There are 661 Cities in China (as of July 26th. 2009) – Source China Today.
Countrywide, cities are classified into 6 categories.
Total of 108 cities are classified into Tier 1 – Tier 5 Category (called the 108 Heroes of China)
Rest of the cities fall in the Tier 6 Category.
N E L S C O R P PROVINCIAL MAP OF CHINA Ningxia Shaanxi Heilongjiang Jilin Inner Mongolia Liaoning Xinjiang Gansu Beijing Hebei Shanxi Shandong Tianjin Qinghai Jiangsu Henan Anhui Shanghai Tibet Hubei Sichuan Zhejiang Jiangxi Hunan Fujian Guizhou Yunnan Guangxi Chongqing Guangdong
N E L S C O R P CHINA TIER – 2 CITIES Guiyang Shijiazhuang Kunming Changchun Lhasa Hohhot Lanzhou Taiyuan Xining Zhengzhou Yinchuan Hefei Urumqi Wuxi Suzhou Ningbo Fuzhou Xiamen Nanchang Changsha Shantou Zhuhai Haikou
Total Cities: 25
Includes provincial Capitals, sub-provincial Cities and SEZ’s
N E L S C O R P CHINA TIER – 3 CITIES Foshan Tangshan Zhongshan Qinhuangdao Jiangmen Zibo Zhangjiang Yantai Beihai Weihai Guilin Xuzhou Lianyungang Nantong Zhenjiang Changzhou Jiaxing Jinhua Shaoxing Taizhou Wenzhou Quanzhou
Total Cities: 24
Includes open coastal cities, economic development and high income cities
N E L S C O R P CHINA TIER – 4 CITIES Handan Anshan Fushun Jilin Qiqihar Daqing Baotou Datong Luoyang Weifang Wuhu Yangzhou Huzhou Zhoushan Zhangzhou Zhuzhou
Total Cities: 18
Includes cities of population more than 1 million, key economic cities
N E L S C O R P CHINA TIER – 5 CITIES Mianyang Chengde Lijiang Baoding Yan’an Dandong Xianyang Kaifeng Baoji Anyang Taian Rizhao Bengbu Huangshan Taizhou Putian Nanping Jiujiang Yichang Xiangfan
Total Cities: 23
Includes famous economic cities, major transportation hub cities:
population of over 500 thousand, and key tourist cities Yueyang Zhaoqing Leshan