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Chongqing on the rise

In General on 2010-11-01 by Jukka Zitting Tagged: , ,

“The largest city you’ve never heard about.” That’s how the Foreign Policy magazine labeled Chongqing in a recent story about the city. Today the Finnish television showed an interesting documentary that centered on the same city, and I recall seeing it mentioned also in the Economist recently. A sign of things to come?

I find it interesting that many of the above stories give the impression of Chongqing as a megacity of 30+ million people, when in fact (or at least according to Wikipedia) the urban population is “just” 5+ million people and a majority of the rest are farmers living in the surrounding areas that are administratively part of the city.

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