The two US international communication corporations merged， challenging the dominant AT&T Corp.
The combination of the Internet and wireless communications will further revolutionize our lives， creating what is called a “wireless information society.”
Benefiting from rapid international and domestic economic growth and the policy of expanding exports， foreign trade maintained high growth.
Tiantan （the Temple Heaven）， first built in 1420， is a masterpiece of traditional Chinese architecture.
The picturesque Xishuang Banna， surrounded by green mountains covered with sub-tropical trees and vegetation， is located in a large flat valley bordering on the Lantsang River.
To speed up the economic growth and become an international metropolis （a cosmopolis）， Shanghai is pay close attention to the global developments.
Today， a new generation of the white-collars in the age-old buildings on the Bund obviously belongs to the top elite with a salary of 6 to 7 thousand yuan， or even up to 10 thousand yuan. They can easily afford their high consumption with half of their salary because they， with most of them being the young， follow the tradition of the Shanghai people in striving for a quality life； and because they are the only children in their families and thus do not have to give money to their parents.