A list of the tallest buildings in China, with photos. These are the highest buildings in China, skyscrapers that tower over their respective cities. When we examine a country's tallest structures, we often discover a timeline of that country's economic success. Why? Because skyscrapers are a structure typically built only during healthy economic times. The tallest building in China is currently the Shanghai World Financial Center. You will find it and plenty of other steel towers within this list of China's tallest buildings.