This is just my honest opinion but first I want to say that I really appreciate the work put in and not looking to flame! Tried the 1.4 map as china, I must say that the new start position is a big disappointment. Who in their right mind would position there capital there? For optimal city pattern this place makes little sense. IMO the optimal spot is 1 scare to the east from the original start position and this makes room for 3 (+1 in Taiwan Island) more super cities within the natural Chinese boarder (optimises the use of map resource and the amount of cities needed). I’m talking stricly game wise not realism, if you want realistic city spots you’ll need to change the resource placements to.