Hong Kong has retained its position as the most competitive Chinese city in 2009, according to a report by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) published on April 14, 2009.
The report, entitled the "2009 Chinese City Competitiveness Blue Book: A Report on Chinese Cities' Competitiveness," compared the all-round competitiveness of 294 prefecture-level and above cities around the country.
The ten cities with the strongest competitiveness in descending order are: Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Shanghai, Beijing, Taipei, Guangzhou, Qingdao, Tianjin, Suzhou and Kaohsiung.
The top 10 cities are situated in four regions, with three in the Pearl River Delta, two in Yangtze River Delta, three in the region around the Bohai Sea, and two in Taiwan.
The report was completed by a group of experts led by Dr. Ni Pengfei, from the Institute of Finance and Trade Economics of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.
The group was made up of competitiveness experts from four places on either sides of the Strait, as well as hundreds of experts from renowned domestic universities, authoritative statistical authorities and local scientific research institutes. Reporters learned that the blue book will be published in Hong Kong on April 15.
By People's Daily Online