The list ‘World’s Top 200 Characteristic Charming Cities of 2010’ was announced Monday in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and 35 Chinese cities were honored by the World Famous Brand Assembly (WFBA), US-China General Chamber of Commerce in Trade and Investment, Business Alliance for Europe, US and Asia, and the Organization for Global Cooperation towards Harmonious and Healthy Society. These cities will be recommended to investment & trade institutions at home and abroad.
The Chinese cities listed are: Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, Chongqing, Hong Kong, Macao, Taipei, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Sanya, Guilin, Xi’an, Kaohsiung, Hangzhou, Dalian, Nanjing, Qingdao, Suzhou, Xiamen, Dongguan, Kunming, Lhasa, Wuhan, Harbin, Wuxi, Daqing, Lijiang, Zhangjiajie, Zhuhai, Huangshan, Dali, Qinhuangdao, Beihai and Qufu.
The selection process consists of statistical analysis, on-the-spot research and online election, concerning historical landscapes, cultural background, ecological constructions, environmental protection, industrial development and city management, among others.
Over a hundred other cities, distributed globally -65 cities in Asia (including 35 Chinese cities), 52 cities in America, 50 in Europe, 23 in Africa and 10 in Oceania were awarded the honor.