Chapter II Industry and Strong City Building a National Innovative City
（Translator：Wang Hui, Proofreader: Xu Yingrui）
Industrial prosperity will bring about strong economy. Firmly taking economic construction as the central task, based on the fundamental requirements of the high quality development, the municipal committee of CPC and municipal government take the construction of international business environment as the focus, and work to improve the performance of entrepreneurs, innovative scientific and technological talents and the officials in the party and government. The government has given priority to the transformation and upgrading of industry, taking the sixth industry as the focus of the primary industry, manufacturing as the mainstay of the secondary industry, and modern service sector as the center of the tertiary industry. Vertically, the industrial chain is extended, and horizontally, the industrial cluster is developed, so as to establish brands of Qinhuangdao and build modern economic system. In the coming 5-10 years, Qinhuangdao will make efforts to promote port economy, further develop health industry and the industrial added values of the groups in the Development Zone will rise to 100 billion yuan respectively, which will provide strong support for the construction of a strong coastal city.
Effectively Constructing the “Three Teams”
We will construct the entrepreneur team, who are the entities of the market, work hard to cultivate outstanding entrepreneurs, invite them as consultants for economic development, and thus form a distinct direction of positive guide for motivating entrepreneurs. We should publicize entrepreneurship in the media, create a positive atmosphere of public opinion, and stimulate and protect entrepreneurship. We will also establish WeChat platform for entrepreneurs and government, and immediately solve all reasonable problems raised by enterprises. We should make efforts to construct scientific and technological talent team, who are the main force for innovation, accelerate the innovation of science and technology, implement the three year action plan for innovating science and technology. We will truly implement Cutting-Edge Talents Project, Leading Science and Technology Talent Project, Port City Elite Program, and Housing Project for Talents, so as to successfully bring in high-end personnel and innovative teams and build a number of high-tech enterprises and design more high-end products. We should construct the official team, whose duty is to serve the people. We will give severe punishment to a group of negative models that destroy the environment, and fully implement the mechanism of contacting and serving key enterprises. We will carry out competitions for promoting investment and serving enterprises among the municipal leadership and municipal departments, report the performance every six months, and give an assessment at the end of each year. We will also take focused actions of “Reducing Fees and Alleviating Burdens”, and implement the three measures of “Reducing Taxes and Streamling Certificating” and “Raising Standards”, so as to reduce the cost of electricity consumption, energy consumption, financing and logistics in enterprises.
Industrial Transformation and Upgrading
We will take solid steps to advance supply-side structural reform and focus on five priority tasks -- cutting overcapacity, reducing excess inventory, deleveraging, lowering costs, and strengthening areas of weakness, cutting overcapacity of iron for 5.25 million metric tons and steel for 3.53 million metric tons, fulfilling the tasks of the whole year in advance. We have established a national high quality demonstration city, and have passed the check. Qinhuangdao is the first city to gain the honor in Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region. We continued to improve the industrial structure, taking the sixth industry as the focus of the primary industry, reducing the amount of land devoted to growing corn by 14,674 million hectares. The agricultural park receives about 5 million visitors annually, our city becomes the only agricultural sustainable development test demonstration city in the whole province. We take manufacturing as the mainstay of the secondary industry , and steadily promotes a number of major projects such as Daika Wheel Hub Manufacturing Company, and the transforming and upgrading of ZhongQin Industrial Park etc. We take modern service sector as the center of the tertiary industry, and smoothly promote the 33 industrial projects in Beidaihe Innovation Demonstration Zone of Life and Health Industry. In 2017, the gross domestic product of the whole year was 150.601 billion yuan, an increase of 7.3% over the previous year, and the growth rate ranked first in the province. Industrial Enterprises above Designated Size has created added value of 376.93 billion yuan, which has increased 5.8%. The values created by equipment manufacturing industry and High-tech industry take up 41 percent and 35.7 percent respectively. The value created by the service sector rose by 9.7 percent, contributing more than 68.1 percent of economic growth. We have deepened the construction of national high quality demonstration city, carried out the brand strategy, promoted workmanship and continued to take ten focused actions to improve quality, and have cultivated a number of bench-marking quality enterprises and brands famous at home and abroad.
（Translator：Wu Heping, Proofreader: Xu Yingrui）
The strategy of innovation-driven development in an in-depth way is implemented, and the numbers of high-tech enterprises and technology-based small and medium firms reach 134 and 1960 respectively, besides, the number of “small giants” is 114. The added value of the high-tech industry is 13.474 billion yuan, increasing 11.9%. There are 13 institutions of higher learning and 150,000 college students, with the talent density ranking first in the province. The province’s first “foreign academician workstation” has also been founded. There are 16 academician workstations and 10 invited academician workstations, and the numbers of engineering and technical research centers at or above the provincial level, while industrial technology research institutes, and key laboratories are 24, 6 and 20 respectively. There are 25 maker spaces at or above the city level, and the number of patents owned by ten thousand people is 7.1. The innovative entrepreneurial modes, such as Beida Weiming, Beidao Bozhi and e Valley Imagination Space, attract a large number of talents, technologies and creative elements to be gathered in the city.
Accelerating “Two Creations and Two Services”
Qinhuangdao’s role as an investment promotion and enterprise service center is actively developed. In 2017, 33 processing groups contacted more than 550 enterprises, 39 projects were operated under the leadership or guidance of local government, 30 projects were introduced and implemented, and more than 800 problems were solved, through which the business environment was improved, cadres were practiced, and the image of the Party committee government was promoted; a symposium on private enterprises was held quarterly and 194 problems were solved. (The government ?主体是？)Insisting on focusing on projects and providing service to fulfil the projects. The whole staff, should do the job whole-heartedly around the year with full strength according to the concept “to focus on the projects is to focus on the development, to focus on the high quality projects is to focus on high quality development,” and the activities of concentrating on the construction of the key projects in spring will be carried out in the spring, 2018, during which 123 projects have been constructed, with the total investment of 10.5518 billion yuan, and annual planned investment of 2.1139 billion yuan. With the theme of “innovation, strengthening enterprises, solving problems, and benefiting the people”, the activities of “two creations and two services” will be deepened, so as to greatly optimize business environment, focus on projects and provide services. Continuously doing the work of investment promotion and enterprise services well will create a better environment for entrepreneurs to build up their establishments. We must take tough steps to forestall and defuse major risks, and firmly defend the bottom line so as to prevent systemic and regional risks.
Port transformation and the port–city–industry integration
Qinhuangdao Port started in 1898. Since China’s reform and opening up, it has always been bearing the important task of north–south coal transport. In 2017, the cargo throughput of Qinhuangdao Port was 216 million tons, accounting for 90.76% of the total, which played an important role in ensuring the security of national energy transport. Qinhuangdao Port has become a designated port for the state to import grain and fruit, and the direct route of the Port of Davao, Philippines to Qinhuangdao Port has been officially opened, thus the number of foreign trade branch lines of Qinhuangdao Port increased to 3. Currently, Qinhuangdao adheres to “port–city integration, establishing the port with the city as a foundation”. The government also sets up a mechanism of port city consultation, supervision, regular feedback and imputation, and vigorously promotes the development of port transformation. Relying on the port advantages, we should develop marine economy and the new business model of the port economy on a multilevel basis, expand the functions of the port, and actively explore the ways to establish an international tourism, cruise, and free trade port, so as to accelerate the development of a functional, industrial, ecological, and intelligent modern comprehensive port, and to promote the integrated development of the port, city and industry, thus building a community of common destiny.