City Focus

Hangzhou: heaven on earth

The capital of Zhejiang province, Hangzhou has historically been credited as being one of the most beautiful cities in China along with neighbouring Suzhou (上有天堂,下有苏杭– heaven is above, Suzhou and Hangzhou are below). Yao Lu from Dezan Shira & Associates takes a look at this…

Urumqi: Powering Western China’s Growth

Despite being the most remote city from any sea in the world, Urumqi thrived as a trading hub along the Silk Road during the Tang and Ming dynasties.

Wuhan: The key to Central China

In addition to being Central China’s transportation hub, Wuhan in Hubei Province is recognised as the third largest technological and educational centre in China behind Beijing and Shanghai.

Train station on the roadside, Hefei, Anhui Province, China

Hefei: Emerging destination for foreign investment

Hefei plays an important role in linking central China’s coastal regions due to its convenient location located between the Yangtze and the Huaihe Rivers

Lanzhou: Transportation and Logistics Hub for Northwest China

Lanzhou, once known as the ‘Golden City’, has been an important regional commercial centre and transportation hub since as early as the Han Dynasty (206BC – 202AD).

Dongguan-logistics

Dongguan: The World’s Factory in Transition

Thirty years ago Dongguan was just a collection of villages and towns spread out over 2,500 square kilometres on the Pearl River Delta

Chongqing: Spearheading Development in Western China

Most Europeans know little, or perhaps nothing, about this megalopolis in Southwest China. Until 1997 it was part of Sichuan province, thereafter it was separated from the province and began to emerge as the main hub for development amongst China’s western regions. It is the…

Shenzhen City

Shenzhen: Emergence of a Megalopolis

Following decades of progress Shenzhen is revealing itself as a major player in the ongoing development of China’s economy. Often referred to as the ‘Silicon Valley’ of Southern China

Guangzhou: Still a Centre for Trade and Innovation

Guangzhou plays a unique role as the capital of Guangdong province, which has the largest regional GDP of China’s provinces and is the country’s biggest exporter