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Shanghai

Shanghai performs strongly across the board, testimony to its deep and diverse offer and appeal. From liveability and transparency, the city leads the way – with its traditional strengths in financial and professional services being increasingly supplemented by innovative activity.

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Beijing

Beijing is at the cutting edge of China’s transformation. Home to a unique mix of exceptional universities, political power and state-owned enterprises, the city has developed an outstanding innovation ecosystem, spawning some of China’s most successful new firms.

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Shenzhen

Shenzhen is ‘China’s Silicon Valley’, a city with an innovation ecosystem that has nurtured some of China’s most-internationalised firms (e.g. Huawei, Tencent) and continues to develop a new breed of start-ups. This ‘Enterpriser’ city continues to draw ambitious, entrepreneurial workers from across China.

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Guangzhou

Guangzhou is one of China’s ‘Enterpriser’ cities, with an impressive all-round offer. An internationally-connected trade and services hub, Guangzhou’s combination of wealth, scale and liveability set it apart from many of its rivals.

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Nanjing

Nanjing benefits from its high-quality universities, and has established itself as an important research and development hub. It is a key connecting point in China’s high-speed rail network, while its metro network is modern, extensive and continuing to expand.

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Hangzhou

Hangzhou is emerging as a key corporate hub among the China12, playing host to both major established and ‘next generation’ firms. It is the home of Alibaba, China’s e-commerce giant, which has helped catalyse activity by other private firms and new start-ups.

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Suzhou

Suzhou is well-placed at the heart of the dense cluster of major cities in the Yangtze River Delta. Its advanced industrial sector is continuing to climb the value chain, helping it develop as a relatively transparent, wealthy and liveable city.

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Wuhan

Wuhan is a leading hub in the automotive and other industrial sectors, and also has a rapidly growing services and technology sector. Its position at the heart of China’s high-speed rail network provides an important catalyst for future activity, while its education offer is among China’s finest.

Explore the city’s future-proofing characteristics compared to other cities in the China12 with our interactive chart

Tianjin

Tianjin is a true ‘Powerhouse’, having grown rapidly as an advanced manufacturing centre and received significant investment in recent years. Forming part of the Jing-Jin-Ji region alongside Beijing and Hebei Province, Tianjin is set to become increasingly integrated into a North China urban cluster.

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Chengdu

Chengdu has established itself as West China’s leading corporate hub, attracting multinational corporations, domestic companies and offices of ‘next generation’ firms to Sichuan Province. It commands the highest liveability scores of China’s major inland cities.

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Xi'an

China12’s smallest city (in terms of GDP), Xi’an is consolidating its position among China’s leading cities and has established itself as the key hub in Northwest China. Xi’an has benefited from growing national and international connectivity, and is building on its strengths in education and innovation.

Explore the city’s future-proofing characteristics compared to other cities in the China12 with our interactive chart

Chongqing

The fastest-growing city in China12, Chongqing continues to see a rapid expansion in its real estate offer. As one of just four direct-controlled municipalities, it continues to see considerable levels of investment as it rapidly matures.

Explore the city’s future-proofing characteristics compared to other cities in the China12 with our interactive chart

Shanghai

Shanghai performs strongly across the board, testimony to its deep and diverse offer and appeal. From liveability and transparency, the city leads the way – with its traditional strengths in financial and professional services being increasingly supplemented by innovative activity.

Beijing

Beijing is at the cutting edge of China’s transformation. Home to a unique mix of exceptional universities, political power and state-owned enterprises, the city has developed an outstanding innovation ecosystem, spawning some of China’s most successful new firms.

Shenzhen

Shenzhen is ‘China’s Silicon Valley’, a city with an innovation ecosystem that has nurtured some of China’s most-internationalised firms (e.g. Huawei, Tencent) and continues to develop a new breed of start-ups. This ‘Enterpriser’ city continues to draw ambitious, entrepreneurial workers from across China.

Guangzhou

Guangzhou is one of China’s ‘Enterpriser’ cities, with an impressive all-round offer. An internationally-connected trade and services hub, Guangzhou’s combination of wealth, scale and liveability set it apart from many of its rivals.

Nanjing

Nanjing benefits from its high-quality universities, and has established itself as an important research and development hub. It is a key connecting point in China’s high-speed rail network, while its metro network is modern, extensive and continuing to expand.

Hangzhou

Hangzhou is emerging as a key corporate hub among the China12, playing host to both major established and ‘next generation’ firms. It is the home of Alibaba, China’s e-commerce giant, which has helped catalyse activity by other private firms and new start-ups.

Suzhou

Suzhou is well-placed at the heart of the dense cluster of major cities in the Yangtze River Delta. Its advanced industrial sector is continuing to climb the value chain, helping it develop as a relatively transparent, wealthy and liveable city.

Wuhan

Wuhan is a leading hub in the automotive and other industrial sectors, and also has a rapidly growing services and technology sector. Its position at the heart of China’s high-speed rail network provides an important catalyst for future activity, while its education offer is among China’s finest.

Tianjin

Tianjin is a true ‘Powerhouse’, having grown rapidly as an advanced manufacturing centre and received significant investment in recent years. Forming part of the Jing-Jin-Ji region alongside Beijing and Hebei Province, Tianjin is set to become increasingly integrated into a North China urban cluster.

Chengdu

Chengdu has established itself as West China’s leading corporate hub, attracting multinational corporations, domestic companies and offices of ‘next generation’ firms to Sichuan Province. It commands the highest liveability scores of China’s major inland cities.

Xi'an

China12’s smallest city (in terms of GDP), Xi’an is consolidating its position among China’s leading cities and has established itself as the key hub in Northwest China. Xi’an has benefited from growing national and international connectivity, and is building on its strengths in education and innovation.

Chongqing

The fastest-growing city in China12, Chongqing continues to see a rapid expansion in its real estate offer. As one of just four direct-controlled municipalities, it continues to see considerable levels of investment as it rapidly matures.

Overall Rank

Beijing Future-Proofing Performance in the China12

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2nd

Overall future-proofing rank is based on indicators across 9 categories: education, talent, innovation, next generation corporates, environment, liveability, infrastructure, cluster effects, transparency.

Source:JLL, 2018

Chengdu Future-Proofing Performance in the China12

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10th

Overall future-proofing rank is based on indicators across 9 categories: education, talent, innovation, next generation corporates, environment, liveability, infrastructure, cluster effects, transparency.

Source:JLL, 2018

Chongqing Future-Proofing Performance in the China12

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12th

Overall future-proofing rank is based on indicators across 9 categories: education, talent, innovation, next generation corporates, environment, liveability, infrastructure, cluster effects, transparency.

Source:JLL, 2018

Guangzhou Future-Proofing Performance in the China12

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4th

Overall future-proofing rank is based on indicators across 9 categories: education, talent, innovation, next generation corporates, environment, liveability, infrastructure, cluster effects, transparency.

Source:JLL, 2018

Hangzhou Future-Proofing Performance in the China12

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6th

Overall future-proofing rank is based on indicators across 9 categories: education, talent, innovation, next generation corporates, environment, liveability, infrastructure, cluster effects, transparency.

Source:JLL, 2018

Nanjing Future-Proofing Performance in the China12

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5th

Overall future-proofing rank is based on indicators across 9 categories: education, talent, innovation, next generation corporates, environment, liveability, infrastructure, cluster effects, transparency.

Source:JLL, 2018

Shanghai Future-Proofing Performance in the China12

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1st

Overall future-proofing rank is based on indicators across 9 categories: education, talent, innovation, next generation corporates, environment, liveability, infrastructure, cluster effects, transparency.

Source:JLL, 2018

Shenzhen Future-Proofing Performance in the China12

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3rd

Overall future-proofing rank is based on indicators across 9 categories: education, talent, innovation, next generation corporates, environment, liveability, infrastructure, cluster effects, transparency.

Source:JLL, 2018

Suzhou Future-Proofing Performance in the China12

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7th

Overall future-proofing rank is based on indicators across 9 categories: education, talent, innovation, next generation corporates, environment, liveability, infrastructure, cluster effects, transparency.

Source:JLL, 2018

Tianjin Future-Proofing Performance in the China12

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9th

Overall future-proofing rank is based on indicators across 9 categories: education, talent, innovation, next generation corporates, environment, liveability, infrastructure, cluster effects, transparency.

Source:JLL, 2018

Wuhan Future-Proofing Performance in the China12

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8th

Overall future-proofing rank is based on indicators across 9 categories: education, talent, innovation, next generation corporates, environment, liveability, infrastructure, cluster effects, transparency.

Source:JLL, 2018

Xi'an Future-Proofing Performance in the China12

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11th

Overall future-proofing rank is based on indicators across 9 categories: education, talent, innovation, next generation corporates, environment, liveability, infrastructure, cluster effects, transparency.

Source:JLL, 2018

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