GaWC list of world cities released in 2020: Chengdu’s ranking of global cities has risen to 59th

is the latest 2020 world city list released by GaWC. Chengdu ranks 9th in the world’s second tier cities (beta +) list, up 7 places from 2018, becoming the only Chinese city to be included in the beta + list. In the overall ranking of world cities, Chengdu has leapt to the 59th in the world.

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are regarded as the most authoritative world city rankings –

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Chengdu ranks the ninth in the world’s second tier strong cities. The world city system ranking of

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GaWC divides cities from its unique perspective to show the position and integration of cities in the global economy. Because of its objective ranking and no interference from other factors, it is known as the most authoritative world city ranking. According to the list of

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, GaWC divides the world cities into four grades: alpha (first tier city), beta (second tier city), gamma (third tier city) and efficiency (fourth tier city, also known as self-sufficiency city). Each grade is divided into super strong (+ +), strong (+), medium (/) and weak (-). GaWC, founded in 1999, ranks cities around the world every two years or from time to time.

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on August 21, GaWC released its latest list of world cities, the list of world cities in 2020. In this list, seven cities in the world were selected in the alpha + (world’s first tier strong cities), of which 3 cities in China were selected, namely Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing; in the alpha – (world’s first tier weak cities), Guangzhou, Taipei and Shenzhen of China were selected.

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, while in the beta + (the world’s second tier cities), Chengdu ranked 9th, up 7 places from the 16th in 2018. Chengdu is also the only Chinese city to be included in the beta + list. It is worth mentioning that the performance of Chengdu was once called “violent promotion” in the ranking of 2016, and became the fastest rising city among all cities due to its promotion of 4 grades to beta -.

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are worth mentioning that in the overall ranking of world cities, Chengdu ranks 59th in the world, 12 places higher than that in 2018.

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Chengdu is gradually narrowing the gap with the world’s first tier cities –

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in 2019, Chengdu’s total economic output will exceed 1.7 trillion yuan.

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analysis of GaWC’s 2020 world city ranking changes, it is not difficult to find that Chengdu’s ranking in the world’s cities continues to rise, maintain the leading position in the new first tier cities, and the gap with the world’s first tier cities is gradually narrowing.

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. The GaWC ranks the world cities with the distribution of “advanced production and service organizations” in the world’s major cities, including banking, insurance, law, consulting management, advertising and accounting. It refers to the city’s leading role in the global activities and the driving power of GDP.

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means that the more advanced production services organizations are distributed in a city, the higher the score and the higher the level of the city, the more likely it will be recognized by GaWC as the most influential world city. Ben delade, deputy director of GaWC, once said that the world’s urban layout has tilted to the Asia Pacific region, especially with the participation of more and more Chinese cities, world cities may enter the “China century”. GaWC’s world city list takes advanced producer service enterprises as the object, measures and ranks the connectivity of cities, which also reflects the central position of cities facing the world.

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Ben delade once said in an interview with the media that Chengdu, as a newcomer and Leaper of the existing world urban system, should pay more attention to the connection between the center and the non center, enhance the function of the central city in innovation, livability and other fields, and build a polar core city with a future vision.

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in 2019, the total economic volume of Chengdu will exceed 1.7 trillion yuan. At the end of the year, there were more than 4000 high-tech enterprises, 1036 more than the previous year, and the operating revenue of high-tech industries exceeded 940 billion yuan, an increase of 10.8% year-on-year. Speed up the construction of the western financial center, keep the capital market active, add 15 listed companies, and develop the insurance industry healthily. Opening up and cooperation have been gradually strengthened, and international economic and trade exchanges and cooperation have been continuously promoted. There are 301 world top 500 enterprises and 103 international sister cities and cities with friendly cooperative relations These data are the best annotations for Chengdu’s rapid promotion of the world’s city ranking and its inclusion in the list of world’s second tier strong cities. The global accessibility of

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is an important reference. The

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international hub airports will inject new vitality into the development. The

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world city rankings represent the city’s position in the global political, economic and other social activities as well as the leading radiation and driving capacity. The higher the ranking and the faster the ranking is promoted, it shows that the city has outstanding performance in various aspects, such as the level of urban development, comprehensive economic strength, radiation driving ability, talent attraction, information exchange ability, international competitiveness, scientific and technological innovation ability, and transportation accessibility ability, with strong driving ability and development vitality.

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from the main reference basis of GaWC’s world city ranking, in addition to the international, international influence, strong cultural atmosphere and other indicators, global accessibility – having an important international airport as the center of international routes; having advanced transportation system and providing diversified transportation modes is another important reference. In recent years,

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have accelerated the formation of Chengdu’s major open channel, building a high-level international gateway hub city. By the end of 2019, Chengdu has opened 126 International (regional) routes; in 2019, the number of overseas stations of Asia Chengdu Europe International trains has been expanded to 26, including 1551 China Europe trains, with an overall heavy haul rate of 92.9%. China Europe trains continue to maintain a leading position in China. Looking forward to the future development of

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, Chengdu’s global accessibility will be greatly improved, and its status as a world’s central city will be further highlighted. Next year, “divine bird” will take off — Chengdu Tianfu International Airport will be put into operation. Tianfu International Airport is “ten”The largest civil transport hub airport project planned and constructed during the “third five year plan” period is a project built according to the level of 4f airport.

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in recent years, Chengdu has speeded up the construction of an international aviation gateway hub, built an efficient air passage with five continents, promoted the rapid development of civil aviation industry and export-oriented economy, and maintained the leading development status of “aviation fourth city”. “After Tianfu International Airport is completed and put into operation, it will create new growth space and inject new impetus and vitality into the development of regional civil aviation industry.” Gou Zhipeng, President of qunar.com, said that after the new airport was put into operation, the double international hub airport will effectively ease the tense situation of aviation resources and create a broader space for development and growth.

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according to the strategic planning of Chengdu international aviation hub, it is estimated that by 2025, the annual passenger throughput of Chengdu international aviation hub will reach more than 100 million person times and the cargo and mail throughput will reach 1.9 million tons; it is estimated that by 2035, the annual passenger throughput will reach 160 million person times and cargo and mail throughput will reach 3.5 million tons.

our reporter Yang Fu

original title: Chengdu’s global city ranking jumped to 59th