It is under the direct administration of the State Council of China. The city is located on the southern estuary of the Yangtze , with the Huangpu River flowing through it. With a population of Shanghai is a global center for finance , research, technology , manufacturing , and transportation , and the Port of Shanghai is the world's busiest container port.
Having been in commercial operation since , Hong Kong International Airport is an important regional trans-shipment centre, passenger hub and gateway for destinations in China with 45 destinations and the rest of Asia. The airport is the world's busiest cargo gateway and one of the world's busiest passenger airports. Singapore Airlines and Ethiopian Airlines both utilise Hong Kong as a stopover point for their flights. More than airlines operate flights from the airport to over cities across the globe.