China's Shenzhen, Guangzhou, and Chengdu remain the top three cities for population growth in the past decade过去十年, with population increases of 7.14 million, 5.98 million and 5.82 million respectively, according to the seventh population census.普查
Among provincial capitals and major cities with strong economies, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Xi'an, Zhengzhou, Hangzhou, Chongqing, Changsha, Wuhan and Foshan witnessed the largest population increases during the past 10 years, the WeChat account guominjinglve微信公众号，国民经略 reported on Monday, which focuses on the Chinese economy as well as its cities and property markets.聚焦于中国经济，城市，和房地产市场。
Provincial capitals省会城市, as economic and industrial hubs, tend to attract more people, and this trend is expected to intensify增强 in the future, the report said.
Shenzhen, Xi'an, Guangzhou, Zhengzhou, Changsha and Chengdu posted top six population growth rates in the past decade, at 68.5, 53, 47.1, 46.1, 42.6 and 38.5 percent respectively, representing increases of 7.14 million, 4.49 million, 5.98 million, 3.97 million, 3 million and 5.82 million.
Also worth mentioning is Southwest China's Chongqing, with a population increase of 3.2 million, was the only one of the four municipalities 直辖市 to rank in the top 10 cities for population growth from 2010 to 2020.
Northeast China, which includes Heilongjiang, Liaoning and Jilin provinces, saw its population decrease by 11 million during the past 10 years due to low birth rate and population outflow. 人口外流 However, not all cities in this region are declining in population, the report said.报道说，并不是所有城市都人口外流，在这个地带
Statistics from the Liaoning Provincial Bureau of Statistics show central cities in Northeast China, such as Shenyang and Dalian, registered population increases of 922,000 and 761,000 during the past decade, indicating a strong population attraction ability for central cities.指出了中心城市强大的人口吸引力