On the morning of September 20, the Qingpu Cultural Development Conference was held at the Party School of the CPC Qingpu Committee (the Committee), which officially initiated the Three-year Action Plan of Qingpu’s Cultural Development. It was based on the general requirements for building Shanghai into an international cultural metropolis and “leaping development” of Qingpu and focused on the “Theme of New Economy and New Society” and “Twin-Cities Positioning”, giving full play to the government’s leading role in developing culture, guiding and encouraging non-governmental forces to actively participate in cultural construction, upgrading the integration of urban and rural cultural development in all respects and further strengthening the soft power of culture, comprehensive competitiveness as well as international clout.
District Party Chief Zhao Huiqin attended and addressed the conference.
Zhao Huiqin pointed out, since the 18th National Congress of the CPC, the Central Committee led by General Secretary Xi Jinping gave great priority to cultural development work and put forward the construction of a culturally powerful socialistic country and the goal and requirement of upgrading the international soft power. To implement the Three-year Action Plan, we needed to first solve an ideological problem: how to perceive culture and to position cultural development. The whole district should fully recognize the significance of cultural development work, which was the political responsibility the Central Committee delivered to the local Party Committee, the consciousness of serving the construction of an international cultural metropolis of Shanghai and also the crucial mission of achieving all-round leaping development of Qingpu itself. We should take advantage of Qingpu’s rich historical and cultural resources to provide ideological guarantee, talent support, intellectual impetus and cultural backup for achieving all-round leaping development.
Zhao Huiqin emphasized that we must hold fast to the right direction in pushing forward Qingpu’s cultural development work. Its core was to be committed to the tenet and principle of serving the people and socialism when developing culture.
Qingu’s cultural development should coincide with its urban development level in its form, functions and speed in order to achieve mutual propulsion and joint prosperity of culture and urban development. To implement the Three-year Action Plan, we should constantly strengthen the service work of culture, base on the Twin-Cities Positioning, orientate itself to the Yangtze River Delta and build itself into a window that showing the world Shanghai’s cultural soft power while constructing the local public cultural service circle to meet the ever-growing cultural needs of citizens. We should keep reinforcing the economic function of culture, vigorously boost cultural industries, further streamline the system of cultural industries, give play to the magnet effect of the cultural industry platform and push forward the integrated and synchronized development of cultural industries and convention, trade, tourism, health and modern service industry. We should continue to strengthen the educational function of culture, step up the combination of culture and education, carry forward socialism core values, promote the mainstream ideology, spread the positive energy and facilitate culture to serve and enlighten people. We should constantly reinforce the inheriting function of culture, let excellent cultures play the leading role, combine excellent traditional cultures represented by water civilization and ancient times culture with spirits of the age, step up the inheritance and protection of intangible cultural heritages and re-invigorate the cultural development. We should continue to boost the advertising function of culture, build consensus and favorable climate for Qingpu’s headway towards all-round leaping development.
Zhao Huiqin’s demanded that we should take good care of the investment issue when pursuing the great development and prosperity of Qingpu’s culture. What mattered most was rational thinking and precise targets. We should handle properly the relationships between the government and market, between carriers and talents, between functions and the layout and between operation and management when implementing the Three-year Action Plan. We should clarify responsibilities, maintain the Party’s leadership in the first place, implement the subject’s responsibilities of the CPC committees at all levels, ensure effective fulfillment of the goals and tasks of the Three-year Plan, step up the work effectiveness, decompose targets, make lists, put missions into practice, reinforce the coordination and strive for favorable policies and support from relevant departments of the municipal level. We should be committed to improving the soft power of Qingpu’s cultural development and the competitiveness of its urban development and make citizens feel more sense of gain and happier.
Zhu Mingfu, Director of the Standing Committee of the Qingpu People’s Congress, and Li Huagui, Chair of the Qingpu People’s Political Consultative Conference, attended the meeting.
Han Shunfang, Deputy District Party Chief, hosted the meeting.
Yu Xufeng, member of the Standing Committee of the Committee and Deputy Governor, and deputy governors Wang Lingyu and Ni Xiangjun also attended the meeting.
At the conference, Wang Lingyu expounded and analyzed the Three-year Plan in aspects of clear objects, rational layout, clarified tasks and powerful guarantees.
Directors of five units including the Shanghai Qingpu Municipal Administration of Culture, Radio, Film & TV, Xujing Town and Yingpu Sub-district exchanged their views related to their own features of cultural development work.