8 Reasons about I love living in Shanghai

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Shanghai is my most favorite city in China. Since 2010, I moved to Shanghai from Beijing. I have lived in Shanghai for eight years. After these eight years, I think Shanghai is the best city in China.

And there are 8 reasons:

1. Respecting the spirit of the contract

Shanghai has the best business environment in China, not only because of its coastal, riverside location, not only because it is the busiest transport hub in China, not only it the most significant financial center in mainland China but also because of the respecting the spirit of the contract.

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2. The best metro system in China

The Shanghai Metro system is the world’s most extensive rapid transit system by route length. There are 413 stations on 16 lines in Shanghai. On 16 October 2013, with the extension of Line 11 into Kunshan in Jiangsu province, Shanghai Metro became the first rapid transit system in China to provide cross-provincial service.

Wherever you go, there are always some metro stations near by. Taking the subway in Shanghai is very cheap, and now you can use your phone as a ticket (by NFC or QR code).

3. There are so many pretty girls in Shanghai

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A picture is worth a thousand words.

4. Shanghai is full of subculture diversity.

No matter you like cosplay, ACG, Lolita fashion, JK uniform, model building, garage kit, hip hop, Wotagei, Tattoo, you can find the same species in Shanghai.

Cosplay at CCG EXPO 2018

Cosplay at CCG EXPO 2018

Cosplay at ChinaJoy 2018.

Cosplay at ChinaJoy 2018.

Lolita fashion clothing store To Alice

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A mother and her daughter in Lolita fashion

A mother and her daughter in Lolita fashion at Tianzifang

Two petty girls in Lolita fashion at JEJ tea party.

Two petty girls in Lolita fashion at JEJ tea party.

Girls dress in Lolita fashion at Shanghai Disney resort.

a girl dress in Lolita fashion with Donald Duck
two girls dress in Lolita fashion with Disney castle

My girl friend very like JK uniform.

my girl friend in JK uniform at Guilin Park
my girl friend in JK uniform at Shanghai Chenshan Botanical Garden

A JK uniform store Conomi in Shanghai.

Model building, garage kit stores in Shanghai.

SIME (Shanghai Model Expo) 2019

SYNMC 2019

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SNH48 5th Senbatsu Election

SNH48 (Short for Shanghai48) is a Chinese Idol Group and the 2nd international sister group of AKB48. The group has their own theater in Shanghai, China. The 1st generation members were announced in October, 2012. On June, 2016 it was announced that SNH48 and its sister groups became fully independent from AKB48.

Fans of SNH48 cheers for SNH48 (Wotagei)

5. Convenience stores in everywhere

According a report in 2017,There are 12193 convenience stores in Shanghai. FamilyMart, Lawson, KuaiKe (快客), Buddies (良友便利), KeDi (可的), C-Store, Guangming (光明), Alldays are the best known convenience store brands.

Lawson Bilibili theme store
Lawson Bilibili theme store

Wherever you go you will find a convenience store nearby, and sometimes there are three even four convenience stores just in one street corner. You don’t need to prepare anything when you walk at the streets in Shanghai. When you feel hungry you always can find a convenience store to buy some snack. When you feel thirst you always can find a convenience store to buy some beverage.

6. Best Japanese cuisine restaurants in China.

There are lots of Japanese like living in Shanghai. Gubei, Shanghai has the largest concentration of Japanese nationals in Mainland China. And there are also lots of Japanese live in other areas like Pudong new area.

Many Japanese cuisine restaurants are host by Japanese, cooked by Japanese, even served by the Japanese. And when you eat at these restaurants, you may hear more Japanese language than the Chinese language.

割烹脇 at Gubei

7. Even you are a homebody, you will not find any inconvenience.

At China’s large cities, delivery and take-out services are very flourishing. You can buy almost anything from online stores, and the merchandise you buy will be received by delivery services very quickly.

And now in China, a lot of take-out services not only deliver foods, and they even provide small goods from convenience stores. You can buy a bottle of Coke, a piece of chocolate, some batteries or anything you can buy from a convenience store at midnight, and the delivery boy will send them to you for just 20 or 30 minutes.

delivery boys

So sometime you can stay at home for a week don’t go out for anything.

8. Full of Opportunities and more open than other cities in China.

Shanghai is the most important financial center in mainland China. And Shanghai is the most important automobile production center in China. Now Tesla is building its new Gigafactory in Shanghai.

And the first free-trade zone in mainland China is Shanghai Free-Trade Zone, covers an area of 120.72 square kilometres.

Shanghai Free-Trade Zone is a free-trade zone in Shanghai, China. On 22 August 2013, the State Council approved the establishment of SFTZ. Officially launched on 29 September 2013 with the backing of Chinese PremierLi Keqiang, it is the first free-trade zone in mainland China

And there are Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park, Wujiaochang High-tech Industrial Park, Zizhu national Hi-Tech Industrial Park located in Shanghai.

So there are all kinds job and startup opportunities, talents from other place in China, and other countries they all come to shanghai follow their Shanghai dreams.

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