|英国(England)经济学家信息社(Economist Intelligence Unit)30日公布最新一期全球最适合居住城市报告，澳洲(Australia)墨尔本(Melbourne)击败常胜军加拿大(Canada)温哥华(Vancouver)，成为全球最适合人居的城市。中国大陆有8个城市上榜，排名最好的是北京(Beijing)的第72名；中国台北(Taipei)排名第61名；中国香港(Hong Kong)排名第31。
The British Economist Intelligence Unit has published the latest report of the World Most Livable Cities. Australian Melbourne has defeated the long-lasting victorious Canadian Vancouver, becoming the most ideal city for residence in the world. Mainland China has 8 cities on the list with Beijing in the highest position of the 72nd place. Chinese Taipei is in the 61st position and Chinese Hong-Kong at 31.
The Economist Intelligence Unit has made a survey of 140 cities in the world, which shows that 12th place Japanese Osaka is the most ideal Asian city for residence. Tokyo is ranked 18, Chinese Hong-Kong at 31, Singapore at 31 and Seoul at 58. The Economist Intelligence Unit relied on public security, construction basis, level of medical treatment, culture, environment, education and other standards, conducting two surveys each year.
The editor in charge of this survey, Jon Copestake, said that the rank of major Asian cities is very good, mainly because the building foundation is good and public security and education are good as well. Yet in the section of cultural activities they are rather weak. Among the 10 World Most Livable Cities, 4 are located in Australia.
Mainland China has 8 cities on the list, from the highest ranked Beijing in the 72nd position, Suzhou at 73, Tianjin at 74, Shanghai at 79, Shenzhen at 82, Dalian at 85, Guangzhou at 89 and Qingdao at 98.
According to the report by the Economist Intelligence Unit, the rank of the first 10 World Most Livable Cities are: Australian Melbourne, Austrian Vienna, Canadian Vancouver, Canadian Toronto, Canadian Calgary, Australian Sydney, Finish Helsinki, Australian Perth, ranked with Australian Adelaide at 8 place, and New Zealand Oakland at 10 place.
The US doesn't have a city in the first 20 positions. The city ranked in the highest position is Honolulu, ranked in 26th position.
Original article published by chinanews.com 中国新闻网
经济学家信息社 jīngjìxuéjiā xìnxī shè - The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) of the British Economist Group, an economy research and advisory company
 全球最适合居住城市报告 quánqiú zuì shìhé jūzhù chéngshì bàogào - World Most Livable Cities report, conducted annually by the Economist Intelligence Unit of the British Economist Group, measuring the quality of life standards in many worldwide cities according to several criteria.
 常胜军 cháng shèng jūn - Ever-victorious
中国台北 zhōngguó táiběi - 'China Taipei', the Taiwan capital, that although the article doesn't regard it with the same pride it regards mainland Chinese cities, it still emphasizes that it's Chinese.
 调查 diàochá - Survey
基础建设 jīchǔ jiànshè - Building foundation
医疗水平 yīliáo shuǐpíng - Level of medical treatment
 编辑 biānjí - Editor
 文化活动 wénhuà huódòng - Cultural activites
 依序 yī xù - Rank