Source: Economic Daily
China Economic Net, Beijing, May 29th, 2019, reported by Niu Litao
The 2019 China Beijing International Fair for Trade in Services（CIFTIS）opened on May 28th in Beijing. Given this opportunity, the Promotion Meeting for Beidaihe Life & Health Industry and National-level Regional Medical Centre, hold by Department of Commerce of Hebei Province and Municipal government of Qinhuangdao, was held in Beijing National Convention Centre.
Chen Yanbao, the vice director of the Department of Commerce of Hebei Province, explains in his speech that the purpose for holding this themed promotion meeting through the platform of CIFTIS is to deeply implement the national strategies of the Coordinated Development of Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Region and Healthy China, and accelerate the development of Beidaihe Life & Health Industry Innovation Demonstration Area in an all-round way. He says the provincial government values the development of life & health industry, and prioritizes its development and other key industries in service trade as a way to further expand the opening-up of the region. The government has released policies and measures to support the development of whole industrial chain, encourage the outstanding enterprises and organizations to apply for national base for exported Chinese medicine service for better “going-out” of Chinese medicine, promote the systematic development of Life & Health industry by prioritizing the key technologies, frontier fields and competitive areas, actively attracts strategic investors and high-end technological talents to serve for the building of a system of Life & Health industry that is usable for lifecycle, rich in content, and scientific in structure. In this way, the high-quality development of economy can be better achieved.
Feng Zhiyong, deputy mayor of Qinhuangdao city said in his speech that Beidaihe Life & Health Industry Innovation Demonstration Area, which was approved for construction in September 2016, has become one of the only two life and health industry demonstration areas (leading areas) in the country. Last year, it witnessed the holding of 2018 China Rehabilitation Auxiliary equipment Industry Innovation Conference and became a pilot area for comprehensive innovation of the national rehabilitation aids industry. This year, it has been actively involved in the construction of National-level Regional Medical Centre. It can be said that the Life & Health Industry in Qinhuangdao is on the way for rapid or even leap-forward development. According to him, the city is taking this industry as the breakthrough point for industrial upgrading and urban transformation with the support of Beidaihe Life & Health Industry Innovation Demonstration Area and National-level Regional Medical Centre, and forge the big health industrial cluster concerning medical service, medicine, recuperation, healthcare, and tourism, thus the life and health industry development pattern of “Hainan in the south and Qinhuangdao in the north” is constructed.
During the session, Peng Yun, director of the Administration Commission of Beidaihe New District introduced Life & Health industry in Beidaihe, and Yang Xuegong, director of Development and Reform Commission of Qinhuangdao city, introduced the National-level Regional Medical Centre. A number of industry experts delivered theme speeches on the development of Life & Health industry in Beidaihe and the construction of the National-level Regional Medical Centre in Qinhuangdao.