China News Service, Quanzhou, January 16th (Sun Hong and Wu Guanbiao) "Quanzhou's'Hai Silk' pilot zone has been built in depth and solid, and the annual trade volume with countries (regions) along the'Hai Silk' route exceeds 100 billion yuan. 'Building a case city.' On the 16th, Wang Yongli, the mayor of Quanzhou City, Fujian, said at the Sixth Session of the Sixteenth People's Congress of Quanzhou City.

  On the morning of the same day, the Sixth Session of the Sixteenth People's Congress of Quanzhou City opened, and Wang Yongli reported to the conference on the work of the government.

He said that it is necessary to expand opening up at a high level and speed up the construction of the "Haisi" pilot area.

The Sixth Session of the 16th National People's Congress of Quanzhou opened, and Mayor Wang Yongli made a work report of the Quanzhou Municipal People's Government.

Photo by Wu Guanbiao

  As an important starting point for the ancient "Maritime Silk Road", Quanzhou has actively integrated into the core area of ​​the "21st Century Maritime Silk Road" in Fujian, becoming an important strategic pivot city and pioneering area of ​​the "21st Century Maritime Silk Road", and continues to expand Exchange and cooperate with countries and regions along the "Hai Silk" route.

  In the face of the adverse effects of the new crown pneumonia epidemic, in 2020, Quanzhou's trade dividends with the "Belt and Road", especially the countries along the "Marine Silk" will continue to be released, becoming a long-term driving force for the steady growth of Quanzhou's foreign trade.

  In 2020, the total export volume of Quanzhou will only grow by 3.4%.

However, the Quanzhou Shishi Garment City and Jinjiang Shoes Textile City, which are mainly private enterprises, have achieved outstanding results. The annual market procurement trade export value was 34.3 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 98.2%.

  Wang Yongli pointed out that Quanzhou will seize the opportunity for the signing of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (RCEP) and strive to increase the Quanzhou Free Trade Zone to explore the trading of petrochemicals, stone, minerals, grain, semiconductors and other bulk commodities and manufacturing bonded research and development. Take precedence and try to promote an open economy to "climb through ladders" and accelerate development.

  Quanzhou is a famous hometown of overseas Chinese in China. There are 9.5 million overseas Chinese in 170 countries and regions in the world, ranking first among the 25 key overseas Chinese hometowns in the country.

Wang Yongli pointed out that Quanzhou will continue to give full play to the advantages of Quanzhou overseas Chinese and overseas Chinese businessmen, closely cooperate with Hong Kong, Macao and overseas Chinese, organize well the hometown activities of spring youth elites, integrate and upgrade the overseas Chinese history museum, and strive to achieve breakthroughs in financial cooperation between Quanzhou and Macao. .

  In addition, Quanzhou will also launch the "Quanzhou Brand Zone" global promotion plan in 2021, organize 50 foreign trade "cloud exhibitions", and hold 30 "Amazon Entering Quanzhou Industrial Belt" activities.

  It is reported that to seize the development opportunities of the "One Belt and One Road", Quanzhou's goal is to create an important gateway for the "Sea Silk" comprehensive transportation, economic and trade cooperation, the hearts of overseas Chinese and Chinese people, and the "Sea Silk" city exchanges and cooperation. (Finish)