China News Service, Shanghai, March 2 (Xie Mengyuan) The recently released "Overall Plan for the Construction of Shanghai Oriental Hub International Business Cooperation Zone" clarifies that by 2030, the Shanghai Oriental Hub International Business Cooperation Zone (hereinafter referred to as the "Cooperation Zone") will be fully completed. .

As a new special type of area, what is the innovation of the cooperation zone?

What breakthrough happened again?

  Li Peixin, an associate researcher at the Institute of Economics of the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, said in an exclusive interview with a reporter from China News Service that the innovation of the cooperation zone is not only based on other special areas in the country, but also a breakthrough compared with related areas around the world.

  According to him, the business layout and management methods of the cooperation zone draw on international experience, “especially special areas such as airport economic zones, such as multimodal transport between aviation and railways and aviation and seaports. In addition, reference is also made to the Examples of establishing important industries at airports, and establishing service industry zones in logistics, trade, finance, etc. in special areas.”

  "The cooperation zone is not a simple copy of a special type of area in China, but a reference, integration and innovation of various international and domestic regional functions." Sun Yuning, deputy director of the General Administration of Customs of China, said previously. To sum up, it is a comprehensive On the basis of the bonded area, customs supervision area and port limited area management system, policies and measures to facilitate entry and exit personnel will be superimposed, and the "first-line liberalization and second-line control" system will be expanded from goods to natural persons.

  Li Peixin believes that the institutional opening of cooperation zones is rare in the world. In terms of promoting business exchanges, it has shifted from focusing more on the circulation of goods to promoting the convenient circulation of people, which reflects the further sublimation of China’s opening-up measures, “especially regarding cross-border cross-border I think measures related to personnel mobility are also a relatively important innovation from a global perspective."

  Gong Yao, head of the Border Inspection and Management Department of the National Immigration Administration of China, previously said that the National Immigration Administration will rely on the conditions of Pudong Airport as an international aviation hub to innovate system designs and policy measures that highly facilitate the entry and exit of people.

  Specifically, the policies include: overseas personnel who take international or regional flights from Pudong International Airport do not need a Chinese visa. The immigration management department only conducts international travel document verification based on a valid invitation registered with the comprehensive management agency of the business cooperation zone; international side entry into the zone Overseas personnel carrying out business activities in the zone can stay for 30 days and can apply for extension as needed...

  In addition, Shanghai will also provide more humanized services and convenience guarantees to overseas personnel.

For example, a dedicated transportation channel will be set up with Pudong International Airport, and special vehicle connections will be used to provide pick-up and drop-off services for overseas people; world-class functional venues and facilities such as exhibitions, conferences, and training will be built.

  Why does the cooperation zone attach so much importance to the flow of people and regard facilitating the entry and exit of international personnel as a breakthrough in innovation?

  Li Peixin said that the diversification of the cooperation zone is reflected in the integration of "people" and "things", from more measures to facilitate the flow of goods to the transformation of promoting the flow of people and information, pointing to international business exchanges and cooperation as well as international Sex training and exhibitions.

  "Theoretically, whether it is trade in services or trade in goods, communication and business negotiations between people are indispensable links and important supports in trade. For example, exporting requires a good understanding of foreign markets. Including constant and repeated communication with potential customers to achieve information symmetry between both parties." Li Peixin believes that this model reduces the communication costs for both parties and can further promote trade and investment.

  In the context of economic globalization encountering countercurrents and the global economy facing downward pressure, such innovative breakthroughs send a signal that China is promoting opening up and seeking cooperation.

  Throughout the plan, Li Peixin was most impressed by the targeted measures that reflected China’s determination to open up to the outside world. “Opening up is a process of realizing complementary resources and integrating advantages. It is a win-win measure. For Shanghai, an international city, For a modern metropolis, openness and tolerance are characteristics. China is also promoting development through continuous opening up."

  He believes that the construction of the cooperation zone, combined with multiple measures such as the establishment of the Shanghai Free Trade Zone and the hosting of the International Import Expo, can achieve the effect of "1+1>2" and form more resource allocation optimization and aggregation.