The city is located in eastern China, at the middle portion of the Chinese coast, and sits at the mouth of the Yangtze River. Offshore is Shanghai Harbor.
On January 28, 1932, Japanese forces attacked and the Chinese resisted, fighting them to a standstill until a cease fire in May. During the Battle of Shanghai in 1937,
the Japanese occupied the remaining Chinese administered parts of the city. Foreigners continued to live undisturbed in the "International Settlement" and "French Concession". On December 8, 1941 the Japanese occupied both areas and imprisoned the foreigner civilians and seized their property. Japanese forces occupied the city until the end of the war.
American missions against Shanghai
July 5, 1944 - August 6, 1945
Shanghai Golf Course Airfield
Prewar airfield located at Shanghai Golf
Far East Stadium (遠東運動場)
Curtiss Hawk III Nose 寧波專號 Number 2503
Pilot Chang force landed August 16, 1937 salvaged by Japanese September 1937
On May 27, 1949, the Communist People's Liberation Army took control of Shanghai, which was one of only three former Republic of China municipalities not merged into neighboring provinces over the next decade After 1949, most foreign firms moved their offices from Shanghai to Hong Kong, as part of an exodus of foreign investment due to the Communist victory.
Shanghai is the most populous city in China.
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February 4, 2018