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Photo Essay: China's 10 Largest Cities

Shenzhen -- 9 million*

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Shanghai -- 16.6 million*Beijing -- 12.4 million*Chongqing -- 9.4 million*Shenzhen -- 9 million*Guangzhou -- 8.9 million*Tianjin -- 7.9 million*Wuhan -- 7.7 million*Hong Kong -- 7.1 million*Dongguan -- 5.3 million Shenyang -- 5.2 miilion*

Shenzhen -- 9 million*

Shenzhen was at the forefront of China’s economic reforms as the first city named a “special economic zone” in 1979. It has evolved from a fishing village to a manufacturing base and high-tech center and is now one of the fastest growing cities in the world. *Population estimated for 2010 by UN

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