Posted by: oliviapontet | January 15, 2012

Welcome to Shanghai

Shanghai is the most populous city in China (in terms of urban population) city. It is also one of the largest megacities in the world with over 23.5 million inhabitants (2010). It is situated on the Huangpu River near the mouth of the Yangtze River, east China.

The emergence of the city as a financial center in the Asia-Pacific in the nineteenth century and the twentieth century has made ​​in pain, with the foreign occupation of the city for several decades. In the 1920s and 1930s, Shanghai has witnessed a tremendous cultural development that has contributed much to the fantasy and mythical aura that is associated with the city since that time.

After the founding of the Republic of China and the Sino-Japanese War (1937-1945), the founding of the People’s Republic of China has muzzled the city economically and culturally considered a hotbed of bourgeois depravity and up that Deng Xiaoping in 1992 decided to promote the development of the city. It now appears that the city is poised to regain the place of the financial center of Asia it occupied before. His double-digit growth, the 18.9 million inhabitants of the region urbaine, cosmopolitan and cultural development mutation call to become a world city, alongside New York, London or Paris. It hosted the 2010 World Expo.

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