The China International Publishing Group’s Foreign Languages Press is currently publishing the “Cities of China” series. This book is the first in a series of economic tour guides which present the numbers in the context of the system and people which created them.
Everyone I talked to in Kunshan, was quick to point to the proximity to Shanghai, inexpensive labor and low development costs. But, given these factors are shared with all of the communities that surround Shanghai and many other major cities in China, the question remained: why had Kunshan risen to the top?
Kunshan, like every city in the world, has a character that defines it as a place and a city. Can you imagine someone trying to define New York, London, Paris, without referencing the characteristics of the people? Add the fact that China is more diverse in terms of different languages, food, customs and climate than any Western developed nation. For those who think people in southern and northern Germany, France, or the US are different, at least they speak the same language.
This book will show you several reasons of the mystery.