BEIJING, Sept. 20 (Xinhuanet) -- At Rockefeller Center, in midtown Manhattan, from early morning to late evening this Monday to Saturday, hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers and visitors from around the world have found themselves passing through an exhibition of Amazing Shanghai.
It is a collection of rare photographs, artifacts, and image technology, recording the emergence of Shanghai's skylines, its rapid development as a global financial and cultural center and the city's history as a safe haven for Jewish refugees during World War II.
Zhu Yonglei, Director General of the information office of Shanghai Municipality shares the highlights of the exhibition.
"I think they are all worth seeing. A Century of Shanghai and Beyond in Pictures shows the city's development of the past century, including some precious pictures of great historic values. As for Shanghai and the Jewish Community, it is also of great importance and value. It recorded valuable history."
Zhu adds from 1930s to 1940s, about 30-thousand Jewish people came to Shanghai, seeking shelter and refuge. Shanghai people were then friendly and helpful.
And in the Shanghai-style Chinese Painting section, Zhu says visitors can find some best works from the best painters who are good at the unique shanghai style Chinese painting.
Amazing Shanghai is free and open to public. It is located on the concourse level of Rockefeller Center. Many people have stopped to take a look, including these 2 German cousins Nele and Wieke.
"They are amazing. I like this one, the lights, all the people on the street, more crowded, I love it, yeah, looks like time square. I would love to go to China, especially to Shanghai.It is amazing. We are from Germany."
Apparently these German sisters find some similarities between Shanghai and New York, and beyond.