Wuhan second in Chinese Cities of Opportunity 2018
PwC ( Price Waterhouse Coopers) China and the China Development Research Foundation (CDRF) have jointly produced the Chinese Cities of Opportunity2018 study report. Hangzhou, Wuhan, Nanjing, Chengdu, and Xiamen are among the top five of the 26 cities examined as a group in the report, while Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Shenzhen are compared in a separate group.
The indicators and variables adopted to observe cities in China are consistent with the research methodology developed by PwC for studies on key global cities, which constitute a major part of PwC's global understanding of urban development and city potential.
Chinese Cities of Opportunity2018 provides indepth observations on 30 cities using ten indicators and 57 variables. The indicators are intellectual capital and innovation, technology readiness, regional importance, healthcare and safety, transportation and urban planning, sustainability and the natural environment, culture and lifestyle, cost, economic clout, and ease of doing business.
Through continuous observation of Chinese cities, the report provides a benchmark for the development of large cities and megacities in China, as well as an invaluable source of reference for the development of Chinese cities at everyy ear's China Development Forum.
The observation results of the 26 cities see Wuhan ranked second, a position it has kept from the 2017 report. Wuhan is within the top six in nine out of the ten indicators, and ranked first in technology readiness. Of the 57 variables, Wuhan leads in the scale of vocational education, size of technology market, and medical facilities.