Qingdao leads the 2012 ‘Happiest Cities’ in China

2012-11-06 01:57:28 GMT2012-11-06 09:57:28(Beijing Time)  SINA English

By Miao Miao, Sina English

Qingdao ranks first on the list of “Happiest Cities” in China with the score of 95.08, according to the recently released 2012 Chinese Cities Classified Advantage Rankings, followed by Hangzhou, Huizhou, Chengdu and Changchun, while Beijing and Shanghai are left far behind after the ninetieth.

The Rankings were released by China Institute of City Competitiveness according to its self-created GN evaluation index system and detailed basic data. The institute evaluated and compared the comprehensive competitiveness, growth competitiveness and individual or special competitiveness of 295 prefectural-level cities in the mainland and Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan to generate the latest Chinese Cities Classified Advantage Rankings.

In accordance of “GN China’s Happiest Cities Evaluation Index System”, this selection assessed comprehensively the cities through 5 top-class indicators, including satisfaction, quality of life, ecological environment, social civilization and economic welfare, 21 second- class indicators and 47 third- class indicators.

Editor: Miao Miao
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