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Friday, May 15, 2009

Top 10 Crazy Chinese Cities

Top 10: Crazy Chinese Cities

In exploring Chinese city life, there will be stories of municipal makeovers and furious industries. As former leader Mao Zedong’s slogan read: “There is no construction without destruction.” And so China goes, jackhammering its way into the ultra-modern future.

As cities cram themselves full of busy bodies in suits, these 10 crazy Chinese cities are building their way to a brand-new urban lifestyle. Since 1978, urban China has grown from 13 cities to a mind-boggling 661. We've all heard of Shanghai, Beijing and Hong Kong, but what are the other 558? Allow us to introduce you to 10 of them.

Population figures exclude each city’s suburbs. The figures are limited to the urban center, or what is also called the urban agglomeration.

Start with No.10