Kunming was included in this report. Interesting to see how the Spring City stacks up in the eyes of PWC.
Kunming: Number one in traffic congestion.
As well number one in:
Rental cost and Consumer prices. The last things shows that one has to understand the context.
For students the Rental cost and Consumer prices are one of the lowest in China. For businesses other norms are applied.
Kunming is also number one in chronic diarrhea and inability of locals to count to ten in another language.
Number one - i.e. it has the least congestion
In many other places I have lived, not many people can count to ten in another language either.
"Chinese Cities of Opportunity 2016 study report"
Translation: PWC has minimal business in China, so they put their otherwise idle monkeys together waffling ambiguities about big statistics on provincial capitals in a classic attempt to suggest they have a grasp on the situation.
Reality: Nobody has a grasp on the situation.
haha, nailed it Voltaire. Have a look what measures they use to calculate 'standard of living'. It's laughable
To be clear, PWC does have a big presence and contacts in Beijing. That being said, the report was still generated by ambiguous monkeys making waffles.
Thanks for the link. Interesting general perspectives, apparently based on data provided by the China Development Research Foundation (CDRF), which is a government sponsored non-profit organization.
PWC provides an interesting statistical perspective as both an international accounting firm and as a global consultancy with a decidedly international if not global perspective.
I recall KPMG similarly published an excellent general perspective and summary of the 12th Five Year Plan, several (five?) years ago.
Nice, professional, and polished looking report.
NOTE: PWC adds a disclaimer on the limitations of its statistical analyses:
"...we can only assess the cities based on statistics, but from our past experience, we know that even cities with relatively low final rankings can be exceptionally attractive..."
Free reports are used to brand, advertise, imply expertise, and provide potential leads for paid focused research, so of course, the report is optimistic in tone.