Why is China building its own world-class megalopolis in Yangtze River Delta Region?

Sun Chao Chen Jie Chen Xu Alexander Bushroe
Located on the eastern coast, Shanghai, the economic center of the nation, is surrounded by dozens of China's wealthiest and most vibrant cities.
Sun Chao Chen Jie Chen Xu Alexander Bushroe

Edited by Sun Chao. Subtitles by Sun Chao and Alexander Bushroe.

The world's most developed megalopolis area, informally named BosWash, lies in the northeastern US with New York City at its center. Although the region takes up less than 2% of the nation's land, it accounts for 20 percent of US GDP.

It is the same in China. Located on the eastern coast, Shanghai, also the economic center of the nation, is surrounded by dozens of China's wealthiest and most vibrant cities in the Yangtze River Delta Region.

Thus China has been building its own world-class megalopolis in the region since 2019.

How is the development progressing? Let's explain!

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