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Beijing and Shanghai drop sharply in global attractive cities ranking

Lagging accessibility and economy behind decline, while Tokyo stays atop Asia

Beijing received low scores for business support services and traffic congestion, indicators newly added to the Global Power City Index 2018.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Beijing and Shanghai fell sharply in a recent ranking of the world's most appealing cities, as their accessibility and declining local economies impacted their "magnetism," or comprehensive ability to attract people.

Beijing sank to 23rd compared to last year's 13th, while Shanghai took 26th place, down from 15th.

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