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Sunday, August 5, 2012

Lujiazui @ Pudong Shanghai

Shanghai has been a major trade port of China for hundreds of year. It was not until 15 to 20 years ago that this oriental pearl finally became one of China's international trade centers.

Shanghai World Finance Center -The Bottle Opener

When compared to Hong Kong, Beijing and Shanghai perhaps lack an internationally recognized legislative framework. Furthermore, its people's mindsets are seemingly still half a step behind the western trade community. However, it is without a doubt that Shanghai and Beijing Chinese are learning and growing at the speed of light!

Luijiazui of Shanghai, China 上海陆家嘴

What grew even faster were the infrastructures in these cities. Modern commercial and residential buildings were erected at unbelievable rates. The Luijiazui district in Shanghai (上海陆家嘴 in Chinese) is one of the prime example. In just under two decades, the district became Shanghai's financial center.

Oriental Pearl Tower 东方明珠电视塔


Companies from around the globe set up offices in Luijiazui (陆家嘴). Shopping malls in the district are occupied by designer brands. Amongst all the skyscrapers in the district, the "bottle opener" Shanghai World Financial Center is a landmark of Luijiazui and of the Shanghai city.

Shanghai World Finance Center -The Bottle Opener

Observing from The Bunk on the other side of the Huangpujiang (Huang Pu river, 黄浦江 in Chinese), skyscrapers in the Luijiazui district creates at great picture. Although it is may half pixel behind the backdrop of Hong Kong's Victoria Harbour, it is definitely as remarkable.


More Shanghai Posts:
The Bund @ Shanghai Tang
Food @ Shanghai
Lujiazui @ Pudong Shanghai
Neon Lights @ Shanghai Nanjing Road
Old Shanghai Revamped
Remains of Shanghai World Expo 2010