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Today, encouraged by the instruction of late senior leader Deng Xiaoping, Shanghai undergoes a great change every three years in addition to achieving a change every year. With a tremendous success achieved in reform and development, this world-known metropolis has now become not only China's center of economy, finance, trade and navigation, but also an international metropolis on the western bank of the Pacific Ocean, noted for its having an intriguing, unique blend of Chinese and Western cultures. In short, Shanghai has turned itself into an open, fashionable and dynamic metropolis.
The scenic spots in Shanghai are really too many for the eye to take in. Built in different periods of time and in various architectural styles of the world, the grand complex of high-rise buildings on the either bank of the Huangpu River is reputed as "the International Fair of World Architecture". On the eastern bank of the river, there are rows upon rows of high-rise structure dominating the skyline, including the Oriental TV Tower and the 88-storey Jinmao Building. Standing on the observation deck, you will soon have a superb panorama view of Shanghai's spectacular development over the previous years. At the core part of this world-famous metropolis, there are many attractive scenic spots, such as the People's Square, the Shanghai Museum, the Municipal Exhibition Hall of Shanghai Urban Construction and Shanghai Grand Theatre.
Shanghai has a convenient transportation network leading to other parts of the country. The railways, highways, ports and airports of Shanghai connect it with different countries and regions in the world, really becoming a tie and a bridge of friendship.