Trade Guide: China

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With over 1.35 billion citizens, China (official name: the People’s Republic of China) is the most populous country in the world, and the second largest by land area.


What does Shanghai mean to you? Global metropolis? Financial center? Fashion site? Yes, you will find this city embodies all these. Strategically located at the center of the mainland's coastline, Shanghai is China's largest economic comprehensive industrial base, as well as a famous historical and cultural city, and has long been a major hub for communications, transportation, and international exchange.

Shanghai is regarded as an ideal venue for business gatherings and consistently attracts investment from all over the world. Shanghai has built up a comprehensive transportation network that incorporates land, sea, and air travel, as well as a convenient urban transportation system. In addition, tourists can take trains or buses between Shanghai and the neighboring provinces of Jiangsu and Zhejiang. It is really convenient for regional travel.

If you’re planning a trip to Shanghai, why not mark down a few more days for some tourist spots that you really shouldn’t miss?

The Bund

The Bund is always crowded with
local and overseas travelers at night
taking in the stunning scene.

The Fairmont Peace Hotel is definitely the must-see part of your tour in the Bund. Fairmont Peace Hotel has been a Shanghai landmark for over eight decades, enjoying a premier location on the Bund, facing the Pudong area over the Huangpu River. The hotel is truly a fusion of ancient and modern, East and West, and was built in the Gothic style of the Chicago School. It was widely known as the luxurious "Number One Mansion in the Far East ", for its grandeur, including the distinctive copper-sheathed roof that rises 77 meters above the ground, the white Italian marble floors, and priceless Lalique glass artwork. The Bund is always crowded with local and overseas travelers at night taking in the stunning sceneThe iconic Bund is a must for visitors to Shanghai. Fifty-two imposing buildings line the narrow shoreline of the Huangpu River. They are a living exhibition of Gothic, Baroque, Roman, Classic Revival and Renaissance architectural styles, as well as offering combinations of Chinese and Western styles, and represent a condensation of the recent history of the city. In the evening, colorful lights illuminate the scene and create a shimmering image deserving of the name Pearl of the Orient.

The Yu Garden and City God Temple

There's always a shortage of taxis at the Temple.
Plan your schedule well if you have a tight one!

The Yu Garden is a classical landscape in the Southern Chinese style with a history going back over 400 years. Pavilions, halls, rockeries and ponds display the finest in landscaping from the Southern style as seen most often in the Ming and Qing dynasties.

The City God Temple is a temple located close to the Yu Garden, within the old walled city. Today the "City God Temple" not only refers to the large temple complex, but also to the old city’s traditional commercial district, surrounding the temple. Over a hundred stores and shops occupy this area, with most of them nearly a century old, offering various traditional crafts and food to curious tourists.

The Orient Pearl TV Tower

The tower integrates broadcasting
technology with sightseeing, catering,
shopping, amusement, and

As Shanghai’s landmark building, the Orient Pearl TV Tower is well known for being more than just a TV tower. It faces the Bund across the Huangpu River and, when viewed from the Bund, the tower and the Nanpu and Yangpu bridges create a vivid imagery known as "two dragons playing with a pearl." The 263-meter-high sphere at the top offers an observation deck where travelers can get a 360 degree panoramic view of the city.

Xin Tiandi

Conceivably the Musée d’Orsay in France transformed into Shanghai, Xin Tiandi is a major Shanghai historical and cultural feature among the urban tourist attractions, offering a fusion of Chinese and Western. Xin Tiandi is based on the old Shikumen architecture area in Shanghai, and for the first time changed the original residential function of the Shikumen into an innovative business function. This area uses the history and culture of old Shanghai houses as a backdrop for world-class catering, shopping, entertainment, fashion, leisure and other functions. Walking through the area is as if you are walking back in time to more than a century ago. But, stepping into each building, you will find it very modern and fashionable.


Tianzifang is the place for art lovers!

Tianzifang is a fashion landmark area for the creative industries renovated as for the unique Shanghai Shikumen buildings. Many artists base their creative work here. Tianzifang shows the kind of warmth and noise typical of Shanghai. If you're wandering through these alleys, it will not be difficult to understand the personality of Tianzifang. Walking in Tianzifang, through a maze of alleys, features of the stores and art workshops impress themselves upon you. From the teahouse, open-air restaurant, open-air café, gallery, and home furnishings to handicrafts, as well as many famous creative studios, everything is here, including a lot of fun. You can visit Tianzifang without your wallet, but don’t forget to bring your camera!


In 1933, the Shanghai Municipal Council abattoir was officially completed in Shajing Road, Hongkou District, Shanghai. It is still regarded the biggest in the Far East. After 70 years, in August 2006, was officially launched the construction of the 1933 SHANGHAI Creative Industry building.

The foreign-style inner circle of its main building structure combines classical European architectural style and art deco, and the use of beautiful geometry.

1933 SHANGHAI offers plenty of fashion shows, displays, trade events, design exhibitions and entertainments. Book your tickets now!


Shanghai cuisine, also known as Ben Bang Cuisine is a popular style of Chinese cuisine. It modifies the cuisines of the surrounding areas, the coastal provinces of Jiangsu and Zhejiang, to create its own unique taste. Shanghai Cuisine is strict in selection of ingredients, which should be fresh and preferably alive. The use of sugar is common in Shanghai cuisine, especially when used in combination with soy sauce. The dim sum, as the delicious highlight of Shanghai cuisine, you cannot afford to miss!

Shengjian Bao and Guotie (Pan-fried pork stuffed bun and fried dumplings)

Pan-fried pork stuffed bun and fried dumplings are very popular snacks in Shanghai. Stuffed with lightly spiced pork filling that sweats out a delicious juice during cooking, they are fried in a large covered shallow pan. For many local people, this is one of the best choices for breakfast. You can find these two dishes at almost every local restaurant in Shanghai.

Xiao Long Bao (Shanghai Soup Dumplings)

A notable Shanghai delicacy is the Xiao Long Bao (Shanghai Dumplings) filled with pork or minced crab, and best of all, mouth-watering soup!

The small buns are served hot in bamboo baskets. They are generally dipped in vinegar, sometimes with ginger slivers. When you bite into a Xiao Long Bao, the broth inside flows out immediately. So eating Xiao Long Bao is indeed an art and a science!

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