Huai’an effort falls short once again

Huai’an did not make it past the 5th round of the country’s “National Civilized Cities” competition. The unfortunate news, delivered on September 14 by the National Central Civilization Office, made it official that the city had failed once again to achieve its overall goal.

A poster for the “Building a National Civilized City” on Huai’an street has served as an indicator on how long the city has entertained the idea of winning the national title.

The “National Civilized Cities” title is the most difficult to obtain within the arena of establishing the image of a city. It is the highest form of recognition a city can receive in China. The process involves an analysis of a wide range of factors related to a city’s economy and environment, along with sanitation facilities, citizen behavior and overall satisfaction with the quality of life that comes with living in such a place. Read more