Unforgettable moments of the 30 prosperous years in Pudong

Wang Rongjiang Dong Jun
The Pudong New Area has undergone dramatic progress in the three decades. Photographers share with us some unforgettable moments and memories they have kept in the old films.
Wang Rongjiang Dong Jun

The Pudong New Area, a landmark in China’s reform and opening-up policies, has undergone dramatic progress in the three decades since it was officially designated as a pilot zone on April 18, 1990 for introducing new policies. To celebrate the 30th anniversary, photographers share with us some unforgettable moments and memories they have kept in the old films.

Unforgettable moments of the 30 prosperous years in Pudong
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The Oriental Pearl TV Tower, which was still under construction at the time, oversees the vast land of Pudong in 1991. 

Unforgettable moments of the 30 prosperous years in Pudong
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Wang Shifeng, 89, leaves a branch of Guotai Junan Securities on Siping Road, after buying Shanghai Expo bonds on December 28, 2005. The first batch of public bonds for Shanghai Expo was issued in Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen on that day. 

Unforgettable moments of the 30 prosperous years in Pudong
Wang Rongjiang / SHINE

Terminal 2 of Pudong International Airport pictured under construction on April 29, 2006

Unforgettable moments of the 30 prosperous years in Pudong
Zhang Suoqing / SHINE

Expats living in Pudong take a Chinese class organized by the community on February 27, 2006

Unforgettable moments of the 30 prosperous years in Pudong
SHINE

Terminal 2 of Pudong International Airport in operation in 2007

Unforgettable moments of the 30 prosperous years in Pudong
Zhang Suoqing / SHINE

Residents in Biyun community in Jinqiao Town donate for the victims of the Wenchuan earthquake on May 16, 2008. 

Unforgettable moments of the 30 prosperous years in Pudong
Wang Rongjiang / SHINE

Local citizens take photos in front of the China Pavilion in the construction site of Shanghai Expo on February 17, 2010. 

Unforgettable moments of the 30 prosperous years in Pudong
SHINE

Then Shanghai Party Secretary Han Zheng unveils a plaque at the inauguration ceremony for the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone on September 28, 2013, together with Yin Yicui, former chairwoman of the Standing Committee of the Shanghai People’s Congress.

Unforgettable moments of the 30 prosperous years in Pudong
Dong Jun / SHINE

A Mickey Mouse show at the first news briefing of Shanghai Disneyland on July 15, 2015. 

Unforgettable moments of the 30 prosperous years in Pudong
Zhang Suoqing / SHINE

Shanghai Oriental Art Center in Pudong in 2016. 

Unforgettable moments of the 30 prosperous years in Pudong
Wang Rongjiang / SHINE

Residents read in Pudong Library on July 23, 2017. 

Unforgettable moments of the 30 prosperous years in Pudong
Zhang Suoqing / SHINE

A view from Shanghai Tower in 2018

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