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7th International Conference on World-Class Universities, 7-9 November, 2017, Shanghai, China

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Sightseeing in Shanghai (Thursday, 9 November)

The Oriental Pearl TV Tower
Website: http://www.orientalpearltower.com
The Oriental Pearl TV Tower is located at the tip of Lujiazui in the Pudong district, by the side of Huangpu River, opposite The Bund of Shanghai. At 468 m (1,535 feet) high, it was the tallest structure in mainland China from 1994–2007. The tower has fifteen observatory levels. The highest (known as the Space Module) is at 350 m ( 1148 ft ). The lower levels are at 263 m ( 863 ft ) (Sightseeing Floor) and at 90 m ( 295 ft ) ( Space City ). There is a revolving restaurant at the 267 m ( 876 ft ) level.

The Bund
Website: http://www.at0086.com/bund/
The Bund is a symbol of Shanghai. The Bund has dozens of historical buildings, lining the Huangpu River, that once housed numerous banks and trading houses from the United Kingdom, France, the United States, Italy, Russia, etc. The Bund houses 52 buildings of various architectural styles such as Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Neo-Classical, Beaux-Arts, and Art Deco. The buildings are harmonious in color and style, thus gaining the name of "Gallery of World Architecture".

Cruise on the Huangpu River
Website: http://www.travelchinaguide.com/cruise/huangpuriver/
A Huangpu River Cruise is one of the best ways to see both old and new Shanghai. The west bank (Puxi) of the Huangpu River is the cultural, residential and entertainment center of Shanghai. The Bund, Monument to the People's Heroes, Waibaidu Bridge and the oldest park in Shanghai - Huangpu Park, are located on the west bank. In addition, many historical buildings left over from Shanghai's colonial days have been preserved. The east bank of the river (Pudong) is the newer district of Shanghai and its financial and commercial hub. Steel and glass structures are abundant here. The Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Jin Mao Tower, skyscraper hotels, offices and malls of the Lujiazui Financial Zone are located on this side of the river.

People's Square
Website: http://www.shanghaihighlights.com/shanghai-sightseeing/shanghai-people-square.html
People's Square is the site of Shanghai's municipal government building, and is used as the standard reference point for measurement of distance in the Shanghai municipality. Other prominent landmarks include the Shanghai Museum, the Shanghai Grand Theatre and the Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall, etc. Prior to 1949, People's Square was a part of the horseracing course of Shanghai. After gambling and horseracing were banned, a part of the race course became the People's Square. Other parts of the race course still remain today. The clubhouse buildings became the Shanghai Art Museum, while part of the race track became People's Park, a public park.

Xintiandi
Website: http://en.xintiandi.com/
Xintiandi is a car-free shopping, eating and entertainment area of Shanghai, which is near the site of the First Congress of the Communist Party of China. It is composed of an area of restored traditional shikumen ("stone gate") houses on narrow alleys, a modern shopping mall with a cinema complex, and some adjoining houses which now serve as book stores, cafes and restaurants. Most of the cafes and restaurants feature both indoor and outdoor seatings. Xintiandi means "New Heaven and Earth", and is considered one of the first lifestyle centers in China.

For more information, please visit http://www.meet-in-shanghai.net/.

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