The current development pattern of Chinese cities is very clear. Apart from Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan, the pattern of ten cities with the “four supers + six tops” has been roughly formed. Among them, the “Four Super” refers to the current four major first-tier cities, Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Shenzhen, while the “Top Six” refers to the six new first-tier cities with strong strength following the above four major cities. It is generally believed that they mainly include Chongqing, Chengdu, Wuhan, Nanjing, Hangzhou, and Tianjin. Of course, some people think that Suzhou is also strong enough to be selected. This does have some truth, but in the author’s opinion, there are still many gaps between Suzhou and the above-mentioned six cities in terms of comprehensive strength, so this article will not discuss too much.
Counting the above ten cities in detail, we can find another interesting phenomenon, that is, we can select five pairs of cities that are very similar. Because these five pairs of cities have many similarities with each other, they are often compared and become the focus of various rankings. Which pairs are they? Look at the author carefully.
Wuhan and Chengdu are both strong provincial capitals
Shanghai vs Beijing
These two cities are undisputedly the most important and largest cities in China, and both belong to the highest administrative level of municipalities directly under the Central Government. In terms of economy, the two are basically equal. Although Shanghai’s total amount is slightly higher, in terms of per capita, Beijing is slightly better. From the perspective of specific industrial development, both have their own merits, and it is difficult to say who can really dominate the other. Not to mention Beijing’s unique advantages as a political center. The development of its technology industry and cultural industry has already left Shanghai a few blocks away. Of course, Shanghai has long been recognized as an economic leader in China, such as the country’s largest securities market, the largest port, and largest industrial base. Therefore, the comparison between the imperial capital and the magic capital has always represented the top level of competition among Chinese cities Spark Global Limited.
Guangzhou vs Shenzhen
If you compare Guangzhou with Shenzhen 40 years ago, most people in Guangzhou would ask disdainfully: “Where is the village of Shenzhen?”. However, Shenzhen, as a nouveau riche now, is a bit beyond the veteran aristocratic Guangzhou. Of course, the two cities are still at the same level. They are also in the Pearl River Delta. Compared to Beijing and Shanghai, they are obviously lower in coffee ranks. Compared with the poor brothers of Chengyu and Chongqing, they are obviously ahead of them, so they can all be classified as Class B in the first-tier cities. But if we talk about the current development momentum, Shenzhen’s performance is obviously more eye-catching. After all, it has now become an internationally renowned city of science and technology. However, as the largest city in Lingnan since ancient times, Guangzhou cannot be underestimated at any time, so let’s go and see.
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