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originally posted by: COLORWOLF
a reply to: taoistguy
Shanghai (East-coast) is the financial center of China, similar to New York City.
Beijing (North) is the D.C. of China. Both have received significant foreign/domestic investment and are modernized.
International airports and modern railways make being a tourist (even without knowing Mandarin), as simplified as possible.
Other cities along the coastline have also received foreign investment, including: Ningbo, Fuzhou, Guangzhou (as well as several others); they too are welcoming of foreigners.