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Journeys in Time 2011-06-19 The Bund Part 4

06-19-2011 15:39 BJT




This is the earlist video of the HSBC building ever found. In the picture, most customers coming in and out of this brand-new impressive building are foreigners. For many yars, because the Chinese government took the prices listed by the HSBC for futuresand other currencies as official reates, HSBC was actually played a role as China's central bank. As a financial center, Shanghai was open and its role in Asia was unchallengeable. With the funds from the inlands to support it and trade relations with the rest of the world, Shanghai became the number-one city in Asia, although it was still no match for New York City or London. Bankers on the Bund were at the peak of their career. They were able to exert great influence on China national economy and politics.

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