Shanghai (pop. 23,019,148) is China's largest city and financial capital. It is located on the central east coast of the country and enjoys moderate temperatures in the winter and warm summers.
Shanghai has been a market city for over 1,000 years and has been a city of global economic importance since the 19th Century. In Summer 2010, Shanghai hosted the World Expo 2010, which showcased the city as China's model for commercial and industrial success. Shanghai's long history as an Asian trade hub has contributed to its distinct welcoming and open atmosphere, making it the ideal location for those who wish to study abroad in China, and learn more about Chinese language and culture.
Due to its financial success, Shanghai has some of the best shopping in China, with a wide range of shopping options from small shops to giant stores. Anyone who enjoys shopping will love Shanghai!