3 Taizhou county-level cities among China's top 100 list

chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2022-07-25

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Three county-level cities from Taizhou, East China's Zhejiang province, made the 2022 list of the top 100 counties in China, according to a recent report.

The report, which was released by CCID Consulting, a firm affiliated with a think tank under the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, evaluated 1,879 county-level administrative regions in China based on four aspects: economic strength, growth potential, overall wealth, and green development.

Wenling, a county-level city in Taizhou, ranked 16th on the list, while the county-level cities of Linhai and Yuhuan came in 58th and 72nd respectively.

Linhai was the most improved among the three in terms of ranking, rising seven places from a year earlier. This was largely due to the robust development in sectors including automobile machinery, pharmaceutical, and fashion.

Eighteen counties or county-level cities from Zhejiang made the list, second only behind Jiangsu province, which took up 25 spots in the top 100 and six places in the top 10.

In 2021, the top 100 counties, which account for less than 2 percent of China's land and 7 percent of its population, generated 9.94 percent of the country's GDP.