Ningbo retains National Civilized City title
Ningbo in East China's Zhejiang province. [Photo/VCG]
Ningbo retained its honorary title as a National Civilized City after being re-evaluated, according to a notice released by the Office of the Central Spiritual Civilization Development Steering Commission on Nov 10.
This is the sixth time in a row the city has won the honor.
Ningbo was also specially commended by the office, along with 32 other cities from across the country that received high scores.
Cixi, a county-level city in Ningbo, also made the list, and Yuyao retained its laurel as well.
Zhejiang's 11 prefecture-level cities have now all been named national civilized cities.
The National Civilized City award, granted every three years, is the highest honor a Chinese city can achieve as it has strict standards for a variety of indicators, including the city's social development, economy, infrastructure, public services, and living standards.