Chinese city has mainly three levels. Also there is level 4 and 5 cities. For most of foreigners, level 1-3 cities are the target for them.

Level 1 Cities

Shanghai
Beijing
Shenzhen
Guangzhou
Cheng du
Hangzhou
Chongqing
Wuhan
Suzhou
XI’an
Tianjin
Nanjing
Zhengzhou
Changsha
Shenyang
Qingdao
Ningbo
Dongguan
Wuxi

Level 2 cities

Kunming
Dalian
Xiamen
Hefei
Fushan
Fuzhou
Harbin
Jinan
Wenzhou
Changchun
Shijiazhuang
Changzhou
Qiongzhou
NanNing
Guiyang
Nanchang
Nantong
Jinhua
Xuzhou
Taiyuan
Jiaxing
Yantai
Huizhou
Baoding
Taizhou
Zhongshan
Shaoxing
Weifang
Lanzhou

Level 3 cities

Zhuhai

Zhenjiang
Haikou
Yangzhou
Lianyi
Luoyang
Tangshan
 

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