Beijing Is Officially the 9th Most Innovative City in the World

By That's Beijing, April 23, 2018

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After news that Beijing was ranked in the top 10 of the most ‘attractive’ cities for foreigners in mainland China, Beijing has now proved itself to be one of the world’s most innovative cities.

According to a report released at the China (Shanghai) International Technology Fair last week, Beijing ranked ninth out of 100 cities around the world in innovation, as reported by Shine.

Shanghai followed not far behind, ranking as the 17th most innovative city. 

San Francisco-San Jose, New York and London ranked first, second and third, respectively.

The study examined 160 cities around the world and rated them in categories ranging from scientific research to technology development to the number universities. 

In total, eight Chinese cities made the top 100 list:

Beijing: 9
Shanghai: 17
Hong Kong: 18
Shenzhen: 33
Guangzhou: 41
Hangzhou: 77
Tianjin: 91

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