A new innovation center has opened in Shanghai, boosting the city's ambition to become a global scientific and innovation hub.
|[!--empirenews.page--]|A news conference announcing the opening of the 2019 Music in the Summer Air (MISA) festival was held in Shanghai on May 22.[!--empirenews.page--]|An exhibition themed around the liberation of Shanghai in 1949 opened on Monday, May 27, reminding citizens of the history and tracing the development of the city.[!--empirenews.page--]| A total of 38 overseas-invested projects worth about 49.2 billion yuan (7 billion US dollars) were signed Thursday in Shanghai.[!--empirenews.page--]|Riding a bullet train, you can travel from Beijing to Shanghai in 5.5 hours. If you choose the air, the amount of time can be reduced to 4.5 hours, including security checks. In the future, however, that travel time could be reduced to just 3.5 hours.[!--empirenews.page--]|[!--empirenews.page--]|In the past, Shanghai people were known for living an enriched life in a narrow space. Though most Shanghainese do not have to worry about their living space nowadays, the habit of utilizing each inch of their land or space has been passed down and become an attitude towards life.[!--empirenews.page--]|A promotional event was hosted by the district government and the Foreign Affairs Office of the Shanghai Municipal People’s Government on May 29, 2019 to showcase the district’s features and resources. [!--empirenews.page--]|Ballets, concerts and acrobatic shows by groups from all over the country can be seen inZhongshan Park this week, as part of the 12th China Art Festival.