CHONGQING, CHINA - JUNE 16:  Rupert Hoogewerf ...Rupert Hoogewerf by Getty Images via Daylife

Shanghai is trying to move up in the world’s view, as the World Expo 2010 comes nearer, says Rupert Hoogewerf in a comment to AP

“The barrier is just being pushed higher and higher,” said Rupert Hoogewerf, a Shanghai-based researcher of wealthy Chinese. “Previously (the hotels) may have sought to be the best in the city. Now they’re aiming to be the best in the country, or the world.”

Shanghai needs to set a high target, as it wants to attract a global audience for its World Expo that is now under construction. 

Rupert Hoogewerf is a speaker at the China Speakers Bureau. if you want him at your conference, do let us know.

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