(Authorized to issue) The Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and the State Council issued the "Comprehensively Deepening the Reform and Opening Plan of the Qianhai Shenzhen-Hong Kong Modern Service Industry Cooperation Zone"

  Xinhua News Agency, Beijing, September 6. Recently, the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and the State Council issued the "Comprehensively Deepening the Reform and Opening Plan of the Qianhai Shenzhen-Hong Kong Modern Service Industry Cooperation Zone" and issued a notice requiring all regions and departments to conscientiously implement it in light of actual conditions.

  The full text of the "Comprehensively Deepening the Reform and Opening Plan of Qianhai Shenzhen-Hong Kong Modern Service Industry Cooperation Zone" is as follows.

  The development and construction of the Qianhai Shenzhen-Hong Kong Modern Service Industry Cooperation Zone (hereinafter referred to as the Qianhai Cooperation Zone) is an important measure to support Hong Kong’s economic and social development, enhance the level of cooperation between Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao, and build a new pattern of opening up. It is of great significance to support Shenzhen in building a pilot demonstration zone for socialism with Chinese characteristics and to strengthen the centripetal force of Hong Kong compatriots to the motherland.

In order to promote the comprehensive deepening of reform and opening up in the Qianhai Cooperation Zone, and to better play a leading role in the construction of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, this plan is formulated.

 1. General requirements

  (1) Guiding ideology.

Guided by Xi Jinping’s Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era, fully implement the spirit of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China and the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th Plenary Sessions of the 19th Central Committee, resolutely implement the Party’s basic theories, basic lines, and basic strategies, and strengthen "Four consciousness", firm "four self-confidence", achieve "two maintenance", adhere to the general tone of the work of seeking progress while maintaining stability, based on the new development stage, implement the new development concept, build a new development pattern, and promote high-quality development The theme is to deepen the supply-side structural reform as the main line, with reform and innovation as the fundamental driving force, to meet the people’s growing needs for a better life as the fundamental goal, to adhere to the system concept, to better coordinate development and security, and to take institutional innovation as the core. Under the framework of “one country, two systems”, we will advance the first trial, promote the connection with Hong Kong and Macao rules and mechanism, enrich the coordinated development model, create a comprehensive deepening reform and innovation test platform for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, build a high-level opening-up gateway hub, and continue to build international cooperation And competitive new advantages.

  (2) Development goals.

By 2025, a new higher-level open economic system will be established and improved, and a globally competitive business environment will be initially formed. The modern service industry with concentrated high-end elements and prominent radiation effects will flourish, and the multi-wheel-driven innovation system will have outstanding results. The engine for the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area has become increasingly evident.

By 2035, the high-level opening-up system and mechanism will be more complete, and the business environment will reach a world-class level. A development model featuring synergy and linkage with Hong Kong and Macau industries, market interconnection, and innovation-driven support will be established, and a strong global resource allocation capability and innovative source will be established. A high-quality development engine with strong ability and coordinated development to drive strong ability, and reform and innovation experience has been widely promoted.

2. Scope of implementation

  (3) Further expand the development space of the Qianhai Cooperation Zone.

Based on the existing Qianhai Cooperation Zone, it is further expanded to the following areas: Shekou and Da Nanshan area adjacent to the south side (east to Houhai Avenue, Jinhai Road, Airong Road, Zhaoshang Road, Shuiwan Road, and south to Shenzhen Bay, West to Yueliangwan Avenue and Pearl River Estuary, north to Dongbin Road, including the Shekou block of China (Guangdong) Pilot Free Trade Zone] 22.89 square kilometers; the adjacent Convention and Exhibition New City and Ocean New City area on the north side (east to Songfu Avenue, south To Fuyong River, west to coastline, north to Dongbao River, Shajing North Ring Road) 29.36 square kilometers, airport and surrounding areas (east to Baoan Avenue, south to Jinwan Avenue, Baoyuan Road, Biwan Road, west to coastline , North to Fuyong River, Songfu Avenue, Fuzhou Avenue) 30.07 square kilometers, Bao’an central area and Dachan Bay area (east to Bao’an Avenue, south to Shuangjie River, west to the coastline, north to Jinwan Avenue, Baoyuan Road, Biwan Road, including Xiaochan Island and Mazhou Island) 23.32 square kilometers.

The total area of ​​the Qianhai Cooperation Zone has expanded from 14.92 square kilometers to 120.56 square kilometers.

 3. Build a comprehensive deepening reform and innovation test platform

  (4) Promote the innovative development of the modern service industry.

Establish and improve a modern service industry development system and mechanism that connects Hong Kong and Macau and integrates international standards.

Establish and improve the modern service industry standard system, and carry out standardization pilot demonstrations.

Jointly build an international trade combination port, implement land, sea and air multimodal transportation, and joint hubs.

Cultivate a financial format oriented to serve the real economy, actively and steadily promote innovations in financial institutions, financial markets, financial products and financial supervision, and provide comprehensive and multi-level financial services for consumption, investment, trade, and technological innovation.

Accelerate the development of green and smart supply chains, promote cross-border integration and innovation of supply chains, and establish supply chain standards that are in line with international standards.

On the basis of the integration and optimization of the Shenzhen Qianhai Bay Bonded Port Area into a comprehensive bonded area, deepen the reform of the market-oriented allocation of factors, promote the independent and orderly flow of factors, and standardize the development of offshore trade.

Explore, study and advance the reform of international ship registration and supporting systems.

Promote the integrated development of the modern service industry and the manufacturing industry, and promote the accelerated development of new technologies, new formats and new models of service industries such as "Internet +" and artificial intelligence.

  (5) Accelerate the reform and innovation of scientific and technological development systems and mechanisms.

Focusing on the advantages of Hong Kong and Macao in areas such as artificial intelligence, health care, financial technology, smart cities, Internet of Things, and new energy materials, vigorously develop new research and development institutions for cooperation between Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao, innovate scientific and technological cooperation management systems, and promote the interconnection of innovation chains between Hong Kong, Macao and the Mainland. The transformation of scientific and technological achievements into technical standards.

Build a base for high-end innovative talents, link up the technological infrastructure in surrounding areas, improve the supporting measures for the entire chain such as international talent services, innovation funds, incubators, and accelerators, and promote the transformation of basic research results that lead industrial innovation.

Actively introduce venture capital institutions, science and technology funds, and R&D institutions.

Joint Hong Kong and Macao to explore legal rules and international economic and trade rules that are conducive to the development of new technologies and industries, gradually create a prudent and inclusive regulatory environment, promote legal and standardized development, improve digital rules, enhance regulatory capabilities, and resolutely oppose monopoly and unfair competition.

Gather international marine innovation institutions, vigorously develop marine technology, accelerate the construction of modern marine service industry clusters, and create marine high-end intelligent equipment, marine engineering equipment, marine electronic information (big data), marine new energy, marine ecological and environmental protection, etc. Ocean technology innovation highland.

Build an ecosystem for the creation, protection and use of intellectual property rights, promote institutional innovations in intellectual property rights protection assistance, financial services, and overseas risk prevention and control, and build a national copyright innovation development base.

  (6) Create a world-class business environment. Make good use of the legislative power of the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone, study and formulate investor protection regulations in the Qianhai Cooperation Zone, and improve the protection mechanism for the rights and interests of foreign capital and private enterprises. Make good use of the relevant policies for the comprehensive reform of Shenzhen's regional state-owned and state-owned enterprises, accelerate the reform of state-owned capital operating companies, strengthen the professional operation of state-owned capital, and thoroughly implement the principle of separation of government and enterprise, and of separation of government and capital, and maintain the status and operation of state-owned enterprises in the market Autonomy to effectively enhance the competitiveness, innovation, control, influence, and risk resistance of the state-owned economy of the Qianhai Cooperation Zone. Improve the competition policy framework, establish a sound competition policy implementation mechanism, explore the establishment of a fair competition committee that is a deliberative and coordinating agency, conduct fair competition reviews and third-party assessments, and support and guide industrial development with a market-based legalized international business environment. Exploring to reduce market access restrictions for Internet-converged products and services in compliance with laws and regulations. Create a credit economy pilot zone, promote the integrity of the government, the market, and the society, and promote market-oriented reforms and innovations based on the credit system in the fields of market supervision, taxation supervision, trade supervision, investment and financing systems, and green development. Promote the facilitation of cross-border government services with Hong Kong and Macau, and study and strengthen the convergence with Hong Kong and Macau standards and regulations in the fields of transportation, communications, information, and payment. To provide convenience for Hong Kong and Macau youths to study, work, reside, live, start a business, and find employment in the Qianhai Cooperation Zone. Support Hong Kong, Macao and international high-level hospitals to set up institutions in Qianhai Cooperation Zone to provide medical services. Establish and improve the service guarantee system for foreign talents, implement a more open global talent attraction and management system, and provide convenience for foreign talents to apply for visas, residence certificates, and permanent residence certificates.

  (7) Innovate the governance model of the cooperation zone.

Promote the innovation of the system and mechanism in which statutory bodies carry part of the government's regional governance functions, and optimize the legal person governance structure, function settings and management models of statutory bodies.

Actively and steadily formulate relevant systems and regulations, study the ways for Hong Kong, Macao and foreigners working and residing in the Qianhai Cooperation Zone to participate in Qianhai regional governance, and explore ways to allow qualified Hong Kong, Macao and foreigners to hold positions in statutory institutions in the Qianhai Cooperation Zone.

Promote self-discipline and autonomy of industry associations and build a platform for the exchange and development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao professional community.

Carry out government service process reengineering, and promote service digitalization, standardization, mobility, and intelligence.

Deepen the reform of "delegating management and service", explore qualified market entities to undertake public management and service functions, and improve the public service supply mechanism.

Improve the ability to respond to public health emergencies, improve the emergency material reserve system such as public health, and enhance the ability to respond to major risks.

Promote enterprises to fulfill their social responsibilities, adapt to the development of the digital economy, and explore collaborative governance models between government and enterprises in areas such as network platforms and sharing economy.

  4. Building a high-level opening-up gateway hub

  (8) Deepen the liberalization of service trade with Hong Kong and Macau.

Under the premise of not jeopardizing national security and controlling risks, support the Qianhai Cooperation Zone to expand service areas to Hong Kong and Macau within the framework of the Closer Economic and Trade Relations Arrangement (CEPA) between the Mainland, Hong Kong and Macau.

Support the Qianhai Cooperation Zone in deepening the alignment with Hong Kong and Macao rules in the fields of professional qualifications, service standards, certification and accreditation, inspection and testing, and industry management in the service industry to promote trade exchanges.

In the Qianhai Cooperation Zone, introduce Hong Kong, Macao and internationally renowned universities to carry out high-level cooperation in running schools, and build a Hong Kong and Macao youth education and training base.

Under the premise of prudent supervision and perfect risk prevention and control, Qianhai is supported to build a cultural product development, creation, distribution and distribution base for overseas markets.

Support the clustered development of medical institutions in Hong Kong and Macau, and establish an open and convenient management system that is in line with Hong Kong and Macau.

Promote the docking of Hong Kong and Macau yacht entry and exit, activity supervision, personnel and cargo clearance and other opening measures, and study and simplify relevant ship sanitation control measures certificates and guarantee requirements under the normal conditions of epidemic prevention and control.

  (9) Expand the opening up of the financial industry.

Enhance the function of the national financial industry opening test demonstration window and the cross-border RMB business innovation pilot zone, and support the implementation of the country’s policy measures to expand the financial industry’s opening to the outside world in the Qianhai Cooperation Zone, and the interconnection with Hong Kong’s financial market and the cross-border use of renminbi , Foreign exchange management facilitation and other areas are the first to try first.

Carry out the pilot program of combining domestic and foreign currency bank accounts to provide market players with high-quality, safe and efficient bank account services.

Support qualified financial institutions to carry out cross-border securities investment and other businesses.

Support the development of international insurance institutions in the Qianhai Cooperation Zone and provide services for Chinese-funded enterprises' overseas business activities.

Deepen the cooperation between Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau in green finance, explore the establishment of unified green finance standards, and provide services for mainland enterprises to use the Hong Kong and Macau markets for green project financing.

Explore new mechanisms for cross-border trade finance and international payment and settlement.

Support Qianhai in advancing the research and application of regulatory technology, and exploring and launching relevant pilot projects.

Support the Qianhai Joint Trading Center of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange to carry out commodity spot trading in compliance with laws and regulations.

Relying on technical monitoring, early warning, disposal and other means, improve the financial risk prevention and resolution capabilities of the Qianhai Cooperation Zone.

  (10) Enhance the level of opening up of legal affairs to the outside world.

Build an international legal service center and an international commercial dispute resolution center in the Qianhai Cooperation Zone, and explore the convergence of different legal systems and cross-border legal rules.

Explore and improve the mechanism of applying Hong Kong law in the Qianhai Cooperation Zone and choosing Hong Kong as the place of arbitration to resolve civil and commercial cases.

Explore the establishment of a new mechanism for judicial assistance and exchanges in civil and commercial matters between the Qianhai Cooperation Zone and Hong Kong and Macao.

Deepen the reform of the partnership mechanism between local and Hong Kong and Macao law firms in the Qianhai Cooperation Zone, and support and encourage foreign, Hong Kong and Macao law firms to set up representative offices in the Qianhai Cooperation Zone.

Support the Qianhai Court to explore and expand the scope of acceptance of foreign-related commercial cases, support Hong Kong legal experts to appear in the Qianhai Court to provide legal assistance in legal investigations, and protect the legitimate rights and interests of enterprises and individuals making cross-border commercial investments.

Build an international inter-regional commercial dispute settlement platform that is independent of each other and co-ordinates for litigation, mediation, and arbitration.

Dispute resolution institutions such as well-known overseas arbitration agencies are allowed to register with the judicial administrative department of the Guangdong Provincial Government and report to the judicial administrative department of the State Council for the record, establish business institutions in the Qianhai Cooperation Zone, and conduct arbitration services for civil and commercial disputes in foreign-related commercial, maritime, investment and other fields .

Explore the development of international investment arbitration and mediation in the Qianhai Cooperation Zone, and gradually become an important international commercial dispute resolution center.

  (11) High-level participation in international cooperation.

Improve overseas investment protection mechanisms such as investment insurance, policy guarantees, and foreign-related legal services, and make full use of Hong Kong's professional services in line with international standards to support enterprises in the Qianhai Cooperation Zone to go global.

Strengthen cooperation with international ports and free trade parks, build a big data platform for cross-border trade, promote data interconnection, mutual recognition of documents, mutual recognition of supervision and mutual recognition of domestic and foreign ports, and carry out bilateral and multilateral cooperation in facilitation of investment and trade.

Support the establishment of international economic, technology, standards, and talent organizations in the Qianhai Cooperation Zone in a market-oriented manner, and innovate the management system of international industries and standards organizations.

Develop a new type of think tank with Chinese characteristics and build a research base in Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao.

We will steadily and orderly expand the opening up of the cultural field, build a platform for cultural exchanges and mutual learning for the openness and co-prosperity of multiple cultures, and build a base for cultural soft power.

Support Shenzhen Airport to make full use of existing air traffic rights and continue to expand cooperation with countries and regions that jointly build the "Belt and Road".

Support the construction of an import port for complete vehicles at the Shenzhen Airport Port.

Relying on the Shenzhen International Convention and Exhibition Center, promote the integrated development of exhibition and technology, industry, tourism, and consumption, build a world-class series of exhibition brands, and actively undertake home diplomatic activities.

Support the innovation and development of the "One Belt One Road" press cooperation alliance in the Qianhai Cooperation Zone.

 Five, safeguard measures

  (12) Uphold the overall leadership of the party.

Persist and strengthen the party’s leadership on the comprehensive deepening of the reform and opening up of the Qianhai Cooperation Zone, strengthen the “four consciousnesses”, strengthen the “four self-confidence”, and achieve the “two safeguards”, and ensure that the party’s leadership runs through the development and construction of the Qianhai Cooperation Zone. The whole process.

Carry out the general requirements of the party building in the new era and the party’s organizational line in the new era, promote the innovation of grassroots party building work, unswervingly promote the comprehensive and strict governance of the party to in-depth development, and encourage cadres to take new roles in the new era and take new actions for the Qianhai Cooperation Zone. Deepen reform and opening up to provide a strong guarantee.

  (13) Improve the organization and implementation mechanism.

Under the guidance of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Construction Leading Group, all relevant parties should accelerate the implementation of this plan.

The National Development and Reform Commission should strengthen overall coordination and guidance and evaluation, coordinate and solve problems encountered in the advancement of work in a timely manner, and promptly ask for instructions and reports in accordance with procedures for important situations.

All relevant departments should increase business guidance and support, and cover all relevant supporting policies (except for preferential corporate income tax policies) in the Qianhai Cooperation Zone to all areas specified in this plan in accordance with procedures.

The leading departments of various major reform tasks shall formulate specific measures to ensure that the reform measures are effectively implemented in an orderly manner.

Major policies, key projects, and important tasks involved in the implementation of the plan shall be submitted for approval in accordance with the prescribed procedures.

Regarding reform and opening up policies and measures involving the need to adjust existing laws, the relevant parties shall submit relevant proposals to the National People’s Congress or its Standing Committee in accordance with legal procedures, and implement them upon authorization or decision; for those involving the need to adjust current administrative regulations, the relevant parties shall follow the statutory regulations. The procedure shall be implemented after being submitted to the State Council for authorization or decision.

  (14) Implement the responsibility of local entities.

Guangdong Province and Shenzhen must effectively strengthen organization and leadership, improve the management system and mechanism, strengthen the coordinated management of the newly expanded area of ​​the Qianhai Cooperation Zone, unified planning and unified supervision, and actively explore the management system issues under the appropriate separation of administrative regions and economic regions; The decentralization of administrative approval, technological innovation, planning management, and comprehensive supervision has created conditions for the comprehensive deepening of reforms in the Qianhai Cooperation Zone.

The Qianhai Cooperation Zone must earnestly perform its main responsibilities, strengthen overall coordination, emancipate the mind, explore boldly, and shoulder important responsibilities, ensure the effective implementation of various reform measures, and summarize and refine good policy measures and practices in a timely manner to form a replicable, popularized and operable Experience.

Strengthen bottom-line thinking and risk awareness, push forward various reform tasks steadily and steadily, and resolutely hold the bottom line of safety.

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