2021-05-03

[Continue to write more stories about spring and walk into the new national-level special economic zone] Listen! It’s telling the story of Pudong’s past

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China News Service, May 3 (Peng Ningling) In Building 2, No. 141, Pudong Avenue, there is a white house that is not amazing in appearance.

This cottage was built in 1956 and used to be the Dongchang District Workers Club under the Shanghai Federation of Trade Unions. On May 3, 1990, the Pudong Development Office was officially established here. On April 18, 2010, on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the development and opening of Pudong, the Pudong Development Exhibition Hall was officially opened to the public.

[Continue to write more stories about spring and walk into the new national-level special economic zone] Listen! It’s telling the story of Pudong’s past

No.141 Pudong Avenue 2 Building No. Pudong Development Exhibition Hall. Photo by Peng Ningling

Recently, the reporter interview group of “Continue Writing More Spring Stories into the National Special Economic Zone” hosted by the Central Cyberspace Affairs Office visited the Pudong Development Exhibition Hall. Physical display, scene restoration, to understand the story of the development of the new district.

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In the Pudong Development Exhibition Hall . Photo by Peng Ningling

As soon as we entered the exhibition hall, the interview team saw “Shanghai Pudong New Area Management Committee” “Pudong Avenue 141” and other house signs, passing through the “gate”, as if they could return to the new area 30 years ago Entrepreneurial era.

“The choice of ‘141’ as the house number of the Pudong Development Office was based on the homophony of ‘one is one’.” Pudong Development Exhibition Hall explainer Wang Xi explained the origin of the house number to the reporters.

It is understood that when the office was set up, some people thought that auspicious numbers such as “6” and “8” should be used as the house number, but the Pudong Development Office insisted that “one is one, two is two, seeking truth from facts, Keep your feet on the ground” and finally chose “141”.

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In the Pudong Development Exhibition Hall , Restore the reception desk of Pudong Development Office. Photo by Peng Ningling

The first restoration area of ​​the exhibition hall was the reception desk at that time.

Wang Xi introduced that although the reception desk was only three or four square meters, it was the first stop for domestic and foreign guests at that time, receiving nearly a hundred guests every day.

At this small reception desk, the staff at the time would distribute Pudong maps and data information compilations for visitors. Therefore, it also assumed the function of the “mini-data information center” at the beginning of the development of Pudong.

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In the Pudong Development Exhibition Hall , Restore the desk at that time, with different names written on the drawers. Photo by Peng Ningling

In the second restoration area of ​​the exhibition hall, the desks used by the office staff at the time attracted the attention of the interview team.

“A different name is posted on each drawer, do you know the reason?” the commentator asked the interview team.

Wang Xi said that due to limited office conditions in the past, under the most difficult circumstances, there were nine people sharing two desks. “Therefore, each staff member at that time could only have 1 drawer and a key.”

In addition to the dilemma of office conditions, Pudong 30 years ago still had the difficulty of transportation. Wang Xi said that because of the ferry from Pudong to Puxi, if there are staff members who cannot catch up, they can only go back to the office, put all the benches together, and sleep for one night before starting a new job.

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In the Pudong Development Exhibition Hall , To commemorate the establishment of the Shanghai Branch of the People’s Bank of China in Pudong, the Pudong New Area Management Committee presented a “financial leader”. Photo by Peng Ningling

Pudong’s leap is inseparable from financial support.

In 1995, the Shanghai Branch of the People’s Bank of China took the lead in entering Lujiazui, Pudong, which undoubtedly injected a powerful stimulus to its development.

According to reports, at the ceremony for the completion of the central bank building, the New District Management Committee presented a gift of special commemorative significance to the president of the Shanghai branch of the People’s Bank of China-a lively lamb.

According to the guide, the management committee is full of sincerity and has spent a lot of effort in sending the lamb. “At that time, they not only went to the store to buy baby socks, but also bathed the lamb twice with shampoo, sprayed it with French perfume twice, and put red silk around its neck before writing “Financial leader”.”

In the commentator’s description, the scene at that time seemed to emerge again: with more than 300 guests from home and abroad, more than 90 presidents in suits and shoes Picking up this “leader” in turn means that Pudong’s financial sector is beginning to go uphill.

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In the Pudong Development Exhibition Hall . Photo by Peng Ningling

In the short stories, Pudong has gone through 30 years without knowing it.

In the past 30 years, Pudong’s development and opening up has achieved extraordinary results: from the country’s first national-level new district in 1990 to the country’s first comprehensive Supporting the reform of the pilot zone, in 2013, the country’s first free trade pilot zone, and last year, it became the country’s first special comprehensive bonded zone…

Looking back at the past 30 years, Pudong’s development is inseparable The pursuit of seeking truth from facts in Pudong is inseparable from the support of national policies and the hard-working people rooted here.

Thirty years have passed. In the future, the development and opening up of Pudong will definitely tell more stories and write more miracles. (End)