15 Chinese cities join the ranks of Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen as ‘first-tier cities’

Numerous news and information outlets with an eye on China reported that in May, China’s financial news group Yicai released its 2017 ranking of Chinese cities (Chinese here; English here).

Rankings are based on each cities’ commercial appeal and stem from a comprehensive study carried out by The Rising Lab, a subsidiary of Yicai.

Joining first-tier powerhouses Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Shenzhen are, in order: Chengdu, Hangzhou, Wuhan, Chongqing, Nanjing, Tianjin, Suzhou, Xi’an, Changsha, Shenyang, Qingdao, Zhengzhou, Dalian, Dongguan and Ningbo.

You can read more commentary about the rankings at supchina.com (‘What’s up, China’) and business news outlet CNBC.com.

Post by David Pandt, Horizons China communications manager and editor of The Square. If you would like more information about China’s tiered city rankings or a given city’s commercial appeal, or other corporate advisory related items, email us at talktous@horizons-advisory.com, and we’ll have a Horizons professional contact you.  

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