China Spotlight: Up and Coming Tier II Cities

China Spotlight: Up and Coming Tier II Cities


September 2014

This report on up and coming Tier II cities in China is the first in a series of reports. There is no disputing China’s Tier I cities. Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen, as well as Hong Kong, clearly top the list of the country’s core cities. But in a country that is home to 1.3 billion people and a sweeping urbanization movement, there are dozens of up-and-coming Tier II and even Tier III cities clamoring for attention among Chinese national and multinational firms. These cities are attracting attention for their growing economic engines in terms of business expansion, foreign direct investment and GDP growth. In fact, China accounted for half of the 50 cities worldwide forecast to see the biggest increase in GDP growth between 2013 and 2030.

Keywords: China Research Report, City, Government, Policy, Market, Economy, Infrastructure

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