Shanghai is a city symbol of Far East leadership. With a population of 24.2 M people is n. 1 in the world, with a GDP of USD 446 B is almost rich as the country of Belgium (GDP 466 B) in Europe, richer than the Kingdom of Thailand (GDP 407 B) and than any country in Africa (top GDP Nigeria 405 B). Shanghai has a GDP growth of 9% that is higher than Vietnam (7.33%) and of any other country in Asia (2017).
It is a global financial centre and transport hub, with the world's busiest container port. Located on the oriental coast of China is the image of today business world and represents how East is overtaking the West.