ShangHai is located at the forward position of the Yangtse River delta,
abbreviated to “Hu”?or “Shen”.Because its branch Wusong River flows into the sea,it is called Shanghai.
Shanghai is the largest commercial and financial center in China as well as an important international port city.Being a city famous for its history and culture,and an epitome of modern China,it used to be reputed as “the passage of river and sea as well as the biggest city of southeast China”.In the 1930s,Shanghaitan was a paradise of fortune adventurers,integrating western culture with that of China.It has been famed as “the Oriental Paris” in history.
Today's Shanghai,a modernized,open city with traditional Chinese culture,not only possesses old-fashioned western buildings at Waitan,modern skyscrapers,Xujiahui cathedral,Dongfang Mingzhu Television Tower,but also is the busiest commercial center across China,reputed as “shopping paradise”.Nanjing Road, known as 'China's No.1 Street', the reconstructed Huaihai Road, Jinling Road, East, North Sichuan Road, the Yuyuan Garden shopping and tourist area, the Ever Bright City Commercial Centre, Xujiahui Commercial Centre, and Zhangyang Road Commercial Centre in Pudong are packed with rows of shops, large collections of merchandise as a feast to eyes, meeting the demands of different classes of domestic and foreign customers.
Shanghai has a delightful climate with four distinct seasons. The average temperature is around 18 Cetigrade.