According to a survey of CCTV, Lhasa in Tibet tops the happiest cities in China in 2012, followed by Taiyuan in Shanxi Province, Hefei in Anhui Province, Tianjin, Changsha in Hunan Province, Hohhot in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Shijiazhuang in Hebei Province, Jinan in Shandong Province, Yinchuan in Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, and last but not the least, Chongqing.
The Happiest Cities in China is an appraisal based on the happy index from most of the citizens. Nowadays, there are two most influential media in the assessment of the cities. CCTV is among one of them. There might be different results based on different media and standards, however, cities in China has focused more on happiness and security rather than money, thus providing a sense of belonging to all.
During the past selections, Hangzhou in Zhejiang Province and Guangzhou in Guangdong Province had topped the list.