The Wall Street Journal’s China Daily published a very unscholarly analysis of two cities recently recognized for their sexiness in comparison to their national peers. In the U.S.A., Austin received top honors. In China, Shanghai was on top. Having just returned from Shanghai, it is an amazing place — a super modern city of just under 20 million people. This may be the only time the two cities are compared in such an article!
Shanghai, China (Photo Copyright 2010 Paul J. D’Arcy)
Here is the “report” from the Wall Street Journal:
Tall buildings, big events, modernity: The characteristics of a sexy Chinese city.
Condom sales, birth rates, transmitted disease and toys: The determinants of a sexy U.S. city.
In unrelated surveys released this week, Shanghai was named China’s sexiest metropolis (in Chinese) while Austin, Texas was crowned with that honor for the U.S.