Largest World Cities that are NOT Global Cities

We list the "global" cities that appear in the Global Cities quiz. These are the world's most "important" cities, according a group of people calling itself the Globalization and World Cities Study Group. What are the largest cities that they have omitted from their list? To make it easier, we give you the omitted Chinese cities for free!
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pop
continent
city
7.5 mil
Asia
Ahmedabad
 
 
Amsterdam
 
 
Athens
 
 
Atlanta
 
 
Auckland
6.9 mil
Asia
Baghdad
6.0 mil
Asia
Bandung
 
 
Bangkok
 
 
Barcelona
 
 
Beijing
 
 
Beirut
 
 
Bengaluru
 
 
Berlin
 
 
Bogotá
 
 
Boston
 
 
Brussels
 
 
Bucharest
 
 
Budapest
 
 
Buenos Aires
 
 
Cairo
 
 
Cape Town
 
 
Caracas
9.6 mil
Asia
Chengdu
 
 
Chennai
 
 
Chicago
7.1 mil
Asia
Chongqing
 
 
Copenhagen
 
 
Dallas
5.3 mil
Africa
Dar es Salaam
5.7 mil
N America
Detroit
17.6 mil
Asia
Dhaka
 
 
Dubai
 
 
Dublin
 
 
Düsseldorf
 
 
Frankfurt
 
 
Guangzhou
 
 
Hamburg
8.3 mil
Asia
Hangzhou
pop
continent
city
 
 
Ho Chi Minh City
 
 
Hong Kong
 
 
Houston
9.0 mil
Asia
Hyderabad
 
 
Istanbul
 
 
Jakarta
 
 
Johannesburg
 
 
Karachi
5.6 mil
Africa
Khartoum
 
 
Kiev
10.6 mil
Africa
Kinshasa
16.0 mil
Asia
Kolkata
 
 
Kuala Lumpur
17.6 mil
Africa
Lagos
10.2 mil
Asia
Lahore
 
 
Lima
 
 
Lisbon
 
 
London
 
 
Los Angeles
6.8 mil
Africa
Luanda
 
 
Luxembourg
 
 
Madrid
 
 
Manchester
 
 
Manila
 
 
Melbourne
 
 
Mexico City
 
 
Miami
 
 
Milan
 
 
Minneapolis
 
 
Montevideo
 
 
Moscow
 
 
Montréal
 
 
Mumbai
 
 
Munich
10.4 mil
Asia
Nagoya
6.9 mil
Asia
Nanjing
 
 
New Delhi
 
 
New York
pop
continent
city
17.8 mil
Asia
Osaka
 
 
Oslo
 
 
Paris
 
 
Philadelphia
 
 
Prague
6.1 mil
Asia
Pune
12.7 mil
S America
Rio de Janeiro
 
 
Riyadh
 
 
Rome
5.5 mil
Europe
St Petersburg
 
 
San Francisco
 
 
Santiago
 
 
São Paulo
 
 
Seattle
 
 
Seoul
 
 
Shanghai
8.0 mil
Asia
Shantou
7.7 mil
Asia
Shenyang
 
 
Singapore
 
 
Stockholm
5.7 mil
Asia
Surat
 
 
Sydney
 
 
Taipei
13.7 mil
Asia
Tehran
 
 
Tel Aviv
11.4 mil
Asia
Tianjin
 
 
Tokyo
 
 
Toronto
 
 
Vancouver
 
 
Vienna
 
 
Warsaw
 
 
Washington
5.9 mil
Asia
Wenzhou
8.0 mil
Asia
Wuhan
10.0 mil
Asia
Xiamen
6.7 mil
Asia
Xian
 
 
Zürich
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Level 75
Feb 11, 2016
Well done, great effort!
+1
Level 87
Aug 20, 2018
Detroit's auto industry must still be worth something.
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Level 75
Aug 20, 2018
Detroit is rated "Gamma +"