Decades of skyrocketing economic growth in China have resulted in some Chinese cities having economies as big as many countries like South Africa, Italy, Israel, Columbia, Australia etc..
Power of China, These Chinese towns are not isolated, and are connected creating mega-regions like the Northeast US, in which New York City, Philadelphia, Boston, Baltimore, and Washington, DC are close to each other, creating a mega economic zone, Visual Capitalist explains.
Yangtze River Delta
With a combined GDP of $2.17 trillion, the region unites cities like Shanghai, Suzhou, Hangzhou, Wuxi, Ningbo, and Changzhou, and is economically as big as Italy.
Pearl River Delta
With a combined GDP of $1.89 trillion, the region unites cities like Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Foshan, Dongguan, and Macao, and is as wealthy as South Korea.
— CGTN (@CGTNOfficial) 3 November 2017
With a combined GDP of $1.14 trillion, the region unites the two largest cities in northern China, Beijing, and Tianjin. This megaregion’s economy can be compared to Australia.