This paper is an assignment which is belong to the master course of Urban development and planning of Vietnamese German university.
This paper analysis the collected information of Shanghai - a global city, especially emphases these economic and transportation factors. By doing this, the role of Shanghai in the national economy and world economy will be clearly shown out. It helps to understand why shanghai is a global city. Its could be the lesson learned for Hochiminh city in the progress to become a global city.