Exhibition: Spanish Heritage in China. Abelardo... →
“Polifactory will be organizing and producing an exhibition in Shanghai in December: SPANISH HERITAGE IN CHINA: ABELARDO LAFUENTE. With support and sponsorship from the Spanish Consulate, the exhibition will commemorate the 80th anniversary of Abelardo Lafuente’s death in Shanghai with a celebration of his work in the city.” Congratulations to Alvaro Leonardo and the rest of the...
Foreign demographics in Shanghai →
Last year’s Shanghai census was the first ever to count foreigners. We learn that there are about 210,000 foreigners living in Shanghai, or just about 1% of the population. That’s about half the foreigner population of Hong Kong (437,000), and double that of Beijing. More figures in Global Times (via Shanghaiist)
China 'Cancels' an Entire City →
It’s usually extremists and dictator-like leaders who use the phrase “wiped off the map,” and they usually mean it as a threat to some other nation they’d like to see destroyed. Not often is that phrase put into action, and especially not domestically. But officials in China have done just that: they’ve wiped one of their own cities off the map. The map, yes, but not the earth. Physically...
Saudi Pavilion rerun sparks Shanghai tourism →
And another pavilion opens again after the Expo: Shanghai’s post-Expo enthusiasm is due to hit another high note as the Saudi Arabian Pavilion (aka Moon Boat), one of the most popular pavilions during last year’s Shanghai Expo, is set to re-open from September 28. (CNNGo)
Rabbit: The Light Gallery Exhibition by dEEP... →
This exhibition space design by dEEP Architects is for an art exhibition titled ‘Heaven’ that is being held in Shanghai’s trend setting shopping destination Xin Tian Di Shopping Mall. The form of a rabbit was chosen because in the Chinese culture this year is the Year of the Rabbit. (ArchDaily)
The global economy in 2030 →
Not a surprise at all but worth sharing this infographic from The Economist (via Shanghaiist)
Shanghai’s Stunning Sun Valley Pavilion Boasts the... →
The 2010 Shanghai World Expo earned the metropolis the nickname “the next great world city” - an honor that is no doubt partially due to the incredible Expo pavilion. Designed by German team SBA International, The EXPO-AXIS pavilion has now been transformed into a permanent green space for Shanghai. The beautiful funnel-like structure directs daylight into the floors below, and it is topped with...
Huaxi, China's richest village, builds itself a... →
It’s a tiny village that’s home to just 380 households with 1,520 people, but Huaxi Village, supposedly the richest village in the People’s Republic, now has a skyscraper to call its own. Standing at 328 metres tall, Zengdi Kongzhong now counts among the tallest buildings in the world. (Shanghaiist)
GDP growth seen below 9% →
China’s economic growth may slip below 9 percent next year for the first time in a decade, the chief economist at the State Administration of Foreign Exchange said yesterday. The projection is the latest sign of weakening confidence in the world’s second-largest economy after several financial institutions downgraded their outlook for China’s growth. (Shanghai Daily)
Shanghai in the 1980s →
A great set of pictures of Shanghai in the 1980s published in Shanghaiist. It is actually the second part as they had already published a first set of images. If you like to see more images of the city in the 1980s, make sure to check this set in our Flickr account taken by our friend Steven Montgomery in the Spring of 1980 during the Friendship Study Tour organized by the US-China People’s...