In the 1900’s Beijing was a small city with not a whole lot going on, but around the time of the Olympic games a lot of money came in to the city, putting in clubs, restaurants, hotels, tourist attractions, and more. Causing more and more money to come in. Therefore, Beijing is a city that falls within the New Core on the Core model, due to its rise to popularity..
Beijing's Population in 1970 was 8 million
Beijing's Population in 2016 was 21.5 million
Beijing's Population in 2050 is projected to be 16 million from Hoornweg & Pope's GCIF Working Paper No. 4: Population predictions of the 101 largest cities in the 21st century. This could largely be due to the dropping fertility rate in China itself.
Beijing's layout is sporadic, confusing, and crowded. Areas are often filled with traffic and littered with people.
Beijing's challenged are rooted deeply in its expansion. Beijing is extremely crowded and over populated, making for awful traffic and poorer overall living conditions. Beijing is also extremely polluted, with thick smog often rolling in and covering some parts of the city. The smog has been known to close schools and worry farmers about lack of sunlight.
The financial situation in China was somewhat discussed earlier. Basically the economy is supported by selling cheap products to foreign countries. They are able to save money in labour because the Chinese citizens work for cheap due to their poor living conditions. The government seems to care less about the citizens and more about the economy. They have very few poverty reduction plans in action. As long as they exist in the upper class they don't care.