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When it comes to China, many people think of Beijing and Shanghai. These are the two most famous and important cities in China. In the eyes of many, people from Beijing and Shanghai look down on each other. To look down on someone means to disrespect or have a low opinion of them. It is said that some people from Beijing look down on Shanghai, and some people from Shanghai also look down on Beijing. They look down on each other Is this true? What are the similarities and differences between Beijing and Shanghai? Today, let's talk about these two important cities in China.
Both Beijing and Shanghai have nicknames. Beijing is known as the Imperial Capital, and Shanghai is called the Magic City. "Du" means metropolis, which is big cities. Why is Beijing called the Imperial Capital? Because it used to be the city of the emperors. Beijing has the Forbidden City, the Great Wall, and many things related to the emperors of the past. Why is Shanghai called the Magic City? It has to do with the English word "modern." Shanghai is an international city, very "modern." Also, because Shanghai is different from many other places in China, people say it's like a special "devil," very attractive.
Both Beijing and Shanghai have their own characteristics. Beijing people think Beijing is the best. It has ancient culture, was once the residence of emperors, and is the capital of China. Beijing people are also straightforward and speak directly. Shanghai people think Shanghai is the best. Its economy is strong, and Shanghai people are gentle. Some people from Beijing think that Shanghai people think too much and are too concerned about trivial matters. Some Shanghai people think that people from Beijing often forget the things they promised and it's difficult to do business with them. Some say that we should be friends with people from Beijing because they value friendship a lot and are willing to do anything for their friends. We should do business with people from Shanghai because they are calm and always make the best decisions to make the most money.
In fact, Beijing and Shanghai are both unique cities. "Du yi wu er" means the most special. China cannot do without Beijing or Shanghai. Beijing is the political and cultural center of China, while Shanghai is its economic center. They are both especially important for China. Although they have some differences, they have more similarities. First, both cities have a large population, with over 20 million people in each. These two cities attract many young people. Second, the average salaries of people from Beijing and Shanghai are high. That's also why these two cities attract many young people. Third, houses in Beijing and Shanghai are expensive. Although many young people come to these two cities, very few of them can afford to buy a house in Beijing or Shanghai.
In conclusion, different people have different preferences. If you are interested in history and culture, you can live in Beijing. If you want to do business and have a convenient lifestyle, you can live in Shanghai. In your country, what is the most important city? How do people view that city? Feel free to leave us a message and share your thoughts!