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Xiamen ranked China's 3rd most livable city

chinadaily.com.cn| Updated: Dec 17, 2019


Xiamen, with its pleasant scenery and comfortable living environment, ranked 3rd among China's 100 most livable cities. [Photo/VCG]

Xiamen, Fujian ranked third among the 100 most livable cities in China on a report published on Dec 13.

The list, jointly published by the Economic Research Institute at the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences and the National University of Singapore, was based on five factors, namely economic vitality and competitiveness, environmental sustainability, social security and stability, social and cultural development, and urban governance.

Xiamen received a comprehensive score of 1.8026, ranking third among 100 cities in China. Yantai, Shandong and Macao were the top two cities on the list.

Xiamen ranked fifth nationwide in terms of air quality from January to November, and the city's Siming district was listed as a national ecological civilization construction demonstration zone.

In terms of industrial development, the city is a hub for high-end manufacturing and modern services, and is aiming to build eight industrial chains for panel displays, tourism and exhibitions, financial services, software and information services, computer and communication equipment, machinery and equipment, modern logistics, and cultural creativity, each of which has an output value of at least 100 billion yuan ($14.29 billion).

Effective oversight and quality government services in the city contributed to a strong business climate, and the government has implemented a series of preferential policies to attract talent from home and abroad, making the city an increasingly popular destination for pursuing professional careers.