|Plans Made by the Jinhua Committee of the CPC|
The second plenary meeting of the 8th Jinhua Municipal Committee of the Communist Party of China thoroughly implemented the spirit of the 15th Provincial Party Congress. Combining the actual situation of Jinhua with its aim to be an inland open hub, the plenary meeting made the following plans according to the deployment requirements for constructing a metropolitan area with common prosperity made by the 8th Municipal Party Congress.
1. General Requirements
The 15th Provincial Party Congress has given Jinhua a high-level development orientation for building an inland open hub, which is a strategic consideration made by the Provincial Party Committee based on the overall development of Zhejiang province. It is also the key for Jinhua to enhance its advantageous position in the new development stage. Party organizations at all levels and Party members and cadres in Jinhua must reach a consensus on the decision-making and deployment of the Provincial Party Committee, strive to realize the orientation given by the Provincial Party Committee, and accelerate the construction of a metropolitan area with common prosperity and modernization. They should explore effective paths, provide strong support, and contribute more of Jinhua’s strength in realizing common prosperity and turning Zhejiang into an advanced province of socialist modernization.
(2) Guiding Ideology
Guided by Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era, the Jinhua government will fully implement the spirit of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China and the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party that is yet to be held. Then-Secretary of the CPC Zhejiang Provincial Committee, General Secretary Xi, visited Jinhua fourteen times and made significant instructions that are still of great importance to today’s Jinhua. Jinhua needs to implement the spirit of the 15th Provincial Party Congress and the spirit of the 8th Municipal Party Congress, strive to realize common prosperity, and build Zhejiang into an advanced province of socialist modernization. It is expected to build Jinhua into a modernized urban area with common prosperity by speeding up the construction of a global trade hub, comprehensive transportation hub, modern logistics hub, highland for scientific and technological innovation, intelligent manufacturing, and people-to-people exchanges.
(3) Overall Goals
By 2027, the following goals are expected to be reached: A comprehensive hub that connects domestic and foreign markets and links for global resources will be fully formed. The open economic system will be more complete, foreign exchanges and cooperation will be deepened, and the comprehensive strength and influence of metropolitan areas will be significantly enhanced. Finally, an inland open hub will be built at a high level. Jinhua will become an important node city and a new growth pole in Zhejiang and in the Yangtze River Delta region to highlight its leading role in openness and regional development. The regional GDP has nearaly achieved the “trillion target,” the permanent population has exceeded eight million, and the urbanization rate has reached 76%.
The specific goals are as follows:
—We should develop higher-quality economic and trade cooperation: We need to build Jinhua into an important fulcrum of the international and domestic dual circulation and an exchange and cooperation hub on the Belt and Road. We should enhance Jinhua’s position as the world’s small commodity capital and the world’s hardware capital with high standards. We will cultivate two 100-billion-scale markets, achieve an import and export volume of about one trillion RMB, and an import and export volume of new international trade of about 680 billion RMB.
—We should build more efficient integrated transportation. We will complete the construction of a comprehensive transportation system with a higher degree of internationalization and influence. A two-hour traffic circle from Jinhua to the capital cities of surrounding provinces, a one-hour traffic circle from Jinhua to other districts and cities in Zhejiang, and a 30-minute traffic circle to any place within Jinhua’s urban areas.
—We should build a high-level logistics hub which will become a production service-oriented and business-oriented national logistics hub that can leverage the radiating and leading function in cities of East China, then the whole country, and finally in the foreign areas of Asia and Europe. The total freight volume is expected to exceed 260 million tons, and the express delivery business volume is expected to exceed 18 billion pieces.
— We should create a high-quality modern industry. To make Jinhua a model for the transformation and development in the Yangtze River Delta, the overall strength of scientific and technological innovation should be developed significantly. The ability to gather high-level talents should be greatly improved, the advanced manufacturing industry should achieve a breakthrough, and the modern service industry should be innovated and developed. Jinhua’s R&D expenditure should account for 3.4% of its GDP, its total industrial output value should reach one trillion RMB, the industrial added value should reach 250 billion RMB, and the average tax per mu of industrial land should reach the provincial average.
—We need to achieve a higher standard for system innovation. Led by digital reform, we should accelerate the reform and reshaping of the system and mechanism of innovative reform results in trade and investment. The business environment index of Jinhua is expected to enter the top 20 prefecture-level cities in China and turn Jinhua into the regional business model city in the Yangtze River Delta.
—We should achieve a higher level of people-to-people and cultural exchanges. International cultural exchanges and cooperation should be continuously deepened, and the international influence of traditional components of Wu culture such as the Wu School of Thought and Wu Opera should be expanded. We need to build five new international cultural exchange bases in Zhejiang Province and connect with more than 10 more international friendly cities to further expand international friendships.