At­tract­ing ear­li­est batch of for­eign-cap­i­tal com­pa­nies

Changjiang Weekly - - AEDZ, WUHAN -

With the Yangtze River on its east and Xiao­gan in the west, the AEDZ cov­ers an area of 500 square kilo­me­ters, with the Han, Han­bei, Lunhe, and Fuhe rivers flow­ing through it.

As one of Wuhan's three state-level economic devel­op­ment zones, the AEDZ takes the lead in Cen­tral China, at­tract­ing the ear­li­est batch of for­eign-cap­i­tal and Tai­wanese-cap­i­tal com­pa­nies to in­vest. Coca Cola, Pepsi, and Danone are among the many ad­vanced com­pa­nies in the AEDZ to ag­gre­gate a Light In­dus­try chain. As a dis­trict with three pri­mary in­dus­tries of food, elec­tro-me­chan­ics, and lo­gis­tics, AEDZ is striv­ing to up­grade from tra­di­tional man­u­fac­tur­ing to the devel­op­ment of high-tech in­dus­try.

Six projects for the Na­tional Cy­ber­se­cu­rity Talent and In­no­va­tion Base be­gan con­struc­tion on August 23, 2017. It is the first su ch base in the coun­try fea­tur­ing the model of "a cy­ber­se­cu­rity in­sti­tute plus an in­no­va­tive in­dus­try val­ley."

Con­struc­tion of the high gen­er­a­tion TFT-LCD pro­duc­tion line in Wuhan was in­au­gu­rated this April. This marks the birth of an in­dus­try chain with an out­put value of RMB 100 bil­lion. Five strate­gic emer­gent in­dus­tries in­clud­ing chip, dis­play screen, cy­ber­se­cu­rity and big data, new en­ergy, and in­tel­li­gent man­u­fac­tur­ing are de­vel­op­ing quickly in the AEDZ.

AEDZ is tak­ing more ac­tions for fur­ther devel­op­ment.

On May 14, the Wuhan Rail­way Port, lo­cated in the AEDZ, was ap­proved for com­mer­cial ac­tiv­ity by the Hubei Provincial Devel­op­ment and Re­form Com­mis­sion, Hubei Econ­omy and In­for­ma­tion Tech­nol­ogy Com­mis­sion, De­part­ment of Com­merce of Hubei Prov­ince, Hubei Provincial Public Se­cu­rity De­part­ment, and Wuhan Cus­toms. This is Hubei's first port for fin­ished auto im­ports. In the fu­ture, im­ported cars will ar­rive in Wuhan in a shorter time via a China ( Wuhan) -Europe freight train.

Since the open­ing of the China ( Wuhan)-Europe freight route in 2012, the AEDZ has taken ad­van­tage of its geo­graphic lo­ca­tion to de­velop a com­pre­hen­sive bonded zone, lo­gis­tics, and busi­ness and trade. Through build­ing a trans­porta­tion artery, in­dus­trial parks, and ports, AEDZ's strength in de­vel­op­ing in­ter­na­tional trade is grow­ing to ag­gre­gate the in­dus­tries. Now it is in­tro­duc­ing ad­vanced tech­nolo­gies, pri­or­i­tiz­ing the devel­op­ment of emer­gent in­dus­tries and pro­mot­ing the trans­for­ma­tion and up­grad­ing of tra­di­tional in­dus­tries.

Artist's im­pres­sion of the Na­tional Cy­ber­se­cu­rity Talent and In­no­va­tion Base (NCTIB)

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