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Top 10 cities for business in Chinese mainland in 2017

by Sally on 2018-01-17 14:19:34

Shanghai, China's commercial center with best urban scale and freight transport, tops the latest list of the best cities for business in Chinese mainland, according to Forbes China.

Guangzhou grabbed the second spot with highest passenger transport index and Beijing ranked third with outstanding performance in talent, urban scale, consumption ability, passenger transport and innovation.

Although Shenzhen ranked No 6 on the list this year, the city, home to internet giant Tencent and China's telecommunications hardware leader Huawei Technologies, is the most innovative city among all the 100 cities on the list.

Since 2004, Forbes has ranked cities by evaluating indexes such as human resources, urban scale, consumption ability, passenger traffic, freight transport, vitality of private economy, operating costs and innovation.

Let’s take a look at the top 10 cities in Chinese mainland in 2017.

No 10 Hangzhou


The Hangzhou Olympic and International Expo Center in December 2016.[Photo/VCG]

No 9 Qingdao


CBD area in Qingdao, East China’s Shandong province, December 25, 2017. [Photo/VCG]

No 8 Suzhou


A night view of Jinji Lake in Suzhou Industrial Park, East China's Jiangsu province. [Photo by Gu Yiming/For China Daily]

No 7 Chongqing


Night view of the crossings of the Egongyan Elevated Highway in Chongqing, Southwest China, May 29, 2016. [Photo/IC]

No 6 Shenzhen


Commercial and residential buildings stand illuminated at night in the Futian district of Shenzhen, South China, Nov 23, 2017.[Photo/VCG]

No 5 Wuhan


Night view of Wuhan, Central China’s Hubei province. [Photo/IC]

No 4 Nanjing


Night view of Confucius Temple in Nanjing, East China's Jiangsu province, Nov 25, 2017.[Photo/VCG]

No 3 Beijing


Night view of the CCTV Tower (center), the headquarters of China Central Television, in Beijing, May 18, 2016. [Photo/IC]

No 2 Guangzhou


The Zhujiang New Town in Guangzhou, South China's Guangdong province, Nov 27, 2017.[Photo/VCG]

No 1 Shanghai


A night view of the Bund with the Oriental Pearl TV Tower and other skyscrapers in Pudong, Shanghai, Jan 22, 2017. [Photo/IC]

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