Shanghai is still one of the most popular destinations for conferences, but to counter-balance the Blog’s usually euphoric postings about the city, the ICIS fertilizer team found the city dirty and polluted, with the Bund turned into a massive construction site, when they visited last week for the annual IFA conference.
View the inside of a Shanghai police station
The experience was hardly improved by a pickpocketing incident in the conference hotel which meant that one of our senior editors had to spend an evening down at the local Pudong police station getting the event recorded. Although he was accompanied by the hotel’s bellboy as an interpreter, the local police were “not welcoming.”
The highlight of the trip was as usual the Maglev levitating train to the airport, which at CNY 50 for the eight minute journey was a considerable improvement on the two hour bus journey on arrival from the airport, which had involved some terrifying U-turns and detours.
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(photo Rex: Maglev train, Shanghai)
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