[following the footsteps of the general secretary] Shanghai: shoulder the new mission bravely and be a good pacesetter
Bearing in mind the general secretary’s instructions, Shanghai carries forward the great spirit of Party building, practices the people’s city concept as a pacesetter and a pioneer, takes the lead in reform and innovation, explores the way and breaks the situation in the development of globalization, and strides forward in the journey of creating new miracles in the development of a new era.
Shanghai, located in the front of the Yangtze River Delta, is the largest economic center city in China.
Shanghai is required to focus on improving the city’s energy level and core competitiveness, and constantly improve the governance capacity and governance level of a socialist modern international metropolis. Bearing in mind the general secretary’s instructions, Shanghai will continue to struggle and move forward bravely in the journey of development in the new era.
The general secretary asked Shanghai to serve the overall situation of China’s reform, opening up and development by completing the three new major tasks of adding new areas in the Shanghai Free Trade Zone, setting up a science and innovation board and piloting the registration system in the Shanghai Stock Exchange, and implementing the national strategy for regional integration development in the Yangtze River Delta.
Implement the spirit of the important instructions of the general secretary, arrange the construction period backward in Shanghai, and “wall chart operation”. The three major tasks go hand in hand. In August, 2019, the New Lingang district was unveiled. Now it has become a “test field” for deep cultivation and institutional opening. A number of cutting-edge industrial clusters such as integrated circuit, biomedicine and artificial intelligence are booming. In 2021, the total output value of industries above Designated Size will exceed 260billion yuan.
Luyu, deputy director of the high tech industry and scientific and technological innovation division of the administrative committee of Shanghai Lingang New District: in accordance with the spirit of the important instructions of the general secretary, we have accelerated the construction of leading industrial clusters with key core technologies as a breakthrough against the internationally recognized free trade parks and free trade ports with the strongest competitiveness. In the next stage, we will pay more attention to the cutting-edge, leading and international nature in industrial selection, and build the new port area into a special economic functional area with international influence and competitiveness as soon as possible.
In order to accelerate the integrated development of the Yangtze River Delta, Shanghai, Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Anhui have promoted the implementation of two rounds of three-year action plans. The Yangtze River Delta ecological and green integrated development demonstration zone has gradually matured with fruitful achievements in scientific and technological innovation linkage, industrial chain supply chain coordination, public service sharing, etc. In June this year, the Sci-tech Innovation Board celebrated its third anniversary in Shanghai. More than 420 companies were listed on the sci-tech innovation board, with a total market value of more than 5trillion yuan. This year, Shanghai will fully support the scientific innovation board to deepen institutional innovation and promote more “hard technology” enterprises to list.
In accordance with the direction of the general secretary, Pudong faces the world, expands its opening-up, explores and moves forward on the road of breaking the rules and making breakthroughs in innovation. 100 450 reform and opening-up tasks have been fully implemented, a number of major functional innovation measures have been tried first, and Pudong’s high-level reform and opening-up has been advanced in depth.
Throughout Shanghai, the Huangpu River and Suzhou River pass through the city, giving the city the grandeur of the river and sea and the tenderness of the water town.
Bearing in mind the general secretary’s earnest instructions, Shanghai has accelerated the pace of building a people’s city. Transform old residential areas, protect and inherit the historical context of the city, and create a good urban ecology. In the past five years, the number of parks has doubled to 532. Next, Shanghai will implement the “thousand parks” plan. Today, the 45km public coastline of Huangpu River and the 42km public coastline of Suzhou River have been opened up one after another, opening the most essence and core riverside zone in Shanghai to the public.
Zhangming, a Shanghai citizen: Recently, I feel that the open space has become larger, the footpaths have become more, and the coverage of green plants has become more. It’s cool to see the buildings and the scenery, plus the blue sky.
The mission is on our shoulders, and we will never slacken our efforts. Since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, Shanghai’s comprehensive strength has leapt to a new level. Over the past five years, the city’s GDP has continuously crossed the two levels of 3trillion yuan and 4trillion yuan, and the per capita GDP has reached 26900 US dollars.