China News Service, Nanning, March 1st (Lin Hao) On March 1st, Lu Danghong, the second-level inspector of the Department of Commerce of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, introduced that in order to create a new highland for border opening up at a higher level, the China-ASEAN Industrial Cooperation Zone will be built. In the core area, the People's Government of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region recently issued the "Action Plan to Promote the High-Quality Development of the China (Guangxi) Pilot Free Trade Zone" (referred to as: "Action Plan").

  The Information Office of the People's Government of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region held a press conference in Nanning City on the same day. Lu Danghong made the aforementioned introduction at the meeting.

She said that the "Action Plan" released this time highlights the characteristics of Guangxi's border and port connectivity and its connection with ASEAN. It proposes to support Beibu Gulf Port in building a model for container sea-rail intermodal transport integration, accelerate the construction of China-Vietnam smart port projects, and further promote cross-border labor cooperation. Cooperate with China-Vietnam cross-border tourism, improve the construction level of China-ASEAN Financial City, support the construction of China-ASEAN Talent City, and explore cross-border data flow cooperation for ASEAN.

  The "Action Plan" also proposes that Guangxi should strengthen the full-cycle and full-chain system design of key industries through institutional innovation and platform construction, promote the development of the entire industry chain of new energy vehicles, improve key raw material security capabilities, and build a network with Nanning, Qinzhou, Pingxiang, Beihai, and Dongxing are important nodes in the five cross-border electronic information industry chains, accelerate the construction of China-ASEAN fruit trading center, seafood trading market for ASEAN, and develop industries such as traditional Chinese medicine processing, specialty bird's nest processing, and border textiles and clothing. .

  The "Action Plan" clarifies that by 2026, the Guangxi Pilot Free Trade Zone and Collaborative Development Zone will fully play the role of a comprehensive experimental field for reform and opening up, deepen institutional opening up such as rules, regulations, management, and standards, promote the agglomeration of main industries, and promote the development of China-ASEAN countries. Play a leading role in the construction of industrial cooperation zones.

  2024 is the fifth anniversary of the establishment of the Guangxi Pilot Free Trade Zone. Lu Danghong said that this year, the Guangxi Pilot Free Trade Zone will implement cross-border linkage innovation special actions to accelerate the construction of new energy vehicles and parts, electronic information, ASEAN specialty product processing, Five cross-border industrial chains, including petrochemicals, chemicals, and new materials, strive to have an output value exceeding 200 billion yuan.