Huzhou again recognized provincially for common prosperity | Updated: Mar 22, 2023

Huzhou was recently rated as "excellent" among cities in Zhejiang in a provincial appraisal of efforts to boost common prosperity in 2022.

This is the second time in a row that the city has received the rating. Three counties administered by Huzhou - Deqing, Changxing and Anji - were conferred the same rating.

In 2022, Huzhou's GDP hit 385 billion yuan ($55.88 billion), an increase of 3.3 percent, which is higher than the provincial and national averages.

The per capita disposable income of residents rose by 5.3 percent, ranking fourth in Zhejiang.

In addition, more than 85 percent of its administrative areas had an annual collective income of more than 800,000 yuan as of the end of last year.

Huzhou has also been exploring common prosperity by pursuing green development. In December 2022, the city was conferred the title of International Cooperation Demonstration Zone of Ecological Civilization during the COP15, which was held in Montreal, Canada.

In June 2021, the Communist Party of China Central Committee and the State Council, China's Cabinet, unveiled a guideline to develop Zhejiang into a demonstration zone for common prosperity. That same year, Huzhou became the only pilot city in the province to narrow the urban-rural development gap.