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Shanghai

It is one of the more seductive cities of the Asiatic continent and represents the contrast of the immensity that is China. Shanghai is the largest city of the People’s Republic of China and one of the major metropolitan areas of the world, with circa 14 million inhabitants. Now here’s a good challenge: to visit and discover the corners of this cosmopolitan city.

The West was always seen as the capitalism paradise to the eyes of the last generations. This notion inclusively led to the establishment of two distinct poles in the world while looking at a planisphere. However, the Earth is a globe and day-by-day the capitalist societies and empires are spinning around and settling at the countries of the Asiatic continent. It is a bit antagonistic to refer in this manner to Shanghai, the largest city of a country with communist values. But that’s the image we get when we arrive here: what’s the difference between looking to Shanghai from the Huangpu River and looking to New York from the Hudson River? There are tall buildings, giant skyscrapers, illuminated towers, with loads of publicity and action, 24 hours a day. This is the characteristic environment of Shanghai.