China News Service, Beijing, October 18 (Reporter Wang Enbo) Since its “upgraded” to a pilot demonstration zone for socialism with Chinese characteristics last year, Shenzhen’s reforms have attracted much attention.
Peng Sen, chairman of the China Society for Economic System Reform and former deputy director of the National Development and Reform Commission, recently said in an exclusive interview with China News Agency that the construction of a pilot demonstration zone is a higher all-round requirement for Shenzhen.
Peng Sen pointed out that the central government’s proposal to support Shenzhen’s construction of a pilot demonstration zone for socialism with Chinese characteristics is a very important strategic decision.
This means that the reforms of the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone, especially market-oriented reforms and higher-level opening-up, have opened a higher goal, a higher level, and a higher starting point.
Peng Sen, chairman of the China Society for Economic System Reform and former deputy director of the National Development and Reform Commission, recently accepted an exclusive interview with China News Agency "China Focus".
Photo by China News Agency reporter Hou Yu
He said that Shenzhen began as a special economic zone in the 1980s and was a pioneer, pathfinder, and experimental field for reforms.
Over the past 40 years, Shenzhen has achieved earth-shaking changes and great achievements in economic system, scientific research and innovation, opening to the outside world, and social governance. It has initially established itself as an international, modern and innovative city.
Under this circumstance, the central government has further proposed to build Shenzhen into a pilot demonstration zone of socialism with Chinese characteristics, which is to put forward a higher and all-round requirement for it.
First of all, building a socialist pilot demonstration zone means that socialism with Chinese characteristics will continue to be explored and improved throughout the country.
"Especially after the Fourth Plenary Session of the 19th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China put forward the task of upholding and improving the socialist system with Chinese characteristics, advancing the modernization of the national governance system and governance capabilities, who will be the forerunner and pathfinder? The central government has entrusted this task to Shenzhen. "Peng Sen pointed out that on the one hand, Shenzhen must do a good job in economic system reform, opening up, and innovative development. At the same time, it must also explore the modernization of its social governance system and governance capabilities.
Second, Shenzhen is still to be an explorer and vanguard in China's market-oriented reforms and high-level opening to the outside world.
Peng Sen said that 40 years ago, Shenzhen relied on bold trials and bold breakthroughs to make a bloody road. It is still the case today.
It is hoped that in terms of market-oriented reforms, Shenzhen will play a pilot, explore, and innovate role in accordance with a series of requirements for market-oriented reforms proposed by the Central Committee at the Third Plenary Session of the Eighteenth Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, and provide the country with some replicable and popularizable products as soon as possible. experience.
Third, Shenzhen's construction of a pioneering demonstration zone for socialism with Chinese characteristics is also a new exploration of China's reform and promotion methods. This question involves how to further grant Shenzhen some comprehensive authorization on the basis of the special zone, and conduct comprehensive reform exploration through comprehensive authorization. (Finish)