Beijing is the most competitive Chinese city in living environment, the Beijing Business Today reported Tuesday, citing the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS). Living environment covers housing, shopping, transportation, education, entertainment and ecological conditions.
The academy issued its 2010 Blue Book of Chinese Cities' Competitiveness on Monday. The book was based on a comparison of 294 Chinese cities.
According to the book, the ten most competitive Chinese cities are Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Shanghai, Beijing, Taipei, Guangzhou, Tianjin, Kaohsiung, Dalian and Qingdao.
GDP of the ten cities all exceeded 200 billion yuan, said the book. GDP of Hong Kong, Beijing, and Shanghai surpassed 1 trillion yuan.
The book also predicted that Beijing,Shanghai,Tianjin and Chongqing will be the most potential first-tier cities in China in the next decade.