Beijing is one of the largest cities in China along with Chongqing and Shanghai, and is also the capital of China. Beijing is one of the largest cities in the world, with a population of almost 20 million. Beijing is recognized as the political, educational, and cultural center of the People's Republic of China, while Shanghai predominates in the economic field. As one of the most developed cities in China, Beijing accounts for a large part of China's GDP. Beijing hosted the 2008 Olympic Games, and has become a major tourist destination, known for its cuisine, art, and opera.
Shanghai is the largest city proper in the entire world, its population reaching greater than 23 million. Shanghai is situated between Beijing and Hong Kong. Shanghai is known for its architecture, which features a variety of styles. Shanghai was long the center of culture for Asia, creating much of modern Chinese culture.
Guangzhou is the largest city in southern China and third largest city in China. Earlier known as Canton or Kwangchow, it is the capital of Guangdong province.
Last Updated On : January 09, 2013