Wuhan sec­ond in Chi­nese Cities of Op­por­tu­nity 2018

Changjiang Weekly - - CONTENTS - By Ma Zhen­hua

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.

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