This book offers fresh content written by China expert and Shanghai resident, Damian Harper. It is the only guide to Shanghai, with full-colour foldout maps. Its indispensable script means you'll always find what you want. For the first time in 50 years, low-cost flights are now operating between Shanghai and Taiwan. The number of visitors to Shanghai has increased by 60 per cent, since 2003. The highest numbers of European tourists to visit Shanghai come from Britain, France and Germany. Shanghai is one of the world's largest cities and has a population of around thirteen million people. The Oriental Pearl TV Tower in Shanghai is one of the tallest buildings in Asia. The best times to visit Shanghai are spring and autumn. In winter, temperatures can drop well below freezing, with a blanket of drizzle.