- China has grown exponentially in both population and industry throughout the years, turning some rural towns into major metro hubs.
- Shanghai is one of the most populous cities in the world, with over 24 million residents.
- Watch the time-lapse video above to see satellite images of Chinese cities that show just how much their landscapes have changed since 1984.
EDITOR’S NOTE: This video was originally published on July 24, 2017.
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