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Municipality in People's Republic of ChinaShanghai上海市MunicipalityClockwise from top: Lujiazui skyline with the Huangpu River, Yu Garden, China Pavilion at Expo 2010, Nanjing Road, and The Bund.Etymology: 上海浦 (Shànghăi Pǔ)"The original name of the Huangpu River."Location of Shanghai Municipality in ChinaCoordinates (People's Square): 31°13′43″N 121°28′29″E / 31.22861°N 121.47472°E / 31.22861; 121.47472Coordinates: 31°13′43″N 121°28′29″E / 31.22861°N 121.47472°E / 31.22861; 121.47472CountryPeople's Republic of ChinaSettledc. 4000 BC[1]Establishment of - Qinglong Town746[2] - Shanghai County1292[3] - Municipality7 July 1927Divisions - County-level - Township-level16 districts210 towns and subdistrictsGovernment • TypeMunicipality • Party SecretaryLi Qiang • MayorYing Yong • Congress ChairwomanYin Yicui • Municipal CPPCC ChairmanDong Yunhu[citation needed]Area[4][5][6] • Municipality6,341 km2 (2,448 sq mi) • Water697 km2 (269 sq mi) • Urban (2018)[7]4,000 km2 (1,550 sq mi)Elevation[8]4 m (13 ft)Population (2019)[9] • Municipality26,317,104 • Rank1st in China • Density4,200/km2 (11,000/sq mi) • Metro (2010)[10]34 millionDemonym(s)ShanghaineseTime zoneUTC+8 (CST)Postal code200000–202100Area code(s)21ISO 3166 codeCN-SHNominal GDP[11]2018 - Total¥3.27 trillion($494 billion)(11th) - Per capita¥135,212 $20,425 (2nd) $39,600 PPP - Growth 6.6%HDI (2017)0.863[12] (4th) – very highLicence plate prefixes沪A-沪B, 沪D-沪H, 沪J-沪N沪C (outer suburbs)AbbreviationSH / 沪 (Hù)City flowerYulan magnoliaLanguagesWu (Shanghainese), ‹See Tfd›(in Chinese)English VersionShanghai"Shanghai" in regular Chinese charactersChinese上海Hanyu PinyinShànghǎiWuZaan22 he44 Literal meaning"Upon-the-Sea"TranscriptionsStandard MandarinHanyu PinyinShànghǎiBopomofoㄕㄤˋ   ㄏㄞˇGwoyeu RomatzyhShanqhaeWade–GilesShang4-hai3IPA[ʂâŋ.xài]WuRomanizationZaan22 he44ShanghaineseRomanizationZånhaeHakkaRomanizationSông-hóiYue: CantoneseYale RomanizationSeuhnghóiIPA[sœ̀ːŋ.hɔ̌ːy]JyutpingSoeng6hoi2Southern MinHokkien POJSiōng-háiEastern MinFuzhou BUCSiông-hāi Shanghai (Chinese: 上海, Shanghainese pronunciation: [zɑ̃.hɛ] (listen); Mandarin pronunciation: [ʂâŋ.xài] (listen)) is one of the four municipalities under the direct administration of the central government of the People's Republic of China, the most populous city in China, and the most populous city proper in the world, with a population of 26.3 million as of 2019[update].[13][14] It is a global financial center[15] and transport hub, with the world's busiest container port.[16] Located in the Yangtze River Delta, it sits on the south edge of the estuary of the Yangtze in the middle portion of the Eastern China coast. The municipality borders the provinces of Jiangsu and Zhejiang to the south, east and west, and is bound to the east by the East China Sea.[17]As a major administrative, shipping and trading city, Shanghai grew in importance in the 19th century due to trade and recognition of its favorable port location and economic potential. The city was one of five treaty ports forced open to foreign trade following the British victory over China in the First Opium War. The subsequent 1842 Treaty of Nanking and 1844 Treaty of Whampoa allowed the establishment of the Shanghai International Settlement and the French Concession. The city then flourished as a centre of commerce between China and other parts of the world (predominantly the Occident), and became the primary financial hub of the Asia-Pacific region in the 1930s.[18] During World War II, the city was the site of the major Battle of Shanghai. After the war, with the CCP takeover of mainland China in 1949, trade was limited to other socialist countries, and the city's global influence declined. In the 1990s, the economic reforms introduced by Deng Xiaoping resulted in an intense re-development of the city, aiding the return of finance and foreign investment to the city. It 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.[19]Shanghai has been described as the "showpiece" of the booming economy of mainland China;[20][21] renowned for its Lujiazui skyline, and museums and historic buildings, such as those along The Bund, as well as the City God Temple and the Yu Garden. Contents 1 Names 2 History 2.1 Ancient history 2.2 Imperial history 2.3 Rise and golden age 2.4 Wartime era 2.5 Modern history 3 Geography 3.1 Climate 4 Cityscape 5 Politics 6 Administrative divisions 7 Economy 8 Demographics 9 Religion 10 Education 11 Transport 11.1 Public transport 11.2 Roads 11.3 Railway 11.4 Air 12 Architecture 13 Environment 13.1 Parks and resorts 13.2 Environmental protection 13.3 Air pollution and government reaction 14 Culture 14.1 Language 14.2 Museums 14.3 Cinema 14.4 Arts 14.5 Fashion 15 Media 16 Sports 17 International relations 18 See also 19 References 20 Further reading 21 External links Names[edit] The two Chinese characters in the city's name are 上 (shàng/zan, "upon") and 海 (hǎi/hae,"sea"), together meaning "Upon-the-Sea". The earliest occurrence of this name dates from the 11th-century Song dynasty, at which time there was already a river confluence and a town with this name in the area. There are disputes as to exactly how the name should be understood, but Chinese historians have concluded that during the Tang dynasty Shanghai was literally on the sea.[clarification needed][22]Shanghai is officially abbreviated 沪 (Hù/Wu) in Chinese,[23] a contraction of 沪渎 (Hù Dú/Vu Doh, lit "Harpoon Ditch"),[24][25] a 4th- or 5th-century Jin name for the mouth of Suzhou Creek when it was the main conduit into the ocean.[24] This character appears on all motor vehicle license plates issued in the municipality today. Another alternative name for Shanghai is Shēn (申) or Shēnchéng (申城, "Shen City"), from Lord Chunshen, a 3rd-century BC nobleman and prime minister of the state of Chu, whose fief included modern Shanghai.[24] Sports teams and newspapers in Shanghai often use Shen in their names, such as Shanghai Shenhua F.C. and Shen Bao. Huating (华亭) was another early name for Shanghai. In AD 751, during the mid-Tang dynasty, Huating County was established by the Governor of Wu Commandery Zhao Juzhen at modern-day Songjiang, the first county-level administration within modern-day Shanghai. Today, Huating appears as the name of a four-star hotel in the city.[22]The city also has various nicknames in English, including "Pearl of the Orient" and "Paris of the East".[26][27] History[edit] Main article: History of Shanghai Further information: Timeline of Shanghai Ancient history[edit] During the Spring and Autumn period (approximately 771 to 476 BC), the Shanghai area belonged to the Kingdom of Wu, which was conquered by the Kingdom of Yue, which in turn was conquered by the Kingdom of Chu.[28] 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".[28] 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. Imperial history[edit] Songjiang Square Pagoda, built in the 11th century The walled Old City of Shanghai in the 17th century The dismantlement of Old City walls, 1911 The remains of the old city walls of Shanghai The Mahavira Hall at Zhenru Temple During the Tang and Song dynasties, Qinglong Town (青龍鎮) in modern Qingpu District was a major trading port. Established in 746 (fifth year of the Tang Tianbao era), it developed into what contemporary sources called a "giant town of the Southeast", with thirteen temples and seven pagodas. The famous Song scholar and artist Mi Fu served as its mayor. The port had a thriving trade with provinces along the Yangtze River and the Chinese coast, as well as foreign countries such as Japan and Silla.[2]By the end of the Song dynasty, the center of trading had moved downstream of the Wusong River to Shanghai,[29] which 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.[30] From the Yuan dynasty in 1292 until Shanghai officially became a municipality in 1927, central Shanghai was administered as a county under Songjiang Prefecture, whose seat was at the present-day Songjiang District.[31]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 10 metres (33 feet) high and 5 kilometres (3 miles) in circumference.[32] During the Wanli reign (1573–1620), Shanghai received an important psychological boost from the erection of a City God Temple in 1602. This honour was usually reserved for prefectural capitals and not normally given to a mere county seat such as Shanghai. It probably reflected the town's economic importance, as opposed to its low political status.[32]During 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 (江海关; 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, by 1735 Shanghai had become the major trade port for all of the lower Yangtze region, despite still being at the lowest administrative level in the political hierarchy.[33] Rise and golden age[edit] Further information: Shanghai International Settlement, Shanghai French Concession, and Greater Shanghai Plan Shanghai in the 1930s, with the Shanghai International Settlement and Shanghai French Concession The Bund in 1920s Nanking Road (modern-day East Nanjing Road) in the 1930s Play media Shanghai filmed in 1937 Shanghai Park Hotel was the tallest building in Asia for decades Former Shanghai Library The HSBC Building built in 1923 and the Customs House built in 1927 International attention to Shanghai grew in the 19th century 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. The war ended with the 1842 Treaty of Nanking, which allowed the British to dictate opening the treaty ports, Shanghai included, for international trade.[34] The Treaty of the Bogue signed in 1843, and the Sino-American Treaty of Wanghia signed in 1844 forced Chinese concession to European and American desires for visitation and trade on Chinese soil. Britain, France (under the 1844 Treaty of Whampoa), and the United States all carved out concessions outside the walled city of Shanghai, which was still ruled by the Chinese. The Chinese-held old city of Shanghai fell to the rebels of the Small Swords Society in 1853 but was recovered by the Qing government in February 1855.[35] In 1854, the Shanghai Municipal Council was created to manage the foreign settlements. Between 1860–1862, the Taiping rebels twice attacked Shanghai and destroyed the city's eastern and southern suburbs, but failed to take the city.[36] 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. Citizens of many countries and all continents came to Shanghai to live and work during the ensuing decades; those who stayed for long periods – some for generations – called themselves "Shanghailanders".[37] In the 1920s and 1930s, almost 20,000 White Russians and Russian Jews fled the newly established Soviet Union and took up residence in Shanghai. 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.[38] In the 1930s, some 30,000 Jewish refugees from Europe arrived in the city.[39]The First Sino-Japanese War concluded with the Treaty of Shimonoseki, which elevated Japan to become another foreign power in Shanghai. Japan built the first factories in Shanghai, which were soon copied by other foreign powers. Shanghai was then the most important financial centre in the Far East. All this international activity gave Shanghai the nickname "the Great Athens of China".[40]Under the Republic of China, Shanghai's political status was raised to that of a municipality on 14 July 1927. Although the territory of the foreign concessions was excluded from their control, this new Chinese municipality still covered an area of 828.8 square kilometres (320.0 sq mi), including the modern-day districts of Baoshan, Yangpu, Zhabei, Nanshi, and Pudong. Headed by a Chinese mayor and municipal council, the new city government's first task was to create a new city centre in Jiangwan town of Yangpu district, outside the boundaries of the foreign concessions. The "Greater Shanghai Plan" included a public museum, library, sports stadium, and city hall, which were partially constructed when the plan was interrupted by the Japanese invasion.[41] Wartime era[edit] Main articles: January 28 Incident, Battle of Shanghai, and Shanghai Campaign Zhabei District on fire On 28 January 1932, Japanese forces invaded Shanghai and the Chinese resisted, fighting to a standstill; a ceasefire was brokered in May. The Battle of Shanghai in 1937 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 of Shanghai saw no end to their suffering. They experienced death, hunger, destruction, and oppression on daily basis.[42] The foreign concessions were ultimately occupied by the Japanese on 8 December 1941 and remained occupied until Japan's surrender in 1945, during which time many war crimes were committed.[43]On 27 May 1949, the People's Liberation Army took control of Shanghai. Under the new People's Republic of China (PRC), Shanghai was one of only three municipalities not merged into neighboring provinces over the next decade (the others being Beijing and Tianjin).[44] Shanghai underwent a series of changes in the boundaries of its subdivisions over the next decade. After 1949, most foreign firms moved their offices from Shanghai to Hong Kong, as part of a foreign divestment due to the Communist victory. Modern history[edit] Lujiazui Finance and Trade Zone On 17 January 1958, Jiading, Baoshan, and Shanghai County in Jiangsu Province became part of Shanghai Municipality, which expanded to 86,300 hectares. The following December, the land area of Shanghai was further expanded to 591,000 hectares when more surrounding suburban areas in Jiangsu were added: Chongming, Jinshan, Qingpu, Fengxian, Chuansha and Nanhui.[45] In 1960 the urban districts were reduced to 10.[46]During the 1950s and 1960s, Shanghai became the centre for radical leftism since it was the industrial centre of China with most skilled industrial workers. The radical leftist Jiang Qing and her three allies, together the Gang of Four, were based in the city.[47] Yet, even during the most tumultuous times of the Cultural Revolution, Shanghai was able to maintain high economic productivity and relative social stability. During most of the history of the PRC, Shanghai has been a comparatively heavy contributor of tax revenue to the central government, with Shanghai in 1983 contributing more in tax revenue to the central government than Shanghai had received in investment in the prior 33 years combined.[48] This came at the cost of 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 economic liberalizations begun in 1978. Shanghai was finally permitted to initiate economic reforms in 1991, starting the massive development still seen today and the birth of Lujiazui in Pudong. Geography[edit] Main article: Geography of Shanghai This map of Shanghai (center and east), Jiangsu (north), and Zhejiang (south) shows the developed areas and some developing areas around Shanghai, Nanjing (dark blue), and Hangzhou in green. The regions in light blue are some of the developed areas in the Yangtze River Delta. Provincial boundaries are in purple, sub-provincial boundaries in gray. This natural-color satellite image shows the urban area of Shanghai in 2016, along with its major islands of (from northwest to southeast) Chongming, Changxing, Hengsha, and the Jiuduansha shoals off Pudong. Yangtze's natural sediment discharging can be seen. Shanghai lies on China's east coast roughly equidistant from Beijing and Guangzhou. The Old City and modern downtown Shanghai are now located in the center of an expanding peninsula between the Yangtze River Delta to the north and Hangzhou Bay to the south, formed by the Yangtze's natural deposition and by modern land reclamation projects. The provincial-level Municipality of Shanghai administers both the eastern area of this peninsula and many of its surrounding islands. It is bordered on the north and west by Jiangsu, on the south by Zhejiang, and on the east by the East China Sea. Its northernmost point is on Chongming Island, now the second-largest island in mainland China after its expansion during the 20th century.[49] The municipality does not, however, include an exclave of Jiangsu on northern Chongming or the two islands forming Shanghai's Yangshan Port, which are part of Zhejiang's Shengsi County. This deep-water port was made necessary by the increasing size of container ships but also the silting of the Yangtze, which narrows to less than 20 meters (66 ft) as far out as 45 miles (70 km) from Hengsha.[50]Downtown Shanghai is bisected by the Huangpu River, a man-made tributary of the Yangtze that was 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 grown up on the east bank of the Huangpu (Pudong). The destruction of local wetlands occasioned by the creation of Pudong International Airport along the peninsula's eastern shore has been somewhat offset by the protection and expansion of the nearby shoals of Jiuduansha as a nature preserve.[51]Shanghai's location on an alluvial plain means that the vast majority of its 6,340.5 km2 (2,448.1 sq mi) land area is flat, with an average elevation of 4 m (13 ft).[8] Its sandy soil has required its skyscrapers to be built with deep concrete piles to stop them from sinking into the soft ground of the central area. The few hills such as She Shan lie to the southwest and the highest point is the peak of Dajinshan Island in Hangzhou Bay (103 m or 338 ft).[8] The city has many rivers, canals, streams and lakes and is known for its rich water resources as part of the Lake Tai drainage area.[6] Climate[edit] Shanghai has a humid subtropical climate (Köppen Cfa) and experiences four distinct seasons. Winters are chilly and damp, with northwesterly winds from Siberia can cause nighttime temperatures to drop below freezing, although most years there are only one or two days of snowfall. Summers are hot and humid, with an average of 8.7 days exceeding 35 °C (95 °F) annually; occasional downpours or freak thunderstorms can be expected. The city is also susceptible to typhoons in summer and the beginning of autumn, none of which in recent years has caused considerable damage.[52] The most pleasant seasons are spring, although changeable and often rainy, and autumn, which is generally sunny and dry. The city averages 4.8 °C (40.6 °F) in January and 28.6 °C (83.5 °F) in July, for an annual mean of 17.1 °C (62.8 °F). With monthly percent possible sunshine ranging from 34% in March to 54% in August, the city receives 1,895 hours of bright sunshine annually. Extremes since 1951 have ranged from −10.1 °C (14 °F) on 31 January 1977 (unofficial record of −12.1 °C (10 °F) was set on 19 January 1893) to 39.9 °C (104 °F) on 6 and 8 August 2013. A highest record of 40.9 °C (106 °F) was registered in Xujiahui, a downtown station on 21 July 2017.[53][54][55][56][57] Climate data for Shanghai (normals 1981–2010, extremes 1951–present) Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year Record high °C (°F) 22.1(71.8) 27.0(80.6) 29.6(85.3) 34.3(93.7) 36.4(97.5) 37.5(99.5) 39.2(102.6) 39.9(103.8) 38.2(100.8) 34.0(93.2) 28.7(83.7) 23.4(74.1) 39.9(103.8) Average high °C (°F) 8.1(46.6) 10.1(50.2) 13.8(56.8) 19.5(67.1) 24.8(76.6) 27.8(82.0) 32.2(90.0) 31.5(88.7) 27.9(82.2) 22.9(73.2) 17.3(63.1) 11.1(52.0) 20.6(69.0) Daily mean °C (°F) 4.8(40.6) 6.6(43.9) 10.0(50.0) 15.3(59.5) 20.7(69.3) 24.4(75.9) 28.6(83.5) 28.3(82.9) 24.9(76.8) 19.7(67.5) 13.7(56.7) 7.6(45.7) 17.1(62.7) Average low °C (°F) 2.1(35.8) 3.7(38.7) 6.9(44.4) 11.9(53.4) 17.3(63.1) 21.7(71.1) 25.8(78.4) 25.8(78.4) 22.4(72.3) 16.8(62.2) 10.6(51.1) 4.7(40.5) 14.1(57.5) Record low °C (°F) −10.1(13.8) −7.9(17.8) −5.4(22.3) −0.5(31.1) 6.9(44.4) 12.3(54.1) 16.3(61.3) 18.8(65.8) 10.8(51.4) 1.7(35.1) −4.2(24.4) −8.5(16.7) −10.1(13.8) Average precipitation mm (inches) 74.4(2.93) 59.1(2.33) 93.8(3.69) 74.2(2.92) 84.5(3.33) 181.8(7.16) 145.7(5.74) 213.7(8.41) 87.1(3.43) 55.6(2.19) 52.3(2.06) 43.9(1.73) 1,166.1(45.91) Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 9.9 9.2 12.4 11.2 10.4 12.7 11.4 12.3 9.1 6.9 7.6 7.7 120.8 Average relative humidity (%) 74 73 73 72 72 79 77 78 75 72 72 71 74 Mean monthly sunshine hours 114.3 119.9 128.5 148.5 169.8 130.9 190.8 185.7 167.5 161.4 131.1 127.4 1,775.8 Source: China Meteorological Administration[58] Cityscape[edit] Panoramic view of Pudong's skyline from the Bund Panoramic view of the Bund Politics[edit] Main article: Politics of Shanghai Shanghai municipal government building. Like virtually all governing institutions in the mainland People's Republic of China, the politics of Shanghai is structured in a parallel party-government system,[59] in which the Party Committee Secretary, officially termed the Communist Party of China Shanghai Municipal Committee Secretary (currently Li Qiang), outranks the Mayor (currently Ying Yong). The party's standing committee acts as the top policy formulation body, and is typically composed of 11 members. Political power in Shanghai is widely seen as a stepping stone to higher positions in the national 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,[59] including Jiang himself (Party General Secretary),[60]Zhu Rongji (Premier),[61]Wu Bangguo (Chairman of the National People's Congress),[62]Huang Ju (Vice Premier),[63]Xi Jinping (current General Secretary), Yu Zhengsheng, and Han Zheng. 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.[64] The only exception is Chen Liangyu, who was fired in 2006 and later convicted of corruption.[65] Officials with ties to the Shanghai administration form a powerful faction in the national government, the so-called Shanghai Clique, which was often thought to compete against the rival Youth League Faction over personnel appointments and policy decisions.[66]Xi Jinping, successor to Hu Jintao as General Secretary and President, was a compromise candidate between the two groups with supporters in both camps. Administrative divisions[edit] For a more comprehensive list, see List of administrative divisions of Shanghai and List of township-level divisions of Shanghai. Map of central Shanghai Shanghai is administratively equal to a province and is divided into 16 county-level districts. Even though every district has its own urban core, the real city centre is between Bund to the east, Nanjing Rd to the north, Old City Temple and Huaihai Road to the south. Prominent central business areas include Lujiazui on the east bank of the Huangpu River, and The Bund and Hongqiao areas in the west bank of the Huangpu River. The city hall and major administration units are located in Huangpu District, which also serve as a commercial area, including the famous Nanjing Road. Other major commercial areas include Xintiandi and the classy Huaihai Road (previously Avenue Joffre) in Huangpu District and Xujiahui (formerly Romanized as Zikawei or Siccawei, reflecting the Shanghainese pronunciation) in Xuhui District. Many universities in Shanghai are located in residential areas of Yangpu District and Putuo District. Seven of the districts govern Puxi (lit. "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 (上海市区) or the core city (市中心), which comprise Huangpu, Xuhui, Changning, Jing'an, Putuo, Hongkou, and Yangpu. Pudong (lit. "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[68]) of Chongming Island form Chongming. The former district of Nanhui was absorbed into Pudong District in 2009. In 2011 Luwan District merged with Huangpu District. As of 2015[update], 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.[69] At the end of the year 2017, the total population is 24.18 million.[70] Administrative divisions of Shanghai Huangpu Xuhui Changning 1 Putuo 2 Yangpu Minhang Baoshan Jiading Pudong Jinshan Songjiang Qingpu Fengxian Chongming 1. Jing'an 2. Hongkou Division code[71] Division Area in km2[72][full citation needed] Total population 2010[73] Urban areapopulation 2010[74] Seat Postal code Subdivisions[75][full citation needed]Subdistricts Towns Townships Residential communities Villages 310000 Shanghai 6340.50 23,019,196 20,555,098 Huangpu 200000 100 107 2 4024 1610 310101 Huangpu 20.46 678,670 Waitan Subdistrict 200000 10     189   310104 Xuhui 54.76 1,085,130 Xujiahui Subdistrict 200000 12 1   306   310105 Changning 38.30 690,571 Jiangsu Road Subdistrict 200000 9 1   184   310106 Jing'an 37.37 1,077,284 Jiangning Road Subdistrict 200000 13 1   283 1 310107 Putuo 54.83 1,288,881 Zhenru Town Subdistrict 200000 8 2   245 7 310109 Hongkou 23.48 852,476 Jiaxing Road Subdistrict 200000 8     226   310110 Yangpu 60.73 1,313,222 Pingliang Road Subdistrict 200000 11 1   307   310112 Minhang 371.68 2,429,372 Xinzhuang town 201100 3 9   408 136 310113 Baoshan 270.99 1,904,886 1,844,435 Youyi Road Subdistrict 201900 3 9   350 108 310114 Jiading 458.80 1,471,231 1,223,354 Xincheng Road Subdistrict 201800 3 7   153 146 310115 Pudong 1210.41 5,044,430 4,487,147 Huamu Subdistrict 201200 & 201300 12 24   829 371 310116 Jinshan 586.05 732,438 452,360 Shanyang town 201500 1 9   88 124 310117 Songjiang 604.71 1,582,398 1,342,889 Fangsong Subdistrict 201600 4 11   185 86 310118 Qingpu 675.54 1,081,022 815,411 Xiayang Subdistrict 201700 3 8   97 184 310120 Fengxian 687.39 1,083,463 636,546 Nanqiao town 201400   8   107 177 310151 Chongming 1185.49 703,722 337,350 Chengqiao town 202100   16 2 67 270 Divisions in Chinese and varieties of romanizations English Chinese Pinyin Shanghainese Romanization Shanghai Municipality 上海市 Shànghǎi Shì zeon he zy Huangpu District 黄浦区 Huángpǔ Qū waon phu chiu Xuhui District 徐汇区 Xúhuì Qū zi we chiu Changning District 长宁区 Chángníng Qū zan nyin chiu Jing'an District 静安区 Jìng'ān Qū zin oe chiu Putuo District 普陀区 Pǔtuó Qū phu du chiu Hongkou District 虹口区 Hóngkǒu Qū ghon kheu chiu Yangpu District 杨浦区 Yángpǔ Qū yan phu chiu Minhang District 闵行区 Mǐnháng Qū min ghaon chiu Baoshan District 宝山区 Bǎoshān Qū pau sae chiu Jiading District 嘉定区 Jiādìng Qū ka din chiu Pudong New Area 浦东新区 Pǔdōng Xīnqū phu ton sin chiu Jinshan District 金山区 Jīnshān Qū cin se chiu Songjiang District 松江区 Sōngjiāng Qū son kaon chiu Qingpu District 青浦区 Qīngpǔ Qū tsin phu chiu Fengxian District 奉贤区 Fèngxián Qū von yi chiu Chongming District 崇明区 Chóngmíng Qū dzon min chiu Economy[edit] Main article: Economy of China Tourism is a major industry; the skyline along the Bund, and Pudong, is illuminated every evening. Play media (video) The illuminated skyline, 2019. Increasing influence over global capital market: Shanghai Stock Exchange Jin Mao Tower in Pudong, Shanghai. The Nanjing Pedestrian Street in the evening. The Radisson New World Hotel is in the background. Shanghai Port is the world's busiest container port Shanghai is the commercial and financial center of China, and ranks 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.[76] It also ranks the most expensive city to live in Mainland China, according to the study of Economist Intelligence Unit in 2017.[77] It was the largest and most prosperous city in East Asia during the 1930s, and rapid re-development began in the 1990s.[18] This is exemplified by the Pudong District, a former swampland reclaimed to serve as a pilot area for integrated economic reforms. By the end of 2009, there were 787 financial institutions, of which 170 were foreign-invested.[78] 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.[79] 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".[80] 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".[81]In the last two decades Shanghai has been one of the fastest developing cities in the world. Since 1992 Shanghai has recorded double-digit growth almost every year except during the global recession of 2008 and 2009.[82] In 2011, Shanghai's total GDP grew to 1.92 trillion yuan (US$297 billion) with GDP per capita of 82,560 yuan (US$12,784).[11] The three largest service industries are financial services, retail, and real estate. The manufacturing and agricultural sectors accounted for 39.9 percent and 0.7 percent of the total output respectively.[78] Average annual disposable income of Shanghai residents, based on the first three quarters of 2009, was 21,871 RMB.[83]Located at the heart of the Yangtze River Delta, Shanghai has the world's busiest container port, which handled 29.05 million TEUs in 2010.[84] Shanghai aims to be an international shipping center in the near future.[85]Shanghai 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.[86][87] 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.[88]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).[89] Tourism in general has become a major industry. In 2016, 296 million domestic tourists and 8.54 million overseas tourists visited Shanghai for an approximate increase of 7% from the previous year.[90]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 29 km2 (11 sq mi) 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. Demographics[edit] Main article: Demographics of Shanghai Historical populationYearPop.±% p.a.1954[91]6,204,400—    1964[91]10,816,500+5.72%1982[91]11,859,700+0.51%1990[91]13,341,900+1.48%2000[91]16,407,700+2.09%2010[91]23,019,200+3.44%2012[92]23,804,300+1.69%2013[92]24,151,500+1.46%2014[14]24,256,800+0.44%Population size may be affected by changes to administrative divisions.The 2010 census put Shanghai's total population at 23,019,148, a growth of 37.53% from 16,737,734 in 2000.[93][94] 20.6 million of the total population, or 89.3%, are urban, and 2.5 million (10.7%) are rural.[95] 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.[96]Shanghai also has 150,000 officially registered foreigners, including 31,500 Japanese, 21,000 Americans and 20,700 Koreans, but the real number of foreign citizens in the city is probably much higher.[97] Shanghai is also a domestic immigration city, which means a huge population of citizens come from other cities in China.[97]The encompassing metropolitan area was estimated by the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) to have, as of 2010[update], a population of 34 million.[98][10]In 2017 the Chinese Government implemented population controls for Shanghai. Latest statistics show that from this policy, Shanghai population declined by 10,000.[99]At the end of 2017, there were around 24,183,300 people permanently staying in Shanghai.[100] Religion[edit] Religion in Shanghai (2012)[101]   Non religious or traditional faiths (86.9%)  Buddhism (10.4%)  Protestantism (1.9%)  Catholicism (0.7%)  Others (0.1%) 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[101] 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 a Temple of the Chenghuangshen (City God), 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 centre 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).[102] 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 centred on the Ohel Moishe Synagogue,[103] which is a preserved remnant of this portion of Shanghai's complex religious past.[104] Education[edit] Main article: Education in Shanghai Further information: List of universities and colleges in Shanghai University City District in Songjiang The city government's education agency is the Shanghai Municipal Education Commission. Shanghai Jiao Tong University Library Shanghai is a major center of higher education in China with over 30 universities and colleges. 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.[105] The cadre school China Executive Leadership Academy in Pudong is also located in Shanghai, as well as the China Europe International Business School. Transport[edit] Public transport[edit] Main article: Public transport in Shanghai The Maglev with a top speed of 431 km/h (268 mph) exiting the Shanghai Pudong International Airport The Zhangjiang Tram is one of the two rubber tyre tram system in China Yan'an Elevated Road The Shanghai Metro is the largest metro system in World Shanghai has an extensive public transport system, largely based on metros, buses and taxis. It is also home to the world's busiest port, the Shanghai Port.[106] 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[update], there are 16 metro lines (excluding the Shanghai Maglev Train and Jinshan Railway), 395 stations and 673 km (418 mi) of lines in operation, making it the longest network in the world.[107] On 31 December 2016, it set a record of daily ridership of 11.7 million.[108] The fare depends on the length of travel distance starting from 3 RMB. In 2010, Shanghai reintroduced trams, this time as a modern rubber tyred Translohr system, in Zhangjiang area of East Shanghai as Zhangjiang Tram. A separate conventional tram system is being constructed in Songjiang District. Additional tram lines are under study in Hongqiao Subdistrict and Jiading District. Shanghai also has the world's most extensive network of urban bus routes, with nearly one thousand bus lines, operated by numerous transportation companies.[109] The system includes the world's oldest continuously operating trolleybus system. Bus fare normally costs 2 RMB. Taxis are plentiful in Shanghai. The base fare is currently ¥14(sedan)/¥16(MPV) (inclusive of a ¥1 fuel surcharge; ¥18 between 11:00 pm and 5:00 am) which covers the first 3 km (2 mi). Additional km cost ¥2.4 each (¥3.2 between 11:00 pm and 5:00 am).[110] Ride share giant Didi is playing a major role in city tranportation besides the traditional taxi system. Cost of Didi rides are comparable to that of taxis and sometimes are lowered due to subsidies from Didi. Roads[edit] See also: Expressways of Shanghai Shanghai Bus Route 71 in the Bund Shanghai is a major hub of China's expressway network. Many national expressways (prefixed with G) pass through or terminate in Shanghai, including G2 Beijing–Shanghai Expressway (overlapping G42 Shanghai–Chengdu), G15 Shenyang–Haikou, G40 Shanghai–Xi'an, G50 Shanghai–Chongqing, G60 Shanghai–Kunming (overlapping G92 Shanghai–Ningbo), and G1501 Shanghai Ring Expressway. In addition, there are also numerous municipal expressways prefixed with S (S1, S2, S20, etc.). Shanghai has one bridge-tunnel crossing spanning the mouth of the Yangtze to the north of the city. In the city center, there are several elevated expressways to lessen traffic pressure on surface streets, but the growth of car use has made demand far outstrip capacity, with heavy congestion being commonplace. There are bicycle lanes separate from car traffic on many surface streets, but bicycles and motorcycles are banned from many main roads including the elevated expressways. Recently, cycling has seen a resurgence in popularity thanks to the emergence of a large number of dockless app based bikeshares such as Mobike, Bluegogo and Ofo.[111]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.[112] Railway[edit] The lobby of Shanghai South Railway Station Shanghai has four major railway stations: Shanghai railway station, Shanghai South railway station, Shanghai West railway station, and Shanghai Hongqiao railway station. All are connected to the metro network and serve as hubs in the railway network of China. Two main railways terminate in Shanghai: Jinghu railway from Beijing, and Huhang railway from Hangzhou. Hongqiao Station also serves as the main Shanghai terminus of three high-speed rail lines: Beijing–Shanghai high-speed railway, Shanghai–Kunming high-speed railway and Shanghai–Nanjing intercity railway. Shanghai Pudong International Airport terminal at night Air[edit] Shanghai is one of the leading air transport gateways in Asia. The city has two commercial airports: Shanghai Pudong International Airport and Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport.[113] Pudong Airport is the main international airport, while Hongqiao Airport mainly operates domestic flights with limited short-haul international flights. In 2010 the two airports served 71.7 million passengers (Pudong 40.4 million, Hongqiao 31.3 million), and handled 3.7 million tons of cargo (Pudong 3.22 million tons, Hongqiao 480 thousand tons).[114] Architecture[edit] See also: Major National Historical and Cultural Sites (Shanghai) and List of tallest buildings in Shanghai Xintiandi, now a high-end restaurant and shopping center Shanghai 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. Many areas in the former foreign concessions are also well-preserved, the most notable being the French Concession. Shanghai has one of the world's largest number of Art Deco buildings as a result of the construction boom during the 1920s and 1930s. One of the most famous architects working in Shanghai was László Hudec, a Hungarian-Slovak architect who lived in the city between 1918 and 1947. Some of his most notable Art Deco buildings include the Park Hotel and the Grand Theater. Other prominent architects who contributed to the Art Deco style are Parker & Palmer, who designed the Peace Hotel, Metropole Hotel, and the Broadway Mansions, and Austrian architect GH Gonda, who designed the Capital Theatre. The Bund's first revitalization started in 1986, with a new promenade by the Dutch Architect Paulus Snoeren, and was completed in the mid-1990s. Shanghai World Financial Center (left) and Jin Mao Tower (right) Site of the First National Congress of the Communist Party of China, a typical shikumen building in the former French Concession. Qibao Town In recent years, a great deal of architecturally distinctive and even eccentric buildings have sprung up throughout Shanghai. Notable examples of contemporary architecture include the Shanghai Museum, Shanghai Grand Theatre in the People's Square precinct, and the Shanghai Oriental Art Center. Despite rampant redevelopment, the old city still retains some traditional architecture and designs, such as the Yuyuan Garden, an elaborate traditional garden in the Jiangnan style. One uniquely Shanghainese cultural element is the shikumen (石库门) residence, typically two- or three-story townhouses with the front yard protected by a high brick wall. Each residence is connected and arranged in straight alleys, known as a longtang (弄堂), pronounced longdang in Shanghainese. The entrance to each alley is usually surmounted by a stylistic stone arch. The whole resembles terrace houses or townhouses commonly seen in Anglo-American countries, but distinguished by the tall, heavy brick wall in front of each house. The name "shikumen" means "stone storage door", referring to the strong gateway to each house. The shikumen is a cultural blend of elements found in Western architecture with traditional Lower Yangtze (Jiangnan) Chinese architecture and social behavior. All traditional Chinese dwellings had a courtyard, and the shikumen was no exception. Yet, in compromise with its urban nature, it was much smaller and provided an "interior haven" to the commotion in the streets, allowing for raindrops to fall and vegetation to grow freely within a residence. The courtyard also allowed sunlight and adequate ventilation into the rooms. Shanghai Exhibition Centre, an example of Soviet neoclassical architecture in Shanghai Less than Beijing, the city also has some examples of Soviet neoclassical architecture or Stalinist architecture. These buildings were mostly erected during the period from the founding of the People's Republic in 1949 until the Sino-Soviet Split in the late 1960s. During this decade, large numbers of Soviet experts, including architects, poured into China to aid the country in the construction of a communist state. Examples of Soviet neoclassical architecture in Shanghai include what is today the Shanghai Exhibition Centre. The Pudong district of Shanghai is home to a number of skyscrapers, many of which rank among the tallest in the world. Among the most prominent examples are the Jin Mao Tower and the taller Shanghai World Financial Center, which at 492 metres (1,614 ft) tall is the third tallest skyscraper in mainland China and ranks tenth in the world. The Shanghai Tower, completed in 2015, is the tallest building in China, as well as the second tallest in the world.[115] With a height of 632 metres (2,073 ft), the building has 128 floors and a total floor area of 380,000 square metres (4,100,000 sq ft) above ground.[116] The distinctive Oriental Pearl Tower, at 468 metres (1,535 ft), is located nearby, as is One Lujiazui, standing at 269 metres (883 ft).[117] Environment[edit] Parks and resorts[edit] People's Square The extensive public park system in Shanghai offers the citizens some reprieve from the urban jungle. By the year 2012, the city had 157 parks, with 138 of them free of charge.[118] 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. 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 of Shanghai, 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 city's metro system. Shanghai Botanical Garden is located 12 km (7 mi) southwest of the city center and was established in 1978. One of the newest parks is in the Xujiahui area – Xujiahui Park, 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 a man-made lake with a sky bridge running across the park, and offers a pleasant respite for Xujiahui shoppers. Other well-known Shanghai parks include: People's Square Park, Gongqing Forest Park, Fuxing Park, Zhongshan Park, Lu Xun Park, Century Park, and Jing'an Park. Enchanted Storybook Castle of Shanghai Disneyland The Shanghai Disney Resort Project was approved by the government on 4 November 2009,[119] and opened in 2016.[120] The $4.4 billion theme park and resort in Pudong features a castle that is the biggest among Disney's resorts.[121] Environmental protection[edit] Public awareness of the environment is growing, and the city is investing in a number of environmental protection projects. A 10-year, US$1 billion cleanup of Suzhou Creek, which runs through the city-center, was expected to be finished in 2008,[122] and the government also provides incentives for transportation companies to invest in LPG buses and taxis. Additionally, the government has moved almost all the factories within the city center to either the outskirts or other provinces in the recent decades.[123] Air pollution and government reaction[edit] Huangpu District during the 2013 Eastern China smog Air pollution in Shanghai is not as severe as in many other Chinese cities, but still substantial by world standards.[124] During the December 2013 Eastern China smog, air pollution rates reached between 23 and 31 times the international standard.[125][126] On 6 December 2013, levels of PM2.5particulate matter in Shanghai rose above 600 micrograms per cubic meter and in the surrounding area, above 700 micrograms per cubic metre.[126] Levels of PM2.5 in Putuo District reached 726 micrograms per cubic meter.[127][128] 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 cancelled, and more than 50 flights were diverted at Pudong International Airport.[129]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.[130] 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.[130] 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.[131] Culture[edit] Main article: Haipai See also: Wuyue culture Shanghai 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]In the past years Shanghai has been widely recognized as a new influence and inspiration for cyberpunk culture.[132] 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. Language[edit] Main article: Shanghainese language 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" (本地話), 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.[133][134] Museums[edit] The Shanghai Museum, located on the People's Square Cultural curation in Shanghai has seen significant growth since 2013, with several new museums having been opened in the city.[135] 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".[136] As such, Shanghai has several museums[137] of regional and national importance.[138] 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. Cinema[edit] Shanghai was the birthplace of Chinese cinema[139] and theater. China's first short film, The Difficult Couple (1913), and the country's first fictional feature film, An Orphan Rescues His Grandfather (孤兒救祖記; 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 Kong[140] and the nostalgia for that era, featuring 1940s music by Zhou Xuan. Arts[edit] 十万图之四 (No. 4 of a Hundred Thousand Scenes) by Ren Xiong, a pioneer of the Shanghai School of Chinese art, c. 1850. The "Shanghai School" was an important Chinese school of traditional arts during the Qing Dynasty and the 20th century. Under the masters from this school, traditional Chinese art developed into the modern style of "Chinese painting".[citation needed] The Shanghai School challenged and broke the elitist tradition of Chinese art,[141] while also paying technical homage to the ancient masters and improving on existing traditional techniques. Members of this school were themselves educated literati who had come to question their very status and the purpose of art and had anticipated the impending modernization of Chinese society. In an era of rapid social change, works from the Shanghai School were widely innovative and diverse and often contained thoughtful yet subtle social commentary. The best known figures from this school include Qi Baishi, Ren Xiong, Ren Bonian, Zhao Zhiqian, Wu Changshuo, Sha Menghai, Pan Tianshou, Fu Baoshi, Xie Zhiliu, He Tianjian, and Wang Zhen. In literature, the term was used in the 1930s by some May Fourth Movement intellectuals – notably Zhou Zuoren and Shen Congwen – as a derogatory label for the literature produced in Shanghai at the time. They argued that Shanghai School literature was merely commercial and therefore did not advance social progress. This became known as the Jingpai versus Haipai (Beijing v. Shanghai School) debate.[142]The "Songjiang School" (淞江派) was a small painting school during the Ming Dynasty. It is commonly considered as a further development of the Wu or Wumen School in the then-cultural center of the region, Suzhou. The Huating School (华亭派) was another important art school during the middle to late Ming Dynasty. Its main achievements were in traditional Chinese painting, calligraphy, and poetry. It was especially famous for its Renwen painting (人文画). Dong Qichang was one of the masters from this school. Fashion[edit] Two women wear Shanghai-styled qipao while playing golf in this 1930s Shanghai soap advertisement. Other 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.[143] 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.[144] The international presence has included many of the most promising young British fashion designers.[145] Media[edit] 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".[146]Newspapers include: Jiefang Daily Oriental Sports Daily Shanghai Review of Books Shanghai Daily Shanghai Star Xinmin Evening News Wen Hui Bao Wenhui Book Review Newspapers formerly published in Shanghai include: Der Ostasiatische Lloyd (German) Gelbe Post North China Daily News Shanghai Evening Post & Mercury Shanghai Gazette Shanghai Jewish Chronicle Shanghai Herald Shanghai Mercury The Shanghai Post (German paper) Shanghai Times Shen Bao (Shanghai News) Israel's Messenger Broadcasters: Shanghai Media GroupSports[edit] F1 Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai Shanghai Masters in Qizhong Stadium Shanghai is home to several football 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. Yao Ming was born in Shanghai. Shanghai is the hometown of 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. 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.[147]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. On 21 September 2017, Shanghai will be one of two cities to host a National Hockey League (NHL) ice hockey exhibition game that will feature the Los Angeles Kings vs. the Vancouver Canucks as an effort to garner fan interest in China before the start of the 2017–18 season. International relations[edit] 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 organisation. Shanghai is twinned with:[148] Yokohama, Japan – since 1973 Osaka, Japan – 1974 Milan, Italy – 1979 Rotterdam, Netherlands – 1979 San Francisco, United States – 1979 Osaka Prefecture, Japan – 1980 Zagreb, Croatia – 1980 Hamhung, North Korea – 1982 Manila, Philippines – 1983 Antwerp, Belgium – 1984 Karachi, Pakistan – 1984 Chicago, United States – 1985 Montreal, Canada – 1985 Piraeus, Greece – 1985 Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland – 1985 Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan – 1986 Hamburg, Germany – 1986 Casablanca, Morocco – 1986 Gothenburg, Sweden – 1986 Marseille, France – 1987 São Paulo, Brazil – 1988 Saint Petersburg, Russia – 1988 Istanbul, Turkey – 1989 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam – 1990 Alexandria, Egypt – 1992 Busan, South Korea – 1993 Port Vila, Vanuatu – 1994 Dunedin, New Zealand – 1994 Haifa, Israel – 1994 Tashkent, Uzbekistan – 1994 Porto, Portugal – 1995 Prague, Czech Republic[149] Aden, Yemen – 1995 Windhoek, Namibia – 1995 City of London, United Kingdom – 1996 Santiago de Cuba, Cuba – 1996 Rosario, Argentina – 1997[150] Espoo, Finland – 1998 Jalisco State, Mexico – 1998 Liverpool, United Kingdom – 1999 Maputo, Mozambique – 1999 Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 2000 Chiang Mai, Thailand – 2000 KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa – 2001 Guayaquil, Ecuador – 2001 Valparaíso, Chile – 2001 Barcelona, Spain – 2001 Oslo, Norway – 2001 Constanța, Romania – 2002 Algiers, Algeria – 2003 Colombo, Sri Lanka – 2003 Aarhus County, Denmark – 2003 Bratislava Region, Slovakia – 2003 Hauraki District, New Zealand – 2003 Salzburg, Austria – 2004 Nicosia, Cyprus – 2004 Cork, Ireland – 2005[151] Winston-Salem, United States – 2006 New York City, United States – 2007 Basel, Switzerland – 2007 Borås, Sweden – 2007 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina – 2008 London, United Kingdom – 2009 Manaus, Brazil – 2009 Phnom Penh, Cambodia – 2009 Kuopio, Finland – 2012 Budapest, Hungary – 2013[152] Sofia, Bulgaria – 2014[153] Mumbai, India – 2014 Seoul, South Korea – 2014 Bangkok, Thailand – 2014 Houston, United States – 2015 Belgrade, Serbia – 2018[154] See also[edit] China portal Asia portal List of attractions in Shanghai List of cities with most skyscrapers List of economic and technological development zones in Shanghai List of fiction set in Shanghai List of films set in Shanghai List of universities and colleges in Shanghai Shanghai cuisine Shanghai Detention Center Shanghai International Football Tournament Shanghai Scientific and Technical PublishersReferences[edit] ^ "The Shanghainese of 6000 Years Ago - the Majiabang Culture". 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Dongguan Zhongshan Chaozhou Jieyang YunfuGuangxi Nanning* Liuzhou Guilin Wuzhou Beihai2 Fangchenggang Qinzhou Guigang Yùlin Baise Hezhou Hechi Laibin ChongzuoHainan1 Haikou* Sanya Sansha4 DanzhouSichuan Chengdu* Zigong Panzhihua Luzhou Deyang Mianyang Guangyuan Suining Neijiang Leshan Nanchong Meishan Yibin Guang'an Dazhou Ya'an Bazhong ZiyangGuizhou Guiyang* Liupanshui Zunyi Anshun Bijie TongrenYunnan Kunming* Qujing Yuxi Baoshan Zhaotong Lijiang Pu'er LincangTibet Lhasa* Shigatse Chamdo Nyingchi ShannanShaanxi Xi'an* Tongchuan Baoji Xianyang Weinan Yan'an Hanzhong Yúlin Ankang ShangluoGansu Lanzhou* Jiayuguan Jinchang Baiyin Tianshui Wuwei Zhangye Pingliang Jiuquan Qingyang Dingxi LongnanQinghai Xining* HaidongNingxia Yinchuan* Shizuishan Wuzhong Guyuan ZhongweiXinjiang Ürümqi* Karamay Turpan HamiTaiwan5 (none)Other cities (partly shown below)Prefecture-level capitals(County-level) (Inner Mongolia: Ulanhot Xilinhot) Jiagedaqi3, Heilongjiang Enshi, Hubei Jishou, Hunan (Sichuan:Xichang Kangding Barkam) (Guizhou: Xingyi Kaili Duyun) (Yunnan: Chuxiong Mengzi Wenshan Jinghong Dali Mangshi Shangri-La Lushui) (Gansu: Linxia Hezuo) (Qinghai: Yushu Delingha) (Xinjiang: Changji Bole Korla Yining Artux Aksu Kashgar1 Hotan Tacheng Altay)Province-governed cities(Sub-prefecture-level) Jiyuan, Henan (Hubei: Xiantao Qiánjiang Tianmen Shennongjia) (Hainan1: Wuzhishan Qionghai Wenchang Wanning Dongfang) (Xinjiang - XPCC(Bingtuan) cities: Shihezi Aral Tumxuk Wujiaqu Beitun Tiemenguan Shuanghe Kokdala Kunyu)Former Prefecture-level cities Chaohu, Anhui Yumen,Gansu Dongchuan, Yunnan Shashi, Hubei (Sichuan: Fuling Wanxian) (Jilin: Meihekou Gongzhuling)Sub-prefecture-level cities(Prefecture-governed) Qian'an, Hebei Manzhouli, Inner Mongolia Erenhot, Inner Mongolia Golmud, QinghaiCounty-level cities by ProvinceHebei Xinji Jinzhou Xinle Zunhua Qian'an* Wu'an Nangong Shahe Zhuozhou Dingzhou Anguo Gaobeidian Botou Renqiu Huanghua Hejian Bazhou Sanhe ShenzhouShanxi Gujiao Lucheng Gaoping Jiexiu Yongji Hejin Yuanping Houma Huozhou Xiaoyi FenyangInner Mongolia Holingol Manzhouli* Yakeshi Zhalantun Ergun Genhe Fengzhen Ulanhot* Arxan Erenhot* Xilinhot*Liaoning Xinmin Wafangdian Zhuanghe Haicheng Donggang Fengcheng Linghai Beizhen Gaizhou Dashiqiao Dengta Diaobingshan Kaiyuan Beipiao Lingyuan XingchengJilin Yushu Dehui Jiaohe Huadian Shulan Panshi Gongzhuling Shuangliao Meihekou Ji'an Linjiang Fuyu Taonan Da'an Yanji Tumen Dunhua Hunchun Longjing HelongHeilongjiang Shangzhi Wuchang Nehe Hulin Mishan Tieli Tongjiang Fujin Fuyuan Suifenhe Hailin Ning'an Muling Dongning Bei'an Wudalianchi Anda Zhaodong HailunJiangsu Jiangyin Yixing Xinyi Pizhou Liyang Changshu Zhangjiagang Kunshan Taicang Qidong Rugao Haimen Dongtai Yizheng Gaoyou Danyang Yangzhong Jurong Jingjiang Taixing XinghuaZhejiang Jiande Lin'an Yuyao Cixi Fenghua Rui'an Yueqing Haining Pinghu Tongxiang Zhuji Shengzhou Lanxi Yiwu Dongyang Yongkang Jiangshan Wenling Linhai LongquanAnhui Chaohu Jieshou Tongcheng Tianchang Mingguang NingguoFujian Fuqing Changle Yong'an Shishi Jinjiang Nan'an Longhai Shaowu Wuyishan Jian'ou Zhangping Fu'an FudingJiangxi Leping Ruichang Gongqingcheng Lushan Guixi Ruijin Jinggangshan Fengcheng Zhangshu Gao'an DexingShandong Zhangqiu Jiaozhou Jimo Pingdu Laixi Tengzhou Longkou Laiyang Laizhou Penglai Zhaoyuan Qixia Haiyang Qingzhou Zhucheng Shouguang Anqiu Gaomi Changyi Qufu Zoucheng Xintai Feicheng Rongcheng Rushan Laoling Yucheng LinqingHenan Gongyi Xingyang Xinmi Xinzheng Dengfeng Yanshi Wugang Ruzhou Linzhou Weihui Huixian Qinyang Mengzhou Yuzhou Changge Yima Lingbao Dengzhou Yongcheng Xiangcheng Jiyuan*Hubei Daye Danjiangkou Yidu Dangyang Zhijiang Laohekou Zaoyang Yicheng Zhongxiang Yingcheng Anlu Hanchuan Shishou Honghu Songzi Macheng Wuxue Chibi Guangshui Enshi* Lichuan Xiantao* Qianjiang* Tianmen*Hunan Liuyang Liling Xiangxiang Shaoshan Leiyang Changning Wugang Miluo Linxiang Jinshi Yuanjiang Zixing Hongjiang Lengshuijiang Lianyuan Jishou*Guangdong Lechang Nanxiong Taishan Kaiping Heshan Enping Lianjiang Leizhou Wuchuan Gaozhou Huazhou Xinyi Sihui Xingning Lufeng Yangchun Yingde Lianzhou Puning LuodingGuangxi Cenxi Dongxing Guiping Beiliu Jingxi Yizhou Heshan PingxiangHainan Wuzhishan* Qionghai* Wenchang* Wanning* Dongfang*Sichuan Dujiangyan Pengzhou Qionglai Chongzhou Jianyang Guanghan Shifang Mianzhu Jiangyou Emeishan Langzhong Huaying Wanyuan Barkam* Kangding* Xichang*Guizhou Qingzhen Chishui Renhuai Xingyi* Kaili* Duyun* FuquanYunnan Anning Xuanwei Tengchong Chuxiong* Mengzi* Gejiu Kaiyuan Mile Wenshan* Jinghong* Dali* Ruili Mangshi* Lushui* Shangri-La*Tibet (none)Shaanxi Xingping Hancheng HuayinGansu Yumen Dunhuang Linxia* Hezuo*Qinghai Yushu* Golmud* Delingha*Ningxia Lingwu QingtongxiaXinjiang Changji* Fukang Bole* Alashankou Korla* Aksu* Artux* Kashgar* Hotan* Yining* Kuytun Korgas Tacheng* Wusu Altay* Shihezi* Aral* Tumxuk* Wujiaqu* Beitun* Tiemenguan* Shuanghe* Kokdala* Kunyu*Taiwan5 (none)Notes* Indicates this city has already occurred above.aDirect-administered Municipalities. bSub-provincial cities as provincial capitals. cSeparate state-planning cities. 1Special economic-zone Cities. 2Coastal development cities.3Prefecture capital status established by Heilongjiang Province and not recognized by Ministry of Civil Affairs. 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