Recently, six organizations including Global Strategy and Economic Development Committee (GSEDC) released the top 200 world charming cities to the world in Beijing, and Xian is on the list.
Among “the Top 200 World Charming Cities in 2012” selected by GSEDC, World City and World Enterprise Research Association (WWRA), World Brand Association (WBA), EAAIU, CFBRA, and USCGC, the ancient city if Xian in Shaanxi Province is luckily on this list. Other 27 Chinese cities are Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Tianjin, Chongqing, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Macau, Taibei, Huangshan, Chengdu, Kunming, Hefei and Daqing etc. And cities of other countries such as New York, Washington, London, Singapore, Paris, Flankfurt, Brasilia, Sydney etc are all on the list.
It is introduced that the selecting work was carried out strictly according to public questionnaire survey, statistical data analysis, field inspection and research, public voting online, and expert reviews. The inspection work takes 12 index from 10 aspects as the principal, including the city’s international feature, planning and management feature, historical characteristic, cultural activities, economic growth rate, ecological civilization, environmental friendly, investment climate, city image, and financial ecology.
First held in 2007, the activity has been held for six years. The election is aimed at promoting Chinese cities to the world, enhancing Chinese cities’s global recognition, boosting investment, driving the tourism and improve the core competence.