Shanghai: Chinas world city.

  title={Shanghai: Chinas world city.},
  author={Fung Ki and Yan Zm and Ning Ym},
Shanghai was designated an open city in 1984 to serve as a recipient for foreign investment and technology transfer from developed nations. This book chapter presents a general survey of the leading factors contributing to the ascendance of the city from a county town to a world metropolis within several decades. The first section of the chapter presents an overview on the location and physical environment of Shanghai. Section 2 briefly discusses the history of the city by tracing human… CONTINUE READING