Shanghai is the most populous city in China. The city is located in eastern China, at the middle portion of the Chinese coast, and sits at the mouth of the Yangtze River. Due to its fast growth in two decades, Shanghai has again become one of the world's leading cities, exerting influence over finance, commerce, fashion, and culture.
Once a fishing and textiles town, Shanghai grew to importance in the 19th century due to its favourable port location and as one of the cities opened to foreign trade by the 1842 Treaty of Nanking. The city then flourished as a centre of commerce between east and west, and became a multinational hub of finance and business in the 1930s.
After 1990, the economic reforms introduced by Deng Xiaoping resulted in an intense re-development of the city. Shanghai becomes once again the center of finance and trade in new China. Shanghai is now aiming to be a global finance hub and international shipping center in the near future.
Shanghai is also a popular tourist destination renowned for its historical landmarks such as the Bund and Yuyuan Garden, and its extensive yet growing Pudong skyline. It hosted the World Expo in 2010, attracting 73 million visitors. It is described as the "showpiece" of the booming economy of China.
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