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Top 10 Chinese cities in SMEs' development environment Updated: 2023-02-24

Shenzhen, Shanghai, Nanjing are the top three cities in China regarding their SMEs' development environment, according to a report released by China Centre for Promotion of SME Development at a forum of national SME development environment in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, on Feb 21.

Evaluation standards include market environment; legal environment; financing environment; innovation environment; and policy environment for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises.

The 2022 evaluation selected 36 cities and conducted questionnaire surveys with more than 34,000 SMEs and face-to-face exchanges with over 200 enterprises.

Let us take a look at the top 10 cities with best SMEs' development environment in China.


No 10 Qingdao

A robot assembles auto parts at a workshop in Qingdao, East China's Shandong province, on Jan 30, 2023. [Photo/VCG]


No 9 Changsha

Visitors take nighttime tour of downtown Changsha, Hunan province. CHEN ZHENHAI/XINHUA


No 8 Ningbo

Containers are stored at Ningbo Zhoushan Port, Zhejiang province. [Photo by Yao Feng/China Daily]


No 7 Xiamen

Visitors watch a robot's swordsmanship at a science and technology museum in Xiamen, Fujian province. [Photo/Xinhua]


No 6 Hangzhou

Employees work on an energy storage equipment production line in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province. [Photo by Xu Junyong/For China Daily]


No 5 Beijing

A view of Beijing's CBD area on Aug 19, 2022. [Photo/VCG]


No 4 Guangzhou

A view of Canton Tower in Guangzhou, Guangdong province. [Photo/VCG]


No 3 Nanjing

Longtan Container Terminal of Nanjing Port in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, May 6, 2022. [Photo/Xinhua]


No 2 Shanghai

A view of the Lujiazui area in Shanghai. [Photo/VCG]


No 1 Shenzhen

Aerial photo taken on May 23, 2018 shows the Luohu district of Shenzhen, South China's Guangdong province. [Photo/Xinhua]