Lying on the estuary of the Chang Jiang (Yangtze) River, Shanghai is regarded as the economic capital of mainland China. Arriving in Shanghai, you will be overwhelmed by the crowds, vehicles, malls and skyscrapers. This modern metropolis with its rich heritage of ancient Chinese culture offers you a wide choice of sightseeing, shopping and living. Puxi (west of the Huangpu River) remains Shanghai’s cultural, residential and commercial centre. It is not an administrative division or district in Shanghai but a term often used to describe the historical urban area of Shanghai. Pudong (east of the Huangpu River), oficially known as Pudong New Area, is a district of Shanghai. Since the beginning of its development in 1990 when plans were first announced, Pudong has emerged as China’s financial and commercial hub.