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SHANGHAI — China's biggest city and financial hub is known for designer boutiques and fine dining. Yet wallet-draining Shanghai also offers activities that cost nothing, from walking on the riverfront Bund to sculpture parks and historic sites. Here are five of them.
In this May 7, 2013 photo, a visitor walks past near the statues of life size women at the Hongfang Creative Industrial Zone in Shanghai, China. The Hongfang Creative Industrial Zone, created in 2005 out of a cluster of renovated factories, houses galleries including the Shanghai Sculpture Space, open Tuesday-Sunday, which shows work by Chinese and foreign contemporary artists.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
In this Oct. 5, 2012 photo, Visitors look at the scripture “Ray” created by Indian artist Subodh Gupta at Jing’an Sculpture Park in Shanghai, China. Jing’an Sculpture Park, on Beijing West Road west of the North-South Expressway, is an oasis of green among high-rise apartment blocks. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
In this May 8, 2013 photo, a man rides a scooter near the artistic objects at the Moganshan Road Art District in Shanghai, China. The city’s most prominent contemporary galleries _ locals as well as outposts of European and U.S. galleries _ are housed in converted textile factories and warehouses dating to the 1930s. Moganshan’s mix of industrial and arty is a favorite backdrop for Chinese fashion photographers. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
In this May 8, 2013 photo, people walk outside of the Shanghai Museum in Shanghai, China. Many items from its extensive collections of porcelains, jades, paintings and bronzes were donated by families that fled to Hong Kong following the 1949 communist victory but have since reconciled with the mainland. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
In this Sept. 4, 2012 photo, a man walks at Fuxing Park in Shanghai, China. Fuxing Park, southwest of People’s Square on the opposite side of the North-South Expressway, is a French-style park with fountains and gardens that once was part of the French Concession neighborhood during Shanghai’s colonial era. In the mornings, locals dance and practice tai-chi or martial arts here. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
In this May 4, 2012 photo, a girl gestures in front of the statue of of Karl Marx, left, and Frederick Engels, right, the founders of communism, at Fuxing Park in Shanghai, China. Fuxing Park, southwest of People’s Square on the opposite side of the North-South Expressway, is a French-style park with fountains and gardens that once was part of the French Concession neighborhood during Shanghai’s colonial era. In the mornings, locals dance and practice tai-chi or martial arts here. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
In this July 1, 2012 photo, a visitor photographs the wax figures of Mao Zedong, standing at center in background, the founder of the People's Republic of China, and others at the Site of the First National Congress of Chinese Communist Party in Shanghai, China. The Memorial of the First National Congress of the Communist Party of China commemorates the first party meeting in 1921 by Mao Zedong and 12 fellow leftists _ including two from the Moscow-controlled Communist International. Visitors can see the parlor where the first congress was held. The memorial on Huangpi South Road and Xingye Road south of People’s Square also has a museum about party history. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
In this June 3, 2012 photo, people walk through Xintiandi, one of the most famous tourist destinations in Shanghai, China. Xintiandi, a complex of boutiques and restaurants, is a product of Deng’s market-style reforms launched in the 1980s to revive an economy nearly destroyed by three decades of Soviet-style central planning. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
In this May 7, 2013 photo, visitors rest near the artistic objects at the Hongfang Creative Industrial Zone in Shanghai, China. The Hongfang Creative Industrial Zone, created in 2005 out of a cluster of renovated factories, houses galleries including the Shanghai Sculpture Space, open Tuesday-Sunday, which shows work by Chinese and foreign contemporary artists. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
In this May 8, 2013 photo, tourists stroll on the the Bund, one of the most famous tourist destinations, in Shanghai, China. The avenue is lined with art deco buildings from the 1920s and ‘30s, when Shanghai was the New York of the Far East. The Bund was its Wall Street, home to international banks and trading houses where a handful of foreign and Chinese entrepreneurs made fortunes. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Last year, each at the age of 11, Mesa youths Jagger Eaton and Trey Wood dropped in on the X Games stage as the event’s youngest competitors ever. This year, they’re joined by 12-year-old Alana Smith when they compete next week at X Games Barcelona.
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Celebrate the advent of the “Iron Horse” at the Arizona Railway Museum.
In our wi-fi world of planes, trains and automobiles, travel is taken for granted; in days gone by, it was considered a prerequisite for a well-rounded education. It not only broadened the mind, but also deepened one’s experience and knowledge of the world. That vintage wisdom holds true today, making events like the Gilbert Global Village Festival on Saturday a red-letter day.
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The W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University will recognize some of Arizona’s best businesses for creating jobs, boosting our economy and treating customers right with the 2013 Spirit of Enterprise awards. Past winners include Cold Stone Creamery, China Mist, Ollie the Trolley and Total Transit (Discount Cab), as well as rapidly growing businesses, such as GlobalMed and WebPT.
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