Guangzhou's Huangpu was selected among China's happiest county-level cities (districts) in 2020, announced Oriental Outlook magazine and the Liaowang Institute think tank in Hangzhou, East China's Zhejiang province on Nov 18.
The Chinese Happiest City Laboratory established under the initiative of the Liaowang Institute has developed a scientific and reliable urban happiness index system.
A total of 100 candidate county-level cities (districts) were assessed across nine indexes: employment, residents' income, quality of life, ecological environment, attractiveness, public security, education, transport, and healthcare with more than 10 trillion pieces of urban data collected by the Business Intelligence Lab of Baidu Research.
Huangpu is recognized as one of China's happiest districts in Hangzhou, East China's Zhejiang province on Nov 18.
The rankings were based on big data collection, questionnaires, application materials, field investigations, and expert reviews.
Huangpu performed well in terms of urban attractiveness; its appeal to youth was especially highly-rated. In addition, local educational and medical conditions have been constantly improving, said Dou Dejing, head of Big Data Lab and Business Intelligence Lab of Baidu Research.
Held for 14 consecutive years, the survey has canvassed the opinions of 1 billion people in more than 70 cities and been reported by more than 1,000 media outlets.