Which Is Better Shanghai or Beijing?
The most awesome city dwellers and the most boastful city dwellers. This is how I feel when it comes to getting along with people from the two places.
Most of the people in urban Beijing are senior government officials, senior executives of central enterprises, senior military officials, writers and artists, scientific researchers and professors of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and universities, civil servants, staff and workers of state-owned enterprises and institutions.
Most of the people in urban Shanghai are workers of manufacturing processing plants, small businessmen, service workers, workers of foreign enterprises, workers of state-owned enterprises and workers of private enterprises.
Beijing urban people never pay attention to the so-called “quality, rules, urban people’s living habits”, because of their inherent nobility, there is nothing to talk about. As soon as I was born, most of the people I came into contact with were either rich or expensive, talking and laughing.
Beijing urban residents have no requirements for outsiders. Outsiders who can come to Beijing, especially those who have taken root in the fourth Ring Road for a long time, are all dragons and phoenixes among people, China’s elites, and there is no need to emphasize the issue of moral conduct at all. So many Beijingers only care about whether you mess with him or not, and don’t care whether you are bad or not. And even if the outsiders in the fourth Ring Road have some minor mistakes and ailments, most Beijingers don’t care, because as long as they don’t offend Beijingers, Beijingers ignore you. Beijingers put more emphasis on a person’s ability and knowledge and culture, and appreciate those intellectuals who are well-educated and talented.
People in urban Shanghai attach great importance to “quality, rules and living habits.” You should promote it every day and boast that you are the tallest. Eager to ask outsiders to observe order, politeness and rules. Shanghainese believe that outsiders who are corrupt and unruly have defiled their homes and disrupted local order. If you throw a cigarette butt anywhere in downtown Shanghai, a group of people in downtown Shanghai would like to take a picture of you.
So when I am in Beijing, I will feel relatively comfortable, because Beijingers are made up of immigrants from all over the country, and everyone thinks that they are elite, and they tend to be strict with themselves, but treat others more leniently, so I often litter in downtown Beijing, and no one cares about me, ha.
When I arrived in Shanghai, Shanghainese, like an inspection team, monitored my every word and deed all the time. I was tired and squatted in the subway station for 2 minutes. Many Shanghainese would be disagreeable and picky. They often have to impose their own code of conduct on outsiders.
I feel that Beijing has gathered many intellectuals, senior officials, rich businessmen, cultural artists, scientific research workers, and so on. That dignity and dignity arises spontaneously from the inside out.
Most of the people gathered in Shanghai are arrogant people who are addicted to psychological cleanliness, moral cleanliness, code of conduct and observation. Pay attention to high quality, standardization, attention to detail, all seem to be acquired morbid constraints.
So in Beijing, you can have moral flaws, talent, do major things do not stick to trivialities, the capital does not adhere to one style of talent. But you can’t have no knowledge, no culture, no brain, no talent. When you speak, you feel like being illiterate. Your knowledge is vulgar, your vision is vulgar, and your IQ is worrying. The Beijingers despise you extremely. Do they think you are a part of their group of intellectuals?. It’s hard to get into the hall of elegance.
In Shanghai, you can’t have moral quality problems, especially the details of city life. You must be careful, such as some city morality, city norms, queue jumping, spitting everywhere, and talking loudly. Shanghainese can’t tolerate such people. Although you have no knowledge, no education, no intelligence and no learning, as long as you are honest and polite and obey the rules, then Shanghainese will not resent you, but will think you are a qualified man from a big city.
People in different industries think differently. It is different from different angles.
If you are in the Internet industry, Beijing is now full of software engineers earning millions of dollars a year. There are few Internet companies here in Shanghai, and it feels good to have an annual salary of 500000. Shanghai lost completely to Beijing.
If it is the work within the system, Beijing will also win a complete victory over Shanghai. Beijing is full of annual salary of 500000 plus housing distribution system work, iron rice bowl, give you an apartment in Beijing, 100 square meters or so. I’ll give you your birth certificate in 10 years. It’s easy for you all your life, except for the trouble of interpersonal relationship.
There is little work in the system in Shanghai, and the allocation of rooms is even more rare. But there are also some great things in Shanghai. For example, Shanghai ranks first in urban construction in the country, which is at least 30 years more advanced than Beijing. If you have lived in both Shanghai and Beijing at the same time, you will find that Beijing’s urban construction is so dilapidated that it is not comparable to a small county in the south. The number of commercial centers and the number of eating, drinking and merrymaking in Shanghai are the first in the country, and even the number of commercial centers in Shanghai alone is on a par with that of all other cities in the country. There are few decent commercial centers in Beijing, and some are dilapidated and chaotic. Sanlitun is a famous commercial center in Beijing, but a large number of commercial centers like Sanlitun are caught in Shanghai, and there is no ranking at all. The scale and grade of commercial centers in the suburbs of Shanghai, such as Chuansha, can beat Sanlitun in size and grade. The number and size of a commercial center in Pudong New area is five times that of Beijing, and there is no need to move out of Puxi at all. If the combat effectiveness index of Beijing Business Center is 100, then Shanghai can have 1200. This is a complete victory for Shanghai.
If it is higher education, then Beijing is a complete victory. Beijing can win four of the top five universities in the national university rankings. Beijing can beat Shanghai even without Tsinghua University and Peking University. Almost all the candidates who have succeeded in the national college entrance examination have come to Beijing to go to university. There is no doubt about that.
If it is the living environment, ecology. Then Shanghai beat Beijing in a second. Shanghai is a city in East China, which has many advantages of East China, and its pollution is much less than that of the north in the first place. And there is a lot of water, it is the estuary of the Yangtze River, and the land is full of rivers. The climate is very humid and pleasant. Beijing has lost this point. Beijing belongs to North China. The pollution is very serious, it is still very dry, and there is a lot of soil. There are sandstorms in spring and haze in winter. There are still many deserts in Inner Mongolia near Beijing, where wind and sand are often blowing to block out the sun, and the living environment is extremely bad. Shanghai is a complete victory.
If you talk about folklore. It varies from person to person. Beijing, which is dominated by northerners, is more generous and informal. But the disadvantage is that the whole urban construction style is also very rough, all kinds of details do not pay attention to, which I do not like. On the other hand, Shanghai, which is dominated by southerners, is much more delicate and pays attention to details. The advantage is that the details of urban construction are very good, and all kinds of intimate designs can be seen, which will make people very comfortable.
When it comes to fashion. Shanghai also won a complete victory. If you go to Lujiazui International Gold. The street is full of very fashionable and beautiful, well-dressed and well-built little sisters. It is hard to say in Beijing. Many eldest sisters in the north are thicker than their eldest brothers in the south, and they are not fastidious in their clothes. Some eldest sisters go out wearing a sneaker under a skirt.
In terms of house price and rent, Beijing is much more expensive than Shanghai. This topic is sensitive, so I won’t expose the specific data in this post. I’m just talking about conclusions. The house price of a house of the same quality in Beijing is about three times that of Shanghai. The rent in Beijing is also about three times that in Shanghai. Beijing 7500 yuan a month can only rent a 20-square-meter very low-end apartment in a very bad area outside the third Ring Road (it is not yet a residential area, which is more expensive), the law and order is very poor and messy. In Shanghai, 7500 yuan a month can rent a very good one-bedroom and one-hall in a particularly good area in the Pudong New area, more than 60 square meters. In the very high-end residential areas in Shanghai, the greening and environment are perfect, and the law and order is also very good.