Throughput modern history, Shanghai has always been the most business friendly and dynamic city in mainland China. Without a doubt, the city will continue to occupy the central position and remain the most important business hub in foreseeable future.
According to Wikipedia, Shanghai, with it’s population of 24 million, is also the largest city proper by population in the world. It is also a home to a vibrant expat community of 174,000 and counting. With more than double per capita disposable income compared to national average, Shanghai is also the shopping capital of China.
Despite dismal air quality, the average life expectancy of Shanghainese stands at over 82 years, on par with the most advanced countries in the world.