Yesterday at the closing ceremony of Ecological Civilization of China Forum yearly conference held in Huizhou, Guangdong on December 2 – 3, Dalian, along with other cities, was awarded the title of “City of Beautiful Landscape (2017)” according a list which was firstly released at the forum and the organizers presented awards and plates to representatives of the winning cities which besides Dalian, include Huizhou, Nanning, Fuzhou, Hangzhou, Chengdu, Lishui, Shiyan, Suzhou, Zhuhai, Panjin and Datong. And among the cities on the list, Dalian is the only city which has an independent budgetary status.
Ecological Civilization of China Forum provides an important platform for the participants to discuss about the major issues involving construction of ecological civilization in China. They can share practical experiences, put forward suggestions for strategic deployments, and build a consensus in terms of protection of the ecological environment.
The 12 “Cities of Beautiful Landscape (2017)” on the list were finally decided after the media nominated the candidates, the candidate cities filed the applications, and the experts gave the final approval.