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Wenzhou Issues Action Plan for Promoting the Regional Integrated Development of the Yangtze River Delta
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One map of planning, one network of transportation, one seal for one business, one card related to people’s livelihood... In the development of matching and merging into the integrated development of the Yangtze River Delta, how will Wenzhou make full use of its advantages and make up for its shortcomings? How will it break down barriers, coordinate development, innovate systems and integrate services? What development dividends can Wenzhou share and what “Wenzhou Strength” can be contributed?

On June 11, Wenzhou City announced the “Action Plan for Promoting the Regional Integrated Development of the Yangtze River Delta (2019-2025)”, which prescribes to comprehensively promote the interconnectivity and mutual integration of Wenzhou and the Yangtze River Delta cities in the fields of infrastructure, scientific and technological innovation resources, industrial platforms, factor markets, public services, etc. with planning integration as the guide, innovation integration as the key, and environmental optimization as the guarantee. Through the implementation of eight major tasks, Wenzhou will be built into “three cities and two hubs”, namely, the central city of the South Gate region of the Yangtze River Delta, the demonstration city of private economic innovation, the important receiving city of Shanghai’s high-end resource spillover, the national comprehensive transportation hub, the bridgehead and important node hub linking the Yangtze River Delta with the Economic Zone on the West Side of the Straits.

“By 2022, the driving force for innovation and development of the whole city’s private economy will continue to rise, and the influence and driving ability of the central city of the South Gate region of the Yangtze River Delta will grow significantly”, said Huang Yangxu, Director of the Wenzhou Development and Reform Commission, “by 2025, the pattern of Wenzhou’s comprehensive merging into the Yangtze River Delta’s integrated development will basically take shape, and Wenzhou will become a new economic growth pole of the Yangtze River Delta.”

Having mapped out the overall plan, Wenzhou will embark on the journey of merging into and promoting the integrated development of the Yangtze River Delta by carrying out the following eight tasks.

Task One

Industrial collaboration to create a new high ground for the private economy

Joint efforts will be made to build an advanced manufacturing cluster in the Yangtze River Delta and promote the development of such advantageous characteristic clusters as world-class intelligent electrical industry, 100 billion-level fashion intelligent manufacturing industry, and new energy intelligent Internet-connected automobile industry by cooperating with relevant industries in Shanghai. Meanwhile, the plan for cultivating five strategic emerging industries will be further implemented to accelerate the transformation and upgrading of the five traditional manufacturing industries. The construction of the National Independent Innovation Demonstration Zone and the Daluo Mountain Ring Science and Innovation Corridor will also be sped up.

In addition, the cooperation mode of “Transferring Shanghai’s Technology in Wenzhou” will be expanded. Wenzhou will actively integrate into the open sharing platform of scientific and technological resources in the Yangtze River Delta, share more scientific research equipment with Shanghai, and promote the mutual recognition of high-tech enterprises in the Yangtze River Delta and the universal use and exchange of technological innovation vouchers in this region. Besides, Wenzhou will accelerate the construction of “Science and Technology Innovation Enclaves” such as Wenzhou (Jiading) Science and Technology Innovation Park and Jiading Industrial Zone Wenzhou Park, actively create a new platform for regional cooperation between provinces, and accelerate the building of a highland for the coordinated development and cooperation of private economy in Wenzhou and Taizhou. It will also deepen the creation of the “two healthy” (healthy development of non-public economy and healthy growth of non-public economic personnel) pioneer areas in the new era, and increase support for private enterprises to participate in the integrated development of the Yangtze River Delta.

Task Two

Enhance energy levels to create a central city in the Yangtze River Delta

Wenzhou will take traffic corridors, science and technology corridors, and ecological and cultural corridors as bonds to quicken the pace of integration into the Shanghai metropolitan area and actively undertake non-core functions of Shanghai. It will merge into Shanghai metropolitan area’s spatial collaborative planning, complete a new round of national land and space planning with high quality, and jointly promote the pattern expansion, layout optimization, industrial transformation and quality improvement of Wenzhou metropolitan area. Moreover, Wenzhou will deepen its comprehensive strategic cooperation with Jiading in Shanghai and other places to form a group of key cooperation demonstration projects, starting all round a new journey of high-quality strategic cooperation between Wenzhou and key cities in Shanghai metropolitan area. At the same time, the framework of the metropolitan area will be comprehensively laid out to push Wenzhou metropolitan area to march from “Oujiang Era” to “East China Sea Era”, and to comprehensively enhance the first degree of the central urban area and comprehensively display the new outlook of a picturesque city.

Task Three

Give priority to transportation for interconnected infrastructure

Focusing on the joint construction of the “Yangtze River Delta on the track”, Wenzhou will expedite the construction of a modern rail transit system combining high-speed railways, intercity railways, and municipal railways, and speed the formation pace of the “521” high-speed rail transportation circle (i.e., 5 hours to reach core cities like Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei, and urban agglomerations in the Pearl River Delta and the middle reaches of the Yangtze River, 2 hours to reach core cities in the Yangtze River Delta and the urban agglomerations on the west side of the Straits, and 1 hour to reach the three metropolitan areas of Hangzhou, Ningbo, and Jinhua-Yiwu, as well as Fuzhou and Ningde).

In addition, it will build a major regional international hub airport in the country, incorporate into the coordinated development of the world-class airport cluster in the Yangtze River Delta, increase the introduction of base airlines, strengthen cooperation with cities in the Yangtze River Delta in flight backup and landing, emergency rescue, information sharing, etc., and optimize air-to-air and air-to-ground transit networks. Wenzhou will also build an important hub port influencing southern Zhejiang, northern Fujian and eastern Jiangxi and construct a three-dimensional traffic corridor with integrated areas.

Task Four

Regional cooperation to attract high-quality resources into Wenzhou

Wenzhou will further contact with Shanghai International Financial Center to invite banks, securities, insurance and other financial institutions in Shanghai to establish branches in Wenzhou and jointly set up the Yangtze River Delta Industrial Upgrade Equity Investment Fund. Meanwhile, it will promote cross-regional exchange of high-end talents and improve the flexible introduction and service guarantee system of high-level talents in the Yangtze River Delta. Efforts will also be made to strengthen cooperation and exchanges between local universities in Wenzhou and key universities in the Yangtze River Delta, to support the establishment of an innovation alliance of local universities in the Yangtze River Delta for an eco-tourism circle in the Yangtze River Delta, to enhance the reputation of Wenzhou’s tourism brand as “A Warm City with Poetry and Landscape”, and to promote the sharing of cultural facilities and resources in the Yangtze River Delta region.

Task Five

Internal and external interaction to construct a new pattern of opening up

Wenzhou will build Wenzhou Coordinated Innovation Zone of Zhejiang Pilot FTZ, Wenzhou Comprehensive FTZ, Wenzhou Cross-border E-commerce Comprehensive Pilot Zone in Zhejiang for an opening-up platform with higher energy level. It will also intensify its efforts of cross-regional “going out” and “introducing in”, promote the interactive development of Wenzhouese economy and Wenzhou economy, and apply for the construction of the World (Wenzhou) Chinese Businessmen Comprehensive Development Pilot Zone.

Task Six

Joint Environmental Protection and governance for a green ecological protective screen

Wenzhou will establish a cross-regional environmental governance and protection mechanism, which sets high standards for water control, gas control, soil control, and waste control, so that Wenzhou will have a better environment. It will also deepen the construction of the western ecological leisure industry belt, vigorously implement the strategy of rural revitalization, and make itself a pretty back garden of the Yangtze River Delta with “beautiful environment, excellent industry, smooth traffic and rich people”.

Task Seven

Service sharing to enhance the public’s sense of gain

Wenzhou will deepen cooperation and exchanges with key universities and internationally renowned universities in the Yangtze River Delta region, invite “double first-rate” universities in the Yangtze River Delta region to jointly build characteristic universities in Wenzhou, and promote the concentration and development of Shanghai’s high-quality basic education resources in Wenzhou. Besides, it will also actively integrate into the construction of the medical consortium of well-known hospitals in the Yangtze River Delta, accelerate the introduction of a number of high-quality medical teams and high-level cooperation projects, build itself a medical and health center city in the Yangtze River Delta, further promote cooperation with Shanghai in medical insurance card exchange settlement and supervision, and explore the establishment of an integrated mechanism for elderly care services in the Yangtze River Delta.

Task Eight

Build a convenient and efficient business environment through system construction

Wenzhou will fasten the construction of the online service system of “all in one net” in the Yangtze River Delta and set up a special offline service window of “all in one net” to realize offline off-site and online processing of government affairs in the Yangtze River Delta. It will also promote the standard integrated cooperation of the Yangtze River Delta and the upgrading of “Made in Wenzhou” to “Made in Zhejiang”, “Made in the Yangtze River Delta” and even “Made in China”. Besides, Wenzhou will actively participate in the construction of credit system in the Yangtze River Delta to explore new ways to build a regional credit service industry base.

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