BOOMTOWN:The cities of Shanghai (above) and Ningbo are now connected by a 22.5-mile ocean-spanning bridge, spurring talk that the region will become one of the world's largest metropolises. Port cities in China are now gearing up for a new generation of high-tech export goods rather than the lower-end consumer goods of the past decade. (Shanghai Pacific Institute for International Strategy via Associated Aress)

BOOMTOWN:The cities of Shanghai (above) and Ningbo are now connected by a 22.5-mile ocean-spanning bridge, spurring talk that the region will become one of the world's largest metropolises. Port cities in China are now gearing up for a new generation of high-tech export goods rather than the lower-end consumer goods of the past decade. (Shanghai Pacific Institute for International Strategy via Associated Aress)