Xuhui District plans to highlight Shanghai’s haipai (East Meets West) culture with new theaters and museums and a program to restore historical buildings. The vision will focus on the Xujiahui neighborhood — considered the birthplace of haipai — the Hengshan-Fuxing roads area and the Huangpu River waterfront.
The State Grid Shanghai Power company has cut paperwork and other requirements to dramatically cut the time it takes for low-voltage users to connect to the network.
Liantang, a watertown in Qingpu District, is the birthplace of Chen Yun, an early leader in the Communist Party of China who served as a chief postwar economic planner and was the first person to detail the events of the Long March to the world.
The city’s 80-year-old iron-steel center in the north will be preserved and developed into a scenic historical conservation zone and innovative art parks.