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As China's most prosperous city, Shanghai seems resolved to never look back at the past. In fact, Shanghai is pioneering, unlike other historical Chinese cities.

Shanghai is described as a sprawling cosmopolitan megacity, reflecting a perfect blend of Eastern and Western trends. It has become a top destination for expatriation, attracting foreign professionals, investors and students in large numbers.

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Shanghai is one of China's most exciting cities both if you are looking to explore local culture or feel right at home with a wide range of expat activities and international events. The scope of your activities in the city will, naturally, depend on your interests, budget and how much time you have to spare. In this article, we take a look at some of the most popular time-killing options in the city for both weekdays and weekends.

Shanghai has long earned the reputation of being a bustling metropolis that is all about long hours at the office, later dinners, and exciting nightlife. But the city also presents its residents with plenty of opportunities to get and stay in shape. Whether you are looking to play football, join a gym or even go mountaineering, you will find all the needed facilities at your disposal plus a group of like-minded individuals to keep you company.

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Shanghailander

3 years ago

The blog about Old Shanghai Published (about) weekly, documents, photos, book reviews and all I can find about Shanghai in the period before 1949

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4 years ago

Ingrid's notes from living in China and traveling the world. Formerly known as Socal to Shanghai.

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Shanghere we go

4 years ago

There is never a dull moment in Shanghai, so much so I decided to write about it. From teaching the likes of Fluttershy, Banana and Puppy (to name a few of my students names), being asked to dress up as Snow White at the New Year ceremony and my first role as directing and producing the school production of Little Red Riding Hood, there is always a moment of madness.

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