Qingdao remains China’s happiest city this year, according to the latest China Urban Competitiveness Ranking from Hong Kong-based China Institute of City Competitiveness (CICC).

Hangzhou, a city of Zhejiang Province, and Huizhou, a city in Guangdong Province, also retained their respective second- and third-place rankings in 2013.

The survey measured local residents of a given city on their overall sense of satisfaction, sense of belonging, life quality, natural environment, economy and social civilization.

The CICC was founded in 1998 in Hong Kong, and has released China City Competitiveness Rankings since 2002.

10. Xinyang, Henan (河南信阳)

Xinyang,one of the 'Top 10 happiest cities in China 2013'by China.org.cn.

Score: 89.59

Located in the most southern part of Henan Province, Xinyang sits between the north foot of Dabie Mountain and the upper reaches of Huaihe River. As one of the birth places of Chinese civilization, the city embraces a history of more than 8,000 years. With a beautiful landscape and comfortable living condition, Xinyang has been on the country’s Top 10 Livable Cities list since 2009.

 

9. Ningbo, Zhejiang (浙江宁波)

Ningbo,one of the 'Top 10 happiest cities in China 2013'by China.org.cn.

Score: 89.77

Lying south of the Hangzhou Bay and facing the East China Sea to the east, Ningbo is an important seaport city in the country. With a history dating back to the Hemudu culture in 4800 B.C., the city is also one of the famous historical and cultural cities in China. Containing Yuehu Lake, Siming Mountain and Hangzhou Bay Wetland in the area, Ningbo features charming scenery and a pleasant climate.

If you want to stay at Ningbo for a long time. You can take a study-tour in Ningbo University (NBU)

Ningbo University is one of the 100 Chinese universities which are officially authorized the qualification by MOE for the recruitment of international students sponsored by government scholarships.

You can choose the Chinese language courses

Or you can choose their key programs: MBBS  and Business Administration.

 

8. Suzhou, Jiangsu (江苏苏州)

Suzhou,one of the 'Top 10 happiest cities in China 2013'by China.org.cn.

Score: 90.04

Situated in southeastern Jiangsu Province, Suzhou is renowned for its elegant and meticulously designed gardens. As one of the oldest towns in the Yangtze Basin, the city has been a significant center for China’s silk industry since the Song Dynasty (960-1279) and continues to hold that prominent position today. Thanks to beautiful landscape and architecture, Suzhou attracts millions of visitors from China and abroad all year round.

These 2 universities are located in Suzhou:

Soochow University ( SUDA )

Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University ( XJTLU )

 

7. Chengdu, Sichuan (四川成都)

Score: 91.66

As the capital of Sichuan Province, Chengdu is one of the most important economic, transportation and communication centers in Southwest China. Due to its mild climate and good air quality, the city was one of the country’s top 10 livable cities in 2006 and 2007. Famed for its delicious “hot and spicy” cuisine, Chengdu became the first Asian city named as a City of Gastronomy by UNESCO in 2010.

Chengdu has many Universities, you can find them on CUCAS, see more>>

The most famous university in Chengdu is Sichuan University ( SCU ). It is one of China’s top schools, with one of China’s best medical programs. Medicine, engineering, natural sciences, liberal arts and management are all outstanding choices at this school. Every year Sichuan University sees 1000 international students.

Recommend programs in Sichuan University:

Clinical Medicine (MBBS in English)

Software Engineering

Civil Engineering

 

6. Yantai, Shandong (山东烟台)

Yantai,one of the 'Top 10 happiest cities in China 2013'by China.org.cn.

Score: 92.06

Bordered by both the Yellow Sea and the Bohai Sea, Yantai sits at the northeast part of Shandong Province. Although located in northern China, monsoons regulate the climate and keep the area warm and humid. With a long coastline and more than 60 islets, the city is famous for its picturesque scenery and abundant seafood.

Yantai has Ludong University ( LDU ). You can study the Chinese language program in LDU and have fun in Yantai.

One-Year Chinese Language Program 

Intensive Chinese Learning Program(Above 16)

See more Chinese language Programs in Ludong University>>

 

5. Nanjing, Jiangsu (江苏南京)

Nanning,one of the 'Top 10 happiest cities in China 2013'by China.org.cn.

Score: 93.48

Known as one of China’s great ancient capitals, Nanjing is situated in the southwest part of Jiangsu Province. With over 6,000 years history, the city boasts countless historical relics, including the Nanjing City Wall, the Ruins of the Ming Dynasty Imperial Palace, the Confucius Temple, and the Ming tombs. Unique culture and convenient living conditions make Nanjing one of the most livable and happiest cities in China.

The expenses in Nanjing is about $300-970 per month. You can spend a long time here.

There are also many good rank universities in Nanjing, take a study-tour will get to know more about Nanjing.

Southeast University ( SEU )

Nanjing Normal University ( NNU )

Nanjing University ( NJU )

 

4. Harbin, Heilongjiang (黑龙江哈尔滨)

Harbin,one of the 'Top 10 happiest cities in China 2013'by China.org.cn.

Score: 94.21

Harbin is the capital of Heilongjiang Province, the northeastern-most region in China. With its arctic climate and abundant ice and snow, the city is known as China’s “Ice City”. Since 1963, the world famous Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival has been held in January each year. During that time, exquisite ice sculptures are decorated with colorful ice lanterns, and winter sports competitions attract thousands of locals and overseas visitors.

These Universities located in Harbin:

Harbin Institute of Technology ( HIT )

Harbin Medical University ( HMU )

Harbin University of Science and Technology ( HRBUST )

 

3. Huizhou, Guangdong (广东惠州)

Huizhou,one of the 'Top 10 happiest cities in China 2013'by China.org.cn.

Score: 94.37

Located in the southeastern part of Guangdong Province, Huizhou is a neighbor to Shenzhen and Hong Kong in the south. Settled between Dayawan Bay of the South China Sea and Luofu Mountain, the local scenic areas include a variety of mountains, rivers, sea and forests. Huizhou is headquarters to many famous Chinese enterprises, especially electronics and IT companies, including TCL, Desay Corporation and Huayang General Electronic.

 

2. Hangzhou, Zhejiang (浙江杭州)

west lake

Score: 95.44

Located in the northeast area of Zhejiang Province, Hangzhou is one of the most renowned travel cities in China. Dubbed the “Paradise under Heaven,” the city is well known across the world for its splendid natural scenery, numerous historical relics, fine silk and Longjing tea. But what makes Hangzhou an attractive place to live is its peace, quiet and slower pace of life.

Most Famous 8 Hangzhou attractions

The most famous university in Hangzhou is Zhejiang University ( ZJU ). Every year, lots of international students apply MBBS in ZJU.

More Universities in Hangzhou>>

 

1. Qingdao, Shandong (山东青岛)

Qingdao,one of the 'Top 10 happiest cities in China 2013'by China.org.cn.

Score: 96.18

Qingdao, a major city in Shandong Province, lies on the southern coastline of the Shandong Peninsula overlooking the Yellow Sea. Called the “Eastern Switzerland,” the city is an important seaport, naval base and industrial center in China. Its beautiful coastline and a unique blend of sea and mountains also make it one of the most popular travel destinations around the country and the world. This is the third time Qingdao has topped the Happiest City Ranking since 2010.

Study in the No.1 happy city Qingdao must give you a wonderful experience.

These universities in Qingdao is very good:

Shandong University of Science & Technology ( SDUST )

China University of Petroleum (Huadong) ( UPC )

Ocean University of China ( OUC )

 

This is the top 10 happiest cities in China. If you have chance come to China, why not visit these happiest cities.