[Commentary] On April 13, 2018, the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China decided to support the construction of a free trade pilot zone in Hainan and Hainan to gradually explore and steadily promote the construction of a free trade port with Chinese characteristics. On the second anniversary of the construction of the Hainan Free Trade Zone (Hong Kong), many experts and scholars were interviewed by reporters from China News Service, reviewing the construction achievements of the Hainan Free Trade Pilot Zone over the past two years, and offering suggestions for building a free trade port in Hainan.
[Commentary] Chi Fulin, the director of the Free Trade Port Research Institute with Chinese Characteristics and the director of the China (Hainan) Reform and Development Research Institute, pointed out that the biggest difference between the Hainan Free Trade Pilot Zone and other free trade zones is the goal of a free trade port. In just two years, Hainan Free Trade Zone (Hong Kong) has made important progress in many aspects such as system innovation, open policy, infrastructure construction, internationalization, legalization, and convenient business environment.
[Concurrent period] (Chi Chilin, Dean of the Free Trade Port Research Institute with Chinese Characteristics and Dean of the China (Hainan) Reform and Development Research Institute) Hainan accelerates infrastructure construction to lay the foundation conditions for the transition from the free trade pilot zone to the free trade port as soon as possible . For example (April 13), more than one hundred projects were announced in the morning, and construction started gradually. It should be said that there are breakthroughs not only in general infrastructure but in key projects.
[Explanation] At the same time, after the establishment of the Hainan Free Trade Pilot Zone, the growth effect of high-tech industries is obvious.
[Same period] (Zhan Changzhi, professor at Hainan University) The growth rate of the high-tech industry is relatively fast. The only thing in the Internet industry that can achieve double-digit growth has been a 30% growth rate in the past two years.
[Explanation] 2020 is the first year of the construction of Hainan Free Trade Port. When talking about how to speed up the construction of a free trade port with Chinese characteristics, experts and scholars gave different opinions.
[Explanation] Zhu Huayou, a researcher at the Free Trade Port Research Institute with Chinese Characteristics, suggested that to build a free trade port in Hainan, it is necessary to work hard on "flow".
[Same period] (Zhu Huayou, a researcher at the Free Trade Port Research Institute with Chinese Characteristics) First of all, the hardware needs to be done well. The second factor to increase the flow rate is depending on whether you can introduce those large-flow enterprises. For example, such as Tencent and Alibaba, its traffic is very large. We need to introduce a lot of Fortune 500 companies as a platform, such a platform we can have a high salary, high treatment, to attract talent, so that we can do more traffic.
[Commentary] Wu Shicun, president of the China South China Sea Research Institute, said that Hainan must promote the construction of a free trade port with Chinese characteristics and must grasp the core of institutional innovation to avoid "fragmentation".
[In the same period] (Wu Shicun, Dean of the China South China Sea Research Institute) I think we must grasp two principles of system innovation, and we must not be piecemeal. Now that our institutional innovation is somewhat fragmented, we must avoid fragmentation. Institutional system It is a complete institutional arrangement. Secondly, existing system innovations must focus on grounding and rooting. We have some system innovations that are good, but some systems are still on paper, and have not really landed.
【Explanation】 Zhan Changzhi, a professor at Hainan University, proposed that a good socioeconomic development prosperity index is conducive to the overall development of the free trade port.
[Same period] (Zhan Changzhi, professor of Hainan University) This year is the first year of the construction of a free trade port. If the economic prosperity index of our society is not high enough, it will also affect the entire investment, foreign investment and domestic companies to Hainan To invest. Therefore, we must find ways to create a good environment and atmosphere for economic development.
Reporter Lin Shijie Haikou reports
Editor in charge: [Li Ji]