|Geely Delegation Visits Jinhua|
On the afternoon of March 22, Chen Long, secretary of Jinhua Municipal Party Committee, met with Li Shufu, chairman of Geely Holding Group, and his delegation. Government officials Cai Yongbo, Zheng Minqiang, Zhang Xinyu, Xu Zhangcai, and others also participated in the related activities.
On behalf of the municipal Party committee and the municipal government, Chen Long first welcomed Li Shufu and his delegation to Jinhua for the inspection and expressed deep thanks for their support ofJinhua’s economic and social development. Chen Long introduced the current work of Jinhua: Jinhua is studyingand implementingPresident Xi Jinping’s speech from his inspection in Zhejiang;pushingforward the Double Eight Strategies;strivingto make Zhejiang an important window demonstrating the superiority of the system of Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era;establishingitsposition as a global center for small commodities, film, and television culture as well as industrial innovation;andconsolidatingthe work on comprehensive transportation, the private economy, the reform and opening up, and ecological livability. All these efforts are being made to create a modern socialist city.
In terms of the automobile industry, especially new energy vehicles, Jinhua was selected as one of the cities for the promotion and application of new energy vehicles in China, and the first provincial-level pilot city for the promotion and application of new energy vehicles in Zhejiang Province, which offers Jinhua the first-mover advantage. Geely Holding Group has carried out several projects in Jinhua, and these projects have laidthe foundation for Jinhua to build innovative and intelligent manufacturing bases. Thiswill providemore opportunities for cooperation in the future. It is hoped that Geely Holding Group will deploy more projects in Jinhua and continue to support Jinhua’s development. Chen Long also expressed his expectation that the two parties will continue to optimize the business environment, provide efficient services, and carry out a wider range of practical cooperation to achieve mutually beneficialoutcomes.
Li Shufu also expressed appreciation tothe Jinhua government for its support for the development of Geely Holding Group in Jinhua. He said that Geely’s progress rests on the reform and opening up and the support from Party committees and governments at all levels. In the new stage of development and guided by the new development philosophy, Geely will seize the opportunity presented by the automotive industry, explore new paths for transformation and upgrading, and integrate into the new development pattern. In addition, Jinhua has unique geographical advantages and a solid industrial foundation. Especially in recent years, its urban and rural landscape has improved significantly, and the business environment has continued to be optimized. Thus Geely is attracted by the momentum of development Jinhua shows, which is apromising sign forstrengthening cooperation and increasing exchanges with Jinhua. Geely will carry out more projects in Jinhua, help the transformation and upgrading of the local automobile industry, and achieve an outcome in the best interest of both sides.
During the visit, Li Shufu and his delegation also inspected the New Energy Automobile Town and Zhejiang Hengyuan New Energy Technology Co., Ltd. (Translated by Wei Han, edited by Kendra Fiddler)