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Banner41



Joined: 04 Jan 2011
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Location: Shanghai

PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 7:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

rlivings wrote:
what makes it or breaks it for you?


Banner41 wrote:
I would pick Shanghai over Beijing any day. Further from the seat of government, just all around cleaner, not as cold in the winter.


Rolling Eyes

From your description on what you are looking for, you have described like 50 cities. I don't work for their Chamber of Commerce. so, you just might have to break down and visit them. Everybody is looking for something different....ones' paradise is another's hellhole.
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twilothunder



Joined: 09 Dec 2011
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beijing has more history and culture, and (in my opinion) a better local music scene (probably because of the larger amounts of students). 798 is better than the equivalents in Shanghai.

Shanghai is decent but it really is mainly a business city. Traffic and pollution not quite as horrible as the Jing though.
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Kysorb



Joined: 30 Jul 2010
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 4:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree, with the above thoughts

If you want to see "China" then Beijing is filled with museums, temples, and History. It's also a 30m train ride to Tianjin. and just a little further some other nice coastal cities like Beidaihe


When I went to Shanghai i was so disappointed by what the western influence has done to the culture of the city. Shanghai is cleaner and warmer, but to me it was not better a week holiday was enough for me.
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