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Top 20 Most Attractive Cities to Invest in China

1 September 2006

Suzhou, Shanghai and Qingdao are three of the 20 destinations among 108 Chinese cities that multinational companies considered as the most attractive locations to invest, according to a joint survey by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and China Business Today.

Below is the complete list of the top 20 cities:

1 Suzhou, Jiangsu Province 江苏 苏州市
2 Shanghai 上海 上海市
3 Qingdao, Shangdong Province 山东 青岛市
4 Shenzhen, Guangdong Province 广东 深圳市
5 Dalian, Liaoning Province 辽宁 大连市
6 Shenyang, Liaoning province 辽宁 沈阳市
7 Beijing 北京 北京市
8 Yantai, Shandong Province 山东 烟台市
9 Tianjin 天津 天津市
10 Dongwan, Guangdong Province 广东 东莞市
11 Wuxi, Jiangsu Province 江苏 无锡市
12 Weihai, Shandong Province 山东 威海市
13 Guangzhou, Guangdong Province 广东 广州市
14 Ningbo, Zhejiang Province 浙江 宁波市
15 Zhaoqing, Guangdong Province 广东 肇庆市
16 Sanya, Hainan Province 海南 三亚市
17 Huizhou, Guangdong Province 广东 惠州市
18 Zhuhai, Guangdong Province 广东 珠海市
19 Yangzhou, Jiangsu Province 江苏 扬州市
20 Wuhan, Hubei Province 湖北 武汉市

The survey also reveals that, although the foreign investments currently are still concentrated in the east coast metropolitans, there is a quiet shift towards medium-sized cities, and the cities in the central and western regions.

100 Million Instant Message Users in China

The most popular communication tools among China’s office workers are QQ and MSN, according to the latest survey by some of China’s leading Internet companies. Of which 20 percent use the service of live chat or live video chat, with 15 million people having a skype account.

Currently there are 123 million Internet users in China, which represents about 10 percent of the total population. But number of the instant message account reaches 800 million, indicating that an average user would have 8 IM accounts. The survey also found that the most common way to access the Internet in China is through broadband.

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