Shanghai has topped the list of the 10 most attractive Chinese cities for expats for the third time in the ranking organized by International Talent magazine and China Society for Research on International Professional Personnel Exchange and Development.
According to China Daily, the financial hub scored highest in the ranking's four important indexes for foreigners to evaluate cities, including the policies for foreign professionals, the living environment and the working environment.
Other cities in order after Beijing were Shenzhen, Tianjin, Qingdao, Hangzhou, Guangzhou, Suzhou, Xiamen and Kunming.
This is the fifth time that this ranking has been released.
Around 20,000 foreign professionals throughout China participated in the survey between July and December.