Qingpu signed the framework agreement on strategic cooperation with Jiaxing of Zhejiang Province on the morning of May 23. Focusing on the cooperation for a win-win situation and the integrated development, Qingpu and Jiaxing will fully work on compatible plans, clustered facilities, matched industries, fused innovation, aggregated services, integrated treatment and cooperative environmental protection, in a bid to completely promote the district’s leap-frog development and help Jiaxing to achieve affluence in materials and spirits as well as the beautiful Zhejiang and beautiful life.
Officials attending the signing ceremony included Zhao Huiqin, Xia Jiake, Chen Qingjiang, Yu Xufeng and Ni Xiangjun from Qingpu District, as well as Lu Jun, Hu Haifeng, Lou Jianming and Chen Lizhong from Jiaxing City.
Simply introducing the district’s cultural history, Zhao Huiqin, District Party Chief, mentioned that it is efficient to achieve mutual benefits upon win-win and common development for the district and Jiaxing to sign the framework agreement on overall strategic cooperation in regional synchronized development.
First of all, the cooperation on the both sides is based on geographical resemblance. Located in the west of Shanghai, Qingpu is the only district both bordering on Jiangsu and Zhejiang, rated as the Gateway to western Shanghai; located in the north east of Zhejiang Province, Jiaxing is the only city both bordering on Shanghai and Jiangsu, rated as the Gateway to north Zhejiang. Both located at the Yangtze River Delta, the district and Jiaxing stand as neighbors, and keep cooperative exchanges for mutual profits so far, thus embracing the nature endowment for the integrated development.
Secondly, the both sides hold the same goals. The district puts forward to accelerate to build the gateway city for Shanghai’s outward services and build the comprehensive node-city for the Yangtze River integrated development, thus accelerating to achieve leap-forward development; Jiaxing puts forward to build a demonstration zone in Zhejiang to connect with Shanghai, and promotes to achieve affluence in materials and spirits as well as the beautiful Zhejiang and beautiful life. The two sides work on the same goals namely.
Thirdly, with the same demands, it is significant to integrate the Yangtze River Delta for opening up at home. Echoing economic and social development, the district and Jiaxing increasingly work together. Spontaneous demands from the markets, enterprises and the public are gaining impetuses. So the two sides cooperate to form the real one-city effect.
Fourthly, with cooperation potentials, the district and Jiaxing respectively boasts of advantages in terms of infrastructures, industry development, public services, social governance and environmental protection.
The agreement signing marks that the cooperation of the two sides enters a new stage. The district will focus on the new era and new leap and more actively integrate into the Yangtze River Delta from the perspective of strategy. Guided by the planning, it will make a breakthrough in terms of infrastructures construction. Regarding the industry cooperation as the foundation, building a service high land close to Shanghai as the support, innovating the social governance as the key point, and jointly remaining the ecological safety as the precondition, the district solidly builds an open and integrated network-style synchronized development with surrounding regions, further forms the “two sections” domestically opening to Jiangsu and Zhejiang as well as opening to the outside world by taking the advantage of Hongqiao, and accelerates to build the “Gateway of Shanghai” serving the Yangtze River Delta, regions along the Yangtze River and even the country.
Lu Jun, Party Chief of the CPC Jiaxing Committee, detailed on the three economic and social development opportunities that Jiaxing encountered in recent years due to the World Internet Conference, the red tourism upsurge resulted from the seven standing members of the CPC Central Committee visiting Jiaxing, and the connection with Shanghai to integrate itself into the Yangtze River Delta.
According to her, Jiaxing gains great supports for economic and social development from Qingpu due to bordering on the district. In the future, Jiaxing will accelerate to connect with and construct transportation facilities in the strategic cooperation with the district, and open up dead-end highways; deeply cooperating and constructing for development, Jiaxing should strengthen the connection with high-tech fields and major innovation brands including BeiDou, artificial intelligence and software; Jiaxing should build high-level R&D platforms and high-standard platforms for talents’ exchange.