Yangshan islands

  • Atop a hill — a part of the Yangshan islands in the East China Sea — a panoramic view of a vast deep water port opens out, which serves as Shanghai’s gateway to the rest of the world.
  • “The Yangshan deep-water port is the core of the larger Shanghai international shipping centre.
  • It accounts for 40% of container traffic channelled from the city,”
  • Building the Yangshan port, which lies in the Hangzhou Bay, has not been easy.
  • The emergence of the Yangshan port is part of a concerted effort of backward integration with hinterland cities and towns in the prosperous Yangtze Delta zone, enabled by construction of new highways, roads, bridges, railroads, airports and industrial parks.

Source: The Hindu

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