Shanghai Free Trade Zone

Officially launched on September 29, 2013, the Shanghai (Pilot) Free Trade Zone is designed a four-pronged institutional innovation strategy targeted at investment management, trade facilitation, financial services and transformation of government functions.

Impressive 5-year results at city's FTZ

The construction of Shanghai's pilot free trade zone was a strategic measure taken by the Communist Party of China's central leadership to promote reform in the new era.

FTZ draws US$110b investment amid reform

Foreign-funded companies have ploughed over US$110 billion of investment into the Shanghai pilot free trade zone by the end of June.

Financial leasing a booming industry

Financial leasing is developing rapidly in the Shanghai free trade zone. 

Free trade zone forging new paths

The inclusion of more areas in the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone is a major task entrusted to Shanghai by the central leadership. 

FTZ contributes to over 40% Shanghai import, export in first 10 months

The Shanghai Free Trade Zone generated 42.9 percent of the total import and export of the municipality in the first 10 months, local authorities said Sunday.

Managing flood of foreign funds thanks to reform

Shanghai has made efforts to promote foreign investment and expand the opening up in the pilot Free Trade Zone.
Art & Culture

Little houses hosting riverside culture

Activities in the wooden and glass houses dotted along the 22-kilometer east bank of the Huangpu River brighten the lives of people in Shanghai's free trade zone. 

Lingang is in the fast lane with latest co-operative agreements

11 central enterprises (state-owned enterprises managed by the central government), scientific research institutions and industry leaders established themselves in Lingang.

Free trade zone pilots nation to great prosperity

Innovation in the financial sector has been at the forefront of China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone reforms over the past five years.

China to build its first cruise liner

Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding Co is to start construction of two ships in Shanghai with the first due to launch in 2023.