDP| blank_info = 2018| blank1_name =  - TotalCNY>Â¥3.27 trillion (List of Chinese administrative divisions by GDP)USD>$494 billion| blank2_name =  - Per capitaCNY>Â¥135,212 (List of Chinese administrative divisions by GDP per capita)USD>$20,425$39,600 PPP| blank3_name =  - Growth| blank3_info = {{increase}} 6.6%Human Development Index>HDI (2017)YEAR = 2013 UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME CHINA >LANGUAGE = ZH TITLE = ARCHIVED COPY ARCHIVE-DATE = 29 NOVEMBER 2013 DF = DMY-ALL, (4th) – very highLicence plates of the People's Republic of China>License plate prefixess = >labels = no }} (Hù)| blank1_name_sec2 = City flowerMagnolia denudata>Yulan magnolia| blank2_name_sec2 = LanguagesWu Chinese>Wu (Shanghainese language), Mandarin Chinese>Mandarin}}


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}}Shanghai ({{zh |c=上海}}, {{IPA-wuu|zɑ̃.hɛ|Shanghainese pronunciation:|zh-wuu-2-上海.ogg}}; Mandarin Chinese pronunciation: {{IPAc-cmn|AUD|Shanghai pron.ogg|sh|ang|4|.|h|ai|3}}) is one of the four municipalities of the People's Republic of China. Located on the southern estuary of the Yangtze with a population of 24.2 million {{as of|2018|lc=y}}, it is the most populous urban area in China, and the second most populous city proper in the world (after Chongqing). Shanghai is a global financial,WEB,weblink The Competitive Position of London as a Global Financial Centre, 25 February 2011,weblink" title="">weblink 10 November 2013, dead, dmy-all, innovation and technology,NEWS, Shanghai tops next global innovation hub ranking,weblink 7 March 2017,, 31 August 2019, and transportation hub, with the world's busiest container port.WEB,weblink Top 50 World Container Ports, 27 July 2012,weblink" title="">weblink 4 July 2012, live, dmy-all, Originally a fishing village and market town, Shanghai grew in importance in the 19th century due to trade and its favorable port location. The city was one of five treaty ports forced open to foreign trade after the First Opium War. The Shanghai International Settlement and the French Concession was established subsequently. The city then flourished to a primary commercial and financial hub of the Asia-Pacific region in the 1930s.WEB
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During the Second Sino-Japanese War, the city was the site of the major Battle of Shanghai. After the war, with the CPC takeover of mainland China in 1949, trade was limited to other socialist countries, and the city's global influence declined.
In the 1990s, economic reforms introduced by Deng Xiaoping resulted in an intense re-development of the city, especially the Pudong district, aiding the return of finance and foreign investment to the city. The city has since re-emerged as a hub for international trade and finance; it is the home of the Shanghai Stock Exchange, one of the world's largest by market capitalization,WEB,weblink Historic Transformation,, 27 May 1949, 11 December 2011,weblink" title="">weblink 2 June 2012, live, dmy-all, and the Shanghai Free-Trade Zone, the first free-trade zone in China.NEWS,weblink 再添6个!18个自贸试验区构筑开放新版图, 26 August 2019, 26 September 2019, 新华社, zh, Shanghai has been described as the "showpiece" of the booming economy of mainland China.NEWS
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, The city is renowned for its Lujiazui skyline, museums, and historic buildings—including the City God Temple, the Yu Garden, the China pavilion, and those along the Bund—and for its sugary cuisine and unique dialect, Shanghainese. Every year, Shanghai hosts numerous national and international events, including Shanghai Fashion Week, the Chinese Grand Prix, and Chinajoy.{{TOC limit|3}}


The two Chinese characters in the city's name are {{zh|c= |labels=no}} ({{transl|zh|shàng}}/zan, "upon") and {{zh|c= |labels=no}} ({{transl|zh|hÇŽi}}/hae, "sea"), together meaning "Upon the Sea". The earliest occurrence of this name dates from the 11th-century Song dynasty, when there was already a river confluence and a town with this name in the area. How the name should be understood has been disputed, but Chinese historians have concluded that during the Tang dynasty, the area of modern-day Shanghai was under the sea level, so the land appeared to be literally "on the sea".Danielson, Eric N., Shanghai and the Yangzi Delta, 2004, pp. 8–9.Shanghai is officially abbreviated {{zh|s= |labels=no}}{{efn|Traditional Chinese: WEB, 教育部重編國語辭典修訂本,weblink 29 September 2019, National Academy for Educational Research,, zh, }} ({{transl|zh|Hù}}/Vu2) in Chinese, a contraction of {{zh|s= |labels=no}}{{efn|Traditional Chinese: WEB, 滬瀆詞語解釋 / 滬瀆是什麽意思,weblink 29 September 2019,, 漢語網, zh, }} ({{transl|zh|Hù Dú}}/Vu Doh, lit "Harpoon Ditch"), a 4th- or {{nowrap|5th-century}} Jin name for the mouth of Suzhou Creek when it was the main conduit into the ocean.WEB,weblink zh:"申","沪"的由来, Shanghai Municipal People's Government, zh-Hans, Archived copy, 11 January 2011,weblink" title="">weblink 16 April 2011, live, This character appears on all motor vehicle license plates issued in the municipality today.WEB,weblink 中华人民共和国机动车号牌, License plate of motor vehicle of the People's Republic of China, 28 September 2007, 29 September 2019, Ministry of State Security of the People's Republic of China, zh,

Alternative names

{{zh|c= |labels=no}} (ShÄ“n) or {{zh|c= |labels=no}} (ShÄ“nchéng, "Shen City") was an early name originating from Lord Chunshen, a 3rd-century BC nobleman and prime minister of the state of Chu, whose fief included modern Shanghai. Shanghainese sports teams and newspapers often use Shen in their names, such as Shanghai Shenhua F.C. and Shen Bao.{{zh|s= |labels=no}} (Huátíng) was another early name for Shanghai. In AD 751 during the mid-Tang dynasty, Huating County was established by Zhao Juzhen, the governor of Wu Commandery, at modern-day Songjiang, the first county-level administration within modern-day Shanghai. The first five-star hotel in the city was named after Huating.WEB, 华亭宾馆和零的突破,weblink Xinmin Evening News, 5 September 2013, 12 January 2014, zh, dead,weblink" title="">weblink 5 September 2013, {{zh|s= |labels=no}} (MódÅ«, lit "Demon City") is a contemporary nickname for Shanghai, being widespread among the youth.WEB, "Modu" Shanghai but why people call it "Modu" ?,weblink, 2 October 2019, The name was first mentioned in Shōfu Muramatsu's 1924 novel Mato, which portrayed Shanghai as a dichotomic city where both light and darkness existed.BOOK, Lippet, Seiji, 2002, ''Topographies of Japanese Modernism, Columbia University Press,  , 0231500688, page 84The city has various nicknames in English, including "Pearl of the Orient" and "Paris of the East".NEWS, Moraski, Brittney, 20 July 2011, 29 July 2011,weblink Shanghai brings a touch of home, Daily Press, dead,weblink" title="">weblink 28 September 2011, dmy-all, WEB,weblink Shanghai: Pearl of the Orient,, 7 April 2013, 4 July 2013,weblink" title="">weblink 30 August 2013, live, dmy-all,


{{See also|Timeline of Shanghai}}

Ancient history

The western part of modern-day Shanghai was inhabited 6000 years ago.WEB,weblink The Shanghainese of 6000 Years Ago - the Majiabang Culture, Shanghai Qingpu Museum, 24 November 2014, During the Spring and Autumn period (approximately 771 to 476 BC), it belonged to the Kingdom of Wu, which was conquered by the Kingdom of Yue, which in turn was conquered by the Kingdom of Chu.WEB, Ancient History,weblink, 26 April 2014, dead,weblink" title="">weblink 16 June 2013, During the Warring States period (475 BC), Shanghai was part of the fief of Lord Chunshen of Chu, one of the Four Lords of the Warring States. He ordered the excavation of the Huangpu River. Its former or poetic name, the Chunshen River, gave Shanghai its nickname of "Shēn". Fishermen living in the Shanghai area then created a fish tool called the hù, which lent its name to the outlet of Suzhou Creek north of the Old City and became a common nickname and abbreviation for the city.WEB, "申"、"沪"的由来,weblink, 1 October 2019, zh,

Imperial history

File:%E6%96%B9%E5%A1%942.JPG|thumb|right|Songjiang Square PagodaSongjiang Square PagodaDuring the Tang and Song dynasties, Qinglong Town () in modern Qingpu District was a major trading port. Established in 746 (the fifth year of the Tang Tianbao era), it developed into what historically called a "giant town of the Southeast", with thirteen temples and seven pagodas. Mi Fu, a scholar and artist of the Song dynasty, served as its mayor. The port experienced thriving trade with provinces along the Yangtze and the Chinese coast, as well as with foreign countries such as Japan and Silla.WEB,weblink zh:上海青浦青龙镇遗址, Ruins of Qinglong Town in Qingpu, Shanghai, Institute of Archaeology, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, 24 March 2017, Archived copy, 16 July 2017,weblink" title="">weblink 31 August 2017, live, File:Zhenrusi Dadian.JPG|thumb|left|The Mahavira Hall at Zhenru Temple, built in 1320]]By the end of the Song dynasty, the center of trading had moved downstream of the Wusong River to Shanghai.NEWS,weblink zh:青龙镇考古:上海首个贸易港,为何人称"小杭州",, 10 December 2016, Archived copy, 16 July 2017,weblink" title="">weblink 11 September 2017, live, It was upgraded in status from a village to a market town in 1074, and in 1172, a second sea wall was built to stabilize the ocean coastline, supplementing an earlier dike.Danielson, Eric N., Shanghai and the Yangzi Delta, 2004, p.9. From the Yuan dynasty in 1292 until Shanghai officially became a municipality in 1927, central Shanghai was administered as a county under Songjiang Prefecture, which had its seat in the present-day Songjiang District.Danielson, Eric N., Shanghai and the Yangzi Delta, 2004, p.9, pp.11–12, p.34.Two important events helped promote Shanghai's development in the Ming dynasty. A city wall was built for the first time in 1554 to protect the town from raids by Japanese pirates. It measured {{convert|10|m|0|sp=us|abbr=on}} high and {{convert|5|km|0|sp=us|abbr=on}} in circumference.Danielson, Eric N., Shanghai and the Yangzi Delta, 2004, p.10. And a City God Temple was built in 1602, during the Wanli reign. This honor was usually reserved for prefectural capitals and not normally given to a mere county seat such as Shanghai. Scholars have theorized that this likely reflected the town's economic importance, as opposed to its low political status.File:Old City of Shanghai will walls and seafront.jpg|thumb|right|The walled Old City of ShanghaiOld City of ShanghaiDuring the Qing dynasty, Shanghai became one of the most important sea ports in the Yangtze Delta region as a result of two important central government policy changes: in 1684, the Kangxi Emperor reversed the Ming dynasty prohibition on oceangoing vessels—a ban that had been in force since 1525; and in 1732, the Qianlong Emperor moved the customs office for Jiangsu province (}}; see Customs House, Shanghai) from the prefectural capital of Songjiang to Shanghai, and gave Shanghai exclusive control over customs collections for Jiangsu's foreign trade. As a result of these two critical decisions, Shanghai became the major trade port for all of the lower Yangtze region by 1735, despite still being at the lowest administrative level in the political hierarchy.Danielson, Eric N., Shanghai and the Yangtze Delta, 2004, pp.10–11.

Rise and golden age

(File:Shanghai 1884.jpg|thumb|right|A map of Shanghai in 1884; Chinese area are in yellow, French in red, British in blue, American in orange.|alt=)In the 19th century, international attention to Shanghai grew due to European recognition of its economic and trade potential at the Yangtze. During the First Opium War (1839–1842), British forces occupied the city.Rait, Robert S. (1903). The Life and Campaigns of Hugh, First Viscount Gough, Field-Marshal. Volume 1. p. 267–268 The war ended in 1842 with the Treaty of Nanking, which opened Shanghai as one of the five treaty ports for international trade.WEB,weblink The Opium war (or how Hong Kong began), South China Morning Post, 2 May 2016,weblink" title="">weblink 6 May 2016, live, The Treaty of the Bogue, the Treaty of Wanghia and the Treaty of Whampoa (signed in 1843, 1844 and 1844, respectively) forced Chinese concession to European and American desires for visitation and trade on Chinese soil. Britain, France, and the United States all carved out outside the walled city of Shanghai, which was still ruled by the Chinese.WEB, zh:上海通志 总述, General History of Shanghai – Overview, Office of Shanghai Chronicles,weblink 1 July 2008, 2 October 2019, zh, The Chinese-held Old City of Shanghai fell to rebels from the Small Swords Society in 1853, but was recovered by the Qing government in February 1855.Scarne, John. Twelve years in China {{Webarchive|url= |date=28 July 2014 }}. Edinburgh: Constable, 1860: 187–209. In 1854, the Shanghai Municipal Council was created to manage the foreign settlements. Between 1860 and 1862, the Taiping rebels twice attacked Shanghai and destroyed the city's eastern and southern suburbs, but failed to take the city.Williams, S. Wells. The Middle Kingdom: A Survey of the Geography, Government, Literature, Social Life, Arts, and History of the Chinese Empire and its Inhabitants, Vol. 1, p. 107. Scribner (New York), 1904. In 1863, the British settlement to the south of Suzhou Creek (northern Huangpu District) and the American settlement to the north (southern Hongkou District) joined in order to form the Shanghai International Settlement. The French opted out of the Shanghai Municipal Council and maintained its own concession to the south and southwest.WEB,weblink Shanghai International Settlement, Flag of the World, 2 October 2019, (File:Dismantlement of Old City walls.jpg|thumb|left|The dismantlement of Old City walls, 1911|alt=)The First Sino-Japanese War concluded with the 1895 Treaty of Shimonoseki, which elevated Japan to become another foreign power in Shanghai. Japan built the first factories in Shanghai, which was soon copied by other foreign powers. All this international activity gave Shanghai the nickname "the Great Athens of China".Gordon Cumming, C. F. (Constance Frederica), "The inventor of the numeral-type for China by the use of which illiterate Chinese both blind and sighted can very quickly be taught to read and write fluently", London : Downey, 1899, {{Webarchive|url= |date=29 July 2014 }} In 1914, the Old City walls were dismantled because they blocked the city's expansion. In July 1921, the Communist Party of China was founded in the French Concession. On May 30, 1925, the May Thirtieth Movement broke out when a worker in a Japanese-owned cotton mill was shot and killed by a Japanese foreman.Ku, Hung-Ting [1979] (1979). Urban Mass Movement: The May Thirtieth Movement in Shanghai. Modern Asian Studies, Vol.13, No.2. pp.197-216 Workers in the city then launched general strikes against imperialism, which became nation-wide protests that gave rise to Chinese nationalism.BOOK, Cathal J. Nolan, The Greenwood Encyclopedia of International Relations: S-Z,weblink 2002, Greenwood Publishing Group, 978-0-313-32383-6, 1509, The golden age of Shanghai began with its elevation to municipality on 7 July 1927.WEB, 第一卷 建置沿革, Office of Shanghai Chronicles,weblink 2 July 2008, 2 October 2019, zh, This new Chinese municipality covered an area of {{convert|494.69|km2|1|sp=us|abbr=on}}, including the modern-day districts of Baoshan, Yangpu, Zhabei, Nanshi, and Pudong, but excluded the foreign concessions territories. Headed by a Chinese mayor and municipal council, the new city government's first task—the Greater Shanghai Plan—was to create a new city center in Jiangwan town of Yangpu district, outside the boundaries of the foreign concessions. The plan included a public museum, library, sports stadium, and city hall, which were partially constructed before being interrupted by the Japanese invasion.Danielson, Eric N., Shanghai and the Yangzi Delta, 2004, p. 34.During the ensuing decades, citizens of many countries and all continents came to Shanghai to live and work; those who stayed for long periods⁠⁠—some for generations⁠—called themselves "Shanghailanders".Shanghai: Paradise for adventurers. CBC – TV. Legendary Sin Cities. {{webarchive |url= |date=1 April 2009 }} In the 1920s and 1930s, almost 20,000 White Russians fled the newly established Soviet Union to reside in Shanghai.WEB, Shanghai’s White Russians (1937), SHANGHAI SOJOURNS,weblink 21 August 2018, 2 October 2019, These Shanghai Russians constituted the second-largest foreign community. By 1932, Shanghai had become the world's fifth largest city and home to 70,000 foreigners."All About Shanghai. Chapter 4 – Population {{webarchive|url= |date=20 May 2010 }}". Tales of Old Shanghai. In the 1930s, some 30,000 Jewish refugees from Europe arrived in the city."Shanghai Sanctuary {{Webarchive|url= |date=14 August 2009 }}". Time. 31 July 2008.File:1937 Shanghai, China VP8.webm|Shanghai filmed in 1937File:Shanghai Bund seen from the French Concession.jpg|The Bund in the late 1920s seen from the French Concession File:Shanghai tram, British section, 1920s, John Rossman's collection.jpg|Nanking Road (modern-day East Nanjing Road) in the 1930sFile:Shanghai Park Hotel 2007.jpg|Shanghai Park Hotel was the tallest building in Asia for decadesFile:Former Shanghai Library.jpg|Former Shanghai LibraryFile:The Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank, built in 1923 and The Customs House built in 1927.jpg|The HSBC Building built in 1923 and the Customs House built in 1927


File:Shanghai1937city zhabei fire.jpg|thumb|alt=On 28 January 1932, Japanese forces invaded Shanghai and the Chinese resisted. More than 10,000 shops and hundreds of factories were destroyed, leaving Zhabei district ruined. About 18,000 civilians were either killed, injured, or declared missing. A ceasefire was brokered on 5 May.WEB, 图说上海一二八事变----战争罪行,,weblink 3 October 2019, zh, In 1937, the Battle of Shanghai resulted in the occupation of the Chinese-administered parts of Shanghai outside of the International Settlement and the French Concession. People who stayed in the occupied city suffered on a daily basis, experiencing hunger, oppression, or even death.Nicole Huang, "Introduction," in Eileen Chang, Written on Water, translated by Andrew F. Jones (New York: Columbia University Press, 2005),XI The foreign concessions were ultimately occupied by the Japanese on 8 December 1941 and remained occupied until Japan's surrender in 1945; many war crimes were committed during this time.149 comfort women houses discovered in Shanghai {{webarchive|url= |date=1 December 2008 }}, Xinhua,16 June 2005.On 27 May 1949, the People's Liberation Army took control of Shanghai through the Shanghai Campaign. Under the new People's Republic of China, Shanghai was one of only three municipalities not merged into neighboring provinces (the others being Beijing and Tianjin).Changhai est tombé sans combat {{webarchive|url= |date=28 September 2011 }}, Le Monde, 27 May 1949. Most foreign firms moved their offices from Shanghai to Hong Kong, as part of a foreign divestment due to the PRC's victory.WEB, zh:上海电影对香港电影的影响, The influence of Shanghai film on Hong Kong film, 香港电影论文,weblink 31 August 2013, 3 October 2019, zh,

Modern history

After the war, Shanghai's economy was restored—from 1949 to 1952, the city's agricultural and industrial output increased by 51.5% and 94.2%, respectively. There were 20 urban districts and 10 suburbs at the time.WEB, 上海地名志 总述, Office of Shanghai Chronicles,weblink 3 August 2004, 3 October 2019, zh, On 17 January 1958, Jiading, Baoshan, and Shanghai County in Jiangsu became part of Shanghai Municipality, which expanded to {{convert|863|km2|1|sp=us|abbr=on}}. The following December, the land area of Shanghai was further expanded to {{convert|5910|km2|1|sp=us|abbr=on}} after more surrounding suburban areas in Jiangsu were added: Chongming, Jinshan, Qingpu, Fengxian, Chuansha, and Nanhui.BOOK, Pacione, Michael, 4 December 2014, Problems and Planning in Third World Cities,weblink Routledge Revivals, 9780415705936, In 1964, the city's administrative divisions were rearranged to 10 urban districts and 10 counties.As the industrial center of China with most skilled industrial workers, Shanghai became a center for radical leftism during the 1950s and 1960s. The radical leftist Jiang Qing and her three allies, together the Gang of Four, were based in the city.Shanghai: transformation and modernization under China's open policy. By Yue-man Yeung, Sung Yun-wing, page 66 {{Webarchive|url= |date=1 January 2016 }}, Chinese University Press, 1996 During the Cultural Revolution (1966–1976), Shanghai's society was severely damaged, with 310,000 wrongful convictions involving more than 1 million people. About 11,500 people were unjustly persecuted to death. Yet, even during the most tumultuous times of the revolution, Shanghai was able to maintain economic production with positive annual growth rate.File:Tarde en Shanghai — at The Bund 外滩. (15730639211).jpg|thumb|left|alt=Since 1949, Shanghai has been a comparatively heavy contributor of tax revenue to the central government; in 1983, the city's contribution in tax revenue was greater than investment received in the past 33 years combined.BOOK, McGregor, Richard, 31 July 2012, The Party: The Secret World of China's Communist Rulers,weblink Harper Perennial; Reprint, 9780061708763, Richard McGregor, This came at the cost of the severely crippling welfare of Shanghainese people and Shanghai's infrastructural and capital development. Its importance to the fiscal well-being of the central government also denied it from economic liberalizations begun in 1978. In 1990, Deng Xiaoping finally permitted Shanghai to initiate economic reforms, which reintroduced foreign capital to the city and developed the Pudong district, resulting in the birth of Lujiazui.WEB,weblink 浦东,改革开放尽显"上海风度",, 17 September 2018, 29 September 2019, zh, {{Clear left}}


File:Sprawling Shanghai 2016-07-20.jpg|thumb|left|The urban area of Shanghai in 2016, along with its major islands. From northwest to southeast: Chongming, Changxing, Hengsha, and the Jiuduansha shoals off Pudong. The Yangtze's natural sediment discharging can be seen.]]Shanghai is located on the Yangtze Estuary of China's east coast, with the Yangtze River to the north and Hangzhou Bay to the south. The land is formed by the Yangtze's natural deposition and modern land reclamation projects. As such, it has sandy soil, and skyscrapers are to be built with deep concrete piles to avoid sinking into the soft ground.WEB, zh:上海通志 第二卷 自然环境, General History of Shanghai – Volume 2. Natural environment, Office of Shanghai Chronicles,weblink 4 July 2008, 5 October 2019, zh, The provincial-level Municipality of Shanghai administers both the estuary and many of its surrounding islands. It is roughly equidistant from Beijing and Guangzhou, bordering the East China Sea to the east, Zhejiang to the south, and Jiangsu to the west and north.WEB
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The municipality's northernmost point is on Chongming Island, which is the second-largest island in mainland China after its expansion during the 20th century."Chongming Island" in the Encyclopedia of Shanghai, p. 52. {{webarchive|url= |date=2 March 2013 }} Shanghai Scientific & Technical Publishers (Shanghai), 2010. Hosted by the Municipality of Shanghai. However, it does not include an exclave of Jiangsu on northern Chongming or the two islands forming Shanghai's Yangshan Port, which are parts of Zhejiang's Shengsi County.
Shanghai is located on an alluvial plain. As such, the vast majority of its {{convert|6340.5|km2|abbr=on}} land area is flat, with an average elevation of {{convert|4|m|abbr=on}}.WEB
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The city's few hills, such as She Shan, lie to the southwest, and its highest point is the peak of Dajinshan Island ({{convert|103|m|abbr=on|disp=or}}) in Hangzhou Bay. Shanghai has many rivers, canals, streams, and lakes, and it is known for its rich water resources as part of the Lake Tai drainage basin.
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, File:20170130从上海中心大厦观景台眺望宝山.jpg|thumb|View of Baoshan through Huangpu RiverHuangpu RiverDowntown Shanghai is bisected by the Huangpu River, a man-made tributary of the Yangtze created by order of Lord Chunshen during the Warring States period. The historic center of the city was located on the west bank of the Huangpu (Puxi), near the mouth of Suzhou Creek, connecting it with Lake Tai and the Grand Canal. The central financial district, Lujiazui, has been established on the east bank of the Huangpu (Pudong). Along Shanghai's eastern shore, the destruction of local wetlands due to the construction of Pudong International Airport has been partially offset by the protection and expansion of a nearby shoal, Jiuduansha, as a nature preserve."Fourth Island Wetland Emerging", pp. 1–2. {{Webarchive|url= |date=24 September 2015 }} Shanghai Daily. 8 December 2009. Hosted at


Shanghai has a humid subtropical climate (Köppen Cfa), with an average annual temperature of {{convert|15.8|°C}} for urban districts and {{convert|15.2–15.7|°C}} for suburbs. The city experiences four distinct seasons. Winters are chilly and damp—northwesterly winds from Siberia can cause nighttime temperatures to drop below freezing. Each year, there are an average of 6.2 days with snowfall and 2.8 days with snow cover. Summers are hot and humid, and occasional downpours or freak thunderstorms can be expected. On average, 8.7 days exceed {{convert|35|°C}} annually. In summer and the beginning of autumn, the city is susceptible to typhoons, which have not caused considerable damage in recent years.NEWS
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{{See also|Major National Historical and Cultural Sites (Shanghai)}}File:Hotel Metropole, Shanghai.jpg|thumb|Metropole Hotel, an Art Deco hotel now under Jinjiang InternationalJinjiang InternationalShanghai has a rich collection of buildings and structures of various architectural styles. The Bund, located by the bank of the Huangpu River, is home to a row of early 20th-century architecture, ranging in style from the neoclassical HSBC Building to the Art Deco Sassoon House (now part of the Peace Hotel). Many areas in the former foreign concessions are also well-preserved, the most notable being the French Concession.WEB,weblink An art deco journey through Shanghai's belle époque, Loh, Juliana, 16 February 2016, Lonely Planet, 7 October 2019, Shanghai is also home to many architecturally distinctive and even eccentric buildings, including the Shanghai Museum, the Shanghai Grand Theatre, the Shanghai Oriental Art Center, and the Oriental Pearl Tower. Despite rampant redevelopment, the Old City still retains some traditional architecture and designs, such as the Yu Garden, an elaborate Jiangnan style garden.WEB,weblink Shanghai Architectural History,, 7 October 2019,

Art Deco architecture

As a result of its construction boom during the 1920s and 1930s, Shanghai has among the most Art Deco buildings in the world. One of the most famous architects working in Shanghai was László Hudec, a Hungarian-Slovak who lived in the city between 1918 and 1947.WEB,weblink The man who changed Shanghai, Who is L.E.Hudec, Kabos, Ladislav, 17 May 2011, His most notable Art Deco buildings include the Park Hotel, the Grand Theatre, and the Paramount.WEB,weblink 一个外国建筑设计师的上海传奇----邬达克和他设计的经典老房子, 上海市档案局, Jin, Zhihao, 12 July 2011, 7 October 2019, zh, Other prominent architects who contributed to the Art Deco style are Clement Palmer and Arthur Turner, who together designed the Peace Hotel, the Metropole Hotel, and the Broadway Mansions;WEB,weblink FAIRMONT PEACE HOTEL - A HISTORY, Accor, 7 October 2019, and Austrian architect GH Gonda, who designed the Capitol Theater. The Bund has been revitalized several times. The first was in 1986, with a new promenade by the Dutch architect Paulus Snoeren.WEB,weblink Strolling Shanghai’s Bund (Part 2), EVERETT POTTER'S TRAVEL REPORT, 13 August 2018, 7 October 2019, The second was before the 2010 Expo, which includes restoration of the century-old Waibaidu Bridge and reconfiguration of traffic flow.WEB,weblink Bigger and better: The Shanghai Bund is back - CNN Travel,, 9 May 2018, live,weblink" title="">weblink 1 November 2012,


File:Site of the First National Congress of the Communist Party of China.jpg|thumb|left|upright=0.8|Site of the First National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party, a typical shikumen building in the former French Concession ]]One uniquely Shanghainese cultural element is the shikumen (, lit "stone storage door") residence, typically two- or three-story gray brick houses with the front yard protected by a heavy wooden door in a stylistic stone arch.NEWS, Goldberger, Paul,weblink Shanghai Surprise: The radical quaintness of the Xintiandi district., The New Yorker, 2005-12-26, Each residence is connected and arranged in straight alleys, known as longtang{{efn|Shanghainese romanisation: longdhang; {{IPA-wuu|lòŋdɑ̃́|pronunciation:}}BOOK, Qian, Nairong, 2007, ''上海话大词典, Shanghai Lexicographical Publishing House,  , Qian Nairong, 9787532622481, }} (). The house is similar to western-style terrace houses or townhouses, but distinguishes by the tall, heavy brick wall and archway in front of each house.WEB,weblink Shikumen Residence,, 7 October 2019, The shikumen is a cultural blend of elements found in Western architecture with traditional Jiangnan Chinese architecture and social behavior. Like almost all traditional Chinese dwellings, it has a courtyard, which reduces outside noise. Vegetation can be grown in the courtyard, and it can also allow for sunlight and ventilation to the rooms.WEB,weblink 文汇报:从石库门走入上海城市文化, Wenhui Bao, Mo, Yan, 18 January 2010, 7 October 2019, zh, {{Clear left}}

Soviet and Stalinist architecture

File:上海展览中心·上海静安.jpg|thumb|Shanghai Exhibition Centre, an example of Soviet neoclassical architecture in Shanghai]]File:Tower pudong shanghai jinmao tower and swfc.jpg|thumb|left|upright=0.8|Shanghai World Financial Center (left) and Jin Mao TowerJin Mao TowerSome of Shanghai's buildings feature Soviet neoclassical architecture or Stalinist architecture, though the city has fewer such structures than Beijing. These buildings were mostly erected between the founding of the People's Republic in 1949 and the Sino-Soviet Split in the late 1960s. During this time period, large numbers of Soviet experts, including architects, poured into China to aid the country in the construction of a communist state. An example of Soviet neoclassical architecture in Shanghai is the modern-day Shanghai Exhibition Center.WEB,weblink Lonely Planet review for Shanghai Exhibition Centre, Lonely Planet, NC2 Media, 14 June 2013,


Shanghai—Lujiazui in particular—has numerous skyscrapers, making it the fifth city in the world with the most skyscrapers.WEB,weblink Number of 150m+ Completed Buildings - The Skyscraper Center,, 5 November 2018,weblink" title="">weblink 2 December 2017, live, dmy-all, Among the most prominent examples are the {{convert|421|m|abbr=on}} high Jin Mao Tower, the {{convert|492|m|abbr=on}} high Shanghai World Financial Center, and the {{convert|632|m|abbr=on}} high Shanghai Tower, which is the tallest building in China and the second tallest in the world.WEB,weblink Shanghai Tower: Asia's new tallest skyscraper presents a future vision of 'vertical cities', Alfred Joyner, International Business Times UK, 26 June 2015,weblink" title="">weblink 26 June 2015, live, Completed in 2015, the tower takes the form of nine twisted sections stacked atop each other, totaling 128 floors.WEB, Shanghai Tower News Release,weblink Gensler, 28 November 2008, 28 November 2008,weblink" title="">weblink 15 March 2009, dead, It is featured in its Double-skin facade design, which eliminates the need for either layer to be opaqued for reflectivity as the double-layer structure has already reduced the heat absorption.WEB,weblink 25 March 2010, CleanTechies, The Shanghai Tower: The Beginnings of a Green Revolution in China, 19 August 2011,weblink" title="">weblink 3 July 2011, dead, The futuristic-looking Oriental Pearl Tower, at {{convert|468|m|abbr=on}}, is located nearby at the northern tip of Lujiazui.{{skyscraperpage|25}} Skyscrapers outside of Lujiazui include the White Magnolia Plaza in Hongkou, the Shimao International Plaza in Huangpu, and the Shanghai Wheelock Square in Jing'an.{{Clear left}}


Structure{| class"wikitable" style"margin:1em auto 1em auto; text-align:center"|+ Current leaders of the Shanghai Municipal Government

!! style="width:25%" |(File:Danghui.svg|25px)! style="width:25%" |(File:National Emblem of the People's Republic of China (2).svg|25px)! style="width:25%" |(File:National Emblem of the People's Republic of China (2).svg|25px)! style="width:25%" |(File:Charter of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) logo.svg|25px)! TitleParty Committee SecretarySMPC ChairwomanMayorShanghai CPPCC Chairman! NameLi Qiang (politician, born 1959)>Li Qiang| Yin Yicui| Ying Yong| Dong Yunhu! Ancestral homeRuian, Zhejiang >Wenzhou, Zhejiang >Taizhou, Zhejiang >| Taizhou, Zhejiang! Born1959195519571962|11}}! Assumed officeTRANS-TITLE=LI QIANG PEOPLE'S DAILY >ACCESSDATE=16 JANUARY 2017, zh, PUBLISHER=NATIONAL PEOPLE'S CONGRESS OF THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINAACCESSDATE=9 OCTOBER 2019, zh, PUBLISHER=THE PAPERACCESSDATE=20 JANUARY 2017, zh, | January 2018(File:Shanghai Government Building.jpg|thumb|Shanghai municipal government building)Like virtually all governing institutions in mainland China, Shanghai has a parallel party-government system,WEB,weblink Understanding China's Political System, Lawrence, Susan, Martin, Michael, 20 March 2013, Federation of American Scientists, Congressional Research Service, live, 28 September 2019, in which the Party Committee Secretary, officially termed the Communist Party of China Shanghai Municipal Committee Secretary, outranks the Mayor.NEWS,weblink Dǎng wěi shū jì quán lì jiù jìng yǒu duō dà?, zh:党委书记权力究竟有多大?, How much power does a Party Secretary really have?, January 23, 2007, 人民论坛, People's Daily Press, zh-cn, 29 April 2018, The {{ill|Shanghai Municipal Committee of the Communist Party of China|lt=party's committee|zh|中国共产党上海市委员会}} acts as the top policy-formulation body, and is typically composed of 12 members (including the secretary).WEB,weblink 中国共产党上海市委员会, Shanghai Municipal Government, 14 October 2019, zh, WEB,weblink 上海市委常委名单+简历, 经济日报-中国经济网, 4 September 2019, 14 October 2019, zh, Political power in Shanghai has frequently been a stepping stone to higher positions in the central government. Since Jiang Zemin became the General Secretary of the Communist Party of China in June 1989, all former Shanghai party secretaries but one were elevated to the Politburo Standing Committee, the de facto highest decision-making body in China, including Jiang himself (Party General Secretary),NEWS, Profile: Jiang Zemin,weblink BBC News, 13 September 2011, 19 September 2004,weblink" title="">weblink 19 November 2011, live, Zhu Rongji (Premier),NEWS, The Former Premier Who Ended China's 'Splendid Isolation',weblink The New York Times, 19 March 2003, 13 September 2011, Joseph, Kahn,weblink" title="">weblink 26 November 2010, live, Wu Bangguo (Chairman of the National People's Congress),WEB, Biography of Wu Bangguo,weblink China Vitae, 14 September 2011,weblink" title="">weblink 22 November 2011, live, Huang Ju (Vice Premier),NEWS, Huang Ju, Powerful Chinese Official, Dies at 68,weblink The New York Times, 2 June 2007, 13 September 2011, Jim, Yardley,weblink" title="">weblink 17 July 2014, live, Xi Jinping (current General Secretary),WEB, Biography of Xi Jinping,weblink China Vitae, 14 October 2019, Yu Zhengsheng,WEB, Biography of Yu Zhengsheng,weblink China Vitae, 14 October 2019, and Han Zheng.WEB, Biography of Han Zheng,weblink China Vitae, 14 October 2019, Zeng Qinghong, a former deputy party secretary of Shanghai, also rose to the Politburo Standing Committee and became the Vice President and an influential power broker.NEWS, In Graft Inquiry, Chinese See a Shake-Up Coming,weblink The New York Times, 4 October 2006, 13 September 2011, Joseph, Kahn,weblink" title="">weblink 18 December 2014, live, The only exception is Chen Liangyu, who was fired in 2006 and later convicted of corruption.NEWS, Former Shanghai Party chief gets 18-year term for bribery,weblink Xinhua, 11 April 2008, 13 September 2011, dead,weblink" title="">weblink 6 December 2009, dmy-all, Officials with ties to the Shanghai administration collectively form a powerful faction in the central government, the so-called Shanghai Clique, which has often been viewed to compete against the rival Youth League Faction over personnel appointments and policy decisions.NEWS, Factions Help Drive Modern China History,weblink The New York Times, 25 February 2010, 13 September 2011, Ted, Plafker,weblink" title="">weblink 12 October 2011, live, However, Xi Jinping, successor to Hu Jintao as General Secretary and President, was largely an independent leader and took anti-corruption campaigns on both factions.NEWS, Why Xi Jinping has no need of factions in the Communist Party,weblink This Week in Asia, Wang, Xiangwei, 8 August 2016, 14 October 2019,

Administrative divisions

Shanghai is one of the four municipalities under the direct administration of the Government of the People's Republic of China,WEB,weblink Administrative divisions in China - Provincial-level administrative divisions, zh:中国的行政区划——省级行政单位, The Central People's Government of the People's Republic of China, zh-Hans, 17 April 2009, 31 August 2019,
and is divided into 16 county-level districts.
{|class="wikitable collapsible" style="margin:1em auto 1em auto; width:90%; text-align:center;"! colspan="8" |Administrative divisions of Shanghai{{Image label begin|image=Administrative Division Shanghai.png|width=600|link=}} {{Image label|x=1260|y=1610|scale=600/2600|text={{small|Huangpu}}}}{{Image label|x=1160|y=1740|scale=600/2600|text=Xuhui}}{{Image label|x=1020|y=1650|scale=600/2600|text={{small|Changning}}}}{{Image label|x=1270|y=1470|scale=600/2600|text=1}}{{Image label|x=1110|y=1530|scale=600/2600|text=Putuo}}{{Image label|x=1340|y=1470|scale=600/2600|text=2}}{{Image label|x=1360|y=1420|scale=600/2600|text={{small|Yangpu}}}}{{Image label|x=1210|y=1970|scale=600/2600|text=Minhang}}{{Image label|x=1130|y=1210|scale=600/2600|text=Baoshan}}{{Image label|x=790|y=1280|scale=600/2600|text=Jiading}}{{Image label|x=1700|y=1890|scale=600/2600|text=Pudong}}{{Image label|x=810|y=2580|scale=600/2600|text=Jinshan}}{{Image label|x=730|y=2100|scale=600/2600|text=Songjiang}}{{Image label|x=480|y=1810|scale=600/2600|text=Qingpu}}{{Image label|x=1450|y=2370|scale=600/2600|text=Fengxian}}{{Image label|x=1300|y=610|scale=600/2600|text=Chongming}}{{Image label|x=200|y=560|scale=600/2600|text=1. Jing'an}}{{Image label|x=200|y=640|scale=600/2600|text=2. Hongkou}}{{Image label end}}!! scope="col" |Division codeWEB,weblink zh:国家统计局统计用区划代码, National Bureau of Statistics of the People's Republic of China, zh,weblink" title="">weblink 5 April 2013, !! scope="col" |Division!! scope="col" |Area (km2)WEB,weblink 2.2 LAND AREA, POPULATION AND DENSITY OF POPULATION IN DISTRICTS (2017), 2 October 2019, Shanghai Municipal Statistics Bureau, !! scope="col" |Total population 2017!! scope="col" |Seat!! scope="col" |Postal code style="font-weight: bold"! 310000 !! ShanghaiHuangpu District, Shanghai>Huangpu 200000! 310101 !! Huangpu|200000! 310104 !! Xuhui|200000! 310105 !! ChangningJiangsu Road Subdistrict, Shanghai>Jiangsu Road Subdistrict 200000! 310106 !! Jing'an|200000! 310107 !! Putuo|200000! 310109 !! Hongkou|200000! 310110 !! Yangpu|200000! 310112 !! MinhangXinzhuang, Shanghai>Xinzhuang town 201100! 310113 !! Baoshan|201900! 310114 !! Jiading|201800! 310115 !! Pudong|201200 & 201300! 310116 !! Jinshan|201500! 310117 !! Songjiang|201600! 310118 !! Qingpu|201700! 310120 !! Fengxian|201400! 310151 !! Chongming|202100{|class="wikitable collapsible collapsed" style="margin:1em auto 1em auto; width:90%; text-align:center"! colspan="5" |Divisions in Chinese and varieties of romanizations! English! Chinese! Pinyin! Shanghainese Romanization! Shanghai Municipality! Huangpu District! Xuhui District! Changning District! Jing'an District! Putuo District! Hongkou District! Yangpu District! Minhang District! Baoshan District! Jiading District! Pudong New Area! Jinshan District! Songjiang District! Qingpu District! Fengxian District! Chongming District{{Clear}}Although every district has its own urban core, the city hall and major administrative units are located in Huangpu District, which also serves as a commercial area, including the famous Nanjing Road. Other major commercial areas include Xintiandi and Huaihai Road{{efn|historically "Avenue Joffre"WEB,weblink 纪念型, 上海地名志 (Shanghai Place Names), Shanghai Surveying and Mapping Institute, November 4, 2011, dead,weblink" title="">weblink April 25, 2012, }} in Huangpu District, and Xujiahui{{efn|Shanghainese romanisation: Xhigawhe, Zikawei, or Siccawei; {{IPA-wuu|ʑìkᴀ̋ɦuᴇ᷆|pronunciation:}}}} in Xuhui District. Many universities in Shanghai are located in residential areas of Yangpu District and Putuo District.(File:Openstreetmap central Shanghai.svg|thumb|Map of central Shanghai)Seven of the districts govern Puxi ({{abbr|lit.|Literally}} "The West Bank", or "West of the River Pu"), the older part of urban Shanghai on the west bank of the Huangpu River. These seven districts are collectively referred to as Shanghai Proper () or the core city (), which comprise Huangpu, Xuhui, Changning, Jing'an, Putuo, Hongkou, and Yangpu.Pudong ({{abbr|lit.|Literally}} "The East Bank", or "East of the River Pu"), the newer part of urban and suburban Shanghai on the east bank of the Huangpu River, is governed by Pudong New Area (Chuansha County until 1992, merged with Nanhui District in 2009 and with oversight of the Jiuduansha shoals).Seven of the districts govern suburbs, satellite towns, and rural areas further away from the urban core: Baoshan (Baoshan County until 1988), Minhang (original Minhang District & Shanghai County until 1992), Jiading (Jiading County until 1992), Jinshan (Jinshan County until 1997), Songjiang (Songjiang County until 1998), Qingpu (Qingpu County until 1999), and Fengxian (Fengxian County until 2001).The islands of Changxing and Hengsha and most (but not all{{refn|The absorption of the separate island of Yonglongsha by Chongming in the 1970s has produced a narrow pene-enclave of Jiangsu along about {{convert|20|km|sp=us}} of the northern shore of the island, separately administered as Nantong's Haiyong and Qilong townships.Office of Shanghai Chronicles. ["DÇŽo, Shā", "Islands and Shoals"]. Shanghai Municipal Government (Shanghai), 2015. Accessed 12 January 2015. {{zh icon}}}}) of Chongming Island form Chongming District.The former district of Nanhui was absorbed into Pudong District in 2009. In 2011 Luwan District merged with Huangpu District.{{As of|2015}}, these county-level divisions are further divided into the following 210 township-level divisions: 109 towns, 2 townships, 99 subdistricts. Those are in turn divided into the following village-level divisions: 3,661 neighborhood committees and 1,704 village committees.Shanghai Statistical Yearbook 2010 {{webarchive|url= |date=29 September 2011 }}. Retrieved 18 July 2011 At the end of the year 2017, the total population is 24.18 million.WEB,weblink zh:中国统计年鉴—2018, National Bureau of Statistics of the People's Republic of China, 28 January 2019,weblink" title="">weblink 6 January 2019, live,


{{See also|Economy of China}}Shanghai is the commercial, financial, trade and transportation center of China,WEB,weblink 上海简介, 4 December 2009, 4 September 2019, 国务院新闻办公室, zh, with a GDP of ¥3.27 trillions (US$494 billions) that makes up 3.63% of China's GDP,WEB,weblink 2018年经济运行保持在合理区间,发展的主要预期目标较好完成, 2019, 4 September 2019,, 中国政府网, zh, and a GDP per capita of ¥135,212 (US$20,425) in 2018. The six pillar industries in Shanghai—retail, finance, IT, real estate, machine manufacturing and automotive manufacturing—consist about half the city's GDP.WEB,weblink 主要年份六大支柱产业增加值, Shanghai Municipal Statistics Bureau, zh, 20 April 2012, dead,weblink" title="">weblink 4 March 2014, Average annual disposable income of Shanghai residents was ¥64,183 (US$9,695) per capita in 2018, making it one of the wealthiest cities in China, but the city is also the most expensive city to live in mainland China according to the study of Economist Intelligence Unit in 2017.EIU: Chinese cities cost less to live in {{Webarchive|url= |date=22 March 2017 }}, Shanghai Daily, Ding Yining, 21 March 2017.{| border="0" cellpadding="3px" style="margin:0 auto 0 auto; border:1px solid #999; background:#fff;"|+ Economy of Shanghai since the Chinese economic reform style="text-align: center; background: #ccc;"! Year! 1978! 1980! 1983! 1986! 1990! 1993! 1996! 2000! 2003! 2006! 2010! 2013! 2016! 2017! 2018 align=right GDP (¥T)HTTP://WWW.STATS-SH.GOV.CN/TJNJ/NJ18.HTM?D1=2018TJNJ/C0405.HTM >TITLE=表4.5 上海市人均生产总值(1978~2017)PUBLISHER=SHANGHAI MUNICIPAL STATISTICS BUREAU, zh, }}|0.027|0.031|0.035|0.049|0.078|0.152|0.298|0.481|0.676|1.072|1.744|2.226|2.818|3.063|3.268 align=right GDP per Capita (¥K)}}|2.85|2.73|2.95|3.96|5.91|11.06|20.81|30.31|38.88|55.62|77.28|92.85|116.58|126.63|134.83 align=right Average disposable income(urban) (¥K)HTTP://WWW.STATS-SH.GOV.CN/TJNJ/NJ18.HTM?D1=2018TJNJ/C1013.HTM >TITLE=表10.13 城镇常住居民可支配收入及构成(2015~2017)PUBLISHER=SHANGHAI MUNICIPAL STATISTICS BUREAUACCESSDATE=4 SEPTEMBER 2019LANGUAGE=ZH, HTTP://WWW.STATS-SH.GOV.CN/TJNJ/NJ18.HTM?D1=2018TJNJ/C1027.HTM >TITLE=表10.27 主要年份城市居民家庭人均可支配收入PUBLISHER=SHANGHAI MUNICIPAL STATISTICS BUREAU, zh, }}||0.64|||2.18|4.28|8.16|11.72|14.87|20.67|31.84|43.85|57.69|62.6064.18(total) align=rightAverage disposable income(rural) (¥K)HTTP://WWW.STATS-SH.GOV.CN/TJNJ/NJ18.HTM?D1=2018TJNJ/C1014.HTM >TITLE=表10.14 农村常住居民可支配收入及构成(2015~2017)PUBLISHER=SHANGHAI MUNICIPAL STATISTICS BUREAU, zh, }}||0.40|||1.67||4.85|5.57|6.66|9.21|13.75|19.21|25.52|27.82|Shanghai was the largest and most prosperous city in East Asia during the 1930s, and rapid re-development began in the 1990s. In the last two decades Shanghai has been one of the fastest developing cities in the world: it has recorded double-digit growth in almost every year between 1992 and the global recession of 2008.WEB,weblink Growth rate of major national economic indicators over preceding year (1978~2010),, 11 December 2011, dead,weblink" title="">weblink 11 January 2012,


File:Pudong district roads traffic skyscrapers, Shanghai.JPG|thumb|The Shanghai Stock ExchangeShanghai Stock ExchangeShanghai is a global financial center, ranking 5th in the 2018 edition of the Global Financial Centres Index (and third most competitive in Asia after Singapore and Hong Kong) published by the Z/Yen Group and Qatar Financial Centre Authority.WEB,weblink The Global Financial Centres Index 19, March 2016, Long Finance, 11 April 2016,weblink" title="">weblink 8 April 2016, dead, In 2009, the Shanghai Stock Exchange ranked third among worldwide stock exchanges in terms of trading volume and sixth in terms of the total capitalization of listed companies, and the trading volume of six key commodities including rubber, copper and zinc on the Shanghai Futures Exchange all ranked first in the world.WEB,weblink The rise of Lujiazui Financial City in Shanghai, CCTV News – CNTV English, 19 January 2011, 17 May 2011,weblink" title="">weblink 18 January 2012, dead, By the end of 2009, there were 787 financial institutions, of which 170 were foreign-invested.WEB,weblink Shanghai Municipality,, 15 December 2010, 17 May 2011,weblink" title="">weblink 31 October 2011, live, In September 2013, with the backing of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang the city launched the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free-Trade Zone-the first free-trade zone in mainland China. The Zone introduced a number of pilot reforms designed to create a preferential environment for foreign investment. In April 2014, The Banker reported that Shanghai "has attracted the highest volumes of financial sector foreign direct investment in the Asia-Pacific region in the 12 months to the end of January 2014".WEB,weblink Shanghai top for FDI into Asia-Pacific, The Banker, 1 April 2014, 11 April 2014,weblink" title="">weblink 9 July 2014, live, In August 2014, Shanghai was named FDi magazine's Chinese Province of the Future 2014/15 due to "particularly impressive performances in the Business Friendliness and Connectivity categories, as well as placing second in the Economic Potential and Human Capital and Lifestyle categories".WEB,weblink Chinese Provinces of the Future 2014/15, FDi magazine, 11 August 2014, 17 September 2014,weblink" title="">weblink 6 February 2015, live,


File:F-22P PNS Zulfiquar.JPG|thumb|left|The F-22P frigate built by Hudong-Zhonghua for the Pakistan NavyPakistan NavyShanghai is one of the main industrial centers of China, playing a key role in China's heavy industries. A large number of industrial zones, including Shanghai Hongqiao Economic and Technological Development Zone, Jinqiao Export Economic Processing Zone, Minhang Economic and Technological Development Zone, and Shanghai Caohejing High-Tech Development Zone, are backbones of Shanghai's secondary industry. Heavy industries accounted for 78% of the gross industrial output in 2009. China's largest steelmaker Baosteel Group, China's largest shipbuilding base – Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding Group, and the Jiangnan Shipyard, one of China's oldest shipbuilders are all located in Shanghai.WEB,weblink Shipping industry woes, China Daily, 30 November 2009, 17 May 2011,weblink" title="">weblink 6 June 2011, live, WEB,weblink China's Largest Shipbuilding Industry Based in Shanghai, People's Daily, 10 April 2001, 15 January 2014,weblink" title="">weblink 16 January 2014, live, Auto manufacture is another important industry. The Shanghai-based SAIC Motor is one of the three largest automotive corporations in China, and has strategic partnerships with Volkswagen and General Motors.WEB,weblink zh:上海汽车工业(集团)总公司|上汽集团, Saicgroup, 18 August 2009, 17 May 2011, dead,weblink 29 May 2011,


{{See also|List of tourist attractions in Shanghai}}File:Shanghainanjingroadpic4.jpg|alt=The Nanjing Pedestrian Street in the evening, looking towards the Radisson New World Hotel. This is a popular commercial center in Shanghai.|thumb|right|upright|The Nanjing Pedestrian Street in the evening, with the he Radisson New World HotelRadisson New World HotelTourism in general is a major industry of the city. In 2016, 296 million domestic tourists and 8.54 million overseas tourists visited Shanghai for an approximate increase of 7% from the previous year.WEB,weblink Shanghai: Market Profile, 23 November 2018, Hong Kong Trade Development Council, 1 March 2018, Shanghai is a major tourist destination,weblink" title="">weblink 11 August 2018, live, The conference and meeting sector is also growing. In 2012, the city hosted 780 international gatherings, up from 754 in 2011. The high supply of hotel rooms has kept room rates lower than expected, with the average room rate for four- and five-star hotels in 2012 at just RMB950 (US$153).WEB, Shanghai's many challenges,weblink TTGmice, 15 April 2013, dead,weblink" title="">weblink 5 June 2013,

Free-trade zone

As of September 2013, Shanghai is also home to the largest free-trade zone in mainland China, the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free-Trade Zone. The zone covers an area of {{convert|29|km2|abbr=on}} and integrates four existing bonded zones — Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zone, Waigaoqiao Free Trade Logistics Park, Yangshan Free Trade Port Area and Pudong Airport Comprehensive Free Trade Zone. Several preferential policies have been implemented to attract foreign investment in various industries to the FTZ. Because the Zone is not technically considered PRC territory for tax purposes, commodities entering the zone are not subject to duty and customs clearance as would otherwise be the case.


{{Historical populations|type=China| percentages = pagrPUBLISHER=SHANGHAI BUREAU OF STATISTICS ARCHIVE-URL=HTTPS://WEB.ARCHIVE.ORG/WEB/20130501203925/HTTP://WWW.STATS-SH.GOV.CN/TJNJ/NJE11.HTM?D1=2011TJNJE%2FE0226.HTM URL-STATUS=LIVE, |62044001081650011859700133419001640770023019200|2015
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, |2415270024197000 2418330024237800|footnote = Population size may be affected by changes to administrative divisions.}As of 2018, Shanghai has a total population of 24,237,800, 14,551,300 (59.7%) of whom are hukou holders. According to the nation census in 2010, 89.3% of Shanghai's population are urban and 10.7% are rural.WEB,weblink zh:上海人口分布呈现城市化发展和郊区化安居态势, Shanghai Statistics Bureau of Statistics, 23 September 2011, dead,weblink 26 September 2011, Based on the population of its total administrative area, Shanghai is the second largest of the four municipalities of China, behind Chongqing, but is generally considered the largest Chinese city because Chongqing's urban population is much smaller.JOURNAL, Chan,, Kam Wing, Misconceptions and Complexities in the Study of China's Cities: Definitions, Statistics, and Implications, Eurasian Geography and Economics, 2007, 48, 4, 383–412,weblink 13 September 2011,weblink" title="">weblink 15 January 2013, 10.2747/1538-7216.48.4.383, p. 395Among all residents in Shanghai about 157,900 are foreigners, including 28,900 Japanese, 21,900 Americans and 20,800 Koreans,WEB,weblink 2.11 RESIDENT FOREIGNERS IN SHANGHAI IN MAIN YEARS,, Shanghai Municipal Statistics Bureau, 1 September 2019, but the real number of foreign citizens in the city is probably much higher.WEB, Shanghai Population 2015 – World Population Review,weblink, 23 November 2015,weblink" title="">weblink 24 November 2015, live, dmy-all, Shanghai is also a domestic immigration city, with 40.3% (9.8 million) of the city's residents come from other regions of China.Shanghai has a life expectancy of 83.63 for the city's huji population,NEWS,weblink 上海户籍人口人均期望寿命83.63岁,女性超86岁, 新华网, zh, 14 February 2019, 22 August 2019, putting it the top in mainland China in terms of life expectancy. However the longevity has also caused the city to age severely, with 33.1% (4.8 million) of the city's huji population aged 60 or above in 2017.WEB,weblink 2.6 AGE STRUCTURE OF REGISTERED POPULATION IN DISTRICTS (2017),, Shanghai Municipal Statistics Bureau, 1 September 2019, The encompassing metropolitan area was estimated by the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) to have, {{As of|2010|lc=y}}, a population of 34 million.NEWS,, Justina Crabtree; special to, A tale of megacities: China’s largest metropolises,weblink CNBC, 20 September 2016, slide 2, 8 December 2017,weblink 9 December 2017, live, BOOK, 10.1787/9789264230040-en, OECD Urban Policy Reviews: China 2015, OECD READ edition,weblink Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, OECD, 37, OECD iLibrary, en, 18 April 2015, 2306-9341, 9789264230033, OECD Urban Policy Reviews, 8 December 2017,weblink" title="">weblink 27 March 2017, live, Linked from the OECD here {{Webarchive|url= |date=9 December 2017 }}File:奉贤路80-92号.jpg|thumb|Residential houses in Fengxian Lu, Jing'an DistrictJing'an DistrictIn 2017 the Chinese Government implemented population controls for Shanghai. The population of Shanghai has declined by 10,000 from this policy by the end of 2017.WEB,weblink China's radical plan to limit the populations of Beijing and Shanghai, Helen, Roxburgh, 19 March 2018, the Guardian, 8 April 2018,weblink 9 April 2018, live,


{{Pie chart|thumb = leftSCRIPT-TITLE=ZH:当代中国宗教状况报告——基于CFPS(2012)调查数据 CHINESE ACADEMY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES >DATE=3 MARCH 2014 ARCHIVE-URL=HTTPS://WEB.ARCHIVE.ORG/WEB/20140809051625/HTTP://IWR.CASS.CN/ZJWH/201403/W020140303370398758556.PDF URL-STATUS=DEAD, . p. 013Chinese folk religion>traditional faiths|value1 = 86.9|color1 = #F5F5F5Buddhism in China>Buddhism|value2 = 10.4|color2 = #FDD835Christians in China>Protestantism|value3 = 1.9|color3 = #A1887FRoman Catholic Diocese of Shanghai>Catholicism|value4 = 0.7|color4 = #FFF176|label5 = Others|value5 = 0.1|color5 = Lightgrey}}Due to its cosmopolitan history, Shanghai has a blend of religious heritage as shown by the religious buildings and institutions still scattered around the city. According to a 2012 survey only around 13% of the population of Shanghai belongs to organised religions, the largest groups being Buddhists with 10.4%, followed by Protestants with 1.9%, Catholics with 0.7% and other faiths with 0.1%. Around 87% of the population may be either irreligious or involved in worship of nature deities and ancestors, Confucian churches, Taoism and folk religious sects.There are folk religious temples such as the City God Temple, at the heart of the Old City, and a temple dedicated to the Three Kingdoms general Guan Yu. The White Cloud Temple of Shanghai is an important Taoist center in the city. The Wenmiao (Temple of the God of Culture) is dedicated to Confucius.Buddhism, in its Chinese varieties, has had a presence in Shanghai since ancient times. The Longhua Temple, the largest temple in Shanghai, and the Jing'an Temple, were first founded in the Three Kingdoms period. Another important temple is the Jade Buddha Temple, which is named after a large statue of Buddha carved out of jade in the temple. In recent decades, dozens of modern temples have been built throughout the city.Islam came into Shanghai 700 years ago and a mosque was built in 1295 in Songjiang. In 1843, a teachers' college was also set up. The Shanghai Muslim Association is located in the Xiaotaoyuan Mosque in Huangpu.Shanghai has one of the largest proportions of Catholics in China (2003).According to Johnstone, Patrick; Schirrmacher, Thomas (2003). Gebet für die Welt. Hänssler. {{ISBN|978-0-8133-4275-7}}. Among Catholic churches, St Ignatius Cathedral in Xujiahui is one of the largest, while She Shan Basilica is an active pilgrimage site.Other forms of Christianity in Shanghai include Eastern Orthodox minorities and, since 1996, registered Christian Protestant churches. During World War II thousands of Jews emigrated to Shanghai in an effort to flee Hitler's regime. The Jews lived side-by-side in a designated area called Shanghai Ghetto and formed a vibrant community centered on the Ohel Moishe Synagogue,WEB,weblinkweblink" title="">weblink dead, 10 April 2013, Jewish Refugees Museum : Ohel Moishe Synagogue Shanghai, Visions of Travel, which is a preserved remnant of this portion of Shanghai's complex religious past.WEB,weblink,, 17 May 2011,weblink" title="">weblink 16 July 2011, live, dmy-all,


The vernacular language spoken in the city is Shanghainese, a dialect of the Taihu Wu subgroup of the Wu Chinese family. This makes it a different language from the official language nationwide, which is Mandarin, itself completely mutually unintelligible with Wu Chinese. Most Shanghai residents are the descendants of immigrants from the two adjacent provinces of Jiangsu and Zhejiang who moved to Shanghai in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The population of those regions speak different Wu Chinese dialects. From the 1990s, many migrants outside of the Wu-speaking region have come to Shanghai for work and education. They often cannot speak or learn the local language and therefore use Mandarin as a lingua franca.Modern Shanghainese is based on different dialects of Taihu Wu: Suzhounese, Ningbonese and dialects of Shanghai's traditional areas (now lying within the Hongkou, Baoshan and Pudong districts). The prestige dialect of Wu Chinese is spoken within the city of Shanghai prior to its modern expansion. Known as "the local tongue" (), it is influenced to a lesser extent by the languages of other nearby regions from which large numbers of people have migrated to Shanghai since the 20th century, and includes a significant number of terms borrowed from European languages. The prevalence of Mandarin fluency is generally higher for those born after 1949 than those born before, while the prevalence of English fluency is higher for people who received their secondary and tertiary education before 1949 than those who did so after 1949 and before the 1990s. On the other hand, however, Shanghainese started to decline and fluency amongst young speakers weakened, as Mandarin and English are being favoured and taught over the native language. In recent years though, there have been movements within the city to protect and promote the local language from ever fading out.NEWS, Is Shanghai's local dialect, and culture, in crisis?, Zat Liu,weblink CNN GO, 20 August 2010, 5 June 2011, dead,weblink" title="">weblink 3 September 2011, NEWS, Stopping the local dialect becoming derelict, Jia Feishang,weblink Shanghai Daily, 13 May 2011, 11 February 2017,weblink" title="">weblink 12 February 2017, live,


File:Xuhui Liberary Scene 01.jpg|thumb|right|upright|Shanghai Jiao Tong UniversityShanghai Jiao Tong University{{See also|List of universities and colleges in Shanghai}}File:Songjiang ecupl.jpg|thumb|left|University City District in Songjiang ]]The city government's education agency is the Shanghai Municipal Education Commission.Shanghai is a major center of higher education in China with over 30 universities and colleges. By the end of 2018, Shanghai had 64 universities and colleges, 913 secondary schools, 721 primary schools and 30 special schools. A number of China's most prestigious universities are based in Shanghai, including Fudan University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Tongji University, East China Normal University (these universities are selected as "985 universities" by the Chinese Government in order to build world-class universities). In 2012 NYU Shanghai was established in Pudong by New York University in partnership with East China Normal University as the first Sino-US joint venture university. In 2013 the Shanghai Municipality and the Chinese Academy of Sciences founded the ShanghaiTech University in the Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park in Pudong. This new research university is aiming to be a first-class institution on a national and international level.Rouhi, Maureen (19 January 2015). "ShanghaiTech Aims To Raise The Bar For Higher Education In China" {{Webarchive|url= |date=19 November 2015 }}. Chemical & Engineering News. Retrieved on 19 November 2015. The cadre school China Executive Leadership Academy in Pudong is also located in Shanghai, as well as the China Europe International Business School.


Public transportation

File:0159 entering Lianhua Road Station (20180211162025).jpg|thumb|The Shanghai MetroShanghai MetroShanghai has an extensive public transportation system, largely based on metros, buses and taxis. It is also home to the world's busiest port, the Shanghai Port.WEB, World Port Ranking 2006,weblink Infoplease, 17 June 2019, Payment for all these public transportation tools can be made by using the Shanghai Public Transportation Card.Shanghai's rapid transit system, the Shanghai Metro, incorporates both subway and light metro lines and extends to every core urban district as well as neighboring suburban districts. {{As of|2017}}, there are 16 metro lines (excluding the Shanghai Maglev Train and Jinshan Railway), 395 stations and {{convert|673|km|0|abbr=on}} of lines in operation, making it the longest network in the world.NEWS,weblink Expo Offers Shanghai a New Turn in the Spotlight, David Barboza, 29 April 2010, 29 April 2010, The New York Times,weblink" title="">weblink 1 May 2010, live, On 8 March 2019, it set a record of daily ridership of 13.3 million.WEB,weblink 3月8日上海地铁客流创历史新高, 上海地铁shmetro官方微信, 9 March 2019, zh, 9 September 2019, The fare depends on the length of travel distance starting from Â¥3.File:A maglev train coming out, Pudong International Airport, Shanghai.jpg|thumb|left|A maglev train leaving Pudong International AirportPudong International AirportOpened in 2004, Shanghai maglev train is the first and the fastest commercial high-speed maglev in the world, with a daily maximum operation speed of {{Convert|430|km/h|0|abbr=on}}.NEWS, Hunt, Hugh, How we can make super-fast hyperloop travel a reality,weblink 19 January 2017, Independent, 19 January 2017, The train connects the 30 km journey between Longyang Road Station and Pudong International Airport in 7 minutes 20 seconds,WEB,weblink 上海磁悬浮列车示范运营线通过验收,, 26 April 2006, 2 September 2019, zh, comparing to 32 minutes by Metro Line 2NEWS, 沪地铁2号线19日起末班车时间延后 部分列车直通浦东机场,weblink 2 September 2019, 新华网上海, 17 April 2019, zh,weblink" title="">weblink 2 September 2019, dead, and 30 minutes by car.WEB,weblink Google Maps,, 2 September 2019, A one-way ticket costs Â¥50 (US$8), or Â¥40 ($6.40) for those with airline tickets or public transportation cards. A round-trip return ticket costs Â¥80 ($12.80) and VIP tickets cost double the standard fare.WEB,weblink 上海磁浮列車 Shanghai Maglev Train 票價、時刻表、班距、轉乘資訊分享,, 13 December 2018, 2 September 2019, zh, File:A tram at Canghua Road, Dec 2018.jpg|thumb|right|A tram of Songjiang TramSongjiang TramShanghai reintroduced trams in 2010, this time as a modern rubber tyred Translohr system, in Zhangjiang area of East Shanghai as Zhangjiang Tram.XINHUA NEWS AGENCY>DATE=1 JANUARY 2010URL=HTTP://WWW.GOV.CN/JRZG/2010-01/01/CONTENT_1501507.HTMACCESS-DATE=12 AUGUST 2019Songjiang Tram started operating in Songjiang District in 2018.BARROW DATE=26 DECEMBER 2018 URL=HTTPS://WWW.RAILJOURNAL.COM/PASSENGER/LIGHT-RAIL/SHANGHAI-SONGJIANG-TRAMWAY-OPENS/ PUBLISHER=SIMMONS-BOARDMAN PUBLISHING CO. Hongqiao Subdistrict, Shanghai>Hongqiao Subdistrict and Jiading District.Shanghai also has the world's most extensive bus network, including the world's oldest continuously operating trolleybus system, with nearly 1,500 lines covering a total length of {{convert|24161|km|0|abbr=on}} by 2017.WEB, 表11.13 主要年份公共交通和轮渡情况, 上海统计, 2019,weblink, 28 August 2019, zh, The system is operated by a combination of companies.NEWS,weblink Personal Cars and China (2003), {{dead link|date=July 2017 |bot=InternetArchiveBot |fix-attempted=yes }} Bus fare normally costs Â¥2.File:Line 71 BRT Eastern Terminus (44838068574).jpg|thumb|left|BRT line 71 on the Bund]]Taxis are plentiful in Shanghai: By 2017, a total number of 46,400 vehicles were in operation. Taxis base fare is Â¥14(sedan)/Â¥16(MPV) (inclusive of a Â¥1 fuel surcharge; Â¥18 between 11:00 pm and 5:00 am) which covers the first {{convert|3|km|0|abbr=on}}. Additional km cost Â¥2.4 each (Â¥3.2 between 11:00 pm and 5:00 am).WEB,weblink Shanghai's taxi fares up 2 yuan from today, Shanghai Daily, 11 December 2011, dead,weblink" title="">weblink 7 January 2012, Ride share giants like DiDi and Uber are playing major roles in urban tranportation besides the traditional taxi system. Cost of DiDi rides are comparable to that of taxis and sometimes even lower due to subsidies from DiDi.WEB,weblink 打车软件大比拼——上海篇, 2 September 2019, zh,

Roads and expressway network

{{See also|Expressways of Shanghai}}File:Yan'an Elevated Road Huashan Road Jingan Park.jpeg|thumb|right|Yan'an Elevated RoadYan'an Elevated RoadFile:Yan'an East Road Interchange, Shanghai, China (Unsplash).jpg|thumb|right|Interchange between Yan'an Elevated Road and North–South Elevated Road ]]Shanghai is a major hub of China's expressway network. Many national expressways (prefixed with G) pass through or terminate in Shanghai, including (File:China_Expwy_G2_sign_no_name.svg|25px) Jinghu Expressway (overlapping (File:China_Expwy_G42_sign_no_name.svg|25px) Hurong Expressway), (File:China_Expwy_G15_sign_no_name.svg|25px) Shenhai Expressway, (File:China_Expwy_G40_sign_no_name.svg|25px) Hushaan Expressway, (File:China_Expwy_G50_sign_no_name.svg|25px) Huyu Expressway, (File:China_Expwy_G60_sign_no_name.svg|25px) Hukun Expressway (overlapping (File:China_Expwy_G92_sign_no_name.svg|25px) Hangzhou Bay Ring Expressway), and (File:China_Expwy_G1503_sign_no_name.svg|25px) Shanghai Ring Expressway.WEB,weblink 高速公路网,, 28 August 2019, zh, In addition, there are also numerous municipal expressways prefixed with S (S1, S2, S20, etc.). As of 2019, Shanghai has a total 12 bridges and 14 tunnels across the Huangpu River.NEWS,weblink 7 December 2017, 上海人飞跃黄浦江历史:建14条隧道12座大桥8条轨交, 28 August 2019, zh, NEWS,weblink 18 July 2018, 黄浦江上第13座大桥开始主塔施工,除了可以"走",还有哪里与众不同?, 28 August 2019, zh, Shanghai Yangtze River Bridge to the north of the city is the only bridge–tunnel complex across Yangtze River in Shanghai.The expressway network within the city center consists of North–South Elevated Road, Yan'an Elevated Road and Inner Ring Road, followed by Middle Ring Road, (File:Shanghai_Expwy_S20_sign_no_name.svg|25px) Outer Ring Expressway and (File:China_Expwy_G1503_sign_no_name.svg|25px) Shanghai Ring Expressway.File:Various bike-share bikes in china.jpg|thumb|left|Bicycle-sharing systems, such as ofo and MobikeMobikeBicycle lanes are commonplace in Shanghai, separating non-motorized traffic from car traffic on most surface streets. However, on some main roads, including all expressways, bicycles and motorcycles are banned. In recent years cycling has seen a resurgence in popularity thanks to the emergence of a large number of dockless app-based bicycle-sharing systems such as Mobike, Bluegogo, and ofo.WEB,weblink Ofo, Mobike, BlueGogo: China’s Messy Bikeshare Market, What's on Weibo, 13 August 2017, en-US,weblink" title="">weblink 6 August 2017, live, dmy-all, Private car ownership in Shanghai has been rapidly increasing in recent years, but a new private car cannot be driven until the owner buys a license in the monthly private car license plate auction. Around 11,500 license plates are auctioned each month and the average price is about 84,000 RMB ($12,758). According to the municipal regulation in 2016, only those who are Shanghai registered residents or have paid social insurance or individual incomer tax for over 3 years in a row. The purpose of this policy is to limit the growth of automobile traffic and to alleviate congestion.WEB,weblink Shanghai number plates worth more than a car,, 17 May 2011,weblink" title="">weblink 4 March 2016, dead,


File:201806 CR400AF-2016 operates as G6 Departs from Shanghai Station.jpg|thumb|right|A CR400AF high-speed bullet train departing from Shanghai railway stationShanghai railway stationShanghai has four major railway stations: Shanghai railway station, Shanghai South railway station, Shanghai West railway station, and Shanghai Hongqiao railway station.WEB,weblink 上海有哪几个火车站,上海站是哪个站,上海有几个火车站, 1 September 2019, 2 April 2019,, zh, All are connected to the metro network and serve as hubs in the railway network of China.The earliest railway in Shanghai was the Woosung railway built in 1876, which was also the earliest railway in operation in China.WEB,weblink Songhu Railway, 1 September 2019, Office of Shanghai Chronicles, By 1909, Huning Railway (Shanghai-Nanjing) and Huhang Railway (Shanghai-Hangzhou) had been in service.WEB,weblink 第一节 沪宁线, 19 January 2019, 江苏交通志·铁路篇, zh,weblink" title="">weblink 13 January 2019, live, WEB,weblink 25 December 2003, 第一节 修建, 1 September 2019, Office of Shanghai Chronicles, zh, Today, the two railways has been integrated into (file:China Railways.svg|15px)Jinghu railway from Beijing, and (file:China Railways.svg|15px)Hukun railway from Kunming, respectively, forming two main railways in China.BOOK, 《辞海》(1989年版), Shanghai Lexicographical Publishing House, 1989, 辞海编辑委员会, {{rp|2353}}Shanghai has four high-speed railways: Beijing–Shanghai high-speed railway, Shanghai–Kunming high-speed railway, Shanghai–Wuhan–Chengdu passenger railway and Shanghai–Nanjing intercity railway, with two high-speed rail lines in construction: Shanghai–Nantong railway and {{interlanguage link|Shanghai–Suzhou–Huzhou railway|lt=Shanghai–Suzhou–Huzhou railway|zh|沪苏湖铁路}}.WEB,weblink 沪通铁路2013年正式开建 南通到上海仅需一小时, Construction work on the Hu-Tong Railway will officially start in 2013. It will take just an hour to travel from Nantong to Shanghai, 24 December 2012, zh, NEWS,weblink 15 July 2019, 最新进展!沪苏湖高铁今年10月底前开工建设, Latest progress! Construction of the Shanghai–Suzhou–Huzhou high-speed railway will begin before the end of October this year., 12 August 2019, zh, Shanghai also has four commuter railways: Pudong railway and Jinshan Railway operated by China Railway and Line 16 and Line 17 operated by Shanghai Metro.NEWS, 上海市轨道交通近期建设规划(2017-2025)环境影响评价公示, 上海环境热线, 18 February 2016,weblink zh, NEWS, 上海市轨道交通近期建设规划(2017-2025)环境影响评价第二次公示, 上海环境热线, 18 April 2016,weblink zh, Three more lines: Chongming line, Jiamin line and {{interlanguage link|Shanghai Airport Link|lt=Shanghai Airport Link|zh|上海轨道交通机场联络线}} are in construction.NEWS, 上海规土局:机场联络线和嘉闵线已明确采用市郊铁路制式, 澎湃新闻, 10 August 2016,weblink zh,


File:Pudong International Airport at night.jpg|thumb|left|Shanghai Pudong International AirportShanghai Pudong International AirportShanghai is one of the leading air transportation gateways in Asia. The city has two commercial airports: (File:Aiga departingflights inv.svg|20px)Shanghai Pudong International Airport and (File:Aiga departingflights inv.svg|20px)Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport.WEB,weblink Transportation, Shanghai Focus, 5 May 2010, dead,weblink" title="">weblink 30 December 2010, Pudong International Airport is the main international airport, while Hongqiao Airport mainly operates domestic flights with limited short-haul international flights. In 2018 Pudong International Airport served 74.0 million passengers and handled 3.8 million tons of cargo, making it the ninth busiest airports by passengers and third busiest by cargoes.WEB,weblink Preliminary world airport traffic rankings released, 13 March 2019,, 12 August 2019, Hongqiao Airport served 43.6 million passengers, making it the nineteenth busiest airports by passengers.


File:Yangshan-Port-Containers.jpg|thumb|right|Due to Yangshan Port, Shanghai has become the world's busiest containercontainerThe Port of Shanghai has grown rapidly to the largest port in China since it opened.WEB, 上海:一个城市的传奇和梦想, 新浪网, 12 September 2006,weblink 11 March 2011, zh, Wharves are clusttered along the Huangpu River at first. Yangshan Port is built in 2005 because the river is not suitable for docking large container ships. The port is connected with the continent through Donghai Bridge, which has a total length of 32 kilometers. Although the port is run by Shanghai International Port Group under Shanghai government, it locates in Shengsi County, Zhejiang.WEB, 2017年统计用区划代码和城乡划分代码:嵊泗县,weblink National Bureau of Statistics of China, 7 October 2019, zh, Overtaking Singapore in 2010,NEWS, Shanghai overtakes S'pore as world's busiest port,weblink Straits Times, 8 January 2011, 14 September 2011, the Port of Shanghai has become world's busiest container port with an annual TEU transportation of 42,010,000 in 2018.One Hundred Ports 2019 Lloyd's List,2019 Besides cargoes, the Port of Shanghai handled 512 cruises and 2.97 millions of passengers in 2017.WEB, 表15.10 邮轮经济发展情况(2014~2017), 上海统计, 2019,weblink, 28 August 2019, zh,


{{See also|Haipai|Wuyue culture}}File:Shanghai Nights.jpg|thumb|Shanghai Citi BankCiti BankShanghai was formerly a part of Jiangsu province and still shares strong cultural similarities with Jiangsu although mass migration from all across China and the rest of the world has made Shanghai a melting pot of different cultures. It is geographically a part of the Jiangnan region and as such, Wuyue culture dominated Shanghai but the influx of Western influences since the 20th century has generated a unique "East Meets West" Haipai culture. Shanghai is sometimes considered a center of innovation and progress in China. It was in Shanghai, for example, that the first motor car was driven and (technically) the first train tracks and modern sewers were laid. It was also the intellectual battleground between socialist writers who concentrated on critical realism, which was pioneered by Lu Xun, Mao Dun, Nien Cheng and the famous French novel by André Malraux, Man's Fate, and the more "bourgeois", more romantic and aesthetically inclined writers, such as Shi Zhecun, Shao Xunmei, Ye Lingfeng and Eileen Chang.{{citation needed|date=August 2016}}In the past years Shanghai has been widely recognized as a new influence and inspiration for cyberpunk culture.Sahr Johnny, "Cybercity – Sahr Johnny's Shanghai Dream" That's Shanghai, October 2005; quoted online by weblink {{Webarchive|url= |date=14 January 2012 }}. Futuristic buildings such as the Oriental Pearl Tower and the neon-illuminated Yan'an Elevated Road are a few examples that have helped to boost Shanghai's cyberpunk image.


File:China Pavilion of Expo 2010.jpg|thumb|left|The China Art Museum, located in PudongPudongCultural curation in Shanghai has seen significant growth since 2013, with several new museums having been opened in the city.WEB,weblink 3 New Museums to Look Out for in 2018, 15 January 2018,weblink" title="">weblink 16 January 2018, live, This is in part due to the city's most recently released city development plans, with aims in making the city "an excellent global city".WEB,weblink Shanghai releases blueprint for becoming global cosmopolis by 2035, hermesauto, 5 January 2018, 15 January 2018,weblink" title="">weblink 15 January 2018, live, As such, Shanghai has several museumsWEB, Museums in Shanghai,weblink, 19 October 2013,weblink" title="">weblink 1 January 2016, dead, dmy-all, of regional and national importance.WEB,weblink Museums in Shanghai - SmartShanghai,, 15 January 2018,weblink" title="">weblink 20 January 2018, live, The Shanghai Museum has one of the best collections of Chinese historical artifacts in the world, including a large collection of ancient Chinese bronzes. The China Art Museum, located in the former China Pavilion of Expo 2010, is the largest art museum in Asia. Power Station of Art is built in a converted power station, similar to London's Tate Modern. The Shanghai Natural History Museum and the Shanghai Science and Technology Museum are major natural history and science museums. In addition, there is a variety of smaller, specialist museums housed in important archaeological and historical sites such as the Songze Museum, the Museum of the First National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party, the site of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea, the former Ohel Moshe Synagogue (Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum), and the General Post Office Building (Shanghai Postal Museum). The Rockbund Art Museum is also in Shanghai. There are also many art galleries, concentrated in the M50 Art District and Tianzifang. Shanghai is also home to one of China's largest aquariums, the Shanghai Ocean Aquarium. MoCA, Museum of Contemporary Art of Shanghai, is a private museum centrally located in People's Park on West Nanjing Road, and is committed to promote contemporary art and design.


File:Xiao long bao closeup in Shanghai.jpg|thumb|upright|Xiaolongbao, a type of steamed bun from the JiangnanJiangnanShanghai cuisine emphasises the use of condiments and meanwhile retaining the original flavours of the raw ingredients materials. Sugar is an important ingredient in Shanghai cuisine, especially when used in combination with soy sauce.WEB,weblink A Brief Intro to Shanghai "Hu" Cuisine,, 28 August 2019, Another characteristic is the use of a great variety of seafood and freshwater food. Followings are Shanghai's signature dishes:
  • Xiaolongbao – A type of steamed bun made with a thin skin of dough and stuffed with pork or minced crabmeat, and soup. The delicious soup inside can be hold up until it is bitten.WEB,weblink 各地特色小笼包介绍,看完对它有不一样的情感!,, 29 August 2019,
  • Shengjian mantou – A type of small, pan-fried steamed bun which is a specialty of Shanghai. It is made from leavened or semi-leavened dough, wrapped around pork (most commonly found) and gelatin fillings that melts into soup/liquid when cooked.WEB,weblink 正宗的上海生煎馒头在哪里?, shanghailander,, 29 August 2019,weblink 29 August 2019, dead,
  • Shanghai hairy crab– A variety of Chinese mitten crab. The crab is usually steamed with fragrant ginger, and consumed with a dipping sauce of rice vinegar, sugar and ginger. Mixing crabmeat with lard to make Xiefen, and consuming it in xiaolongbao or with tofu is another highlight of hairy crab season.WEB,weblink The That's Guide to Gorging on Shanghai Hairy Crab,, 10 August 2019,
file:Shanghai hairy crab (4178989634).jpg|thumb|left|Shanghai hairy crab's original taste is best preserved with steaming.]]
  • Squirrel-shaped mandarin fish – This dish uses fresh mandarin fish. The fish is deep-fried and has a crispy exterior and soft interior. Yellow and red in color, it is displayed in the shape of a squirrel on the plate. Hot broth is poured over, which produces a high-pitched sound. Sour and sweet flavours are combined in this dish.WEB,weblink 名家名菜—松鼠鳜鱼,, 28 August 2019,weblink 28 August 2019, dead,
  • Sweet and sour spare ribs – One of the best known rib dishes. The fresh pork ribs, which appear shiny and red after being cooked, are traditionally deep fried then coated in a delicious sweet and sour sauce.WEB,weblink 上海糖醋小排,, 29 August 2019,
  • Shanghai-style borscht – A Shanghai variety of borscht. The recipe was changed by removing beetroot and using tomato paste to color the soup and to add to its sweetness, cream is replaced by flour to generate thickness without inducing sourness as well.NEWS,weblink 一百个上海人有一百种罗宋汤, One hundred types of borscht for one hundred Shanghainese, 20 August 2012, 4 January 2014, 新浪网,

Visual arts

File:Renxiong wan04s.jpg|thumb|upright| (No. 4 of a Hundred Thousand Scenes) by Ren XiongRen XiongThe "Songjiang School" (), containing the "Huating School" () founded by Gu Zhengyi,NEWS, 松江画派:价格与地位不符, 崔庆国,weblink 9 April 2009, 5 September 2019, 《鉴宝》, zh, was a small painting school appeared in Shanghai during the Ming Dynasty and dominanted the painting style in Jiangnan during the Qing Dynasty.WEB, 上海通志>>第三十八卷文化艺术(上)>>第六章美术、书法、摄影>>节, Office of Shanghai Chronicles,weblink 20 April 2012, zh, It was represented by Dong Qichang.WEB, 《上海地方志》>>1989年第五期>>"松江画派"源流, Office of Shanghai Chronicles,weblink 20 April 2012, zh, The school was commonly considered as a further development of the Wu School in the then-cultural center of the region, Suzhou.WEB, 董其昌與松江畫派, 單國霖,weblink May 2005, 5 September 2019,, zh, In the mid 19th century, the "Shanghai School" movement commenced, focusing less on the symbolism emphasized by the Literati style but more on the visual content of the painting itself through the use of bright colors. Secular objects like flowers and birds were often selected as themes.WEB, 海上画派的艺术特点及对后世的影响,weblink 18 March 2019, 5 September 2019,, zh, Western art was introduced to Shanghai in 1847 by a Spanish missionary named Joannes Ferrer (), and the first western atelier in Shanghai was established in 1864 inside the {{interlanguage link|T'ou-sè-wè orphanage|lt=|zh|土山湾孤儿院}}.WEB, 171年前一个西班牙人来到上海,西洋绘画由此传播开来,weblink 17 July 2018, 5 September 2019,, zh, During the Republic of China, many famous artists including Zhang Daqian, Liu Haisu, Xu Beihong, Feng Zikai and Yan Wenliang settled in Shanghai thus it gradually became the art center of China. Various art forms—photography, wood carving, sculpture, comics (Manhua) and Lianhuanhua—emerged. Sanmao, one of the most well-known comics in China, was created then to dramatize the confusion brought about to society by the Second Sino-Japanese War.WEB, "三毛"最早诞生于1935年7月28日《晨报》副刊, 解放日报, 29 July 2010,weblink 20 April 2012, zh,weblink" title="">weblink 23 August 2017, dead, Today, the most comprehensive art and cultural facility in Shanghai is the China Art Museum. In addition, the city's Guohua is represented by the Chinese painting academyWEB, 上海中国画院, 今日艺术,weblink 12 March 2011, zh, dead,weblink" title="">weblink 27 November 2010, while the Power Station of Art plays an important role in the contemporary art.NEWS, 特稿|11月的上海,何以成为全球最热的当代艺术地标, 钱雪儿,weblink THE PAPER, 22 November 2018, 5 September 2019, zh, First held in 1996, the Shanghai Biennale has now become an important place for Chinese and foreign arts to interact.NEWS, 现场|第12届上海双年展开幕:进退之间,无序或矛盾, 钱雪儿,weblink THE PAPER, 10 November 2018, 5 September 2019, zh,

Performing arts

File:Mei Lanfang performing at Tianchan Theatre.jpg|thumb|left|Mei Lanfang performing the Peking opera "Resisting the Jin Army" at Tianchan TheatreTianchan TheatreTraditional Xiqu became the main way of entertainment for the public in the late 19th century. In the early 20th century, monologue and burlesque in Shanghainese appeared in Shanghai, absorbing elements from traditional dramas. The Great World opened in 1912 is a significant stage at the time.WEB, 王无能, 易文网, 30 November 2006,weblink 20 April 2012, {{Dead link|date=March 2019|bot=InternetArchiveBot |fix-attempted=yes }}{{dead link|date=February 2019|bot=InternetArchiveBot |fix-attempted=yes }}In 1920s, Pingtan expanded from Suzhou to Shanghai due to the arrival of many famous performers.WEB, 历史上的今天 3月2日, 中国网,weblink 20 April 2012, With the abundant commercial radio stations, Pingtan art developed rapidly to 103 programs every day by the 1930s. At the same time, Shanghai also formed a Shanghai style of Beijing Opera led by Zhou Xinfang and {{interlanguage link|Gai Jiaotian|lt=|zh|盖叫天}}, and attracted lots of Xiqu masters like Mei Lanfang to the city.WEB, 梅兰芳的几次出国演出(附图), 上海档案信息网, 27 February 2008,weblink 20 April 2012, dead,weblink" title="">weblink 9 November 2011, A small troupe from Shengxian (now Shengzhou), Zhejiang also began to promote Yue opera on the Shanghainese stage.WEB, 怀想当年"越剧十姐妹"绍兴将共演《山河恋》, 搜狐娱乐, 1 February 2007,weblink 20 April 2012, A unique style of opera, Shanghai opera, is formed when the local folksongs collided with modern operas.BOOK, Huju: Traditional Opera in modern Shanghai, Stock, Jonathan, Oxford ; New York : Published for the British Academy by Oxford University Press, 2003, 0197262732, As of 2012, the well-known Xiqu troupes in Shanghai include Shanghai Jingju Theatre Company, {{interlanguage link|Shanghai Kunqu Opera Troupe|lt=|zh|上海昆剧团}}, Shanghai Yue Opera House and Shanghai Huju Opera House.WEB, 所属院团, 上海戏曲艺术中心,weblink 30 August 2019, The Kunqu Troupe often perform overseas.WEB, 上海昆剧团将携全本《长生殿》登上台北舞台, 东方网, 30 March 2010,weblink 12 March 2011, Drama appeared in missionary schools in Shanghai in the late 19th century. Back then, it was mainly performed in English. Scandals in Officialdom (官场丑史; guānchǎng chóushǐ), staged in 1899, was one of the earliest recorded plays.WEB, 剧变沧桑:第1集 舞台西洋风, 文明网, 21 February 2009,weblink 20 April 2012, dead,weblink" title="">weblink 11 February 2017, In 1907, Uncle Tom's Cabin; or, Life Among the Lowly (黑奴吁天录; hēinú xūtiānlù) was performed at the {{interlanguage link|Lyceum Theatre, Shanghai|lt=Lyceum Theatre|zh|兰心大戏院}}.WEB, 话剧百年 "兰心"之韵, 城市经济导报, 11 March 2001,weblink 17 October 2011, zh, dead,weblink" title="">weblink 4 March 2016, After the New Culture Movement, drama had become a popular way for students and intellectuals to express their views.Numerous influential musicals and operas have taken place in Shanghai, including Les Misérables, CatsWEB, 经典音乐剧《猫》3月28日大剧院首演, 新浪上海, 25 February 2003,weblink 20 April 2012, and La bohème from Giacomo Puccini,WEB, 从《阿蒂拉》上演看意大利歌剧在上海, Wenhui Bao, 28 October 2013,weblink 20 November 2013, dead,weblink" title="">weblink 7 October 2017, etc. Conversely, many dramas and stage plays set in Shanghai, for example, The Bund series produced by TVB and Secret Love for the Peach Blossom Spring directed by Stan Lai.NEWS, Worlds and theatre collide in Secret Love in Peach Blossom Land, The Conversation, William Peterson, 12 November 2018,weblink 30 August 2019, Shanghai Conservatory of Music, Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre, Shanghai Opera House and Shanghai Theatre Academy are four major institutes of theater training in Shanghai. The Dramatic Arts Centre focuses on drama,WEB, 话剧百年 "兰心"之韵,weblink 30 August 2019, zh, while the musicals and western operas mainly rely on international troupes. Notable theaters in Shanghai today include the Shanghai Grand Theatre, the Oriental Art Center and the People's Theatre.


File:Nanking Theatre.jpg|thumb|right|Nanking Theatre (now Shanghai Concert Hall) in 1934, showing Tarzan and His MateTarzan and His MateShanghai was the birthplace of Chinese cinemaWEB,weblink Shanghai Film Museum, SEEC Media, Group,, dead,weblink 2 June 2016, and theater. China's first short film, The Difficult Couple (1913), and the country's first fictional feature film, An Orphan Rescues His Grandfather ({{zh|labels=no |t=孤兒救祖記 |p=Gū'ér jiù zǔjì}}, 1923) were both produced in Shanghai. These two films were very influential, and established Shanghai as the center of Chinese film-making. Shanghai's film industry went on to blossom during the early 1930s, generating great stars such as Hu Die, Ruan Lingyu, Zhou Xuan, Jin Yan, and Zhao Dan. Another film star, Jiang Qing, went on to become Madame Mao Zedong. The exile of Shanghainese filmmakers and actors as a result of the Second Sino-Japanese War and the Communist revolution contributed enormously to the development of the Hong Kong film industry. Many aspects of Shanghainese popular culture ("Shanghainese Pops") were transferred to Hong Kong by the numerous Shanghainese emigrants and refugees after the Communist Revolution. The movie In the Mood for Love, which was directed by Wong Kar-wai (a native Shanghainese himself), depicts a slice of the displaced Shanghainese community in Hong KongNEWS,weblink Setting His Tale Of Love Found In a City Long Lost, 28 January 2001, The New York Times, 20 February 2017,weblink" title="">weblink 15 February 2017, live, and the nostalgia for that era, featuring 1940s music by Zhou Xuan.


File:Qipao1.jpg|thumb|left|upright|In this Shanghainese soap advertisement from the 1930s, two women are wearing Shanghai-styled qipaoqipaoOther Shanghainese cultural artifacts include the cheongsam (Shanghainese: zansae), a modernization of the traditional Manchurian qipao. This contrasts sharply with the traditional qipao, which was designed to conceal the figure and be worn regardless of age. The cheongsam went along well with the western overcoat and the scarf, and portrayed a unique East Asian modernity, epitomizing the Shanghainese population in general. As Western fashions changed, the basic cheongsam design changed, too, introducing high-neck sleeveless dresses, bell-like sleeves, and the black lace frothing at the hem of a ball gown. By the 1940s, cheongsams came in transparent black, beaded bodices, matching capes and even velvet. Later, checked fabrics became also quite common. The 1949 Communist Revolution ended the cheongsam and other fashions in Shanghai. However, the Shanghainese styles have seen a recent revival as stylish party dresses. The fashion industry has been rapidly revitalizing in the past decade. Like Shanghai's architecture, local fashion designers strive to create a fusion of western and traditional designs, often with innovative if controversial results.In recent times Shanghai has established its own fashion week called Shanghai Fashion Week. It is held twice every year in October and April. The April session is a part of Shanghai International Fashion Culture Festival which usually lasts for a month, while Shanghai Fashion Week lasts for seven days, and the main venue is in Fuxing Park, Shanghai, while the opening and closing ceremony is in Shanghai Fashion Center.WEB, 历届回顾 COLLECTION,weblink 30 August 2019, Supported by the People's Republic Ministry of Commerce, Shanghai Fashion Week is a major business and culture event of national significance hosted by the Shanghai Municipal Government. Shanghai Fashion Week is aiming to build up an international and professional platform, gathering all of the top design talents of Asia.The event features international designers but the primary purpose is to showcase Chinese designers.NEWS,weblink Photos of Shanghai Fashion Week – Scene Asia – Scene Asia – WSJ, The Wall Street Journal, 21 October 2010, 11 December 2011,weblink" title="">weblink 16 December 2011, live, dmy-all, The international presence has included many of the most promising young British fashion designers.WEB, Leisa Barnett,weblink Aminaka Wilmont to show in Shanghai ( UK),, 27 October 2008, 11 December 2011, dead,weblink" title="">weblink 18 October 2010,


File:Shanghai F1 Circui 01.jpg|thumb|F1 Chinese Grand PrixChinese Grand PrixFile:Tsonga Potro 2008 Tennis Masters.jpg|thumb|Shanghai Masters in Qizhong Stadium]]Shanghai is home to several soccer teams, including two in the Chinese Super League – Shanghai Greenland Shenhua and Shanghai SIPG. Another professional team, Shanghai Shenxin, is currently in China League One. China's top tier basketball team, the Shanghai Sharks of the Chinese Basketball Association, developed Yao Ming before he entered the NBA. Shanghai also has an ice hockey team, China Dragon, and a baseball team, the Shanghai Golden Eagles, which plays in the China Baseball League.File:YaoMingoffense.jpg|thumb|left|Yao MingYao MingShanghai is home to many outstanding and well-known Chinese professional athletes, such as Yao Ming, the 110-meter hurdler Liu Xiang, the table-tennis player Wang Liqin and the former world women's single champion and current Olympic silver medalist badminton player Wang Yihan.As of 2004, Shanghai hosts the Chinese Grand Prix, a round of the Formula One World Championship. The race is staged annually at the Shanghai International Circuit.WEB,weblink Grand Prix Shanghai Set to Go,, 22 October 2002, 4 October 2010, It hosted the 1000th Formula One race on 14 April 2019. In 2010, Shanghai also became the host city of Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM), which raced in a street circuit in Pudong. In 2012, Shanghai started to host 6 Hours of Shanghai as one round from the inaugural season of the FIA World Endurance Championship.Shanghai also holds the Shanghai Masters tennis tournament which is part of ATP World Tour Masters 1000, and the BMW Masters and WGC-HSBC Champions golf tournaments.WEB,weblink European Tour, CGA unveil BMW Masters, 25 April 2012, China Daily, 26 April 2012,weblink" title="">weblink 26 April 2012, live, The Shanghai Cricket Club is a cricket club based in Shanghai. The club dates back to 1858 when the first recorded cricket match was played between a team of British Naval officers and a Shanghai 11. Following a 45-year dormancy after the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949, the club was re-established in 1994 by expatriates living in the city and has since grown to over 300 members. The Shanghai cricket team was a cricket team that played various international matches between 1866 and 1948. With cricket in the rest of China almost non-existent, for that period they were the de facto Chinese national side.WEB,weblink About the Shanghai Cricket Club, Shanghai Cricket Club, 23 May 2019, On 21 September 2017, Shanghai hosted a National Hockey League (NHL) ice hockey exhibition game featured the Los Angeles Kings vs. the Vancouver Canucks as an effort to garner fan interest in China for the 2017–18 season.NEWS,weblink Kings defeat Canucks in shootout to sweep China Games, NHL, 23 September 2017, 1 September 2019,


Parks and resorts

The extensive public park system in Shanghai offers the citizens some reprieve from the urban jungle. By 2017, the city had 248 parks with a total area of 19,805 hectares.WEB,weblink zh:表11.16 主要年份城市绿地情况, 上海统计,, 2019, 28 August 2019, Some of the parks, aside from offering a green public space to locals, became popular tourist attractions due to their unique location, history or architecture.File:Marching Forward (216297289).jpeg|thumb|left|Statue of the {{ill|Good Eighth Company on the Nanjing Road|lt=|zh|南京路上好八连}}, People's Square ]]The former racetrack turned central park, People's Square park, located in the heart of downtown Shanghai, is especially well known for its proximity to other major landmarks in the city. Fuxing Park, located in the former French Concession, features formal French-style gardens and is surrounded by high end bars and cafes. Zhongshan Park in northwestern central Shanghai is famous for its monument of Chopin, the tallest statue dedicated to the composer in the world. Built in 1914 as Jessfield Park, it once contained the campus of St. John's University, Shanghai's first international college; today, it is known for its extensive rose and peony gardens, a large children's play area, and as the location of an important transfer station on the metro system. One of the newest parks is in the Xujiahui—{{ill|Xujiahui Park|lt=|zh|徐家汇公园}}—built in 1999 on the former grounds of the Great Chinese Rubber Works Factory and the EMI Recording Studio (now La Villa Rouge restaurant). The park has an artificial lake with a sky bridge running across the park, offering a pleasant respite for Xujiahui shoppers. Shanghai Botanical Garden is located {{convert|12|km|0|abbr=on}} southwest of the city center and was established in 1978. In 2011, another yet the biggest botanical garden in Shanghai—Shanghai Chen Shan Botanical Garden—opened in Songjiang District.NEWS, 2011-01-23:亚洲最大温室建成九千种植物齐聚 辰山植物园全面开放,weblink 28 August 2019, Office of Shanghai Chronicles, 24 January 2011, File:Enchanted Storybook Castle of Shanghai Disneyland.jpg|thumb|right|Enchanted Storybook Castle of Shanghai DisneylandShanghai DisneylandOther well-known parks in Shanghai include Lu Xun Park, Century Park, {{ill|Gucun Park|lt=|zh|顾村公园}}, Gongqing Forest Park, and Jing'an Park.The Shanghai Disney Resort Project was approved by the government on 4 November 2009,WEB,weblink The Walt Disney Company Reaches Another Major Milestone on Shanghai Theme Park Project, Walt Disney Company, 3 November 2009, 28 January 2011,weblink" title="">weblink 27 November 2010, live, dmy-all,
and opened in 2016.NEWS, Disneyland Shanghai to open 2016,weblink 16 December 2011, The Independent, 8 April 2011,weblink" title="">weblink 19 November 2014, live, dmy-all,
The $4.4 billion theme park and resort in Pudong features a castle that is the biggest among Disney's resorts.NEWS,weblink The New York Times, David, Barboza, Brooks, Barnes, Disney to Open Park in Shanghai, 7 April 2011, 20 February 2017,weblink" title="">weblink 1 July 2017, live,

Environmental protection

(File:A residual waste truck and a household food waste truck on Zhonghua Road, Shanghai.jpg|thumb|left|A residual waste truck and a kitchen waste truck on Zhonghua Road)Public awareness of the environment is growing, and the city is investing in a number of environmental protection projects. A 14-year cleanup of Suzhou Creek, which runs through the city-center, was finished in 2012, and 1.3 million cubic meters of sludge has been removed.NEWS, Largest cleanup along Suzhou Creek complete,weblink Global Times, 28 March 2012, 29 September 2019, live,
Additionally, the government has moved almost all the factories within the city center to either the outskirts or other provinces,
WEB, Environmental Protection in China's Wealthiest City,weblinkweblink" title="">weblink 30 October 2007, The American Embassy in China, July 2001liquefied petroleum gas>LPG buses and taxis. From 1 July 2019, Shanghai adopt a new garbage classification. This system sort out waste into: recyclable waste, hazardous waste, residual waste, and kitchen waste.WEB, Shanghai Businesses to Comply with New Waste Management Norms from July 1,weblink 25 June 2019, China-briefing, June 2019, 11 May 2008,

Air pollution

File:Shanghai haze in Huangpu Distract 20131206.jpg|thumb|right|Huangpu District during the 2013 Eastern China smog2013 Eastern China smogAir pollution in Shanghai is not as severe as in many other Chinese cities, but still substantial by world standards.WEB,weblink Shanghai Warns Children to Stay Indoors on Haze, PM2.5 Surge, 25 December 2013, Bloomberg News, 25 December 2013,weblink" title="">weblink 26 December 2013, live, During the December 2013 Eastern China smog, air pollution rates reached between 23 and 31 times the international standard.WEB,weblink Flights delayed as air pollution hits record in Shanghai, Reuters Editorial, 6 December 2013, Reuters, 2 July 2017,weblink" title="">weblink 16 October 2015, live, WEB,weblink zh:中国出现入冬以来最大范围雾霾 局地严重污染, Smog levels in China reach record levels since the end of 2013; surrounding areas severely polluted, China news agency, Liu Chenyao, zh-hans, Archived copy, 3 March 2014,weblink" title="">weblink 12 December 2013, live, dmy-all, On 6 December 2013, levels of PM2.5 particulate matter in Shanghai rose above 600 micrograms per cubic meter and in the surrounding area, above 700 micrograms per cubic metre. Levels of PM2.5 in Putuo District reached 726 micrograms per cubic meter.NEWS,weblink zh:上海今日PM2.5均值超600 高楼在雾霾中若隐若现, People's Daily, Archived copy, 18 April 2014,weblink" title="">weblink 12 December 2013, dead, WEB,weblink zh:新闻晨报:释疑——重度污染为何不发霾红色预警, 上视新闻频道-上海早晨栏目, Archived copy, 18 April 2014,weblink" title="">weblink 10 December 2013, live, As a result, the Shanghai Municipal Education Commission received orders to suspend students' outdoor activities. Authorities pulled nearly one-third of government vehicles from the roads, while a mass of construction work was halted. Most of inbound flights were canceled, and more than 50 flights were diverted at Pudong International Airport.WEB,weblink Shanghai grinds to a halt as smog nears top of air pollution scale, South China Morning Post, 7 December 2013, 24 March 2014,weblink" title="">weblink 24 March 2014, live, On 23 January 2014, Yang Xiong, the mayor of Shanghai municipality announced that three main measures would be taken to manage the air pollution in Shanghai, along with surrounding Anhui, Jiangsu and Zhejiang provinces.WEB,weblink zh:上海将采取三大措施治理空气污染, Three main measures will be taken against Shanghai's air pollution,, zh-hans, 24 January 2014, 18 December 2018, Archived copy,weblink" title="">weblink 17 August 2018, live, The measures involved delivery of the 2013 air cleaning program, linkage mechanism with the three surrounding provinces and improvement of the ability of early warning of emergency situation. On 12 February 2014, China's cabinet announced that a 10-billion-renminbi (US$1.7-billion) fund will be set up to help companies to meet new environmental standards.Qiu, Jane. Fight against smog ramps up (Nature {{Webarchive|url= |date=8 May 2014 }}, 18 February 2014).


In regard to foreign publications in Shanghai, Hartmut Walravens of the IFLA Newspapers Section said that when the Japanese controlled Shanghai in the 1940s "it was very difficult to publish good papers – one either had to concentrate on emigration problems, or cooperate like the Chronicle".BOOK, Walravens, Hartmut, Newspapers in International Librarianship: Papers presented by the Newspapers at IFLA General Conferences,weblink 2003, Walter de Gruyter, 978-3-11-096279-6, 95, German Influence on the Press in China, Newspapers publishing in Shanghai include:{{Div col|colwidth=18em}} {{Div col end}}Newspapers formerly published in Shanghai include:{{Div col|colwidth=18em}} {{Div col end}}Broadcasters:

International relations

{{See also|List of twin towns and sister cities in China}}The city is the home of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), a Eurasian political, economic, and security organization.Shanghai is twinned with:WEB,weblink Shanghai Foreign Affairs,, 17 May 2011,weblink" title="">weblink 18 May 2011, dead, {hide}columns-list|colwidth=23em|
  • {{flagdeco|JPN{edih} Yokohama, Japan{{spaced ndash}}since 1973
  • {{flagdeco|JPN}} Osaka, Japan{{spaced ndash}}1974
  • {{flagdeco|ITA}} Milan, Italy{{spaced ndash}}1979
  • {{flagdeco|NLD}} Rotterdam, Netherlands{{spaced ndash}}1979
  • {{flagdeco|US}} San Francisco, United States{{spaced ndash}}1979
  • {{flagdeco|JPN}} Osaka Prefecture, Japan{{spaced ndash}}1980
  • {{flagdeco|CRO}} Zagreb, Croatia{{spaced ndash}}1980
  • {{flagdeco|PRK}} Hamhung, North Korea{{spaced ndash}}1982
  • {{flagdeco|PHL}} Manila, Philippines{{spaced ndash}}1983
  • {{flagdeco|BEL}} Antwerp, Belgium{{spaced ndash}}1984
  • {{flagdeco|PAK}} Karachi, Pakistan{{spaced ndash}}1984
  • {{flagdeco|US}} Chicago, United States{{spaced ndash}}1985
  • {{flagdeco|CAN}} Montreal, Canada{{spaced ndash}}1985
  • {{flagdeco|GRC}} Piraeus, Greece{{spaced ndash}}1985
  • {{flagdeco|POL}} Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland{{spaced ndash}}1985
  • {{flagdeco|JPN}} Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan{{spaced ndash}}1986
  • {{flagdeco|DEU}} Hamburg, Germany{{spaced ndash}}1986
  • {{flagdeco|MAR}} Casablanca, Morocco{{spaced ndash}}1986
  • {{flagdeco|SWE}} Gothenburg, Sweden{{spaced ndash}}1986
  • {{flagdeco|FRA}} Marseille, France{{spaced ndash}}1987
  • {{flagdeco|BRA}} São Paulo, Brazil{{spaced ndash}}1988
  • {{flagdeco|RUS}} Saint Petersburg, Russia{{spaced ndash}}1988
  • {{flagdeco|TUR}} Istanbul, Turkey{{spaced ndash}}1989
  • {{flagdeco|VNM}} Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam{{spaced ndash}}1990
  • {{flagdeco|EGY}} Alexandria, Egypt{{spaced ndash}}1992
  • {{flagdeco|ROK}} Busan, South Korea{{spaced ndash}}1993
  • {{flagdeco|VUT}} Port Vila, Vanuatu{{spaced ndash}}1994
  • {{flagdeco|NZL}} Dunedin, New Zealand{{spaced ndash}}1994
  • {{flagdeco|ISR}} Haifa, Israel{{spaced ndash}}1994
  • {{flagdeco|UZB}} Tashkent, Uzbekistan{{spaced ndash}}1994
  • {{flagdeco|PRT}} Porto, Portugal{{spaced ndash}}1995
  • {{flagdeco|CZE}} Prague, Czech RepublicWEB,weblink Partnerská mÄ›sta HMP, 5 August 2013, 18 July 2013, Portál "Zahraniční vztahy" [Portal "Foreign Affairs"], Czech, Prague – Twin Cities HMP,weblink" title="">weblink 25 June 2013,
  • {{flagdeco|YEM}} Aden, Yemen{{spaced ndash}}1995
  • {{flagdeco|NAM}} Windhoek, Namibia{{spaced ndash}}1995
  • {{flagdeco|UK}} City of London, United Kingdom{{spaced ndash}}1996
  • {{flagdeco|CUB}} Santiago de Cuba, Cuba{{spaced ndash}}1996
  • {{flagdeco|ARG}} Rosario, Argentina{{spaced ndash}}1997WEB,weblink Town Twinning Agreements, Municipalidad de Rosario – Buenos Aires 711, 14 October 2014,weblink" title="">weblink 19 March 2015, live, dmy-all,
  • {{flagdeco|FIN}} Espoo, Finland{{spaced ndash}}1998
  • {{flagdeco|MEX}} Jalisco State, Mexico{{spaced ndash}}1998
  • {{flagdeco|UK}} Liverpool, United Kingdom{{spaced ndash}}1999
  • {{flagdeco|MOZ}} Maputo, Mozambique{{spaced ndash}}1999
  • {{flagdeco|UAE}} Dubai, United Arab Emirates{{spaced ndash}}2000
  • {{flagdeco|THA}} Chiang Mai, Thailand{{spaced ndash}}2000
  • {{flagdeco|ZAF}} KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa{{spaced ndash}}2001
  • {{flagdeco|ECU}} Guayaquil, Ecuador{{spaced ndash}}2001
  • {{flagdeco|CHL}} Valparaíso, Chile{{spaced ndash}}2001
  • {{flagdeco|ESP}} Barcelona, Spain{{spaced ndash}}2001
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  • {{flagdeco|DZA}} Algiers, Algeria{{spaced ndash}}2003
  • {{flagdeco|LKA}} Colombo, Sri Lanka{{spaced ndash}}2003
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  • {{flagdeco|SVK}} Bratislava Region, Slovakia{{spaced ndash}}2003
  • {{flagdeco|NZL}} Hauraki District, New Zealand{{spaced ndash}}2003
  • {{flagdeco|AUT}} Salzburg, Austria{{spaced ndash}}2004
  • {{flagdeco|CYP}} Nicosia, Cyprus{{spaced ndash}}2004
  • {{flagdeco|IRL}} Cork, Ireland{{spaced ndash}}2005WEB,weblink Cork – International Relationsb, 28 August 2013, Mulcahy, Noreen, Cork City Council,weblink" title="">weblink 18 May 2013,
  • {{flagdeco|US}} Winston-Salem, United States{{spaced ndash}}2006
  • {{flagdeco|US}} New York City, United States{{spaced ndash}}2007
  • {{flagdeco|SUI}} Basel, Switzerland{{spaced ndash}}2007
  • {{flagdeco|SWE}} BorÃ¥s, Sweden{{spaced ndash}}2007
  • {{flagdeco|BIH}} Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina{{spaced ndash}}2008
  • {{flagdeco|UK}} London, United Kingdom{{spaced ndash}}2009
  • {{flagdeco|BRA}} Manaus, Brazil{{spaced ndash}}2009
  • {{flagdeco|KHM}} Phnom Penh, Cambodia{{spaced ndash}}2009
  • {{flagdeco|FIN}} Kuopio, Finland{{spaced ndash}}2012
  • {{flagdeco|HUN}} Budapest, Hungary{{spaced ndash}}2013WEB,weblink Sanghaj is Budapest testvérvárosa lett,, 29 August 2013,weblink" title="">weblink 30 August 2013, live,
  • {{flagdeco|BUL}} Sofia, Bulgaria{{spaced ndash}}2014WEB,weblink Shanghai, Sofia sign intent agreement to become sister cities, 27 January 2015,weblink" title="">weblink 27 February 2015, live, dmy-all,
  • {{flagdeco|IND}} Mumbai, India{{spaced ndash}}2014
  • {{flagdeco|ROK}} Seoul, South Korea{{spaced ndash}}2014
  • {{flagdeco|THA}} Bangkok, Thailand{{spaced ndash}}2014
  • {{flagdeco|US}} Houston, United States{{spaced ndash}}2015
  • {{flagdeco|SRB}} Belgrade, Serbia – 2018NEWS, Potpisan sporazum o bratimljenju Beorgada i Å angaja,weblink 21 May 2018,, Tanjug, 21 May 2018, sr,weblink 22 May 2018, live, dmy-all,

See also



Further reading

  • BOOK, Danielson, Eric N., Discover Shanghai, Singapore, Marshall Cavendish, 2010,
  • BOOK, Danielson, Eric N., Shanghai and the Yangzi Delta, Singapore, Marshall Cavendish/Times Editions, 2004, 978-981-232-597-6,
  • BOOK, Elvin, Mark, Market Towns and Waterways: The County of Shang-hai from 1480 to 1910, The City in Late Imperial China, G. William, Skinner, Stanford, Cal., Stanford University Press, 1977, 978-0-8047-0892-0, 2883862, 441–474,weblinkweblink
  • BOOK, Erh, Deke, Johnston, Tess, Shanghai Art Deco, Hong Kong, Old China Hand Press, 2007,
  • Haarmann, Anke. Shanghai (Urban Public) Space (Berlin: Jovis, 2009). 192 pp. weblink" title="">online review
  • BOOK, Horesh, Niv, Shanghai's Bund and Beyond, New Haven, Yale University Press, 2009,
  • BOOK, Johnson, Linda Cooke, Shanghai: From Market Town to Treaty Port, Stanford, Stanford University Press, 1995,
  • BOOK, Johnson, Linda Cooke, Cities of Jiangnan in Late Imperial China, Albany, NY, State University of New York (SUNY), 1993, 978-0-7914-1424-8,
  • BOOK, Scheen, Lena, Shanghai Literary Imaginings: A City in Transformation, Amsterdam, Amsterdam University Press, 2015, 978-90-8964-587-6,
  • Yan Jin. "Shanghai Studies: An evolving academic field" History Compass (October 2018) e12496 Historiography of recent scholarship. weblink" title="">online

External links

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