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The DNA of Shanghai

When we think about Shanghai, we almost have to almost think in quantum ideas. This is, of course, the place where one of the longest rivers in the world, the Yangtze River, produces one of the largest cities in the world. With a population of over 26 million people, Shanghai is the largest city in the China and it is the anchor of the Yangtze River Delta. This region, where the Yangtze River meets the East China Sea, is a national economic engine: it incorporates over 20 cities and a population of over 235 million people. It's a city that, in the modern era of China's development, has emerged as one of the proudest emblems of the advanced economy – it is almost an icon of modern China.

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Listen to The DNA of Shanghai - Part I here: 

Listen to The DNA of Shanghai - Part II here: 


We wish to thank Stella Dong, Professor Jenny Lin and Dr Hou Li for sharing their insights with us in this episode. If you'd like to find out more, you can read our full interviews with them by clicking below:

Stella Dong


Prof Jenny Lin

University of Southern California

Dr Hou Li

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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