15 New First-Tier Cities

According to a report released by the China Business Network Co. Ltd., 15 cities have joined the group of China’s “new first-tier” cities due to their commercial offerings. The ranking assesses the commercial attraction of cities based on five indicators: concentration of commercial resources, city pivotability, citizen vitality, variety of lifestyle and flexibility in the future. The list includes the four first-tier cities (Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen), 15 “new first-tier” cities, 30 second-tier cities, 70 third-tier cities, 90 fourth-tier cities and more than 100 fifth-tier cities.