Shanghai, business and economic capital to the People's Republic of China, is one of the largest metropolises in the world with an ever-growing population. Shanghai is a place where life is constantly on the move- a fact which is reflected in the constant construction- the building and the rebuilding of restaurants, offices and shopping malls ever so often. Unlike Beijing which is a fusion of East meets west, Shanghai is much more contemporary and modern. Temples and other historic structures such as museums are few. In much greater supply are numerous skyscrapers and high-rise buildings. Shanghai is quite simply the financial capital of China.