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The ‘four highs’ strategy that is shaping new round of development

PUDONG is fueling further development based on a strategy of “four highs” — high standard of reform and open­ing-up, high-quality development, high-quality life and a high-quality team of cadres.

The district has been at the forefront of China’s new round of opening-up, which re­quires it to take the global environment, the domestic situation and the city’s development into consideration.

The global economic landscape is being reshaped with China playing a pivotal role. Shanghai is also accelerating efforts to be­come an international center for economy, finance, trade, shipping, besides becoming a hub for technology and innovation.

To echo the city’s development effort, Pu­dong has drafted a strategy to meet the needs of people and improve Pudong’s creativity and competitiveness.

Pudong has always been at the vanguard of the country’s reform and opening-up, chal­lenging itself and making breakthroughs. In the latest round of reforms, it is working to reshape policies and blaze new trails.

China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone will implement the “four high” strategy to further the reform and opening-up. The district also aims to strengthen communication with the central government.

In 2018, the first-ever China International Import Expo was held in Shanghai, and Pu­dong should be able to attract influential international retailers.

With the Lingang area situated at the inter­section of two strategic development zones — the Yangtze River Delta and the Silk Road Economic Belt — it offers an opportunity for Pudong to take an active part in regional integration.

China’s economic development has also en­tered a new era with the focus shifting from high-speed growth to high-quality development, as per the report delivered at the 19th Commu­nist Party of China National Congress.

Five centers

To ensure high-quality development, Pu­dong will have to build a talent pool and create an environment for innovation. It will have to focus on advanced technology to gain a firm foothold at the high end of the global industrial chain and achieve high-quality development.

To improve its competitiveness, Pudong will adhere to what President Xi Jinping said: “People’s yearning for a good and beautiful life is the goal for us to strive for.”

People living and working in Pudong should always feel a sense of gaining, happiness and safety. That requires the local government to create a high-quality life.

Emphasis will be laid on education, health, culture, job, elderly care, housing and poverty relief. More high-end resources will be intro­duced to serve the local population.

The government will improve work ef­ficiency and urban management by using advanced technology, and mobilizing ev­eryone in the management. It must rely on cadres to carry out the “four highs” strategy, for which, the cadres will have to shoulder more responsibilities and serve the people whole-heartedly.

Pudong is actively integrating itself into the big development picture and fueling the city’s construction of “five centers,” namely inter­national economic, financial, trade, shipping and technology and innovation centers.

By 2020, Pudong’s economy and the people’s living standard will be greatly improved, and an open, innovative and high-quality district will emerge. After 2020, the “four highs” strategy will be further deepened to build a global city.

China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone will implement a higher level of trade and investment liberalization. The FTZ will speed up a law-based, international, and convenient business environment.

It aims to gather global resources and be­come an important hub for global capital, information, talent, goods and technologies. It will upgrade its level in serving the regional integration.

Pudong is a major contributor to Shanghai’s overall GDP. It hopes to become a major player in the development of the city’s “four brands” — service, manufacturing, shopping and cul­ture — by introducing international bands.

The district will promote advanced man­ufacturing and welcome other emerging industries, and incubate new ideas. It will create a more efficient management system so that people can work and live in a safer place.

The local government will change cumber­some policies and cut red tape to ensure cadres are able to better care and serve people.


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