Retaining history while modernizing and looking to future
The 13th Wuhan Municipal Party Congress, held last January, put forward targets for the next five years, setting the goal of constructing Wuhan into a modern, international, and ecological city. The second session of the 14th Wuhan Municipal People's Congress which took place this January revealed that the construction process will be sped up. Advancing work in 10 areas will be seen to retain the city's historical elements, while the city is modernizing and looking to the future.
In 2017 the city focused on four major talent-attracting and investment-promoting projects, the creation of the Hubei Pilot Free Trade Zone ( Wuhan Area), the construction of key highlighted areas, and water control and management.
In 2018 the city is furthering the development of advanced manufacturing and is building an optoelectronic information industry cluster with an output value exceeding RMB 1 trillion. Wuhan is striving to become a "Made in China 2025" pilot demonstration city.
The city is focusing on attracting foreign investment and promoting major projects intended to attract international talent to Wuhan. It is exploring the construction of an international talent port and overseas innovation centers.
Wuhan is speeding up the construction of the National Integrated Circuit Base, the National Aerospace Industry Base, and the National Cybersecurity Talent and Innovation Base. It is continuing its efforts to build the national base to develop new-energy cars, intelligent connected vehicles ( ICVs), and next-generation cars.
Wuhan will be constructed into a transportation hub as an inland international gateway, which is able to provide integrated transportation services. The number of long-distance international flights will be increased and non-stop international flights (including freight lines) will be opened, connecting Wuhan to more cities in the world.
With a focus on enhancing cultural characteristics, the East Lake Greenway Phase III will be built to high standards to create a worldfamous lake, an ecological model, and an urban green heart in the city.