The Economist Intelligent Unit’s Access China services has some pretty cool visualizations of where real future growth of China’s economy lies. Hint: It’s not here in Shanghai.
The rise of the inland city heralds “the transition to a consumption-driven economy, with growth moving away from the export-led eastern seaboard.” Leading the pack are CHAMPS or Chongqing, Hefei, Anshan, Maanshan, Pingdingshan and Shenyang.
Here’s a full list of the next wave of Chinese cities
The report includes a few incredible statements too, like that Zhengzhou in 2020 will have a bigger economy than Sweden, Hong Kong or Israel.
Here’s who will break the 30,000 RMB disposable income mark and when.
If you’re interested to see more about this, here’s full report. You’ll have to take a moment to sign up for an account with the Economist Intelligence Unit, but the log in is free.