Beijing City Economic Snapshot

A deeper look at Beijing, the capital and an economic powerhouse at the center of China.

Beijing City Economic Snapshot

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Lost In China: Three Gorges Dam – National Geographic

Lost In China: Three Gorges Dam The Hutchens brothers journey on the Yangtze river. They grew up nearby and want one last look before this land is consumed by the rising waters.


Lost In China: Ice City – National Geographic

Lost In China: Ice City Returning to Harbin where they spent time as children, Peter and Jeff are amazed by the transformation from a railroad town to a bustling city.


Lost in China: Beijing Boom – National Geographic

Lost In China: Beijing Boom: Peter and Jeff visit China’s capital, Beijing, where they join a punk band and play ping-pong with members of the Communist Youth League.

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24 Hours in Beijing – A timelapse video

Un video sobre la capital de China, un pieza de arte en forma de timelapse!

24 Hours in Beijing – A timelapse video from James Bayliss-Smith on Vimeo.

The Evolution of the 2nd & 3rd Tier Cities in China

What is the Chinese market? Many companies looking to enter China see the country as a whole – as one distinct market. However, this is a common mistake that foreign investors make when entering China for the first time.  China is a patchwork of regional markets at various stages of economic development. These markets are bound together as one nation and yet separated by differences in government, communication challenges, regional rivalries and poor infrastructure. This is the reality of the “Chinese market” and any company entering must be aware and prepared to deal with this reality if they want to be successful.


According to a study, there are 35 regional cities in China which account for approximately 16 percent of China’s population and 36 percent of China’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The majority of regional cities are located on the east coast, particularly in the economically advanced regions of the Bohai Rim, the Yangtze River Delta and the Pearl River Delta, and a number of inter-connected ‘city clusters’. The remaining cities are more widely distributed through the country. Each one of these 35 featured cities offers foreign companies particular opportunities, as well as challenges, in a wide range of sectors. These regional cities are considered as the 2nd and 3rd tier cities of China. In general they have a population of more than 5 million people, have a provincial GDP of at least RMB 250 million and the key characteristics are rapid economic growth, lower input costs, large and developing consumer and industrial markets, strong local government support and policy momentum for regional economic development.

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