China is one of the most rapidly growing countries in the world, and when it comes to manufacturing, China reigns supreme as the largest supplier in the world. According to statistics, 6 out of the 10 major export ports in the world are located in China. Much of China’s manufacturing is located in 5 major Chinese metroplexes.
Shanghai is one of the most important economic, financial, trade, and shipping locales in China today. This is due to its incredibly rapid development of industry over the past 25 years. Shanghai is responsible for the manufacturing of communication equipment, automobiles, electronics, steel products, petrochemicals, and biomedicine. Nearby in Ningbo and Hangzhou, linked to Shanghai by the Hangzhou Bay Bridge and overland high speed rail, heavy manufacturing of consumer and commercial goods takes place daily.
Following Shanghai, Beijing is another leading city in China that is largely focused on manufacturing pharmaceuticals and electronics. It is also one of the leaders in bio-engineering and information technology.
Beijing holds its industrial power due to its sister city, Tianjin, which itself is another manufacturing giant. This city is a leader in aerospace and aviation, mobile phones, automobiles, and alternative energy products.
Guangzhou is one of China’s most prominent urban cities. There are thousands of factories located throughout each of the city’s manufacturing zones, and those factories manufacture everything from toothpicks to automobile parts. This city has seen an influx of traders from African countries since the 1990’s. They came to Guangzhou, China because they were attracted by the low cost of goods; however, they decided to stay and export goods back home. This has led to numerous partnerships between various Chinese manufacturers and African traders. Intermarriage of businesses has become the result of this partnership.
Finally, there is Shenzhen, which is known worldwide to be the electronics manufacturing hub of China and the world. It is also home to 12 million people. If you want to establish a business footprint in the world related to electronics, Shenzhen is just the place.