China President Xi: Integration and High Quality in developing the Yangtze River Delta
On 20 August 2020, Chinese President Xi Jinping presided over and delivered an important speech at a symposium on Promoting the Integrated Development of the Yangtze River Delta in Hefei, Anhui of China. He stressed that the deep understanding of the Yangtze river delta region in the national economic and social development status and role, and in combination with the development of the Yangtze river delta integration facing the new requirements of the new situation, adhere to the goal orientation, problem orientation unifies, closely integrated and high quality two keywords for key work, work diligently, hard work, promote the development of Yangtze river delta integration success continuously.
Xi stressed that the status and role of the Yangtze River Delta region in the country's economic and social development must be deeply understood in order to better promote the integrated development of the region in the face of the severe and complex situation.
First, take the lead in shaping a new pattern of development. In the current external environment of shrinking global market, we must concentrate on running our own affairs well, give full play to the advantages of China's super-large market, and accelerate the formation of a new pattern of development in which both domestic and international cycles play a dominant role and both domestic and international cycles reinforce each other. The Yangtze River Delta region should give full play to its advantages such as rich talents, high level of science and technology, developed manufacturing industry, relatively complete industrial chain and supply chain, and great market potential, and actively explore ways to form a new development pattern.
Second, be a brave pioneer of our country science and technology and industrial innovation. At present, the new round of scientific and technological revolution and industrial transformation are accelerating, which highlights the urgency of accelerating the improvement of China's scientific and technological innovation capacity. Shanghai and the Yangtze River Delta region should not only provide high-quality products, but also provide a high-level supply of science and technology to support the country's high-quality development.
Third, we need to accelerate the building of new heights in reform and opening up. In recent years, economic globalization has suffered from the reverse wind. All the more, we should hold high the banner of building a community with a shared future for mankind and unswervingly uphold and lead economic globalization.The Yangtze River Delta region has always been the forefront of reform and opening up.We should improve the business environment in line with world-class standards, attract talents and enterprises from home and abroad to settle down in an open, service-oriented, innovative and efficient development environment, promote trade and investment facilitation, and strive to become an important bridge linking the international and domestic markets.
Xi pointed out that the implementation of the Yangtze river delta integration development strategy should stick to the two key words of Integration and High Quality, with the integration of ideas and measures to break the administrative barriers and enhance policy coordination, to elements in the broader smooth flow, is conducive to play a regional comparative advantages, to achieve a more reasonable division of labor, condensed more powerful force, promote the development of high quality.