The following data visualization was created to support an original article entitled, “8 Things You Need to Do Before Advertising in China“. Below is a relevant excerpt from this article:

An additional aspect to consider is where your consumers will be located, specifically what tier they belong to. In our digital age, it may seem unnecessary to choose a geographic location. But launching in a specific physical market allows you to target a more niche group of users – usually your early adopters. Test in one market and expand to similar markets. Use the following map to identify city tiers and economic growth in those cities.