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Old 07-15-2011, 11:13 AM
 
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Los Angeles - Beijing (because Beijing has a lot of sprawl, wide huge avenues).

New York - Shanghai (because of the density, the atmosphere and importance)

Chicago - Chongqing (because they are both the most important inland cities of each nation)

San Francisco - Hong Kong (just because so many San Franciscans are Cantonese in origin, also the natural setting on the harbor and the bay are both breathtaking)

Las Vegas - Macau (the world's top gambling centers, other than that, there are no similarities)

The other cities are pretty hard to compare. I couldn't really think of any American city comparable to Tokyo. Maybe Los Angeles, but the match wasn't that great either.
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Old 07-15-2011, 11:16 AM
 
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Obviously, I'm biased. Nothing is going to compare to NY and Beijing in my eyes. I'll just shut up about them now.

What about Shanghai? It's re-exploded into an international powerhouse recently. It's got the port and the industry. It's all about being new and brash. Los Angeles?

Scott
I think Shanghai is the most similar to New York in Asia. New York is definitely far more diverse (obviously) and is more cosmopolitan and international. But Shanghai's commercial energy and huge ambitions I think probably outweigh any other major city at this time. Shanghai is the commercial capital of China, so that says a lot in itself. The density, the electricity, the arrogant attitude of the locals, the raw ambition and being the city of dreams is very much like New York.
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Old 07-15-2011, 11:19 AM
 
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I think, NY and HK are fairly good matches...however, I think in the next few decades, Beijing is going to eclipse HK and Tokyo to be the next NY of Asia. I don't think the Chinese are going to allow HK to outshine BJ on the international scene much longer. The money that is being poured into making BJ a world class city is staggering.

Scott
Beijing will never be like New York. First, Beijing's feel is completely different. It is a very sprawling city, more like Los Angeles.

Shanghai is the financial center of China, it is a huge city full of raw ambition. It is the most similar to New York and it's importance is rapidly growing. I see Shanghai's star fast surpassing Hong Kong in the next twenty years, although HK will still retain its importance.
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Old 07-15-2011, 11:22 AM
 
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Please explain in detail.

I have some more.

Honolulu, HI - Colombo, Sri Lanka. Both cities are on relatively big islands with tropical climates.

Oakland, CA - Beirut, Lebanon. Both cities have similar climates and have their own unique vibe. Both have known hard times.
Yeah and both Oakland and Beirut feel like a war zone.

Anyways, for other comparisons.

Manila - Miami - Even though this is a bad comparison because Manila is far bigger. But simply due to the Spanish influences and tropical weather.

San Diego - Singapore - The cities are similarly sized. Both clean, nice to live in with beautiful warm weather on the sea.
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Old 07-15-2011, 11:32 AM
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Yeah and both Oakland and Beirut feel like a war zone.

Anyways, for other comparisons.

Manila - Miami - Even though this is a bad comparison because Manila is far bigger. But simply due to the Spanish influences and tropical weather.

San Diego - Singapore - The cities are similarly sized. Both clean, nice to live in with beautiful warm weather on the sea.
I understand these two. However, I would compare San Diego more to Limassol,Cyprus. Military influences and similar climate.
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Old 07-15-2011, 11:43 AM
 
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Sacramento, CA and Xi'an, China (this was the ancient capital of China.. both are in dry climates.)

Edmonton, Canada and Harbin, China
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Old 07-15-2011, 11:48 AM
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Sacramento, CA and Xi'an, China (this was the ancient capital of China.. both are in dry climates.)

Edmonton, Canada and Harbin, China
Well,

Minneapolis,MN - Harbin,China(extremely cold, winter culture).

Denver,CO - Hohhot,China




And Edmonton is a Canadian city.
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Old 07-15-2011, 12:06 PM
 
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Sacramento, CA and Xi'an, China (this was the ancient capital of China.. both are in dry climates.)

Edmonton, Canada and Harbin, China
I really wouldn't compare Sacramento to Xi'an. The climates are actually not all that similar and the histories between the two are really incomparable. Xi'an has 4000 years of history. Sacramento is a mere tadpole in comparison, and is nowhere near the cultural importance of Xi'an either on a global or even national nor regional level.

Edmonton, I could see, but probably Calgary would be more apt.
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Old 07-16-2011, 02:20 AM
 
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Minneapols - Ho Chi Minh City

Phoenix - Lahore

Seattle - Chengdu
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Old 07-16-2011, 02:27 AM
 
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Boston, MA to Kyoto, Japan. Both cities are historically very important, notable for universities and historic architecture, although both were surpassed by faster growing neighboring cities in prominence.
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