The State Council announced in April 1990 the launch of Pudong. Three national-level development zones – Lujiazui, Waigaoqiao and Jinqiao – were established the same year.
The administrative commission of Pudong New Area was established on Jan 1, 1993.
The Shanghai branch of the People's Bank of China moved to Lujiazui area in Pudong in 1995, with a number of Chinese and foreign banks, such as ICBC, CCB, HSBC and Citibank, following this step.
The Shanghai Stock Exchange moved its headquarters to Pudong in 1997.
The People's Government of Pudong New Area was founded on Aug 6, 2000.
The State Council approved Pudong New Area's role as the first pilot area for comprehensive reforms in 2005.
The 492-meter-tall Shanghai World Financial Center was opened to the public in Pudong in August 2008. It was then the tallest building in China.
The State Council approved in May 2009 the merging of Shanghai's Nanhui district into Pudong New Area, so that Pudong could better perform its duty as a core functional area for Shanghai's construction of an international financial center and an international shipping center.
The China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone, which was the country's first FTZ, was officially unveiled in Pudong on Sept 29, 2013.
The Shanghai Disney Resort, the first Disney resort in Chinese mainland opened in Pudong on June 16, 2016.
China-developed commercial airliner C919 completed its maiden flight at Shanghai Pudong International Airport on May 5, 2017.
Lin-gang Special Area of China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone was officially unveiled in Pudong on Aug 20, 2019.