It already has a population of 110 million people, and it plans to grow to 130 million soon.
To put that into perspective...
- That's 1/3 of the population of the United States, all crammed into about 90,000 square miles.
- If you went back 200 years to 1816, you could fit one-tenth of the entire population of the human race into Jingjinji as it exists today
- If it were its own nation, it would be in the top 10 most populous nations on Earth
- The next largest city after it is Tokyo, which has 39 million people. When Jingjinji is complete, it will have 90 million more people than Tokyo. It already has 70 million more.
But interestingly, you may have never heard of Jingjinji before. Why is this? It's because it's a relatively new development. It's formed out of combining the Beijing, Tianjin, and Hebei provinces in China.
Read up here: https://en.wikipedia.../wiki/Jingjinji
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Consider that China is also undergoing a bit of a futurist hype-cycle, as seen through the likes of Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, and Harbin. In other words, it's in China that we'll see the world's first true cyberpunk cityscape. Dubai has some of the elements necessary, but it's too spacious. Something more like Hong Kong, however? That could very well arise in Jingjinji.