5: Among all Chinese cities, Beijing has the largest population.
The statement is false. Beijing is the capital of China, but it has a slightly smaller population than Shanghai. According to the National Bureau of Statistics, Beijing’s population stood at 21.73 million at the end of 2016, compared to Shanghai’s 24.2 million.
Seven of the participants’ answers were correct. “I guess Shanghai rather than Beijing has the largest population,” many of them said.
In fact, neither of the two metropolises are China’s most populated. Chongqing Municipality in Southwest China ranks first with a population of more than 30 million.