Shanghai is a municipality and tier 1+ city located in East China.
In China's administrative hierarchy, Shanghai is classified as a "Municipality", meaning it has powers equivalent to a province.
The official name of Shanghai in simplified Chinese characters and pinyin is:
In Chinese it is common to add the character for "City" (市) to the name. In such case Shanghai would be written:
Since the establishment of the Shanghai Free Trade Zone in 2013, the following sections within Shanghai have been designated as free trade zones:
The following high tech zones are located in Shanghai:
Shanghai Open Coastal City (上海沿海开放城市):
Shanghai is served by the following airports:
The city of Shanghai's metro system commenced operation on 28 May 1993.
The following major events have been held in Shanghai:
Opened in 1990, the Shanghai Stock Exchange (上海证券交易所) trades under the symbol SSE. Their official website is www.sse.com.cn.
The following Chinese companies are headquartered in Shanghai:
N.B. English names provided are based on automated translations and may not be consistent with those used by the companies
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