Los Angeles Times
What are major media concerns for Yunnan?
Xinhua News Agency:
From 2016 to 2018, Yunnan led the country in terms of economic growth. This reveals the strong momentum of the province’s leap-forward development. So what are the highlights of Yunn）nan’s leap-forward development
over the past four years?
Chen Hao, Secretary of CPC Yunnan Provincial Committee:
On his inspection tour of our province in January 2015, President Xi Jinping instructed Yunnan to “proactively serve and involve itself in the national development strategy, blaze a path of leap-forward development, strive to become a demonstration area for ethnic unity and progress, lead the vanguard in building an ecological civilization, as well as develop into a radiation centre for South Asia and Southeast Asia, and make special contributions to the Chinese Dream.” In the past four years, we have achieved economic development by leaps and bounds.
We have further enhanced our comprehensive economic strength. From 2014 to 2018, the province’s GDP increased from 1,286.567 billion yuan to 1,788.112 billion yuan, an average annual increase of 8.9 percent. Meanwhile, our economic output climbed from the 24th place up to 20th place in the country.
We have further promoted industrial transformation and upgrading. We have deepened supply-side structural reforms and made remarkable achievements in the eight key industries of biomedicine and health, tourism culture, electronic information, modern logistics, modern high-altitude agriculture, new materials, advanced equipment manufacturing, food and consumer goods manufacturing. We also maintain strong momentum in building our province into a world-class destination for the green energy, green food and healthy life sectors.
We have brought reforms and opening up to a new stage. From 2015 to 2018, we have cumulatively introduced 3,207.55 billion yuan from outside the province, and increased the number of the world’s top 500 companies in our province to 114. We have continuously optimized our business environment, improved the order of the tourism market, and advanced the reform of our power grid system.
China Daily: How will Yunnan carry the tourism revolution through to the end? What new features will be added to project of “Yunnan at Your Fingertips”? Ruan Chengfa, Governor of Yunnan Province:
Through rigorous measures, we have achieved overwhelming momentum concerning the rectification and improvement of the order in our tourism market. In 2018, the national tourism complaint platform received 780 complaints from Yunnan, down by 53 percent year-onyear, a move that saw Yunnan go from sixth place to 21st place on the list of most complained-of provinces in the country. In the same year, both the number of tourists to Yunnan province and the tourism revenue increased by more than 20 percent from the previous year. Next, we will further rectify and upgrade the tourism market to attract more overseas tourists with high-end, featured and smart services.
So far, we have achieved initial results concerning smart tourism. This is represented by “Yunnan at Your Fingertips” project. As part of the project, the smart phone app “Travel in Yunnan” has two ends. At the tourist end, we will further optimize the services and take the lead to accommodate the 5G network. Meanwhile, we will give priority to the government end this year. Only by improving government services can we ensure a rewarding tourist experience. Science and Technology Daily:
In this year’s government work report, seizing the opportunity of digital economy to build “digital Yunnan” is a key task in 2019. Why does the province propose to build “digital Yunnan”? What are the basic conditions? And what is the goal? Ruan Chengfa, Governor of Yunnan Province:
Digital economy will become a main economic form after agricultural economy and industrial economy which will drive the transformation of human society’s production method, the reform of production relations and the reorganization of economic structure and the great change of life style. It can be said that the development of digital economy has become a global consensus and a historic opportunity for mankind.
Over the past year, Yunnan has made a series of exploration and experiments. For instance, “Yunnan at Your Fingertips” has become a benchmark for smart tourism. “Government service at Your Fingertips” was put into operation not long ago. The core is to build a new government service to get things done by one time online without asking for help or meeting anyone for approval.
Yunnan is also promoting its mobile phone online products to create a direct supply platform with integrity to sell quality Yunnan featured goods.