There are 15 cities in China with over 10 million people

How many of these Chinese megacity names do you recognize? I recognize maybe five, probably four.

China is urbanizing at a staggering rate — in 35 years, it has added more than 500 million people to its cities. As a result, it looks like the world has vastly underestimated the size and scope of growth in China's megacities, defined as those with more than 10 million people, according to a new report by the Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development.

Another telling statistic: China Used More Concrete In 3 Years Than The U.S. Used In The Entire 20th Century

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  1. "Incidentally, it's more than 10 million people."

    AP gave up on the "over vs. more than" issue last year, but good for you for taking a stand!

  2. None of them compare to the original.

  3. There's a gauge for that:

  4. I think you meant Mumbai. Chennai used to be called Madras, not Bombay.

  5. Your problem is that the city proper is a meaningless definition of a city's size: the city of Los Angeles doesn't even include the entire inner metropolis while the city of Chonqing includes a rural area larger in size and population than most U.S. states.

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