Klako Group releases newsletter on The Rise of Second Tier Cities in China

The Klako Group has released the May edition of its newsletter: The Rise of Second Tier Cities in China

China can be divided into tiers – there are four first tier cities. Shanghai is the main business centre of the Yangtze River Delta, Shenzhen and Guangzhou are cities of high economic development and well-established infrastructure located in the Pearl River Delta. Beijing is home to the government, China’s finest universities and research institutes and is the leader in R&D. Beijing also offers “Zhong guan cun” – the Chinese Silicon Valley.

Second tier cities cover other key regions including cities such as Shenyang, Dalian, Tianjin and Harbin in the Industrial North East. The metropolises of Chongqing, Chengdu and Wuhan, cover the more developed areas of Western China. And Nanjing, Suzhou, Hangzhou and Ningbo cover the western coastal areas.

The third tier cities are numerous and catching up rapidly. Many are key cities in the far West, the South West and Central China. If there is a distinguishing feature of these cities, it is that they serve areas that are economically undeveloped and less well provided for in infrastructure terms.

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