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Shanghai's culture clash is all commerce, no consideration

Sixteen million people all intent on change without destruction of their culture.Shanghai is not a city that immediately appeals, although views across the river from the Bund at night transport one to an image of the future that has more to do with the Eagle comic than China - one of the earliest civilisations, whose influence on later cultures in the West was enormous. Is this an emerging dawn as that westward flow of influence, invention and power comes full circle back to the beginning?

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