You've come a long way Pudong

Roll on 28 years, Pudong has become a symbol of China's rapid reform and opening-up.
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Shanghai Tower dominates the skyline of Pudong’s Lujiazui financial area in Shanghai.

Zhu Quanchun

Twenty-eight citizens are invited to celebrate the 28th anniversary of Pudong’s opening-up yesterday in Shanghai Tower.

On April 18, 1990, the central government announced the development and opening-up of Pudong, then little more than vast stretches of farmland. 

Roll on 28 years, the area has become a symbol of China’s rapid reform and opening-up. 

Pudong’s GDP rocketed nearly 161 times to 965 billion yuan (US$154 billion) last year. The value of Pudong’s foreign trade rose 363 times to hit US$312 billion in 2017, when its total fiscal revenue reached 394 billion yuan, 394 times the amount brought in during 1990.

Chen Zhengbao

Shanghai’s Party Secretary Li Qiang speaks during an inspection in the Pudong New Area yesterday.

Chen Zhengbao

Shanghai’s Party Secretary Li Qiang visits Festo China, a supplier of automation technology, during an inspection in the Pudong New Area yesterday.

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