Provincial officials recently released the results of an annual public satisfaction survey for the ecological environment. Xiamen ranked first in the province, marking the fourth time for the city to take first place in the past five years.
Xiamen's composite air quality index in January through November ranked sixth nationally, registering 99.7 percent of days in the official category of moderate or good.
Local authorities also announced that the city's offshore water quality also improved, with 90 percent of local waterways earning the moderate or good designation. Officials added that all hazardous waste in Xiamen was properly disposed last year.
In terms of the city's acoustic environment, 85 percent of days in the period remained within designated limits, coupled with 100 percent of evenings and nights.