Xi'an shortlisted for China's happiest cities
en.xa.gov.cn     Updated: 2019-08-13

Xi’an, capital of Shaanxi province, made the shortlist of China’s happiest cities, according to a survey launched in Beijing recently. In previous selections, Xi'an has been named as China's happiest city for seven consecutive years.

Sponsored by Oriental Outlook magazine and Xinhua News Agency, the list will be released in November. It is based on local residents' sense of identity, belonging, safety, and satisfaction, as well as appraisals from other people.


Favorable ecological environment is one of the features that led to Xi'an being shortlisted for China's happiest cities. [Photo/Xi'an municipal government's official WeChat public account]

As the economic, scientific, and technological center of Shaanxi province, Xi’an ranked fifth on the latest list of new first-tier cities in 2019 according to a ranking published by the China Business Network on May 24, China's well-known financial media group.

In recent years, Xi'an has dedicated to building itself into a cultural center of bookstores, museums, and music. It was named the "2018 China Bookstore Capital" at the 2019 China Bookstore Conference held in Beijing on Jan 8.


Xi'an is attractive to many young talents due to its efforts to continuously optimize its business environment. [Photo/Xi'an municipal government's official WeChat public account]

In an effort to attract more young talents, the city launched many measures and policies to optimize its business environment, such as reducing the difficulty and cost of obtaining credit for small and micro enterprises, as well as simplifying government affairs handling procedures.

It was awarded for its achievements in business environment, investment attraction, green development, and ecological civilization construction, as well as its innovation and entrepreneurial environment at the China Opening-up and Cooperation Summit and the 8th Global Times Review held in Jan 12.


A beautiful night view of Xi'an. [Photo/Xi'an municipal government's official WeChat public account]