Shanghai (上海)


Shanghai is a tier 1 city located within Shanghai Municipality 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 is 上海 (or in pinyin: Shànghǎi).

Map of Shanghai, Shanghai Municipality

Free Trade Zones in Shanghai

Since the establishment of the Shanghai Free Trade Zone in 2013, the following sections within Shanghai have been designated as free trade zones:

  • Jinqiao Development Zone
  • Bonded Area
  • Lujiazui Financial Zone
  • Zhangjiang High Tech Park

High Tech Zones in Shanghai

The following high tech zones are located in Shanghai:

  • Shanghai Zhangjiang High-Tech Industry Development Zone (上海张江高新技术产业开发区)
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       - focus industries: Electronic information; Biological medicine; Opto-mechatronic integration
  • Shanghai Zizhu High-Tech Industry Development Zone (上海紫竹高新技术产业开发区)
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       - focus industries: Integrated circuit; Software; New energy; Aviation

Airports in Shanghai

Shanghai is served by the following airports:

  • Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport (IATA: SHA | ICAO: ZSSS)
  • Shanghai Pudong International Airport (IATA: PVG | ICAO: ZSPD)

Shanghai Stock Exchange

Opened in 1990, the Shanghai Stock Exchange (上海证券交易所) trades under the symbol SSE. Their official website is

Shanghai Metro

The city of Shanghai's metro system commenced operation on 28 May 1993.

High-profile Shanghai Companies

The following Chinese companies are headquartered in Shanghai:

  • Fosun International Co., Ltd. (复星国际有限公司)
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  • East Hope Group Co., Ltd. (东方希望集团有限公司)
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  • Shanghai Junhe Group Co., Ltd. (上海均和集团有限公司)
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  • Shanghai Yonda Holdings (Group) Co., Ltd. (上海永达控股(集团)有限公司)
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  • Shanghai Yuanmai Trading Co., Ltd. (上海圆迈贸易有限公司)
  • Shanghai Zhongliang Enterprise Development Co., Ltd. (上海中梁企业发展有限公司)
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  • Shanshan Holdings Co., Ltd. (杉杉控股有限公司)
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  • (上海均瑶(集团)有限公司)
  • (中通快递股份有限公司)
  • (红 星美凯龙控股集团有限公司)
  • (圆通速递股份有限公司)
  • (月星集团有限公司)
  • (德邦物流股份有限公司)
  • (源山投资控股有限公司)
  • (奥盛集团有限公司)
  • Dahua (Group) Co., Ltd. (大华(集团)有限公司)

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Other Municipalities

Beijing (北京)

Chongqing (重庆)

Tianjin (天津)