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Fairmont Peace Hotel
20 Nanjing Road East
Shanghai 200002

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Sunday
Morning clouds. Chilly.
44/34 °F
7/1°C
Monday
Sunny. Chilly.
44/30 °F
7/-1°C
Tuesday
Morning clouds. Quite cool.
54/34 °F
12/1°C
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About Shanghai, China

The Communist Party and Europeans fleeing World War II both have shaped what Shanghai is today. The name means "City on the Sea," and the culturally diverse population makes it a great stop for Western travelers. As a booming financial metropolis, Shanghai combines colonial beauty with high-powered business lunches, a pulsating nightlife and cultural icons like the Jade Buddha Temple. Easy to navigate, the city is divided into two sections, and travelers will marvel at its mixture of neon-lit skyscrapers and French villas, as well as its strong-willed and cosmopolitan people. Located on the Yangtze River Delta, Shanghai was a small fishing village until the mid-1800's. In August 1842, after the first Opium War, it was opened as a port city to foreign trade. Influences, mostly English, American and French, caused the city to metamorphose into the cultural center it is today. Shanghai and its myriad of stimulating delights make for a great Chinese destination.
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Literally, Shanghai means "city on the sea." It became the center of China's economic renaissance in the 1990's. Today, Shanghai hosts the nation's stock market and accounts for one-sixth of the country's gross national product.

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