SMM: the Information Office of the State Council held a press conference at 3 pm on Monday, September 21, 2020. Wang Shouwen, Vice Minister of Commerce and Deputy Representative for International Trade negotiations, Yang Jinbai, Vice Mayor of Beijing Municipal people's Government, Zhu Congjiu, Vice Governor of Zhejiang Provincial people's Government, Zhang Xi, Vice Governor of Anhui Provincial people's Government, and he Baoxiang, Vice Governor of Hunan Provincial people's Government, introduce the overall plan of Beijing, Hunan, Anhui Free Trade pilot Zone and Zhejiang Free Trade pilot Zone expansion plan, and answer reporters' questions. A reporter asked: up to now, the number of national free trade pilot zones has increased to 21. Compared with other free trade pilot zones, what are the differences and characteristics of Anhui free trade zones?
Zhang Xi, Vice Governor of Anhui Provincial people's Government: thank you for this reporter's question. You have asked a very good question, which is precisely the focus of our in-depth thinking and planning and active exploration and promotion. Anhui how to do a good job in the current work, give full play to the advantages of backwardness, so that the latecomers come first. The establishment of Anhui Free Trade Experimental Zone is a major mission entrusted to Anhui by the CPC Central Committee and the State Council, a major platform for Anhui to serve the country's open development strategy, and a major opportunity for Anhui to enhance the level of open economic development. We will adhere to reform and opening up, adhere to high-quality development, give full play to our three major advantages, and focus on three explorations.
First, we should give full play to Anhui's advantages in scientific and technological innovation and explore a new mechanism for the deep integration of scientific and technological innovation and the development of the real economy. In recent years, Anhui has always regarded innovation as the biggest policy and driving force for speeding up development, and is becoming a "strong magnetic field" to attract new industries, a "breeding ground" for new technologies, and a "testing ground" for new models. Anhui Free Trade Experimental Zone will continue to make a good upper-hand move in innovation, improve the operation level of Anhui Innovation Hall, and actively explore the transfer and transformation mechanism of scientific and technological achievements of "government-industry-university-research-application fund". We will promote scientific and technological innovation, industrial innovation, enterprise innovation, product innovation and market innovation, speed up the construction of a large market of integrated science and technology, and let the flowers of science and technology bear more industrial fruits. We will actively explore a cooperation mechanism for scientific and technological transactions in line with international rules, and strive to create a source of scientific and technological innovation with important influence.
Second, give full play to Anhui's industrial advantages and explore a new model for the transformation and upgrading of traditional industries and the development and growth of strategic emerging industries. Anhui always adheres to the integrated deployment and promotion of industrial chain and innovation chain, and promotes the transformation and upgrading of traditional industries with the new "iron wall". To "core screen" industry to lead the development and growth of our emerging industries. The Anhui Free Trade Experimental Zone will focus on the respective characteristics and key industries of Hefei, Wuhu and Bengbu, and explore a new model of regional linkage, collaborative efficiency and competitive development. At the same time, we also focus on digital empowerment, explore the formation of a new model for the manufacturing industry to accelerate the development of digitalization, networking and intelligence, focus on the integration of new business type, and explore the formation of a new model for the deep integration of advanced manufacturing and modern service industry. efforts will be made to create a cluster of emerging industries with important influence.
Third, give full play to Anhui's geographical advantages and explore new measures for high-quality development of reform and opening up. As we all know, Anhui is located at the important node of many national strategies. Anhui Free Trade pilot Zone will fully dock the Shanghai-Jiangsu-Zhejiang Free Trade pilot Zone, speed up the construction of open platforms, large passageways and customs clearance, and explore new measures for the coordinated development of free trade pilot zones in the Yangtze River Delta region. To grasp the strategic starting point of expanding domestic demand, we should explore new measures to act as an important node of the domestic cycle and a strategic link between domestic and international double cycles, and to target the highest international standards. we will explore the establishment of a stable, fair, transparent and predictable international first-class business environment, and strive to create a new high ground for reform and opening up in a new era.
We will conscientiously implement the decisions and arrangements of the CPC Central Committee and the State Council on the construction of a free trade pilot zone, strive to form more replicable and popularable achievements in institutional innovation, and make new and greater progress in speeding up the construction of a beautiful Anhui. Thank you.