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% of the population. South Korean media reports on the riots increased public awareness of the long working hours and harsh conditions faced by immigrants to the United States in the 1990s.


was last seen taking cover. Some mayors from other cities have admired the park as an example of successful urban planning. The mayor of Shanghai enjoyed his visit to the park, and San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom wished his

of Devastator as he and Skids battle against the giant before the two are knocked off. The two are briefly seen taking cover under Devastator and are not seen afterwards. Aside from migration within the Empire of Japan or its puppet state of Manchukuo, some Koreans also escaped Japanese-ruled territory entirely, heading to Shanghai, a major centre of the Korean independence movement, or to the already-established Korean communities of the Russian Far East. However, the latter would

Bumblebee tosses them out. The twins then accompany Simmons and Leo into devising a plan to destroy the Sun Harvester. They encounter Devastator (Devastator (Transformers)#Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen), in which Mudflap is sucked in by Devastator's vortex grinder with Skids devastated. When Mudflap breaks out of Devastator, he and Mudflap wail on the giant, before getting knocked off. The two are briefly seen taking cover under Devastator and are not seen afterwards. The ''' Defense

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, where he made a living off commercial and private work. He traveled to Tokyo in 1917 to study arts. When he returned to China, he began to teach at Peking University's Arts school at the invitation of Cai Yuanpei. Beginning in 1919, Xu studied overseas in Paris at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, where he studied oil painting and drawing. His travels around Western Europe allowed him to observe and imitate Western art techniques. He came back

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not drive if you can help it and make use of Shanghai's excellent public transportation network instead.

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, the capital of Guizhou in southwestern China as a result of upheaval during the Cultural Revolution. While in Guiyang, Wang became interested in and began studying painting. By 1979, he and his family had moved to Wuhan. When he was 15, Wang moved to Beijing where he


, and to a lesser degree, the lives of Elizabeth and Fiona, girls who receive similar books. The Primer is intended to intellectually steer its reader toward a more ''interesting life,'' as defined by "Equity Lord" Alexander Chung-Sik Finkle-McGraw, Stephenson, ''The Diamond Age''(1995):24. and grow up to be an effective member of society. The most important quality to achieving an "interesting life" is deemed to be a subversive attitude towards the status quo

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. The lyrics to the song rely on taxi dancing references to tell its tale. *''The White Countess'' is a 2005 British American Chinese drama film directed by James Ivory (James Ivory (director)), which starred Natasha Richardson as the title character, a taxi dancer in 1930s Shanghai, tasked with dancing to support her family (played by real life family members Lynn Redgrave and Vanessa Redgrave). *The episode "World's End (List of Cold Case episodes)" (5x07

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hurdler . Liu is an Olympic (Olympic Games) Gold medalist and World Champion (2007 World Championships in Athletics). Liu sets new world hurdles record His 2004 Olympic gold medal was the first in a men's track and field event for China. The aim of the National Expressway Network Plan approved in early 2005 is an expressway system connecting all capitals of provinces and autonomous regions with Beijing

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Nanjing Road East ''' in Huangpu District (Shanghai Huangpu) extends from the Bund to People's Park, and most of it is a very busy pedestrians-only strip. * '''Nanjing Road West (Shanghai Jing'an#Buy)''' is the continuation into Jing'an District (Shanghai Jing'an). A landmark there is '''Jing'an Temple''', a beautiful ancient building with a metro station named after it. thumb Shikumen buildings (File:Site of the First National Congress of the Communist Party of China.jpg) Other major sights are in the former '''French Concession (Shanghai French Concession)'''. This has always been a fashionable area — even in the colonial period, many famous Chinese lived there — and it remains so today with much of Shanghai's best entertainment and shopping. We treat it as a single district and give it its own article. Within it are: * '''Xujiahui (Shanghai French Concession#Xujiahui)''', the center of Xuhui District, with a metro interchange (lines 1 and 9), major roads, huge malls and high-end residential and office buildings * '''Huaihai Road (Shanghai French_Concession#Huaihai_Road)''', an upmarket shopping street which many Shanghai people prefer over Nanjing Road * '''Hengshan Road (Shanghai French_Concession#Hengshan_Road)''', which runs from Huaihai Road to Xujiahui, has Shanghai's largest cluster of restaurants and bars. * '''Xintiandi (Shanghai French_Concession#Xintiandi)''', an area of old shikumen ("stone gate", a unique Shanghai style) houses, redeveloped with shopping malls, trendy bars and restaurants, and much tourism * '''Tianzifang (Shanghai French_Concession#Tianzifang)''', another area of shikumen housing that has been redeveloped. It is newer than Xintiandi and emphasizes arts, crafts and boutique shopping where Xintiandi stresses brand-name goods and entertainment. For a taste of 1920s Shanghai, with much classic Western-style architecture, head for the stately old buildings of the Bund (Shanghai Bund) and nearby parts of Huangpu (Shanghai Huangpu); this is still a major shopping area as well. For boutique shopping, small galleries and craft shops, and interesting restaurants, try the French Concession (Shanghai French Concession). If your taste runs more to very modern architecture, remarkably tall buildings and enormous shopping malls, the prime districts for skyscrapers are Pudong (Shanghai Pudong) and Jing'an (Shanghai Jing'an). See the linked articles for details. Water towns thumb Zhujiajao (File:Zhujiajiao-04.JPG) There are water towns in the Western suburbs, popular with both Shanghai residents and visitors. They are quite scenic with canals as the main method of transport and many traditional-style bridges and buildings. * '''Zhujiajiao (Shanghai Zhujiajiao)''' is right out at the Western edge of the municipality in Qingpu (Shanghai Qingpu) district, and can be reached by bus. It is quite popular with Shanghai residents, both Chinese and expatriates. There are some bars run by expats. * '''Qibao (Shanghai Qibao)''' is closer to downtown in Minhang (Shanghai Minhang) district, and can be reached by metro (line 9, Qibao station, then walk a block South). It is smaller than Zhujiajiao and gets a higher proportion of tourists. * '''Fengjing (Shanghai Fengjing)''' in Jinshan (Shanghai Jinshan) district has many artists, even its own fairly well-known "Jinshan peasant" style of painting. Metro line 22 will get you to Jinshan. This type of town is found all over the Yangtze Delta (East_China#Other_destinations) area. In particular, there are several in the Suzhou and Hangzhou regions as well as in Shanghai. Museums and galleries *


'''Shanghai''' is the largest Chinese (China) city by population Located in the Yangtze River Delta in East China, Shanghai sits on the south edge of the mouth of the Yangtze in the middle portion of the Chinese coast. The municipality borders the provinces of Jiangsu and Zhejiang to the north, south and west, and is bounded to the east by the East China Sea. url http: shanghai node23919 node24059 node24061 userobject22ai36489.html title Geographic Location work Basic Facts publisher Shanghai Municipal Government accessdate 14 September 2011

For centuries a major administrative, shipping, and trading town, Shanghai grew in importance in the 19th century due to European recognition of its favorable port (Port of Shanghai) location and economic potential. The city was one of five (Treaty ports) opened to foreign trade following the British victory over China in the First Opium War while the subsequent 1842 Treaty of Nanking and 1844 Treaty of Whampoa allowed the establishment of the Shanghai International Settlement and the French Concession (Shanghai French Concession). The city then flourished as a center of commerce between east and west, and became the undisputed financial hub of the Asia Pacific in the 1930s. title Shanghai: Global financial center? Aspirations and reality, and implications for Hong Kong url http: PDF 2009_winter 3.pdf author Scott Tong publisher Hong Kong Journal date October 2009 accessdate 17 October 2011 However, with the Communist Party takeover of the mainland in 1949, trade was reoriented to focus on socialist countries, and the city's global influence declined. In the 1990s, the economic reforms (Economic reform in the People's Republic of China) introduced by Deng Xiaoping resulted in an intense re-development of the city, aiding the return of finance and foreign investment to the city.

Shanghai is a popular tourist destination renowned for its historical landmarks such as The Bund, City God Temple (City God Temple of Shanghai) and Yu Garden as well as the extensive Lujiazui skyline and major museums including the Shanghai Museum and the China Art Museum. It has been described as the "showpiece" of the booming economy of mainland China (Economy of China). title Shanghai: China's capitalist showpiece url http: 2 hi business 7373394.stm publisher BBC News date 21 May 2008 accessdate 7 August 2008 first Katie last Hunt title Of Shanghai... and Suzhou url http: life 2003 01 27 stories 2003012700170300.htm publisher The Hindu Business Line date 27 January 2003 accessdate 20 March 2008 archiveurl http: web 20050819054503 http: life 2003 01 27 stories 2003012700170300.htm archivedate 23 May 2009

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