Born Global: Shanghai

Its electrifying pace, fluorescent skyline, rich cultural offerings and abundance of vocational opportunities make Shanghai one of China’s most vibrant and cities; it’s no wonder the number of Australians and alumni calling this ultra-connected city home is on the rise.

Offering a strong confluence of East and West cultures, and maintaining its status as an economic and financial epicenter, Shanghai draws creative and business minds alike – adding to the city’s celebrated uniqueness. 

Meet our members in Shanghai

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Make the move

Thinking about making the move to Shanghai? You'll be able to find some helpful information on visa requirements here.

Things to do

Feeling hungry? Check out Eater's list of the 13 Hottest New Restaurants in Shanghai and the 10 Best Restaurants in Shanghai according to Culture Trip.

Feeling thirsty? Have a drink at Zenjoy, a two-story tea house in the French Concession, surrounded by a garden and pond. A tranquil hideaway in which to enjoy your tea!

Top experiences and sites? Take a tour down the Huangpu River, walk down the busiest shopping street in China, Nanjing Lu and visit the Long Museum.

Unique to this city? Visit Shanghai’s Old City to see a beautiful fully restored classical Chinese garden, neighbouring bazaars and the tradition Huxinting Tea House.

Did you know?

  • The city has its own official flower - the white magnolia
  • Shanghai is now the largest city in China and the eighth largest in the world
  • Shanghai is the world's busiest seaport
  • Shanghai cooking is sweeter than other areas in China and they consume more sugar than any other part of China