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Investment Promotion Conference and Project Cooperation Agreement Signing Ceremony of Well-known Chinese and Foreign Enterprises' Visit to Sichuan 2021 Held

  On May 29, the Investment Promotion Conference and Project Cooperation Agreement Signing Ceremony of Well-known Chinese and Foreign Enterprises' Visit to Sichuan 2021 was held in Chengdu. Nearly 1,000 business leaders from 16 countries and regions gathered together to discuss plans for cooperation, draw a blueprint for development and talk about a bright future around the theme of "promoting high-level opening-up ? integrating into the new development paradigm". Peng Qinghua, Secretary of the CPC Sichuan Provincial Committee attended and delivered a speech. Huang Qiang, Deputy Secretary of the CPC Sichuan Provincial Committee and Governor of the People's Government of Sichuan Province, presided. Ke Zunping, Chairman of the Sichuan Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, and Deng Xiaogang, Deputy Secretary of the CPC Sichuan Provincial Committee, attended.

  In his speech, Peng Qinghua, on behalf of the CPC Sichuan Provincial Committee and the People's Government of Sichuan Province, welcomed all the guests from afar, and expressed his gratitude to the domestic and overseas entrepreneurs and people from all walks of life who had long cared for and supported the development of the province. He pointed out that changes unseen in a century, coupled with the global COVID-19 pandemic, have a far-reaching impact on the world's political and economic landscape. Faced with complicated external environment and development situation, General Secretary Xi Jinping has sized up the trend of events and made a visionary strategic decision to foster a new development paradigm with domestic circulation as the mainstay and domestic and international circulations reinforcing each other, stressed the need to build a high-level open economic system and form new advantages for China to participate in international cooperation and competition, and provided a fundamental guideline for us to understand the new stage of development, apply the new philosophy of development and create a new pattern of development to promote high-quality development. As an important strategic rear area and inland opening-up gateway in China, Sichuan plays an important role in fostering a new development pattern. Especially in January 2020, General Secretary Xi Jinping and the CPC Central Committee, in light of planning for the hinterland of west China, improving the regional layout and promoting synergetic development, put forward the national major regional development strategy of constructing Chengdu-Chongqing economic circle, which explicitly defined the positioning of "one pole, one source, two centers and two places" in the Sichuan-Chongqing region, bringing promising development opportunities for the province. With the construction of Chengdu-Chongqing economic circle as a strategic guide to serving and integrating into the new development pattern, we work hard to strengthen an economic hinterland that backs up domestic circulation and build a gateway hub that facilitates both domestic and international circulations. The region shows good momentum and vigorous vitality as a large number of enterprises participate in the race for development.

  Peng said that after years of efforts, Sichuan enjoys a solid foundation for development, and the province will bring along broader prospects for development during the 14th Five-Year Plan period. In terms of infrastructure, 17 major railway projects are being extended or newly constructed, and efforts are being accelerated to build a number of expressways and feeder airports. In terms of sci-tech innovation, we will construct the West China (Chengdu) Science City and China (Mianyang) Science and Technology City with high standards, actively build Tianfu Laboratory into a national one, push forward with the layout and settlement of the major national scientific facility in Sichuan, foster a favorable environment and a strong atmosphere for innovation and creation in the whole society, and strive to build a sci-tech innovation center with nationwide influence. In terms of industrial development, we will speed up the development of modern industrial systems such as "5+1" for the industry, "10+3" for the agriculture and "4+6" for the service industry, achieve the installed hydropower capacity of over 100 million kW, and move faster to construct the national 100 billion-m3 natural gas (shale gas) production capacity base. In terms of market vitality, with the huge consumption potential of the demographic dividend, Sichuan has turned into one of the most dynamic regions in China. The total number of market entities has exceeded 7 million, showing a strong momentum of development. In terms of the business environment, efforts are made to deepen the reforms to streamline administration and delegate powers, improve regulation, and upgrade services. As Tianfu Central Legal Services District was inaugurated, we have set up many professional tribunals and attracted a number of large, branded, specialized legal service institutions in a bid to provide a legal guarantee for fostering a fair and just international and market-oriented business environment.

  Peng added that the development of Sichuan results from the nationwide support and active participation of all sides under the strong leadership of the CPC Central Committee. After the founding of the People's Republic of China, the construction of Chengdu-Chongqing Railway, Baoji-Chengdu Railway, Chengdu-Kunming Railway, Sichuan-Tibet Highway and other major infrastructures was credited to the dedication and sacrifice of hundreds of thousands of builders from all over the country. During the Third Front Movement, over 1,000 coastal enterprises and scientific research institutions moved to Sichuan, laying a solid foundation for the province to develop a modern industrial system. After the Wenchuan earthquake, people from all over the country spared no effort to help Sichuan overcome its difficulties in earthquake relief and post-disaster recovery and reconstruction. Through paired-up assistance and collaboration between the western and eastern regions, all sectors of society, including enterprises and public institutions, poured all their strengths to lift the people out of extreme poverty and help Sichuan to attain a complete victory in the fight against poverty. As central, private or foreign-funded enterprises have settled and made continuous efforts in Sichuan over the past four decades of reform and opening-up, they have become a significant force for the reform and development of the province. The people of Sichuan will never forget the valuable support. Future development still needs the proactive support and extensive participation of all sectors of society, especially Chinese and foreign entrepreneurs. Sichuan, always known as the Land of Abundance, is a fertile region for entrepreneurs to invest and start a business; enterprises from home and abroad are important contributors for Sichuan to achieve high-quality development and a better life for the people. You're welcome to invest in the cozy land of Sichuan. He wished this event a complete success, and all the guests and friends a pleasant and fruitful trip to Sichuan.

  At the conference, Li Yunze, a member of the Standing Committee of the CPC Sichuan Provincial Committee and Vice Governor of the People's Government of Sichuan Province, introduced the economic and social development of the province and promoted investment cooperation opportunities and key cooperation fields. Song Hailiang, Chairman of China Energy Engineering Group Co., Ltd., Ma Weihua, Chairman of Chinese Entrepreneur Commerce Club, Hou Yang, Chairman and CEO of Microsoft Greater China, and Chen Dong, President of Shenzhen Chengtun Group Co., Ltd., made speeches successively. At the subsequent project cooperation agreement signing ceremony, agreements on a total of 26 major projects were signed in a lot of industrial fields such as integrated circuit and new display, new energy and intelligent vehicles, intelligent equipment, green chemical industry, and culture and tourism.

  Fan Ruiping, Luo Wen, Wang Yihong, Wang Ning, Song Chaohua, Li Gang and Chen Fang from the People's Government of Sichuan Province, heads of well-known domestic and foreign enterprises and business associations, as well as officials in charge at relevant departments directly under the People's Government of Sichuan Province and municipal (prefecture) Party committees or governments, participated.

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