Awards & Honors
National Hygienic City
Zhuhai recently passed follow-up examinations by the Office of the National Patriotic Health Campaign Committee, maintaining its title as National Hygienic City for the 30th year, according to a notice released Feb 8 by the National Health Commission. Zhuhai first earned the title back in 1992.
Tenth, Sci-Tech Innovation & Development Index of Chinese Cities, 2021
Zhuhai ranked 10th among 288 cities in terms of sci-tech innovation & development in 2021. It is one of only two prefecture-level cities along with Suzhou to be among the top 10 cities, according to the 2021 index for Sci-Tech Innovation & Development Report of Chinese Cities released recently.
Second, Top 100 Efficient Local Governments, 2021
Zhuhai has the second most-efficient local government in the country, states the Research Report on Local Governments Efficiency in China (2021), which was released Dec 25.
16th, China Innovative Talent Index, 2021
Zhuhai is among 20 top domestic cities rated on talent scale, structure, efficiency, and environment in the 2021 China Innovative Talent Index released Dec 28.
Second in terms of sustainable development, 2021
Zhuhai and Hangzhou are leading other Chinese cities in balancing access to resources, emission control, protection, and governance, states the Blue Book: Evaluation Report on the Sustainable Development of China (2021), which was released Dec 21.
Successful Cases in International Communication of Chinese Cities, 2021
Zhuhai is one of a handful of "Successful Cases in International Communication of Chinese Cities 2021" in Xinhua News Agency's latest report on attracting global high-quality resources and expanding international influence.
City of Vitality, 2021
China News Weekly magazine has selected Zhuhai as one of 11 China Cities of Vitality, it was announced Dec 3 at the 2021 Vitality City Conference in Guangzhou.
23rd in terms of economic competitiveness, 2021
The economic competitiveness of Zhuhai is rated 23rd and Macao 15th out of 291 cities nationwide in the 19th Report on China's Urban Competitiveness that was released Nov 2 in Beijing.
Cities of the Year 2019-20 in the Healthy China Campaign
Considerably upgraded healthcare services have placed Zhuhai on the list of Cities of the Year 2019-20 in the Healthy China Campaign, it was announced Oct 17 at the Healthy China Promotion Action & Annual index Release Conference in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia.
Ninth in terms of brand awareness in China, 2021
A City of Youth & Vigor, Zhuhai is 9th in brand awareness among the top 100 domestic prefecture-level cities, it was announced May 9 at the 2021 Chinese Brand Value Information Release & Chinese Brand Construction Summit in Shanghai.
Beloved China City, 2020-21
Zhuhai is one of China's Top 10 Beloved Cities, it was announced April 23 at the 2020-21 Release Ceremony of Chinese Cities With Good Life in Chengdu, Sichuan Province.
First in terms of sustainable development, 2020
Zhuhai leads 100 large and medium Chinese cities in sustainable development for the third consecutive year, ahead of even Beijing, Shenzhen, Hangzhou, Guangzhou, Qingdao, Wuxi, Nanjing, Shanghai, and Xiamen.
22nd in terms of urban leisure and tourism competitiveness, 2020
Zhuhai is 22nd out of 30 top domestic cities in urban leisure and tourism competitiveness, according to Beijing Union University and Social Sciences Academic Press (China).
First in terms of sustainable development, 2019
For the third consecutive year, Zhuhai is 1st nationwide in terms of sustainable development, according to the Blue Book of Sustainable Development: Evaluation Report on the Sustainable Development of China (2020), which was released Dec 1.
Sixth, Top 10 Happiest Cities in China
Zhuhai has been selected as one of China's Top 10 Happiest Cities (prefecture-level) for the fifth time, Oriental Outlook Magazine and think tank Liaowang Institute announced on Nov 18.
Fifth in terms of economic vibrancy, 2020
Zhuhai is rated 5th nationwide in terms of economic vibrancy, according to the 18th Report on China's Urban Competitiveness, which was recently released by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and the Economic Daily.
National Civilized City
Zhuhai has retained the title of National Civilized City by virtue of becoming ever more livable, according to a Nov 10 announcement by the Civilization Office of the Central Communist Party Committee.
Tenth, Top 100 Domestic Cities in terms of Economic Vibrancy
Zhuhai is one of the most economically vibrant cities in China, says the 2019 China Urban Business Environment Report that was released by China Media Group on June 18.
First in terms of Public Services in China, 2019
Public services in Zhuhai are the most satisfactory of those in 38 major domestic cities, says the Blue Book of Public Service – Evaluation of Chinese Cities' Basic Public Service Capacity (2019).
Demonstration City for Health Construction, 2018
The Demonstration City for Health Construction title for 2018 has been granted to Zhuhai with the top score in Guangdong Province.
Second, Top 100 Efficient Local Governments, 2019
The City of Zhuhai ranks 2nd on China's 2019 Top 100 Efficient Local Governments list, according to the Research Report on Local Governments' Efficiency in China 2019 released Jan 3 by Social Sciences Academic Press (China) and Beijing Normal and Jiangxi Normal universities in Beijing.
Tenth, Sci-Tech Innovation & Development Index of Chinese Cities, 2019
For the first time, Zhuhai has edged into the top 10 among 289 domestic cities on the 2019 index in the Sci-Tech Innovation & Development Report of Chinese Cities.
Fifth in terms of Basic Public Services in China, 2018
The 2018 Bluebook of Public Service that utilized an Internet + survey ranks Zhuhai 5th among 38 major Chinese cities in terms of delivering basic public services.
First, Top 10 Chinese Cities in Sustainable Development, 2018
Socially, economically, and environmentally, Zhuhai led all other Chinese cities in sustainable development ahead of other top achievers Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Beijing, Hangzhou, Ningbo, Changsha, Nanjing, and Wuhan in 2018.
China Sea Bass Capital
As China's largest domestic sea bass base, the city of Zhuhai was named "China Sea Bass Capital" by the China Aquatic Products Processing & Marketing Alliance (CAPPMA) on Nov 7.
National Hygienic City
Once again, Zhuhai has been certified as a healthy city that ensures a high quality of residences, the ecosystem, well-being, public health, access to natural resources, and connectedness to cultural heritage.
National Civilized City
Zhuhai was restored as a National Civilized City, the top and most-difficult-to-obtain domestic honor granted by the Civilization Office of the Central Communist Party Committee on Dec 21, 2018.
Tenth, Top 10 Happiest Cities in China
Zhuhai is one of China's top 10 happiest cities, Oriental Outlook Magazine announced in Guangzhou on Nov 26, 2018. A survey sponsored by the publication found that residents are pleased with education, healthcare, income, the environment, public services, security, future expectations, and other matters.
Chinese City of Opportunity
The prestigious accounting firm PriecewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) ranks Zhuhai first among 26 Chinese cities in transportation and urban planning, and first in culture and quality of life in an assessment released on March 30.
In concert with the China Development Research Foundation, London-headquartered PwC again ranked Zhuhai 11th in terms of opportunities available to businesses and residents.
Beautiful Landscape City
Zhuhai was designated as a 2017 Beautiful Landscape City by the China Ecological Civilization Research & Promotion Association (CECRPA) during the China Ecological Civilization Forum Huizhou Annual Conference on Dec 2-3, 2017.
Demonstration City of China Ecological Civilization
Zhuhai was designated as one of 46 Demonstration Cities & Counties of China Ecological Civilization Construction by the Ministry of Environmental Protection on Sept 21, 2017.
Destination for the Most Valuable MICE Brand
The city of Zhuhai took the Destination for the Most Valuable MICE Brand award for 2017. Furthermore, the biennial China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition was named the "Most Influential Professional Trade Fair." A Goldfinger Award is the top honor in the domestic MICE industry.
Demonstration City of Tourism & Leisure
Zhuhai was designated as one of the first-group ten China's Demonstration Cities of Tourism & Leisure on Aug 3, 2017
National Water-Saving City
The Ministry of Housing & Urban-Rural Development and National Development & Reform Commission designated Zhuhai as a National Water-Saving City.
National Forest City
The State Forestry Administration presented Zhuhai and 21 other Chinese municipalities National Forest City plaques at a forum in Yan’an City of Shaanxi Province on Sept 18, 2016.
National Pilot Sponge City
Zhuhai ranks second in the second batch of national pilot "sponge cities."
Pilot City of Europe-China Eco-Cities Link
A jury assessed Zhuhai as a pilot city in the Europe-China Eco Cities Link (EC Link) project on March 21 and 22, 2016.
Number 1 Competitive City in Urban Livability 2015
Zhuhai led the list of Top 10 Competitive Cities in Urban Livability 2015, according to an annual report on urban livability competitiveness released on May 30, 2016 by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and the China Social Science Press. This was the third consecutive year for the Pearl River Delta coastal city to been rated the country's most livable city.
First, Top 10 Livable Cities in China, 2015
Once again, Zhuhai is the leading city in China when it comes to urban livability, according to the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and the China Social Science Press. The two institutions released an annual report on urban livability competitiveness on May 30, naming the Top 10 Competitive Cities in Urban Livability 2015.
National Ecological Garden City 2015
In early January 2016, the Ministry of Housing and Urban-rural Development announced shortlists for the first 2015 national ecological garden cities, and garden cities, counties and towns. Zhuhai, the only selected city in Guangdong Province, is among the first seven national ecological garden cities, Nanfang Daily reported.
National Civilized City 2015
Fourth, Top 10 Happiest Cities in China, 2015
Fifth in terms of City Government Fiscal Transparency in China, 2015
First, Top 10 Livable Cities in China 2014
10th among China's Top 100 Law-Based Governments, 2014
No.1, Top Ten Livable Cities in China 2013
Hong Kong is no longer the "most livable" city in the country -- losing this title to Zhuhai -- but the city still beats Shanghai and Beijing in overall competitiveness, a new survey by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) says.
China's Most Sustainable City 2013
Zhuhai emerged as the Number 1 city in China in terms of overall sustainability in The Urban Sustainability Index (USI) 2013. The index was published on April 16, 2014 by the Urban China Initiative, a joint effort of McKinsey & Co, Columbia University, and Tsinghua University.
Westerners' Top Ten Favorite Cities in China 2013
Zhuhai led the Westerners' Top Ten Favorite Cities in China 2013, according to Globe magazine on Aug 9, 2013.
China's Most Beautiful City 2013
Previous honorary titles
Dubai International Award for Best Practice in Improving the Living Environment granted by the UN Center for Human Settlements, 1998
National Ecological Model City
National Garden City
National Environmental Protection Exemplary City
National Hygienic City
Top 40 Tourist Destinations in China -- the only one rated in its entirety instead of for individual sites
National Pacesetting City in Science & Technology Progress
National Garden Landscaping City
State-Level Exemplary Ecological Zone
National Model City with Positive Mutual Relationship Between Army and Citizens
Among China's Top Ten Cities in Promoting Cultural & Ethical Advancement
China's Charming City
Zhuhai's Comprehensive Air-quality Index (CAI) among 168 key cities nationwide
10th, Top 20 Cities with Best Air Quality 2021
11th, Top 20 Cities with Best Air Quality 2020
14th, Top 20 Cities with Best Air Quality 2019
11th, Top 20 Cities with Best Air Quality 2018
11th, Top 20 Cities with Best Air Quality 2017
Zhuhai's Comprehensive Air-quality Index (CAI) among 74 cities of similar or larger size in China
Eighth, Top Ten Cities with Best Air Quality 2016
Ninth, Top Ten Cities with Best Air Quality 2015
Fifth, Top Ten Cities with Best Air Quality 2014
Sixth, Comprehensive Air-quality Index (CAI) 2013