In the recently released “The Fourth Brand Life List—2013 Annual City List”, Changsha has been awarded as the “top ten ecological civilization construction model city”, along with the Haikou, Guangzhou and Kunming. There were altogether 60 cities, towns and parks present in the list.
The “top ten ecological civilization construction model city” election was hosted by the biweekly magazine, Banyuetan of the Xinhua News Agency. For three months, the readers and netizens, through online voting, questionnaires and other means, selected 10 cities from all over the country. The cities such as Zhuhai, Mianyang were also awarded with the “top ten investment competitive cities (districts)”and several counties e.g. Shuangliu County of Sichuan Province and Suining County of Jiangsu Province were awarded as the “top ten investment competitive counties (cities)”.
The “Brand Life List” is a large-scale election launched in 2010. This is a one of its kind election where thousands of magazine Banyuetan readers participate in a direct election. Focusing on the ordinary person’s experience and perspective, the election intends to reflect their expectation for a beautiful city life.
Translator: Shen Zuolin
Source: Hunan Official Web Portal