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Sichuan Holds On-site Meeting to Drive High-quality Development of Manufacturing

  On July 21, the CPC Sichuan Provincial Committee and the CPC Sichuan Provincial Committee held an on-site meeting to promote the high-quality development of the manufacturing industry. Peng Qinghua, Secretary of the CPC Sichuan Provincial Committee and Yin Li, Deputy Secretary of the CPC Sichuan Provincial Committee and Governor of the People's Government of Sichuan Province attended and addressed the meeting. They stressed the need to thoroughly study and implement General Secretary Xi Jinping's important statements on the strategy of developing China into a great manufacturing power, firmly give play to the leading role of the manufacturing in the industrial economy, expand and strengthen the real economy, let the industry and manufacturing play the pillar role, so as to make positive contributions to achieving high-quality economic development and accelerating the construction of a strong manufacturing, industrial and economic province.

  Deng Xiaogang, Deputy Secretary of the CPC Sichuan Provincial Committee, attended the meeting.

  On the morning of July 21, the delegates were divided into two groups and visited Dongfang Electric Machinery Co., Ltd., Dongfang Turbine Co., Ltd., Southwest Assembly Base of CREC Equipment ? Siyuan Heavy Shield Machine in Deyang, Mianyang Huike Photoelectric Technology Co., Ltd., BOE, Sichuan EM Technology Co., Ltd. and Changhong Intelligent Manufacturing Industrial Park for field investigation. They hoped to gain a picture of the situation of digital workshop construction, technological R&D and innovation, and market expansion of the enterprises. Meanwhile, they also hoped to learn from the practices and experience in promoting the transformation and upgrading of traditional industries and the aggregation and development of strategic emerging industries.

  In the afternoon, Secretary Peng chaired a meeting on promoting the high-quality development of the manufacturing industry in Mianyang. At the meeting, he reported the province's economic operation in the first half of the year and the next economic work plan, and put forward requirements for implementing the meeting spirit and paying attention to the high-quality development of the manufacturing sector. He pointed out that we should adhere to the principle of "industry playing the leading role" and strive to find a path of high-quality development of the manufacturing with Sichuan characteristics. In the new era, the CPC Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping at its core has taken the strategic perspective of "keeping in mind both the domestic and international situations" and made high-quality development of the manufacturing sector an important part of building a modern economic system, calls on to move faster to improve the quality, efficiency and driving forces of the manufacturing sector. Solid steps have been taken to build China into a great manufacturing power. Manufacturing has become the anchor to stabilize the fundamentals of the economy and the pillar to promote high-quality economic development. The development of Sichuan is based on the industry, while the bottom line lies in the manufacturing sector. In the face of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the provincial party committee proposed that "industry should play the leading role", which is to give play to the role of industry as the mainstay in stabilizing growth. In the first half of year, the province's economic growth has turned from negative to positive, and the most powerful supporting force was the manufacturing industry. Departments at different levels across the province should unify the thoughts and actions to General Secretary Xi Jinping's important statements on the strategy of making China a great manufacturing power and the decision and plan of the Party Central Committee. All should be fully aware of the importance and urgency of making industry and manufacturing play the leading role in driving growth. It is important to strengthen the core, make up for the weaknesses and improve the value of the manufacturing sector. Great efforts should be made to foster a modern manufacturing system supported by world-class advanced manufacturing clusters and world-class competitive enterprises, and move faster to build Sichuan into a leading manufacturing province in China.

  Secretary Peng pointed out that "new infrastructure" should be placed at a prominent position and we should unswervingly use information, digitization, and intelligence to enable high-quality development of the manufacturing sector. Efforts should be stepped up to accelerate the development of the national pilot zone for innovative development of the digital economy, speed up the deployment of 5G networks, ratchet up the development of new digital infrastructure, and advance the integrated development of the digital economy and the real economy. Sichuan should intensify scientific and technological innovation, make good use of all kinds of innovation resources, and facilitate upgrading in applications and replacement and catch-up in constant upgrading. Sichuan should continue to foster and expand emerging industries while upgrading and improving traditional industries, and simultaneously promote the large-scale development of emerging industries and the new development of traditional industries. Sichuan should promote the cooperation and co-prosperity of local manufacturing with Chongqing's and consolidate the industrial support for Chengdu-Chongqing economic circle construction. It is necessary to insist on complementing each other's advantages and building on each other's strengths. Centering around key industries, Sichuan should reinforce collaborative layout with Chongqing, and work together with it to expand industrial clusters, strengthen competitive enterprises, participate in competition in domestic and international markets. Actions should also be taken to intensify industrial synergy across the province, and hasten the formation of a new pattern of manufacturing development in which Sichuan and Chongqing interact with each other, the growth is driven by the polar core fields, and the main and branch fields realize collaborative development.

  Secretary Peng stressed that driving the high-quality development of the manufacturing is a paramount task bearing on the overall situation. All cities (prefectures) and departments directly under the provincial government should earnestly implement the spirit of this meeting, study and develop specific policies and measures to push for high-quality development of the manufacturing sector in light of local conditions, and take targeted and effective reform and support measures to ensure the availability of essential factors. All departments should concentrate their efforts on the development of new areas and industrial parks at the national and provincial levels, expand and strengthen key industries and key enterprises, carry out comprehensive evaluation on the benefits per mu of the park, and firmly shore up the high-quality development of the manufacturing sector. Leading cadres at all levels, especially the top brass, should have the courage to shoulder their responsibilities and go into deep water. They should conscientiously implement the working mechanism for contacting and guiding key industries and major projects, and keep an eye on them until outcomes have been made.

  In his speech, Governor Yin pointed out that promoting the high-quality development of the manufacturing sector is not only an important measure to give play of the leading role of the industry, but also the only way to build an economically competitive province. All departments across the province should earnestly study and implement General Secretary Xi Jinping's important statements on the strategy of making China a great manufacturing power. It is necessary to adhere to the new development philosophy, focus on supply-side structural reform, seize the opportunities of China Western Development in the new era and the construction of Chengdu-Chongqing economic circle, accelerate the high-quality development of local manufacturing with a highly-developed sense of responsibility and a sense of urgency, provide important support for Sichuan to transform from an economic province to an economically competitive one. First, departments shall unswervingly promote the development of the "5+1 (i.e. electronic information, equipment manufacturing, food and beverage, advanced materials, energy chemicals and digital economy)" key industries, keep abreast of the major trends of the scientific and technological revolution and industrial transformation, as well as the new situation of industrial transformation and upgrading driven by the COVID-19 outbreak, accelerate the digitization, networking and intellectualization of the manufacturing sector, foster and develop high-quality manufacturing enterprises, and expedite the establishment of a modern industrial system with Sichuan characteristics and advantages. Second, departments should ramp up investment and technological upgrading, focus on local key industries and related fields, move faster to build and attract a number of high-quality projects and help them go into operation and reach design capacity, upgrade traditional industries with advanced and applicable technologies, shut down backward production facilities in accordance with the law and regulations, as well as work hard to enhance the driving force and stamina of the manufacturing sector. Third, departments should follow the trend of industrial development, cultivate ecologically leading industrial enterprises, implement the project to fill in the gaps in the industrial chain, drive the development of the industrial chain and industrial clusters with leading enterprises, give full play to local resource advantages, target the market demand, and do a good job in the targeted development and market substitution of branding products. Fourth, departments should step up innovation in science and technology and the commercial transformation of technological achievements, improve the synergy between government, industry, universities, research and application, solve key bottleneck problems in manufacturing, and push the manufacturing sector toward the medium-high end. Fifth, departments should deepen cooperation, innovate cross-regional coordination and benefit-sharing mechanisms, and enhance the interconnected development of regional manufacturing industries. Sixth, departments should strengthen leadership and service guarantee, and further create a favorable environment for high-quality development of the manufacturing industry.

  Besides, Governor Yin stressed that all departments across the province should vigorously press ahead the three-year action plan for the special rectification of production safety, thoroughly carry out the checklist management in ensuring the production safety, and strengthen the detection and rectification of potential safety hazards. Departments should also fully implement the entity responsibility mechanism for flood control and disaster relief, improve emergency plans, and strengthen practical exercises and material reserves to ensure the safety of people's lives and property.

  At the meeting, relevant officials from Chengdu, Luzhou, Deyang and Mianyang made exchange speeches. Relevant heads of the provincial party committee, the standing committee of the provincial people's congress, the provincial government and the provincial CPPCC, as well as those from the relevant departments at city (prefecture) level and provincial level were present in the investigation or meeting. 

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