Hong Kong and Beijing ranked 31st and 72nd in an annual survey of the world’s most livable cities.
The results of the survey, conducted by The Economist, came from weighing up 30 elements of cities, including social stability, health care, culture, environment, education and infrastructure.
Canada’s Vancouver ranked first for the fifth consecutive time, followed by Melbourne in Australia. Paris is 16th and London 53rd.
The People’s Daily Online reports that apart from Hong Kong and Beijing, seven other cities from the Chinese mainland also made it to the list – Tianjin (73rd), Suzhou (75th), Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Dalian and Qingdao.