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Charming Shanghai MORE
Shanghai dialect

Shanghai dialect has very different pronunciation from Mandarin and Cantonese.

· City of writers
As Shanghai flourished as a multinational hub for finance and business in the 1930s, it also became home to many prominent Chinese writers and translators, who lived and worked in Shanghai during that period.
· An eye on the past
Also, as he points out, the focus on the 1930s makes it easier to connect with a Western audience, because of their shared history with China during that period.
· Longtang
Longtang was a product of Shanghai and belongs to the Shanghai people. It tells the story of Shanghai and reflects the culture, life-style and philosophy of the Shanghai people
· Shanghai Yu Garden
Yu Garden, a classical garden in downtown Shanghai, boasts a history over 400 years.
· Jade Buddha Temple
Located in the northwest part of Shanghai and tucked away amidst a jumble of charming turn of the century two-storey cottages and small glass office buildings, the Jade Buddha Temple is spiritual oasis in the midst of a booming city.
Modern Shanghai MORE
Architectures in Shanghai

Shanghai has a rich collection of buildings and structures of various architectural styles.

· Shanghai today
Its inclusive, cosmopolitan ambience, its air of intrigue and cultural flowering, the juxtaposition of grand colonial architecture and the shadow of poverty and displacement looming in modest shikumen houses are apparently an enduring and unbeatable combination.
· The Bund
Of all the sights evocative of the splendor and decadence of old Shanghai, none is singularly more impressive than the Bund.
· Shanghai Oriental Pearl TV Tower
Shanghai Oriental Pearl TV Tower was completed on Oct. 1, 1994. It is 468 m high, being the highest in Asia and the third highest in the world, only next the TV towers in Toronto in Canada and Moscow in Russia.
· Shanghai Metro System
Shanghai has an extensive public transportation system, largely based on buses, and a rapidly expanding metro system.
· Shanghai Jinmao Tower
As the tallest building in China and the third tallest building in the world, JinMaoTower is located in the Lujiazui Finance and Trade Zone in Pudong.
· Shanghai Xintiandi
Xintiandi (literally means "new earth and sky") is an urban tourist attraction imbued with the city's historical and cultural legacies.
Snacks and Dishes MORE
Fried Stuffed Bun

Fried Stuffed Bun with nearly 100 years' history is a typical indigenous snack of Shanghai. The wraps of the buns are made of semi-fermented paste, and the stuffing is made of pork, shallot, ginger, soy, pepper, and sesame oil.

· A taste of authentic Shanghai
A taste of authentic Shanghai cuisine will be an important and memorable dining experience for visitors to the Expo 2010 Shanghai, especially if they want to better appreciate the traditions and culture of China's most populous city.
· Nanxiang Steamed Stuffed Bun
This snack is a famous and popular one originating from Nanxiang Town in the northern Jiading District of Shanghai. Dating back over 100 years, Nanxiang Steamed Stuffed Bun features the typical Shanghai flavor.
· Noted restaurants for Shanghai snacks
After Shanghai was listed as a trading port by the end of the Qing Dynasty, various regional snacks were assimilated, developed and refined, bringing forth the specialty of Shanghai style.
· Town God Temple
Old Town God Temple Snack Street in Shanghai: Located in Huangpu District, the Old Town God Temple Snack Street is about ten minutes' walk away from the South Bund Area. It is an ideal dining place during your compact sightseeing schedule.
· Mashed Date Flaky Pastry
Mashed Date Flaky Pastry is a kind of fried food cooked with pastry wrap and black mashed dates inside.
· Guo Tie
Pan-fried meat dumplings are always pan-fried and baked. They are a kind of snack food with stuffing, often mincemeat in them.
Editors' Picks

The Shanghai Expo is added testimony to the close partnership between China and the UK.

· "Roadmap" to tackle climate change
· Day 113: visitor number hits new high
· Low-carbon card holders can skip lines

The World Expo is a large-scale, global, non-commercial Expo. The hosting of the World Expo must be applied for by a country and approved by the international World Expo committee.

The name of the mascot of World Expo 2010 Shanghai China is Hai Bao, which means the treasure of the sea.

The emblem, depicting the image of three people-you, me, him/her holding hands together, symbolizes the big family of mankind.

The theme of Expo 2010 is "Better City, Better Life," representing the common wish of the whole humankind for a better living in future urban environments.


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