Living in the City

City Life

More than 50% of China’s population lives in the city — this is more 750 million people!

Living in the city makes it easy to access important things such as schools, stores, and banks.

Most of the cities in China are very populated. Shanghai is the largest Chinese city. There are over 24 million people living in Shanghai.

Big cities like Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou are Westernized. Many people speak English, and there are Western restaurants and stores. Living in these cities usually cost more expensive than smaller cities.

Shanghai

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Nanjing

Nanjing南京 is one the major cities in southeast China. It has profound historic culture. It is the capital of Jiangsu province. Nanjing has a city history of nearly 2500 years.

It also has a capital history of nearly 450 years. It is known as the “capital of six dynasties” and “capital of ten dynasties”. It reserves a lot of the  historical buildings in the city.

One of the famous historical building is the city wall from Ming dynasty. It was totally thirty-five kilometers for fortification purpose, but some portions of the wall were damaged. The rest wall is restored and it is still using now, but it is more functioned as the tourism site now.

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Town of Xitang

Xitang is located at Zhejiang province, a town 1000 years old town with ancient residences. It is renowned for many bridges, lanes, and covered corridors. Inside the town, there are many well-preserved architectural groups constructed during the Ming and Qing dynasties. These architectures boast higher artistry and study value, thus being highlighted by the experts at home and abroad studying antique buildings. Due to the fact that this town is built along with the river, boats become the one of the main transportation to visit the whole town. This group of people stays at the traditional Chinese pavilion for playing the traditional Chinese instruments and singing.