Shanghai, while not the capital of China, (that’s Beijing) is the gay capital of China. Shanghai has the highest population of people living within the city limits, in the world, approximately 17 million inhabitants.
China is only just coming out. There are very few gay venues in Shanghai, considering its population. It is also going through a re-shuffle, with the long term bars like Eddie’s, Rice bar, Asia Blue & Hunter all closing down and making way to new, modern venues like Angel & Lucca 390, that can afford the skyrocketing rents the older bars couldn’t.
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Shanghai, China, Asia.
Last updated: January 1st. 2019