A mounted policewoman in Dalian. (Photo/Xinhua)
A purported survey of foreign nationals in China ranking the country's cities by the attractiveness of local women has gone viral on the internet. The ranking puts Dalian first, followed by Chongqing, Chengdu, Suzhou and Changsha, reports the state-run English-language newspaper China Daily.
Young women from Dalian in the northeastern province of Liaoning, are known for being tall with fair skin. They may be less graceful and yielding than women from southern China — the regions south of the Yantze — but they have a stronger personality, the newspaper said.
Fifth to tenth on the list are Nanjing, Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong and Guangzhou. The newspaper described Nanjing women as being cultured, Beijing women as capable, Shanghai women as pretty and Guangzhou women as realistic, believing in the old saying that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach.