2004/07/30

Fun fact: China is big

New York
Los Angeles
Chicago
Houston
Philadelphia
Phoenix
San Diego
Dallas
San Antonio

Those are all 9 US cities with a population of 1 million or more.

上海/Shanghai
北京/Beijing
香港/Hongkong
天津/Tianjin
武汉/Wuhan
广州/Guangzhou
沈阳/Shenyang
重庆/Chongqing
南京/Nanjing

Those are the 9 largest cities in China with a population of 1 million or more — out of 166! And only 40 percent of Chinese live in cities.

1 comment:

Jake said...

Okay, my sense of fairness forces me to add that comparing cities with over a million people in China and the USA is misleading because US cities sprawl out into suburbs in a way that Chinese cities don't (yet). A more accurate but not quite perfect comparison would be between Chinese cities and US metropolitan areas with over a million. As you can see, it's still pretty stunning: 53 for America versus China's 166.