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The results of "Charming China -- The most attractive Chinese cities in the eyes of foreign talents" in 2020 are released

Date : 2021-10-20 From : People's Daily

On the morning of October 18, Foreign Talent Research Center released the results of the event "Charming China -- The most attractive Chinese cities in the eyes of Foreign Talents 2020 " at the 2021 Eurasian Economic Forum.

The top 10 cities of "Charming China --- The Most Attractive Chinese Cities in the eyes of Foreign Talents 2020" are: Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Guangzhou, Xi’an, Chengdu, Ningbo, Suzhou, Shenzhen, Qingdao (Namely No. 1-10 on the list); The most promising cities of "Charming China -- The Most Attractive Chinese Cities in the eyes of Foreign Talents 2020" are: Nanjing, Wuxi, Wuhan, Tianjin, Kunming, Dongguan, Changsha, Quanzhou, Hefei, Yantai (Namely No. 11-20 on the list).

The foreign expert jury team of this year’s event includes 14 Nobel Prize winners, 1 Turing Prize winner, 16 academicians and 47 “Chinese Government Friendship Award” winners, which is the strongest jury team in the history. Sponsored by Foreign Talent Research Center of the Ministry of Science and Technology and implemented by International Talent magazine, the "Charming China -- The Most Attractive Chinese cities in the eyes of Foreign Talents" themed event has been held for 11 times since 2010. The event closely followed the theme of "City opening and talent introduction". Based on the overall situation of attracting, serving and playing the role of foreign talents in each citythe event was carried out in accordance with 54 indicators from five dimensions:   "working convenience", "living convenience", "social environment", "city mutual evaluation" and "city openness degree(objective statistical data)".

Data analysis and project report of the event were jointly completed by the organizer and Great Wall Strategy Consultants. On the basis of the evaluation by foreign experts, the evaluation index of this city list introduces two evaluation dimensions of "city mutual evaluation" and " city openness degree (objective data)", making the evaluation index more scientific. 

Wang fenyu, Senior partner and deputy general manager GreatWall Strategy Consultants, which is the sponsor institution of CISIP, said that the research of "Charming China -- The most attractive Chinese cities in the eyes of foreign talents" is a vane to continuously observe the international attractiveness of Chinese cities, and provides major data and research support for China to further expand its opening-up. The results of the 2020 list show a new trend of urban openness and development in China. A number of inland cities in central and western China have achieved good performance in the single ranking, and many provincial capitals in central and western China are familiar with and highly praised by foreign experts in the city mutual evaluation part. Xi 'an, for example, in the 2020 list, Xi 'an, ranks the first place in work convenience, fifth in live convenience, showing Xi 'an has strong competitiveness in terms of international working atmosphere, international job opportunities and international livable environment, which is attributed to Xi’an’s efforts to build an international metropolis in recent years and create a highland of hard technology innovation.

The event was fully participated and reported by relevant media and support units, and received strong support and active cooperation from science and technology departments and foreign talent management departments all over the country.