Source: Beidaihe New District
On August 28, the Sino-Ocean·Weilan Hai’an 2019 China Sailing City Forum, co-sponsored by China Yachting Association, Provincial Sports Bureau and the Municipal Government, was held in Beidaihe New District, which is themed with promoting the development of the city’s sailing industry. Wang Jun, former deputy director of General Administration of Sport of China, Zhang Xiaodong, deputy director of the Water Sports Management Center of General Administration of Sport of China, and chairman of China Yachting Association, Zhang Ruishu, deputy secretary of the municipal party committee and mayor, Feng Zhiyong, deputy mayor, and nearly 300 representatives of government and enterprises from 23 cities attended the meeting.
At the meeting, Wang Jun delivered a warm speech. He said that as a sport, an entertainment, and an industry, sailing is an important part of a city, especially of the development of coastal city, and an important part of a healthy and happy life of the people. All coastal cities should make the sailing industry bigger, better, and stronger, so that the people can feel the “happiness”, and the city can feel the “development” brought by the sailing. “Happy development” is the healthy city, and the healthy China.
On behalf of the Municipal Party Committee and the Municipal Government, Zhang Ruishu expressed sincere welcome to all the guests, and expressed sincere gratitude to all the friends who have been supporting the development of Qinhuangdao. He said that the long history of culture has made Qinhuangdao a heritage of sailing, the unique natural endowment made her a natural place for sailing, the convenient traffic environment made her a gathering place for sailing, and the solid and effective innovation made her the future of sailing.
Zhang Ruishu emphasized that vigorously developing the sailing industry is not only a major trend in complying with global consumption upgrades, but also the only way for Qinhuangdao to promote industrial transformation and upgrading, foster new kinetic energy, and create new economic growth poles in the new era. Qinhuangdao Municipal Party Committee and the Municipal Government attach great importance to the important role of the sailing industry playing in the urban transformation and development, build a new home port for the sailing industry in Beijing and Tianjin, actively establish contacts and cooperation with the governments, institutions and enterprises with developed sailing industry home and abroad, promote the integration of sailing, tourism, business, manufacturing and other formats, and build a sailing industry system with diversified investment entities. In the next step, we will adhere to the high starting point planning, high-quality development promotion, high-value policy incentives, high-quality research study guarantees, and high-standard competitions to make Qinhuangdao sailing industry thriving.
On the day of the forum, the sailing industry experts, scholars and industry leaders home and abroad conducted fully exchange focused on the three core elements of sailing industry development of “constructing facilities according to local conditions, encouraging club operations, organizing sailing events with urban characteristics, especially involving the participation of the public, and on the main roles, functions, and means that government plays in the development of the sailing industry.
At the meeting, China Sailing City Alliance was officially established, and 20 cities including Qinhuangdao, Yantai and Lianyungang became the first member units.
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