22.3.14

GIFs of Chinese cities exploding in development over time


The image below above shows how the economy of Chongqing, China grew by 4x. Between 2007 and 2012, it was the fastest growing city in China at around 15%/annum.
Much of this growth is credited to the controversial politician Bo Xilai who rebuilt infrastructure, attracted foreign investment and encouraged urbanization. Chongqing had a total population of about 29 million in 2010, according to the China National Bureau of Statistics. 
See more cities exploding in beautiful gif format here at Business Insider