A Study of the Unique Characteristics of the Development and Opening-Up of the Pudong New Area of Shanghai
The development of the Pudong New Area of Shanghai was initiated in response to a pressing situation. The background of such a situation exactly endowed Pudong with a different connotation of the times and unique characteristics. In a short period of 18 years since Pudong’s development and opening up, an outward-looking, multifunctional modern new urban area rose on the east bank of the Pudong. It is hailed as the symbol of China’s reform and opening up and the epitome of Shanghai’s construction modernization. The key to the unique characteristics of the Pudong New Area’s development and opening up lies in innovation. The “new” unique characteristics of the Pudong New Area can be explained by the following five aspects: the role mission of the national strategy, factor characteristics of a market economy, the evolution of governmental functions, integration and harmony of social development, building of an innovation-driven development of a first-class Party.