What country is Shanghai in?


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Shanghai is one of the four municipalities in China, formally known as the People's Republic of China. The country's three other municipalities include Beijing, Tianjin and Chongqing.

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China is located in the eastern Asian region, situated between Vietnam and North Korea. The nation is surrounded by the East China Sea, Yellow Sea, Korea Bay and South China Sea. China ranks as the fourth largest country in the world, covering approximately 3,700,000 square miles of territory.

China is a communist state with Beijing as its capital city. Its administrative regions are divided into 23 provinces, five autonomous regions, four municipalities and two special administrative areas. Shanghai, which is designated as a city and municipality, is geographically part of Jiangsu Province but politically independent of provincial state affairs. Shanghai is directly under the jurisdiction of the Chinese government.

Shanghai is the most populous and the largest city in China. Its strategic location at the delta of the Yangtze River in China's eastern section makes this city one of the most important city harbors in the world. In global standards, Shanghai is also one of the most actively involved in the transshipment of cargo containers. Aside from its bustling economic activity, Shanghai is also China's financial, fashion, cultural, telecommunications and technological center.

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