Three clusters of megacities lead Chinese economy forward::Panorama network - Financial News :: Three clusters of megacities lead Chinese economy forward Three megacity clusters in the Yangtze River Delta, Pearl River Delta and Bohai Sea rim area are currently leading China toward the "megacity era", according to the "Report on Chinese Cities' Comprehensive Competitiveness" issued recently. The International Institute for Urban Development released the report during the recent 2008 China City Forum Summit in Beijing. China's urbanization rate grew by 27 percentage points over the past 30 years, from 17.9% in 1978 to 30% in 1998 and then to 44.9% in 2007. In the 21st century, the major driving force of economic development comes from city clusters, especially clusters of megacities. In 2007, the three major economic circles in the Yangtze River Delta, Pearl River Delta and Bohai Sea rim area of Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei accounted for 25.5% of the nation's total population.
You Can't Run From the Cop Car of the Future China facts: MEGA-CITIES & URBANIZATION | 2010-2011 statistics & info China Mike’s 100% verified, no B.S. China facts (interesting & fun statistics): China’s urban population: 43% of total population (2008 estimate: CIA World Fact Book)Rate of urbanization: 2.7% annual rate of change (2005-10 estimate: CIA World Fact Book) Top 10 most populous Chinese cities: (metro area populations, 2010-2011) Shanghai (上 海): 18,000,000 Beijing (北 京): 13,200,000 Guangzhou (广 州): 12,000,000 Shenzhen (深 圳): 8,615,000 Tianjin (天 津): 8,200,000 Chongqing (重 庆): 7,500,000 Hong Kong (香 港): 7,055,071 Dongguan (东 莞): 6,950,000 Nanjing (南 京): 6,800,000 Wuhan (武 汉): 6,600,000 [Source: Wikipedia “List of cities in the People's Republic of China by population”] Click here for my Chinese major cities and population density maps.Shanghai was ranked #1 as the best city in mainland China for doing business. Two-thirds of China’s population—an estimated 64%—will live in cities by 2025. [ McKinsey & Co. report "Preparing for China's urban billion" March 2009 ]
A Physicist Turns the City Into an Equation Photo Illustration by Hubert Blanz For West, the world is always most compelling at its most abstract. As a theoretical physicist in search of fundamental laws, he likes to compare his work to that of Kepler, and Newton. “I’ve always wanted to find the rules that govern everything,” he says. “It’s amazing that such rules exist. But the 70-year-old West, who grew up in Somerset, England, is no longer trying to solve the physical universe; he’s not interested in deep space or string theory. Eventually he settled on cities: the urban jungle looked chaotic — all those taxi horns and traffic jams — but perhaps it might be found to obey a short list of universal rules. And so West set out to solve the City. This relentless urban growth has led to a renewed interest in cities in academia and in government. But West wasn’t satisfied with any of these approaches. For West, this first meant trying to gather as much urban data as possible.
China city information,Chinese cities, China province information, China's administrative divisions, China population This southwestern city has dwarfed the country's political and economic centers as the only provincial-level municipality listed among China's happiest 10 cities in 2010, China Daily reported Tuesday. The secret recipe for its residents' happiness, the judges and survey respondents said, is its massive crackdown on organized crime coupled with locals' love of singing revolutionary-era songs. The annual happiest cities list complied by Xinhua News Agency affiliate Oriental Outlook developed criteria based on people's feeling of happiness rather than economic achievements. The 12 criteria include interpersonal intimacy, job opportunities, educational quality, security, traffic, medical professionalism, housing prices, natural environments, economic development, culture and entertainment, and civility. Chongqing's war on crime and its love of "red" songs are unique among listed cities. Porter Han Kailiang, 63, said the city is indeed safer. "The city is cleaner, neater and more comfortable.
It Is Almost Impossible To Create Fake Meat China: Provinces, Counties, Cities & Urban Areas - Statistics & Maps on City Population Major Cities The Chinese provinces and all major cities with an urban population of 750,000 or more (on district level). Major Cities in the Chinese Provinces For a selected Chinese province, the major cities with an urban population of 75,000 or more (on district or county level). Administrative Division The population of all provinces, autonomous regions and prefectures (census 2000 & 2010). Townships in the Municipal Provinces For the following municipal provinces, all urban subdistricts (jiedao), towns (zhen) und rural townships (xiang) exceeding 2,500 inhabitants (census 2000 & 2010): Hong Kong The districts of Hong Kong as well as all cities and towns of more than 10,000 inhabitants. Macau Cities and parishes in Macau.
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List of cities in China According to the administrative divisions of China including Hong Kong and Macau, there are three level of cities, namely provincial-level cities (municipalities and SARs), prefectural-level cities, and county-level cities. As of April 2014 the PRC has a total of 657 cities: 4 municipalities, 2 SARs, 286 prefectural-level cities (including the 15 sub-provincial cities) and 365 county-level cities (including the 11 sub-prefectural cities and 7 XXPC cities) not including any cities in the claimed province of Taiwan. Sub-provincial cities are prefecture-level, and Sub-prefectural cities are county-level, but given higher degree of power than cities of the same level. Based on 2010 census data, the largest cities are the four centrally administered municipalities, which include dense urban areas, suburbs, and large rural areas: Chongqing (28.84 million), Shanghai (23.01 million), Beijing (19.61 million), and Tianjin (12.93 million). List of cities Renamed cities
3 Ideas That Are Pushing the Edge of Science | Gadgets 1 Sperm-powered Nanobots The next wave in health care may include a brigade of medical nanobots, devices tiny enough to ride the flow of blood through the body's arteries to a problem area. The bots might arrive at a clot, for example, and then using an internal power system, obliterate the clot with a precisely targeted drug or therapy. Designing a power source to accomplish such a task has been a challenge, but from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University comes a possible answer. Led by reproductive biologist Alex Travis, the engineering effort focuses on a chain of enzymes that metabolize glucose molecules into the biological fuel ATP (a process known as glycolysis), which enables sperm locomotion. Using mouse sperm, Travis has thus far modified the first two enzymes on the chain so that they bind to nickel ions attached to the surface of a tiny gold chip, which serves as a stand-in for a future nanobot.
List of cities in the People's Republic of China by population Map of 10 Biggest Chinese Cities (Hong Kong is included as a Chinese city). Locations (dots) are approximate. The numbers represents overall size ranking, ex. "1" is the largest city. This list ranks cities in China, including Hong Kong and Macau, by population. According to the administrative divisions of China, there are three levels of cities, namely municipalities (直辖市), prefecture-level cities (地级市), and county-level cities (县级市). There are over 160 cities in China with a population over one million. Municipalities and prefecture-level cities are not each a "city" in the strictest sense of the term, but instead an administrative unit comprising, typically, both an urban core (a city in the strict sense) and surrounding rural or less-urbanized areas usually many times the size of the central, built-up core. The cities are listed by built-up area adjusted to Local Government Authorities encompassed by built up area (ie Districts, Cities or Counties). Gallery References
Lonely Planet’s top 10 cities for 2011 Who doesn't love a city? Lonely Planet has scoured the globe for next year's hottest cities. Our top picks show that a city doesn't need to be a heaving metropolis to get on the list. Then again, sometimes it helps. 1. Since 9/11, the site of the World Trade Center's twin towers has stood out as a closed-off, out-of-view, painful gaping void. 2. From its extraordinary position perched on the northwestern-most tip of Africa, Tangier looks in two directions: one face towards Spain and Europe, and the other into Africa. 3. Tel Aviv is the total flipside of Jerusalem, a modern Sin City on the sea rather than an ancient Holy City on a hill. 4. Wellington is Cool-with-a-capital-C, crammed with more bars, cafes and restaurants per capita than New York, and a slew of gourmet producers including some 10 independent coffee roasteries. 5. Valencia sits coquettishly and again confidently along Spain's Mediterranean coast. 6. 7. 8. 9. Is it Australia's most underrated city? 10.
Major Cities China had 663 cities by the end of 2000, of which 13 had populations of more than two million each in the urban area; 27, between one and two million; 53, between 500,000 and one million; 218, between 200,000 and 500,000; and 352, less than 200,000. Some of these are industrial cities that burgeoned along with the construction of key state projects, some are port cities with favorable conditions for the opening-up, and some are famous historical and cultural cities. (Unit: 10,000 persons) Shanghai 986.2 Beijing 760.7 Chongqing 660.9 Tianjin 532.5 Wuhan 441.1 Harbin 435.0 Shengyang 433.3 Guangzhou 436.1 Chengdu 345.9 Nanjing 309.5 Changchun 287.8 Xi’an 285.8 Dalian 275.4 In the course of city planning, China implements the principle of “strictly controlling the size of large cities, developing medium-sized cities rationally and developing small cities actively.” Beijing emerged as a city as far back as the Western Zhou Dynasty (11th century-770 B.C.), when it was known as Ji.
The Easiest, Most Horrifying Way to Create Artificial Wombs abortion. ultimately, i feel like this is how the issue of abortion will be resolved. first, a couple of ground rule, undeniable facts: 1. we do not know when human life worthy of protection - i.e. 2. it is IMPOSSIBLE to know with certainty when "personhood" begins. it will forever be the fodder for philosophical musings and never one of absolute certainty. ultimately, as it manifests in government and societies, it is a matter of pragmatism and the freedom of one party who is undeniably a person with rights - women. as with all rational people, i am pro choice. i do not believe that the 8 cells of a blastocyst are a "person" with a life worth protecting. but at the same time, what of a fetus that 8.5 months old still within the womb of its mother and yet to be born but could easily survive even without an incubator. just as i would instantly dismiss the blastocyst as human in any significant way, i would say an 8.5 month fetus is a human child. not even a iota of doubt. so: where's the line? or