In 2016 and for the fifth year in a row, Shanghai has been chosen as China’s best destination for expatriates. Its colonial past and cosmopolitan heritage made Shanghai an ideal place for international trade and business, and this is no surprise that it became China’s wealthiest city, a global financial center and the world’s busiest commercial port. As a result, the Pearl of the Orient attracts an increasing amount of foreigners every year, whether it is to work or to study.
Here is an introduction to Shanghai with geographical, historical, cultural and other practical information for those new to the city or planning to go soon.
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