8. In 1943 Vichy Government handed over Avenue Petain to Wang Jingwei Government ( Nanjing Nationalist Government also also commonly known as Wang's Puppet Regime ), which renamed the boulevard as "Hengshan Road", after Mount Heng, a sacred mountain in Hunan province.
9. It is the biggest and the olderst bar street in Shanghai. In the 1990s, many of the former mansions were converted into bars, night clubs and restaurants, making the street an important centre of night entertainment in Shanghai.