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Beijing plans to become ‘world city’


Published on Jan 27, 2010

Beijing’s mayor, Guo Jinlong, announced on Monday his plans to turn Chinese capital into a ‘world city’ by 2050. A ‘world city’ is referred to as having a global infl uence in terms of politics, economy and culture. According to a Xinhua report, Guo said that Beijing currently lagged behind New York, London and Tokyo in various aspects, such as per-capita GDP and the number of international organisations headquartered in the city.

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