Shenzhen, Beijing lose out to Chengdu as China’s best performing city economy

Oct 23, South China Morning Post

The city shot up six places from last year to snatch top spot in the index, which ranked 262 Chinese cities on nine growth indicators such as jobs, wages, gross regional product (GRP) per capita and foreign direct investment (FDI) growth between 2012 and 2017.  READ MORE


Beijing’s new Daxing airport

Sep 25, South China Morning Post

Designed by late Iraq-born architect Zaha Hadid, the starfish-shaped airport took five years and more than 80 billion yuan (US$11 billion) to complete. It is the most expensive airport yet built, as well as the world’s biggest single-terminal facility. READ MORE


Chinese financial centers become more competitive globally

Sept 20, 2019 statista

Shanghai as well as Beijing had almost caught up to more established financial centers like Hong Kong and New York. READ MORE


China Announces New Free Trade Zones in Six Provinces

Sept 10, 2019 China Briefing

China announced it will be expanding pilot free trade zones (FTZ) to six new provinces: Jiangsu, Shandong, Hebei, Heilongjiang, Guanxi, and Yunnan. China’s total FTZs rises from 12 to 18 aligns with the government’s ongoing reforms to open up the economy. READ MORE


The Explosive Growth of Chinese Cities

Aug 30, Statista

The economic miracle that is China’s rapid GDP expansion is most apparent in the explosive growth of its cities – in terms of population, but also in terms of GDP per city. READ MORE


Cities in China most monitored in the world

Aug 19, South China Morning Post

China is on track to have one camera for every two people by 2020. READ MORE


The 15 Most Livable Cities in China

July 25, 2019 Sapore di Cina

Taken into consideration are many factors such as cultural and historical significance, economic conditions, cleanliness, cuisine, climate, fashion and shopping, how cosmopolitan a city is and proximity to other areas of interest. READ MORE


Rents in China’s top cities are unlikely to see midyear rise

Jun 26, 2019 South China Morning Post

Rents in China’s top cities, which rise every summer on the back of an influx of fresh college graduates joining the workforce, are unlikely to increase by much this year as they have reached the upper limit of their affordability and received warnings from local governments, market observers say. READ MORE


India’s Population Is Expected To Overtake China’s

June 18, 2019  Statista

Between now and 2050, India is expected to show the highest population increase of any nation, overtaking China as the world’s most populous country in around 2027. READ MORE


The Power of China’s Urban Clusters

April 26, 2019 China US Focus

In 2010, China identified three major urban clusters that would lead this process: the Pearl River Delta (which later expanded to the GBA); the Yangtze River Delta (YRD), centered on Shanghai; and the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei cluster (BTH). Read More


Shanghai Profile: Industry, Economics, and Policy

April 9, 2019 So China Morning Post

Shanghai boasts significant finance, trade, and shipping industries, including the world’s largest port by cargo throughput. Read More


Megacities and more: A guide to China’s most impressive urban centers

March 6 2019 CNN Travel

Covering everything from exciting tourism developments and financial prowess to geographical grandness, China’s 14 humongous cities — including China’s big six listed by the UN — boggle the mind and spark wanderlust among fans of urban spaces. Read More


What is the Greater Bay Area Plan?

February 21, 2019 China Briefing

On February 18, Chinese policymakers finally released the blueprint for the development of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area. Read More


The Cities with the Biggest Traffic Jams in China

Feb 13, 2019 Read More


Chinese cities at the forefront of skyscraper construction

Dec 19, 2018 Statista READ MORE


Top 10 cities for doing business in China

Dec 7, 2018 China Daily

35 major cities are assessed based on six factors: soft environment, infrastructure, business cost, market environment, social services and ecological environment. READ MORE


More than 50 million empty apartments in China

Nov 20, 2018 Statista

Approximately 22 percent of homes in China are unoccupied. China has the highest home vacancy rate in the world. READ MORE


A Fifth of China’s Housing Is Empty. That’s 50 Million Homes

November 9, 2018 Caixin

“There’s no other single country with such a high vacancy rate.” READ MORE


China’s Mega City Clusters: Jing-Jin-Ji, Yangzte River Delta, Pearl River Delta

October 25 2018 So China Briefing

The Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region (Jing-Jin-Ji), the Yangtze River Delta (YRD), and the Pearl River Delta Greater Bay Area (PRD) will be developed by China as three world-class city clusters. Read More


Cost of Living in China

October 9, 2018 Sapore di Cina

Includes a table with prices of the most common goods and services in the majority of Chinese cities. We’ve included transportation, utilities, sports and entertainment, bars and clubs, groceries and salary. READ MORE


Meet the five urban Chinas

June 20, 2018 The Brookings Institution

– One-third of the world’s 300 largest metropolitan economies are now in China.

  • Five different urban Chinas drive the nation’s economic growth.
  • The “five urban Chinas” have differing economic performance, over both the short and long term. READ MORE
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