China News Service, Hangzhou, September 21 (Reporter Huang Hui) On the 21st, the China (Zhejiang) Pilot Free Trade Zone (hereinafter referred to as the "Free Trade Pilot Zone") achieved expansion.

The reporter learned from the "China (Zhejiang) Pilot Free Trade Zone Expansion Plan" (hereinafter referred to as the "Plan") published by the Chinese government website that the expansion area of ​​the Zhejiang Pilot Free Trade Zone covers 119.5 square kilometers, covering Ningbo, Hangzhou, and Jinyisan. Areas.

  On April 1, 2017, the Zhejiang Pilot Free Trade Zone was inaugurated, with an implementation area of ​​119.95 square kilometers, covering three areas of Zhoushan outlying island, northern Zhoushan Island, and southern Zhoushan Island.

  The "Plan" shows that after the expansion, Ningbo area will be 46 square kilometers, including Ningbo Meishan Comprehensive Free Trade Zone 5.69 square kilometers, Ningbo Beilun Port Comprehensive Free Trade Zone 2.99 square kilometers, Ningbo Free Trade Zone 2.3 square kilometers; Hangzhou area 37.51 square kilometers, including Hangzhou Comprehensive Free Trade Zone 2.01 Square kilometers; Jinyi area 35.99 square kilometers, meaning Urumqi Comprehensive Bonded Zone 1.34 square kilometers, Jinyi Comprehensive Bonded Zone 1.26 square kilometers.

  In terms of the specific functions of the three major areas, Ningbo area will build an international shipping hub that links internal and external, multimodal transportation, strong radiation, and chain clusters, and builds an internationally influential oil and gas resource allocation center, an international supply chain innovation center, and a global new Materials Science and Technology Innovation Center, a demonstration zone for high-quality development of intelligent manufacturing.

The Hangzhou area will build a national leading new-generation artificial intelligence innovation development pilot zone, a national financial technology innovation development pilot zone and a world-class cross-border e-commerce demonstration center, and build a digital economy high-quality development demonstration zone.

Jinyi District will build the world's "small commodity capital", and build an international small commodity free trade center, a digital trade innovation center, an inland international logistics hub port, a manufacturing innovation demonstration site, and an important platform for open cooperation in the "Belt and Road" initiative.

  The "Plan" pointed out that the Zhejiang Pilot Free Trade Zone should give full play to the "One Belt and One Road" construction, the development of the Yangtze River Economic Belt, and the integrated development of the Yangtze River Delta region, and strive to build a bulk commodity resource allocation base and a new international model centered on oil and gas. Trade center, international shipping and logistics hub, digital economy development demonstration zone and advanced manufacturing cluster area. By 2025, an institutional system with investment and trade liberalization and facilitation as the core will be basically established, the business environment will be among the top in China, the global allocation of oil and gas resources will be significantly improved, the status of international shipping and logistics hubs will be further strengthened, and the digital economy will be a global demonstration The leading role has been demonstrated, and the comprehensive strength of advanced manufacturing has risen in an all-round way, becoming a pioneer area and growth pole leading the high-quality development of an open economy. (Finish)