Shanghai unveils policies for further opening-up
The municipal government of Shanghai announced 100 policies to address the central government’s call for further opening-up, as the city seeks to speed up the pace of building an open, international economic system.
Shanghai’s Party Secretary Li Qiang said at a promotional meeting that Shanghai is aiming to enhance its role as an international financial center and improve its modern service industry and advanced manufacturing. The city is also dedicated to protecting intellectual property rights by coordinating legal and administrative rules, he said.
The policies also reflect the city’s ambition to build itself into an import hub serving the whole country, and its determination to create a convenient international business environment, he added.
To implement the policies, Li stressed that government departments should conduct in-depth surveys and seek the true demand of companies. He also called for clear task lists and timetables. (Photo 3)
An aerial photo shows a photovoltaic base in Ruicheng county, Yuncheng, Shanxi province. The county has been developing a photovoltaic industry in recent years by erecting solar panels on local barren hills. The base covers an area of more than 6,600 acres and has attracted total investment of $1.38 billion.