The central governement send inspectors to all Chinese cities for the whole China!
They will then award the title of "civilized city" to a few cities.
How to win this title?
The inspectors will look at several criteria: cleaniless, tyding up, organization...
I am not sure precisely about all these conditions.
What is the reward?
Local leaders might get promoted.
All civil servants will receive a bonus: extra money. I believe every month during one year.
All retired people will receive a bonus on their pension. I believe every month during one year.
Changsha never ever received the "civilized city title".
But this year I think they did a lot:
An impressive advertisement campain.
Everywhere on the streets you see posters promoting the city.
Some advertising send positive messages.
But to me some advertisement are chocking... But I will let you juge for yourself.
Police is very active.
During the time of the yearly control, police is very active.
A friend was fined from driving his scooter with someone else: you can only have one person on a scooter. Still as usualy the police won't stop a foreigner. But at this time of the year they are not lenient (though my friend was able to bargain the fine and pay less but he got a bill!).
The barbecue shops have to wear nice white blouse!
It looks cleaner! :-)
The barbecue in Xinkaipu district has been reorganized.
They reorganized the space and build some lights.
Each shop has its own spot. It took years to achieve this result!
Before it was the first one who would get the best spot. There would be conflict all was supervized by local "personnalities".
Now street commerces can even sell their spot to someone else.