Chinese cities suffering from image crisis
The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), published a Blue Book on the “image crisis” Chinese cities are currently facing today. The book examines about 2,000 cases of image deterioration reported by the media in 2013 with reasons ranging from corruption to pollution. The social mismanagement from local governments is the first target. The reform decision adopted during the third plenary session of the 18th central Committee of the CCP has undermined the importance of innovation in this field.
Moreover, according to a survey of the general public, others factors tarnish Chinese cities’ image. Of the 1,400 people surveyed in different Chinese provinces, 39.1% designated precarious public security as the first issue, ahead of poor social order (19.5%) and environmental degradation (14.6%).