The China tiered city system is characterized by the
city’s economy scale and population size: there are
three tier 1 cities in China, i.e., Shanghai with
GDP of 1.92 RMB trillion and population
million in 2011; Beijing with GDP of RMB 1.625
trillion and population of 12.8 million in 2011. Most of tier 2 cities are provincial capital,
there are over 20 cities in this category.
Totally, there are 657 cities in China
by end of 2011, where:
* 14 cities with population 4 million and over
* 31 cities with population 2-4 million
* 82 cities with population 1-2 million
* 108 cities with population 0.5-1 million
* 49 cities with population 0.2-0.5 million
* 373 cities with population under 0.2 million
The population movement within China had experienced major shift over the last 10 years from the economic reform. Residence from all over the country had moved into the hottest developed areas, particularly the costal areas to look for work and new businesses. From the map, we can see the top 13 cities, mostly in costal area due to the convenience of the port facilities for trading purposes have a overwhelming population count which resulted in high stress level on transportation as well as housing.
Further development of the western regions of China by the central government will in the next few years bring about new shift in the population as new "gold" are sought after.
Poor education system is another key reason for the movement of population. Coupled with the one child policy, parents from rural and less developed areas of China are busy sending their children over to the major cities in search of their dream and future.
Below are the information we provide for all listed major cites in China:
* City demographic information
* City GDP and GDP per capita
* Government finance revenue and trends
* Total investments in fixed assets