Ordos named on most livable cities list

Updated: 2019-07-04 Print


An overview of Mongolia Chess Square located in Ordos, in Inner Mongolia autonomous region [Photo/WeChat account of Ordos News]

The city of Ordos in Inner Mongolia autonomous region has been recognized as one of the 50 most livable cities in China, according to a report released by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and the Economic Daily on June 24.

The 2018 report on China's urban competitiveness, compiled by the National Academy of Economic Strategy at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, compared the competitiveness of Chinese cities regarding their economy, sustainability, livability and business-friendliness from 2017 to 2018. 

A total of 293 cities from across the country were appraised in the report. 

In terms of the index of livability, Ordos was numbered 36 on the list in 2018, four places ahead of its position in 2017. 

The report indicated that the most significant factors deciding the livability of a city include a vibrant economy, high-quality education and medical conditions. 

According to the report, Hong Kong is considered to have the strongest livable competitiveness. It has maintained its top position for three consecutive years.