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Q: What are 2nd and 3rd tier cities?

I assume that Beijing and Shanghai are considered 1st tier cities, but what about Guangzhou and Hong Kong?

 

Also what cities are regarded as 2nd tier and what cities are regarded as 3rd tier?

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Guangzhou is a 1st tier city.  2nd tier cities would include places like Shenzhen, Dongguan, Dalian and Wuhan (among many others).

 

3rd tier are pretty much any city with less than 10 million people if I remember right.

 

Hong Kong is a SAR (Special Administrative Region) and is considered separate from the rest of China.  But it would be considered a 1st tier if it was.

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Four cities are counted as 1st tier cities: Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Shenzhen. And they are considered for size, GDP, and other various things.

 

but hope this article helps:

http://online.wsj.com/ad/article/chinaenergy-cities

 

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Thanks to both of you, interesting information.

 

So Nanning, even though it is a provincial capital with circa 6 million pop is at best a 3rd tier, OK.

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Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! cool I'm in a 3rd-tier city!!!!!

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