The Beijing Times reported that the 2008 Scientific and Comprehensive Rating Report on Chinese Cities, produced by the China City Development Institute (CCDI), was officially released on December 23. Beijing is ranked fourth, behind Shanghai, Hangzhou and Wuxi.
According to Lu Guipin, Executive Vice President of CCDI, Beijing ranks first in terms of living standards, but its economic and social development are relatively low. Its final composite index is 0.6798, lagging behind first-place Shanghai's score of 0.6922 with a difference of 0.0124.
The top 10 cities are Shanghai, Hangzhou, Wuxi, Beijing, Dongguan, Tianjin, Shenzhen, Suzhou, Jinhua and Ningbo.
By People's Daily Online