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Unformatted text preview: ghly 12 million One of mainland China’s leading commercial and manufacturing regions One of China’s SEZ (special economic zones) Home of the China Import and Export Fair also called the “Canton Fair ” Largest trade fair in China with over 22,000 exhibitors Chongqing— Major city in Southwestern mainland China “Chicago of the Yangtze” The world’s largest municipality by area and population Administrative area’s population around 33 million Migrant destination for China’s poorer western areas More than 1300 people move into the city daily China’s 3rd largest center of motor vehicle production and largest for motorcycles Infamous for environmental issues—air and water pollution Hong Kong—one of 2 special administrative regions Former British colony==handed back to china in 1997 One of the world’s leading international financial centers Major capitalist service economy characterized by low taxation and free trade Macau—the other special administrative region Former Portuguese colony—handed back to China 1999 Notable tourist and gambling destination Estimated gambling revenue for 2010 is $20 billion (3 times Las Vegas) Currently there are over 160 cities in China with population over one million 220 cities of over one million by 2025 70% of the population will live in urban areas by 2035 Shift of population from rural areas to the cities Over the next 2 decades China will build up to 20,000 to 50,000 new skyscrapers City planners must design mass transit systems and infrastructure Overall, China’s urban system is relatively balanced, with large cities evenly spaced across inhabited areas No one major city overshadowing all other Opposite of urban primacy Benefits of Urbanization in China Linked to economic development and growth Provide higher standard of living Better access to education, shopping and healthcare More efficient means of production Drawbacks of Urbanization in China— Environmental degradation (air and water pollution) Urban sprawl & infrastructure issues Security and social service challenges Economic “overheating” and real...
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This note was uploaded on 02/07/2014 for the course GEOG 2253 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at Oklahoma State.

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