http://www.sister-cities.org/toolkits/membership/WhatAreSisterCities.pdf The U.S. Sister Cities program traces its roots to 1956 when President Dwight D. Eisenhower proposed a People-to-People citizen diplomacy initiative. NYSE, 1792, Buttonwood agreement by 24 brokers under a buttonwood tree (sycamore)
Largest ports in the world Cargo Volume: Shanghai, China Singapore, Singapore Rotterdam, Netherlands Ningbo, China Guangzhou, China Container Traffic: Singapore, Singapore Hong Kong, China Shanghai, China Shenzhen, China Busan, South Korea
Hangzhou Bay Bridge, 22 miles, is the longest sea bridge in the world. Longest bridge over water is Lake Pontchartrain Causeway in southern Louisiana.
Three on the Bund Union Building
For every San Franciscan, there are 25 Shanghainese. Density is 2:35 to 1 – SF to Shanghai Area: 11.7 to 1 – Shanghai to SF Gallup poll shows 93% home ownership; questionable Xiao Qu or communities
Bought Shanghai Sharks for $20 million in 2009
Chairman of the sister city committee; will lead a delegation to the World Expo in June for the special week of SF
World’s tallest buildings http://architecture.about.com/library/bltall.htm Top 8 are all in Asia. Shanghai Financial Center, 101 stories, 2008, 4 th in the world, after Burj Khalifa in Dubai, 162 stories, Lotte World II, S. Korea in 2013, and Taipei 101. 2 nd largest in the world; source: ; Wikipedia, unexplained SSE is non-profit China is the 4 th largest stock market
● Birthplace of the Chinese Communist Party, 1921 ● Captured by National Party in 1927 (now in Taiwan) ● Now the “warm-bed” of “Chinese style capitalism” ● Has never been the capital of the country Dual party-government system Produced top country leaders since the end of 19 th century “ Shanghai Clique” The mayor has less power than the communist party secretary
Volkswagen Group China is the largest, earliest, and the most successful international partner in China's Automotive Industry [ citation needed ]. It started its connection with China as early as in 1978, and has been taking the leading position in the Chinese automotive market for more than 20 years. Its first joint venture in China, Shanghai Volkswagen Automotive Co., Ltd. , was established in October 1984. Shanghai Association of Enterprises with Foreign Investments http://english.shanghaifdi.com/zgjs.asp Investment Environment: By sea; inland transportation network; by air: Shanghais is the only city in China that has two international airports; deep water port; most advanced informational and technology infrastructure; governmental support, policies and laws; services; market openness and social responses, etc. Â These Top 10 Companies areï¼š GE, Sumitomo, Hitachi, Itochu, Mitsubishi, Mitsui Fudosan, Siemens, Fuji Film, Marubeni, VW.The top 10 companies have made a total investment of 4.828 Billion dollars in 561 projects, accounting for more than 30% of the fortune 500 companiesâ€™ total investment projects in Shanghai, i.e. 21% of fortune 500 companiesâ€™ total investment capital in Shanghai. Till the end of 2006, there have been 257 â€œFortune 500â€ companies that invest in Shanghai, with an accumulative 1884 investment projects, including 1537 projects undertaken by manufacturing or trading companies, accounting for 82% of the total project number ; 45 regional headquarters of multinational corporations , 32 investment firms, 45 R&D centers, 23 multinational purchasing centesr, 75 financial institutions, 127 representative offices. The contractual investment totals 22.701 billion dollars, accounting for 19.82% of total foreign investment. the city has absorbedã€‚Â Â
A car plate = 46500 RMB, or US$4,000 to $6,838 ● Over 900,000 cars; 300,000 privately owned ● There are 10 million bicycles in Shanghai ● Two major towing companies – Anchang and Jiuyuan - 100 RMB initial fee, 10 km included - 5 RMB for each additional km
Maglev , or magnetic levitation , is a system of transportation that suspends, guides and propels vehicles, predominantly trains, using magnetic levitation from a very large number of magnets for lift and propulsion.
China’s services schedule provides that, to obtain a license, a foreign insurance company must meet the following qualifications: (1) Over 30 years of experience operating in a WTO Member; (2) a representative office in China for over two years; and (3) total assets of at least $5 billion at the end of the year prior to application, with the exception of insurance brokers. Insurance brokers must have total assets exceeding $500 million; this threshold falls to $400 million by December 11, 2002, to $300 million by December 11, 2003, and to $200 million by December 11, 2005. As of 2003, qualified non-life insurers can provide full range of services throughout China Statutory Automobile Liability Insurance Robbery and theft insurance Third party Liablity insurance Vehicle damage insurance
Shanghai Financial Center Park Hyatt Shanghai is the hotel component containing 174 rooms and suites. Occupying the 79th to the 93rd floors, it is the highest hotel in the world, surpassing the Grand Hyatt Shanghai on the 53rd to 87th floors of the neighboring Jin Mao Tower .  Third tallest building in the world now, but still have the tallest observation deck in the world surpassing even the Burj Khalifa . highest occupied floor and the highest height to roof, two categories used to determine the title of &quot;The World’s Tallest Building&quot;. The world's largest indoor ski area is , Landgraaf , Netherlands [ citation needed ] (opened 2001) with a total of 35,000 m² of snow. In 2003, the first indoor snowboard FIS WorldCup contest was held in SnowWorld Landgraaf. The world's longest indoor slope with 640 m is in the in Bottrop/Germany and the world's first indoor black diamond (difficulty rating) with a 31 percent grade is in the SnowFunPark in Wittenburg/Germany. In November 2007 Chill Factore designed by FaulknerBrowns Architects opened in Manchester , UK making it the worlds widest slope at 100m at the bottom. 4D theater and 3-D IMAX at the Science & Tech Museum; venue for world leaders’ meeting
2010 Shanghai Expo – Green Report http://www.slideshare.net/Calion/shanghai-report-full-report UNEP launches Shanghai Expo Green Report Shanghai, 18 August 2009 - The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) released today its assessment of Shanghai's efforts to organize an environmentally-friendly Expo 2010 that aims to benefit not only the 70 million expected visitors but also leave a green legacy for the city's over 20 million residents. … http://www.unep.org/Documents.Multilingual/Default.asp?DocumentID=594&ArticleID=6271&l=en&t=long
May 1 (Bloomberg) -- Shanghai’s $44 billion World Expo attracted thousands of visitors on its first day, causing long queues at the fair’s pavilions in China’s richest city. Chinese President Hu Jintao officially opened the expo last night at a ceremony marked by fireworks, a laser show and performances by Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli and martial-arts film star Jackie Chan. Visiting leaders including French President Nicolas Sarkozy and European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso watched the display from the expo site along the shores of the Huangpu river. Shanghai, which declared a five-day public holiday for local residents starting yesterday, is expected to host an estimated 70 million visitors during the six-month long event. That would be more than 10 times the number who traveled to Beijing for the Olympics in August 2008. http://www.businessweek.com/news/2010-05-01/shanghai-s-expo-attracts-thousands-on-first-day-update2-.html exhibits by more than 240 countries, companies and organizations are spread over a 5.3 square-kilometer (3.3 square-mile) park. World Expo led to the construction of iconic structures, including the Eiffel Tower and Seattle’s Space Needle. Moscone Center in SF.
San Francisco rolls out the red carpet for Shanghai
World Expo embraces San Francisco
@ Asian Art Museum
The Very First US – China Links: 1. 1979 – San Francisco | Shanghai Sister City “friendship” relationship was formed (S.F.S.S.C.)
Where is Shanghai? 2. ● “ Pearl of the Orient” | “Paris of the Orient” ● Port of Shanghai, largest cargo port in the world ● Largest city in China; largest city proper in the world ● Gateway to the World; Gateway to China 6,165 miles 14 hours direct flight
Donghai (East Ocean) Bridge, Shanghai - Hangzhou 20.2 miles. The longest cross sea bridge in the world, until Hangzhou Bay Bridge took over in 2008.
Upcoming Financial Center of the World 5. ● From 1842 Nanking Treaty to prosperity in 1930’s ● Reform and open-up-to-the-world in the 1980’s ● Height of economic development and growth in the 1990’s ● Shanghai Stock Exchange: largest in China; top 10 in the world ● Double digit annual GDP growth since 1992
Politics – “The Dual System” 6. ● 1921 ● 1927 ● 1950’s ● 1960’s ● 1970’s 1980’s 1990’s 21 st Century CN Communist Party born Shanghai Massacre “ Giant Leap” Movement “ Cultural Revolution” Down of “Gang of Four” “ The Shanghai Clique” Rise of Chinese Capitalism The way of the comrade vs. The way of the citizen
Let’s Speak Shanghainese 7. “ Must know” words that turn strangers into friends A LA >> [ a la carte] Zei Wei >> [Zen Way] 再会 阿拉 我们 We We Meet You Again
Roadside Service in Shanghai 9. ● 46500 RMB, or US$6,838 ● 900,000 and 300,000 ● 1 0 million ● Anchang and Jiuyuan Anchang [safe and happy] One of the two major towing companies in Shanghai Bid for a car license plate # cars in the street Privately owned vehicles # of bikes in Shanghai
- The first commercial high speed maglev line in the world - Top speed tested: 311 mph From Walnut Creek to SF International Airport via maglev train: about 8 minutes
Auto Insurance 10. ● Market share: 70% of the nation ● Foreign insurance companies spread China-wide from Shanghai ● Local insurers: Ping An, Pacific and AIAC ● Car insurance and maintenance typically cost $3,000 a year with fewer but similar coverages to those in the US. 2009 Shanghai Auto Show (Shanghai produces 1/3 of the country’s sedans)
Property / Home Insurance 11. ● The largest casualty insurance company in China is state owned. ● China Pacific Insurance Group is the second largest, after People's Insurance Company of China Holdings Company ● Typical content insurance is for “ex pat” or foreign employees relocating to Shanghai
Unique homeownership before and after the 1990’s
Insurance is still a relative new concept.
True homeownership in Shanghai is debatable.
Qi Pao = Mandarin Gown 12 . ● Manchurian origin | Shanghai “perfection” ● Western influence in the 1920’s; influence the West in the 20th Century
Extra 12. Extra !!! Who rules the web after Goole left town?
Property / Home Insurance Indoor Ski Field 19. Nan Jing Road 18. Science & Technology Museum 17. Shanghai Financial Center 16. Yu Garden 15. Venice of the Orient 14. Shanghai TV Tower 13.
2010 World Expo 20. ● The 3 rd largest world event ● 2010 Theme: Better City – Better Life ● Largest attendance in history: 70 million visitors ● “ Coming out party” for Shanghai ● Last one was in 1920. San Francisco hosted in 1917. ● Shanghai is going green
"Since the first Expo in London in1851, world fairs have given visitors a taste of the future and the progress of human societies. The Shanghai Expo follows this historic legacy and is offering us a glimpse of a greener future." - Achim Steiner UN Under-Secretary-General UNEP Executive Director