Beijing not desirable place to live in – CRI


, the nation’s capital, is still far from reaching the standards for China’s most suitable for living, with rising housing prices an important factor, according to a recent report.

The findings were released in a blue book compiled by the Chinese Academy of Sciences (in Chinese) on Thursday after interviewing over 7,000 Beijing residents.

…Based on urbanites’ degree of satisfaction with the city, the urban habitable index, which takes transportation, , health and security into account, averaged 63.8 out of 100 points. The basis for a desirable city to live in is 70 points. [Full Text]

See also Xinhua’s “Poll shows Shanghai ‘most livable’ city

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