Li Shumeng whose English name is Echo Lee is a native of Yunnan’s City of Eternal Spring. She studies in Chongqing and came back to town to visit friends and relatives over summer break. Kunming seems to be an ideal city to spent the whole year, as I am gradually growing tired of Beijing’s hot, humid and polluted summers and cold dry winters. The question is whether locals are feeling the same way. Are creatives and various sundry cosmopolitan types migrating to locations with a higher quality of life? What city in China provides that perfect balance of vitality and habitability?