Cultural Capital In China

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Introduction According to world rankings, Beijing, China is one of the major influential and important cities in the world, and of course a global city. Even more, it is the cultural and political center of China for its enormous investment in infrastructure to encourage business and creative activities and to further improve Beijing’s global connectivity. Nevertheless, Beijing’s rise as a global city is still incomplete as its global impact concerning the economic race and financial interconnectedness are not as good as the top cities in the world yet. However, the production of Beijing cultural capital is in a continuous increase, add on that it is a center of art, fashion and film. Nowadays, the Chinese citizens are spreading through the…show more content…
Adding to the built infrastructure and the one which is currently in the planning process, Beijing has a commanding position over China in its numurous globally connected companies. Furthur more, Of the world’s 500 largest companies, 256 had invested in Beijing by 2010, with a total of 598 projects. As of January 2013, 84 Fortune 500 companies have their regional headquarters in Beijing and of the 95 Chinese companies on the Global Fortune 500 list, 47 are based in Beijing. That’s what made Beijing’s placing as China’s political center can’t be challenged or…show more content…
Vulnerabilities As a result to the fast and ongoing expansion of Beijing that showed in advance the challenges faces the city and its residents, from exorbitantly high housing price, congested traffic, to unprecedented level of air pollution, also the fast growing population and economy face another hard contraint, water supply. Moreover, the wide spread of urban space in all directions, with no exerted efforts to change the place of economic and civic facility to be outside the city center, played a big role in increasing the traffic jam issue, low efficiency and poor life quality. To resolve this issue and in order to be more effective in decreasing pollution and traffic increase, the city should focus on enhancing the city’s road and traffic design but what happens is applying restrictions on population size and the number of vehicles on the road. Nevertheless, Beijing still has serious problems in connectivity. As the city traffic is among the worst in the world despite the aggressive measures to improve road space. In 2011, IBM ranked Beijing’s traffic as the third worst in the world according to subjective measures of commuter

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