Shanghai: An Engaging City
In Shanghai you are overwhelmed by the hustle and bustle of this thriving city: its colours, its people, its culinary specialties and its futuristic skyscrapers and indigenous Shikumen houses will shake you to your very core. The sightseeing activities and the endless possibilities of cultural endeavors will stun you! Shanghai is one of China’s commercial and financial centers and was ranked #5 by the 2018 edition of the Global Financial Centers Index published by the City of London. Taking up only 0.06% of the country's land area, Shanghai now generates about 8.3% of China's gross industrial output value. Furthermore, thanks to its geographical location, Shanghai is also one of the shipping centers of China. Due to its excellent port, the city has become a leading economic power and trade development pole.