Where should a brand be in China?

Here is a look at the top economically performing cities in the country. Of the top 35 cities, 20 comprise one percent or more of China’s massive GDP. Below is a list of China’s one-percenters:

Shanghai (3.80 percent)
Beijing (3.43 percent)
Guangzhou (2.71 percent)
Shenzhen (2.55 percent)
Tianjin (2.53 percent)
Suzhou (2.29 percent)
Chongqing (2.22 percent)
Chengdu (1.60 percent)
Wuhan (1.59 percent)
Hangzhou (1.47 percent)
Wuxi (1.42 percent)
Nanjing (1.41 percent)
Qingdao (1.41 percent)
Dalian (1.34 percent)
Shenyang (1.27 percent)
Changsha (1.26 percent)
Ningbo (1.25 percent)
Foshan (1.23 percent)
Zhengzhou (1.09 percent)
Tangshan (1.08 percent) 

China Map

The map merits two caveats. First, the definition of a “city” in the PRC includes all counties, county-level cities, and city districts it governs. (Chongqing, for example, is a megacity in southwest China with a population of just under 30 million that covers 31,814 square miles, netting in smaller towns that lie far away from the bustling, recognizably urban center.) Second, multiple regions will sometimes take credit for the same dollar of GDP, such that the sum of reported numbers exceeds the top-line national statistic. 

See the original post from Tea Leaf Nation here.