Book Chapter

A Profile of Foreign Nationals in a Globalising Second-Tier City, Suzhou, China

HM KIM

Geopolitics and Strategic Management in the Global Economy | IGI Global | Published : 2018

Abstract

The recent development of Chinese cities has witnessed an increasing number of foreign nationals working in China. Foreign nationals tied up with MNEs are one of the powerful drivers for urban transformation in the post-reform era. However, little attention has been paid to their socio-economics characteristics. This chapter, therefore, is to analyse characteristics of foreign nationals in socio-economic, demographic and spatial aspects. This chapter focuses on a globalising Chinese second tier-city, Suzhou as a case study.