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City Overview

Underpinned by strong economic growth, with a permanent population close to 24 million and amongst the highest disposable income levels in China, Shanghai represents the one of the biggest retail market in the country. In addition to the strong purchasing power of the local population, Shanghai’s retail sales are further boosted by tourism home and abroad. In 2016, total tourist arrivals reached around 305 million, which included 296 domestic tourists and 8 million overseas tourists, spending nearly around RMB 390 billion on entertainment and shopping per year in the city.  Major prime retail sub-markets include Nanjing Road West, Huaihai Central Road, Lujiazui CBD, for the mid- to high- income demographic groups. Xujiahui, Nanjing Road East, Hongqiao, and New Shanghai Commercial City serve the mid-market while there are also some emerging markets such as Wujiaochang, Putuo, Zhabei, Minhang and Baoshan.

Things to do



Nanjing Road, Huaihai Road, Lujiazui


Oriental TV Tower, The Bund, People's Square, Yu Garden, Xintiandi

And be seen


Jean Georges, Sens & Bund, Jade on 36, Din Tai Fung, Xi's Garden


T8 Restaurant & Bar, THE NEXT, JZ club, Blackstone Magic Bar

Be Merry

Attica, Bar Rouge, Muse, Linx

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