Happy cities of China Forum 2020 takes place in Hangzhou, capital of the Province of Zhejiang of East China, on November 18, 2020. [Photo provided to Chinadaily.com.cn]

Ningbo, a coastal city in the Zhejiang Province of East China, was classified as one of China's happiest cities in 2020 during the happy cities of China Forum 2020, which took place in the capital of Hangzhou province on Wednesday.

Two additional cities were included on the list, namely Chengdu in Sichuan, Hangzhou in Zhejiang, Guangzhou in Guangdong, Changsha in Hunan, Nanjing in Jiangsu, Zhengzhou, in Henan, Xining in Qinghai, Qingdao in Shandong, and Xi'an in Shaanxi.

The evaluation of this year took more than three months, incorporating a collection of great data, questionnaire surveys, statement of materials and expert criticisms.

Organized by the East magazine Outlook and the Liowang Institute of the Xinhua News Agency, the selection evaluated cities throughout a variety of a variety of indexes, employment employment, resident income, public safety, Education, transport and medical care.

This is the 11th time Ningbo will be selected as one of China's happiest cities. Between the nine subindenses, the income gap index between urban and rural residents reached 1.77, lower than the national average of 2.64 of this year, said Qiu Dongyao, mayor of Ningbo, and added that the city also excels in the index of natural environment and the attraction index of the city.

In addition, the districts of Yinzhou and Ningbo Zhenhai were granted as the happiest districts during the forum. Cixi and Yuyao also won the happiest county level city title.

Cai Jingwen contributed to this story.

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