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Huzhou tops provincial appraisal for common prosperity

chinadaily.com.cn| Updated: April 24, 2022 L M S


A view of Huzhou, East China's Zhejiang province. [Photo/WeChat account: huzhoufabu]

Huzhou was recently ranked first in Zhejiang in a provincial appraisal of efforts to boost common prosperity in 2021, according to a recent report.

The report focuses on people's sense of gain, happiness, security and identity, a key indicator adopted by Zhejiang to measure a place's common prosperity.

Eleven cities across the province were assessed based on factors including public safety, transportation, employment and entrepreneurship, and urban-rural gap. 

Huzhou scored 85.13 points, well above the provincial average, which stood at 83.38 points.

According to the report, 94.86 percent of Huzhou residents are satisfied with public security and 90.74 percent are content with the city's ecological environment.

In addition, the satisfaction rate towards public transportation and social assistance among them stood at 69.19 percent and 87.1 percent respectively.

In June 2021, the Communist Party of China Central Committee and the State Council, China's Cabinet, unveiled a guideline to develop Zhejiang into a demonstration zone for common prosperity. That same year, Huzhou was designated as the only pilot city in the province to narrow the urban-rural development gap.

Official statistics show that the per capita disposable income of low-income rural households in Huzhou increased 15.6 percent year-on-year in 2021.

The city also completed the upgrading for 1,690 homes occupied by impoverished elderly as well as built or renovated 17 kindergartens and 14 schools for compulsory education.

Huzhou was also ranked second nationwide in terms of the satisfaction rate for public services last year.