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Qingdao makes top 100 global sci-tech innovation center city list

(chinadaily.com.cn) | 2022-08-01

The Shanghai Economic Information Center released the 2022 Global Science and Technology Innovation Center Evaluation Report on July 29 and Qingdao ranked 89th on the list.

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Qingdao boasts a vibrant economy. [Photo/VCG]

The report, which evaluates nearly 200 major innovative cities (metropolitan areas) globally, has been published for five consecutive years since 2018.

Sixteen Chinese cities made the top 100 list. They are Beijing (5th), Shanghai (8th), Hong Kong (11th), Shenzhen (13th), Guangzhou (34th), Hangzhou (45th), Nanjing (54th), Taipei (56th), Wuhan (60th), Chengdu (63rd), Hefei (67th), Chongqing (85th), Xi'an (88th), Qingdao (89th), Tianjin (91st), and Suzhou (98th).

Qingdao and Suzhou made the list for the first time this year.

According to the report, China has gradually become a strong new engine of global technological innovation, with the number of Chinese cities in the top 100 ranking double the amount compared with the number five years ago.