Taizhou listed among happiest prefecture-level cities in China

chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2021-12-31

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A view of Taizhou, East China's Zhejiang province. [Photo/WeChat account: tzfb001]

Taizhou in East China's Zhejiang province was listed among Oriental Outlook magazine's annual ranking of the happiest cities in China, according to a forum held in Beijing on Dec 30.

Other prefecture-level cities that made the list included Wenzhou, Xuzhou, Foshan, Taizhou in Jiangsu province, Suzhou, Xianyang, Wuxi and Panzhihua.

This is the sixth time the city has been listed after 2007, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020.

The ranking, jointly compiled by Oriental Outlook and Liaowang Think Tank, has been published for the 15th consecutive year.

The ranking was made based on big data, questionnaires, field researches and expert reviews. During the past five months, 2.38 million questionnaires were collected by the organizers.

Taizhou has a robust private sector and is a manufacturing hub in the Yangtze River Delta.

It currently has 67 listed companies and 21 industry clusters with an annual output value of 10 billion yuan ($1.54 billion), and is home to 68 national industrial bases with over 300 products which hold the largest shares in their niche markets at home and abroad.