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10 of the Fastest Growing Cities in China

Friday, September 1, 2017 - 15:40

These are the most rapidly expanding Cities In china with a population over 5 million based on data by the United Nations 2010 -2020 rates. The cities are ranked in terms of population growth percentage.

10. Chongqing 

Located in the southwest of china and upper reaches of Yangtze River, Chongqing is a charming metropolis with over 3000 years history. After Beijing, Tianjin and Shanghai, Chongqing is the fourth municipality under the direct administration of Central Government. Today, Chongqing has changed from an ancient regional trading post into an economic center and transportation hub on the upper reaches of the Yangtze River.

Population: 7.22 million 
Growth: +3.08% 

9. Tianjin


Tianjin is China fourth largest urban area (after Shanghai, Beijing and Guangzhou). Tianjin, a port city that sits on China's northern coast and has a population of more than 10 million people, is at the Grand Canal's northern outlet, on the Huang He River. The river connects to the Yellow and Yangtze Rivers via the Grand Canal; and Binhai, a New Area urban core located east of the old city, on the Coast of Bohai Sea. As of the end of 2010, around 285 Fortune 500 companies have set up base in Binhai, which is a new growth pole in China and is a hub of advanced industry and financial activity.

Population: 10.92 million 
Growth: +3.09%

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8. Shanghai 

Once a small 19th century fishing and weavers village, Shanghai has rapidly become a modern global metropolis rivaling New-York, London, Tokyo and Paris on the world stage. Vibrant, cosmopolitan but yet contradictory, the “Pearl of China” is now the most prosperous financial city in China and the largest city in the world and still growing.

Population: 23.42 million 
Growth: +3.11%
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7. Nanjing 

Nanjing is the capital of the Jiangsu Province, and as the name (Southern Capital) concedes, it served as the capital of several Chinese dynasties. Nanjing was the national capital at various times, however generally for periods of no more than a few decades. Upon the establishment of the People's Republic of China, the national capital was moved permanently to Beijing. Nanjing is an inland port city and transportation hub. The city’s economy is mainly based on electronics, cars, petrochemicals, iron and steel, and power, referred to as the "five pillar industries".

Population: 6.15 million 
Growth: +3.24%

6. Chengdu 

Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan Province, located in the west plain in the Sichuan Basin, is a famous historical and cultural city with a history over 3,000 years. Chengdu is an integral part of the Sichuan economy responsible for an estimated 30% of Sichuan's GDP. its traditional commercial and tourism industries. It also has a prosperous manufacturing sector where over 100 of the world’s top 500 largest corporations have a presence, including Intel, Sony, Toyota, Motorola, IBM, Siemens, Canon and Microsoft, all of which operate assembly lines and/or research and development centers in Chengdu. Chengdu has witnessed rapid economic development in recent years.

Population: 10.38
Growth: +3.47%

5. Quanzhou


Quanzhou was China's major port for foreign traders, who knew it as Zaiton, during the 11th through 14th centuries. It was visited by both Marco Polo and Ibn Battuta; both travelers praised it as one of the most prosperous and glorious cities in the world. Quanzhou's textile and apparel production accounted for 10% of China's overall apparel production, the production of sport and tourism shoes accounts for 80% of Chinese, and 20% of world production, stone exports account for 50% of Chinese stone exports, resin handicraft exports account for 70% of the country's total, ceramic exports account for 67% of the country's total, and candy production accounts for 20%..

Population: 6.71
Growth: +3.68%

4. Hangzhou

Hangzhou is the capital and largest city of Zhejiang Province in Eastern China. It sits at the head of Hangzhou Bay on China's coast between Shanghai and Ningbo. Hangzhou grew to prominence as the southern terminus of the Grand Canal and has been one of the most renowned and prosperous cities in China for much of the last millennium, due in part to its beautiful natural scenery. Hangzhou is classified as a sub-provincial city and forms the core of the Hangzhou Metropolitan Area; the city has developed many new industries, including medicine, information technology, heavy equipment, automotive components, household electrical appliances, electronics, telecommunication, fine chemicals, chemical fiber and food processing.

Population: 7.28
Growth: +4.10%

3. Beijing 

Today Beijing ranks second only to Shanghai in industrialization, with highly developed machinery, textile, and petrochemical sectors. Agriculture also plays a significant role in Beijing's economy, with a large farming belt on the city's periphery serving to reduce its dependence on food supplies shipped in from the Yangtze Valley. Beijing has a rapidly growing service sector, consisting mostly of government agencies. The People's Bank of China, the major institution in China's centralized banking system, has its head office in central Beijing,

Population: 21.1
Growth: +4.1%

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2. Guangzhou

Guangzhou, traditionally Romanized as Canton, is the capital and most populous city of the province of Guangdong in southern China. Guangzhou is the main manufacturing hub of the Pearl River Delta, one of mainland China's leading commercial and manufacturing regions. 

Population: 20.6
Growth: +4.66%

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1. Suzhou

Foreign investment and international trade are playing an important role in Suzhou’s economy. Suzhou is about 100 km (62 mi) northwest of Shanghai. It is a major economic center and focal point of trade and commerce, and the largest city in the province. The city with over 2,500 years of history, Suzhou has an abundant display of relics and sites of historical interest. Indeed, its canals, stone bridges and pagodas have contributed to its status as one of the top tourist attractions in China. The 'Venice of the Orient' is also famous for its meticulously designed Classical Gardens.

Population: 5.25
Growth: +5.57 %


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