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On November 18, the Happy Cities of China Forum 2020 co-sponsored by Oriental Outlook magazine and the Liaowang Institute of the Xinhua News Agency, was held in Hangzhou. The results of the 14th appraisal of the happiest cities in China was announced. Wuxi was shortlisted as one of the happiest cities in China.
The appraisal of the happiest cities in China has been held for 14 consecutive times and recommended more than 70 happy cities. Feng Yingbing, Secretary of the Party Committee and Editor-in-Chief of Oriental Outlook magazine, introduced that based on a variety of indexes of the previous year in 9 fields including employment, income of residents, natural environment, city appeal, publicity security and quality of life, and over 100 second-level sub-indexes, this year’s appraisal had slight adjustments according to the characteristics of the economic and social development. For example, this year's appraisal incorporated index of “fighting against COVID-19” in big data collection, and added the index of emergency management ability of the city in urban safety and happiness.
The shortlisted happiest cities in China in 2020 had outstanding performances in aspects such as pandemic prevention and control, work resumption, construction of a new development pattern where domestic and foreign markets can boost each other and improvement of the urban environment. Since the beginning of 2020, in spite of the outbreak of COVID-19, Wuxi has taken the lead in implementing measures such as conducting concentrated medical observation on close contacts and carrying out nucleic acid test and screening services to actively help pandemic prevention and control in Jiangsu Province and China. At the same time, Wuxi has made every effort to promote economic growth by centering on stabilizing the six fronts (employment, finance, foreign trade, inbound investment, domestic investment and market expectations) and guaranteeing the six priorities (jobs, daily living needs, food and energy, industrial and supply chains, the interests of market players, and the smooth functioning of primary level government).
Yuan Fei, member of the Standing Committee of the CPC Wuxi Municipal Committee and Director of the Department of Publicity of the CPC Wuxi Municipal Committee, accepted the award on behalf of Wuxi, and gave a keynote speech at the forum to exchange experiences in building a happy city.