GZ among top 10 Chinese cities with great development potential

BY :China Daily

UPDATED :November 25, 2022


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Economist Ren Zeping and his team published a report ranking top 10 cities with great development potential in the Chinese mainland.

Urban agglomeration led by the central city is more productive, as well as has advantage in saving land and energy, which is the main platform to support Chinese economy, said the report.

Among the top 100 cities with development potential, 89 are located in 19 big urban agglomerations.

Currently, China has 10 metropolitan areas with over 30 million people, including Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Shenzhen; 11 metropolitan areas with 20-30 million people, including Hefei, Chengdu and Hangzhou; and 13 metropolitan areas with 10-20 million people, including Xi'an and Ningbo.

The 34 metropolitan areas are attracting China's 63 percent permanent residents to create 78 percent of the country's GDP in 18.6 percent of the country's land. Moreover, most metropolitan areas are in continuous influx of population.

According to the report, the metropolitan areas of Shanghai, Shenzhen, Beijing and Guangzhou have the highest development potential in 2022, and the Yangtze River Delta region, Pearl River Delta region and Beijing metropolitan area have the largest economic scale and leading industrial innovation.

Now, let's take a look at the top 10 cities with great development potential in the Chinese mainland.

No.10 Chongqing
People visit the Beicang Cultural and Creative Block in Southwest China's Chongqing municipality, June 3, 2022. (Photo/Xinhua)

No.9 Wuhan
Diners enjoy a meal at a night market on July 2 in Wuhan, Hubei province. (Photo by Xiao Yijiu/Xinhua)

No.8 Nanjing
People tour the Fuzi (Confucius) Temple scenic area in Nanjing, East China's Jiangsu province, August 27, 2021. (Photo/Xinhua)

No.7 Suzhou
An employee works on the production line of a foreign-funded machinery manufacturer in Suzhou, Jiangsu province. (Photo by Zhai Huiyong for China Daily)

No.6 Chengdu
A staff member wearing a Sichuan opera costume greets passengers in front of a bullet train painted with local cultural elements at Chengdu East Railway Station on November 25, 2021. (Photo/China News Service)

No.5 Hangzhou
Shoppers at the 2022 Zhejiang Golden Autumn Shopping Festival on Hubin Pedestrian Street, Hangzhou, Zhejiang province. (Photo provided to China Daily)

No.4 Guangzhou
People enjoy beautiful autumn scenery of the Haizhu Lake Park in Guangzhou in September, 2022. (Photo by Chen Youzi/Guangzhou Daily)

No.3 Shenzhen
Skyscrapers border a lush green landscape in Shenzhen's central business district. (Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn)

No.2 Shanghai
Lujiazui, the financial center in Shanghai, forms a perfect backdrop to the Bund area. (Photo by Wang Gang for China Daily)

No.1 Beijing
The Palace Museum in Beijing on September 1, 2020. (Photo/Xinhua)

Source: China Daily
Editors: Lyu Yun, Pauline