Sailboats are seen on the Huangpu River during activity marking the 2018 Maritime Day of China in east China's Shanghai, July 11, 2018. The 2018 Maritime Day of China was observed on July 11. (Xinhua/Fang Zhe)
As China International Import Expo (CIIE) is only a month away, Shanghai, host of the event, has reached the final stage of its preparations.
Now, let's have a glimpse on the different aspects of Shanghai, one of China's biggest cities -- from its busy economic life, vivid cultural scene and passionate sports contests to its blend of traditional and modern way of life.
Tourists look at flowers at Shanghai Botanical Garden in east China's Shanghai, March 27, 2018. (Xinhua/Liu Ying)
Visitors view a humanoid at China International Robot Show (CiROS) 2018 in east China's Shanghai, July 4, 2018. (Xinhua/Fang Zhe)
People walk on the riverside avenue by the Huangpu River in Shanghai, east China, July 10, 2017. (Xinhua/Chen Fei)
A bionic robot hand plays the piano at China International Industry Fair 2018 in east China's Shanghai, Sept. 19, 2018. The 20th China International Industry Fair opened on Sept. 19 in Shanghai, with over 2,600 companies participating in the five-day event. (Xinhua/Fang Zhe)
Li Xiaojia, conductor of train G99, arranges the luggage at Hongqiao Railway Station in Shanghai, east China, Sept. 23, 2018. Train G99, the first high-speed train from Shanghai to Hong Kong, left Hongqiao Station on Sept. 23 for Hong Kong West Kowloon Station. (Xinhua/Chen Fei)
A drone carrying takeout flies above East China Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) Base in Shanghai, east China, Aug. 30, 2018. The UAV Base with airspace of 58 square kilometers for test-fly opened here on Aug. 30. The establishment of the base aims to boost the development of drone industry in Shanghai and East China. (Xinhua/Fang Zhe)
Enterprise representatives attend the Matchmaking Meeting for Exhibitors and Buyers of Trade in Services Exhibition Area of the 2018 China International Import Expo in Shanghai, east China, Aug. 30, 2018. (Xinhua/Fang Zhe)
Photo shows China's first domestically-built polar research vessel and icebreaker "Xuelong 2" in Shanghai, east China, Sept. 10, 2018. "Xuelong 2" was launched on Sept. 10 in Shanghai. (Xinhua/Liu Shiping)
A pet cat tastes cat snacks at the 21st Pet Fair Asia in Shanghai, east China, Aug. 25, 2018. The pet fair is held here from Aug. 22 to 26. Over 1,300 exhibitors bringing more than 16,000 brands of pet supplies participated in the pet fair. (Xinhua/Fang Zhe)
A student from Princeton University makes self-introduction at the opening ceremony of an immersion program for international students to learn about Peking Opera and Chinese aesthetics in Shanghai, east China, Aug. 20, 2018. (Xinhua/Liu Ying)
Photo taken on Aug. 12, 2018 shows a screen displaying real-time coordinates of global vessels in Shanghai, east China. Connecting 22 government departments, China (Shanghai) International Trade Single Window provides services covering one third of the total volume of China's import and export trade. At present, more than 270,000 enterprises have enjoyed the single-window services which enable them to complete administrative procedures for foreign trade. (Xinhua/Jin Liwang)
Pupils learn to operate the traditional shuttle loom in Shanghai, east China, Sept. 21, 2018. A series of activities were held in the Shanghai Big World on Sept. 21 to show young people's practice of intangible cultural heritages. (Xinhua/Liu Ying)
Mark Selby of England reacts during the quarterfinal match against Ding Junhui of China at 2018 World Snooker Shanghai Masters in Shanghai, east China, Sept. 13, 2018. (Xinhua/Ding Ting)