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China, an East Asian country is one of the world’s oldest civilizations. It has a vast cultural history of more than five thousand years and an outstanding natural beauty. On the other hand, this country has remained a comparatively isolated and secluded one, and being a land of mystery, this country is not known to the western half of the world. However, China is rapidly developing and has grown in the phase of modernization, with an immense speed and is also welcoming the outer world to interact and do business with them.
Pudong literally means East of Huangpu. Pudong is bounded by the Huangpu River in the west and the East China Sea in the east. It has an area of 522.8 square kilometers and a population of approximately 1.5 million people. Pudong is contrasted with Puxi, the older part of Shanghai on the west bank of the Huangpu River.
Pudong is a large district and it may well be divided into smaller administrative districts in the future. Although districts of China are administratively on the same level as counties, the government of Pudong has a status equivalent to that of a sub-provincial city, which is a one and a half level above the counties of China. This is due to Pudong's importance as the financial hub of China.
Pudong used to be mainly farmland and countryside until 1990, when the Chinese government decided to set up a Special Economic Zone in the district. The western tip of the Pudong district was designated to be the new financial hub of the modern China called the Lujiazui Finance and Trade Zone. Several landmark buildings were constructed in Lujiazui during 1990s to raise the image and awareness of the area. Pudong is home to a skyline that includes the Oriental Pearl TV Tower and the Jin Mao Tower, symbolic of Shanghai and China's economic development as well as Asia's longest bridges and Asia's largest shopping mall, the Nextage Department Store.
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