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Top 10 most business-friendly cities in China

Nov 01, 2020

By ChinaDaily

Beijing won the top spot in terms of urban business environment in 2019, followed by Shanghai, Shenzhen and Guangzhou, according to a report released by China Central Television on June 18.

The report evaluated a city's business environment with five criteria, including infrastructure construction, human resources, financial services, local governance environment and inclusive innovation. The ranking is also based on several key factors affecting companies' business development, such as business system, market size, research capability, talent resources and funds.

The traditional first-tier cities grabbed the top four spots, while new first-tier cities Chongqing, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Chengdu and Tianjin came in fifth to ninth, in that order. Ningbo, the southeastern city in Zhejiang province, took the 10th spot.

Let's see the top 10 most business-friendly cities in China.

10. Ningbo

Fishing vessels sail off Shipu Fishery Port for a new fishing season in Ningbo, East China's Zhejiang province, on Sept 16, 2019. [Photo/Xinhua]

9. Tianjin

Airbus aircraft components are unloaded at Tianjin Port on April 11, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua]

8. Chengdu

The Chengdu Tianfu New Area of China (Sichuan) Pilot Free Trade Zone, Southwest China's Sichuan province, on April 12, 2017. [Photo/Xinhua]

7. Hangzhou

Staff members work at the City Brain Operation Command Center in Hangzhou, East China's Zhejiang province, on April 13, 2020. Hangzhou's City Brain is a smart city platform aiming to improve urban management with the use of big data, cloud computing and artificial intelligence, among other cutting-edge technologies. [Photo/Xinhua]

6. Nanjing

A worker works at the final assembly workshop of the Nanjing IVECO motor Co Ltd in Nanjing, East China's Jiangsu province, on March 11, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua]

5. Chongqing

A photo taken on May 6, 2020 shows a view of Southwest China's Chongqing municipality. [Photo/Xinhua]

4. Guangzhou

Customers watch a clay pot rice robot work at a smart restaurant in Guangzhou, capital of South China's Guangdong province, on Jan 15, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua]

3. Shenzhen

An aerial photo taken on June 15, 2020 shows the view of Maozhou River in Shenzhen, South China's Guangdong province. [Photo/Xinhua]

2. Shanghai

A photo taken on Jan 7, 2020 shows China-produced sedans at Tesla's gigafactory in Shanghai. [Photo/Xinhua]

1. Beijing

An aerial photo taken on June 25, 2019 shows the west control tower and terminal building of the newly-built Daxing International Airport in Beijing. [Photo/Xinhua]

Source: ChinaDaily

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