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Zhangjiang High-Tech (simplified Chinese: 张江高科; traditional Chinese: 張江高科; pinyin: Zhāngjiāng Gāokē) is a technology park in Pudong, Shanghai. It is operated by Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park Development Co., Ltd. The park specializes in research in life sciences, software and information technology. As of 2009, there were 110 research and development institutions, 3,600 companies and 100,000 workers located in the technology park. In some circles the park is also known as China's Silicon Valley.
Shanghai Zhangjiang Hi-Technology Park was established in July 1992. It is situated in the Pudong New Area with a total area of 25 km². The park is made up of the following areas; the Technical Innovation Zone, the Hi-Tech Industry Zone, the Scientific Research and Education Zone, and the Residential Zone.
In August 1999, the Shanghai Municipal Committee and Municipal Government developed a strategy and accompanying report called “Focus on Zhangjiang”. The report identified that investments from the IC industry, the software industry and the bio-medicine industry would be targeted. They were seen as the industries which should have leading roles in innovation and that would drive future economic growth and higher employment in Zhangjiang Town and the Hi-tech park.
The major companies that have a presence in the park include life science firms GSK, Roche, Eli Lily, Pfizer, Novartis, GE and AstraZeneca. Internet technology firms include Hewlett-Packard, Lenovo, Intel and Infineon. Software firms include IBM, Citibank, eBay, Infosys and SAP AG. Chemical companies include DSM, Henkel, Solvay, Dow, Dupont and Rohm and Haas. Other firms present include Asia-Pacific Software, Sony, Bearing Point, Kyocera, Cognizant, TCS China, Satyam and Applied Materials . There are also a multitude of biotech firms, over a hundred of them being domestically owned companies.
Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park can be reached via the inner or outer ring roads that circulate throughout the Shanghai metropolitan area. The park is 3.6 km from Nanpu Bridge and 13 km from People's Square. It is also 9 km from the Waitan also known as The Bund area of Shanghai.
Longdong Avenue on the park's Northern boundary is the main road connecting the inner ring road and Shanghai Pudong International Airport. Luonan Avenue on the park's Western boundary is the feeder road connecting the inner ring road and outer ring road.
Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park is located in the Pudong district. It is 21 km away from Shanghai Pudong International Airport. Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport is 25 km away, about a 30 minute drive by car.
Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park can be reached by taking Line 2 of the Shanghai Metro to Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park and Jinke Road station. The Zhangjiang Tram system, which runs inside the zone and connects to the metro line is also available.