From November 11th to 28th, General Secretary Xi Jinping inspected and investigated in Shanghai. He successively inspected the Shanghai Futures Exchange, the Shanghai Science and Technology Innovation Achievement Exhibition, and the Home of City Builders and Managers in the New Era of Minhang District to learn about Shanghai's efforts to enhance the competitiveness of the international financial center, promote the construction of an international science and technology innovation center, and build affordable rental housing.
At present, in accordance with the deployment of the CPC Central Committee, Shanghai is speeding up the construction of the "five centers" of international economy, finance, trade, shipping and scientific and technological innovation, and Pudong New Area is also speeding up the construction of a leading area for socialist modernization. This inspection is of great significance for doing a good job in the current work and deploying high-quality economic and social development next year.
Since the 6th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, General Secretary Xi Jinping has visited Shanghai six times. "Continue to be the vanguard of national reform and opening up and the pioneer of innovation and development", this is General Secretary Xi Jinping's consistent requirement for Shanghai. This time I went to Shanghai to conduct in-depth research on finance, science and technology and people's livelihood, and released a clear signal -
(1) Finance should better serve the real economy
The general secretary's visit to the Shanghai Futures Exchange was less than a month after the Central Financial Work Conference was held, showing that he attaches great importance to and has ardent expectations for promoting the high-quality development of China's finance and accelerating the construction of a financial power.
The Shanghai Futures Exchange, located in Lujiazui Financial City, Pudong New Area, is a national financial factor market and an important part of Shanghai's international financial center.
Since its establishment in 1999, the number of futures and options on the Shanghai Futures Exchange has grown from 3 to 32. The international influence of "Shanghai price", including "Shanghai oil", "Shanghai copper" and "Shanghai gold", has been continuously improved. The Shanghai Futures Exchange plays an important role in serving the real economy and national strategies, and maintaining national economic and financial security.
Better serving the real economy is General Secretary Xi Jinping's requirement for high-quality financial development. The Central Financial Work Conference clearly stated that "adhere to the financial services of the real economy as the fundamental purpose" and "finance should provide high-quality services for economic and social development". In 2020, when attending the celebration of the 30th anniversary of Pudong's development and opening up, the general secretary also emphasized "enhancing the price influence of important commodities, better serving and leading the development of the real economy".
General Secretary Xi Jinping has always been very concerned about the construction of Shanghai's financial market, and visited the Shanghai Futures Exchange in 2007 when he was the secretary of the Shanghai Municipal Party Committee. At that time, China's futures market was still a novelty, and now it has a pivotal position in Asian and global markets.
The CPC Central Committee has entrusted Shanghai with the important mission of building an international financial center. The first stop of the General Secretary's trip to Shanghai was to further point out the direction and enhance confidence for all parties to implement the spirit of the Central Financial Work Conference and better promote the high-quality development of finance in the new era and new journey.
(2) The key to Chinese-style modernization lies in scientific and technological modernization
Accelerating the realization of high-level scientific and technological self-reliance and self-improvement is the only way to promote high-quality development. General Secretary Xi Jinping's visit to the Shanghai Science and Technology Innovation Achievement Exhibition in Zhangjiang Science City once again highlighted the support and guidance of scientific and technological innovation for high-quality development, as well as its core position in the overall development of the country.
The Yangtze River Delta region, where Shanghai is located, is one of the regions with the most active economic development, the highest degree of openness and the strongest innovation ability in China, and Shanghai is also an important leader in scientific and technological innovation in the Yangtze River Delta region.
During his inspection in Shanghai in May 2014, the general secretary put forward the requirement of "accelerating the march to a science and technology innovation center with global influence", and Shanghai's development orientation was expanded from "four centers" to "five centers".
In August 2020, when the general secretary presided over a symposium on solidly promoting the integrated development of the Yangtze River Delta in Hefei, Anhui Province, he proposed: "Shanghai and the Yangtze River Delta region should not only provide high-quality products, but also provide high-level scientific and technological supply to support the high-quality development of the country." ”
During his inspection in Jiangsu in July this year, General Secretary Xi Jinping emphasized that "the key to Chinese-style modernization lies in scientific and technological modernization"; During the inspection in Zhejiang in September, it was required that "Zhejiang should be at the forefront of shaping new advantages in development with scientific and technological innovation".
The Shanghai Science and Technology Innovation Achievement Exhibition focused on the progress of Shanghai in strengthening the function of science and technology innovation curate and promoting the construction of an international science and technology innovation center in the past 10 years. These achievements show that Shanghai has the foundation and conditions to build an international science and technology innovation center in accordance with the requirements of the CPC Central Committee and become a vanguard of high-level scientific and technological self-reliance and self-reliance.
General Secretary Xi Jinping emphasized at this year's National People's Congress and the National People's Congress: "Whether we can build a modern socialist country in an all-round way as scheduled depends on self-reliance and self-improvement in science and technology." "In the new era and new journey, we must tightly grasp the bull's nose of high-level scientific and technological self-reliance and self-reliance, promote high-quality development with scientific and technological innovation, and give full play to the historical initiative, accumulate new momentum, and win the new track in the process of Chinese-style modernization.
(3) Urban construction should adhere to the people-centered
city, so sheng people also; The people are the foundation of the city. The general secretary has stressed on many occasions that it is necessary to adhere to the principle of building a city for the people and a city for the people.
This time, General Secretary Xi Jinping inspected the affordable rental housing community in Minhang District, Shanghai. In order to meet the housing needs of new citizens and young people, the construction of affordable rental housing in Shanghai has created a multi-level housing supply system of "one bed, one room, and one suite", sending a clear signal that urban construction is people-centered.
From "living in a home" to "living in a livable place", it is a vivid embodiment of the people's city for the people. In November 2019, the general secretary pointed out during his inspection of Yangpu District, Shanghai, that whether it is urban planning or urban construction, whether it is the construction of new urban areas or the transformation of old urban areas, it is necessary to adhere to the people-centered approach and focus on the needs of the people. In 11, when attending the celebration of the 2020th anniversary of Pudong's development and opening up, the general secretary once again emphasized that urban construction must put the people's livable and safe living in the first place, and leave the best resources to the people.
In the mind of General Secretary Xi Jinping, to achieve high-quality development, we must achieve greater breakthroughs in creating a high-quality life for the people. As he stressed when he participated in the deliberations of the Jiangsu delegation during the two sessions of the National People's Congress this year: "We must take meeting the people's growing needs for a better life as the starting point and the end goal, continuously transform the fruits of development into the quality of life, and constantly enhance the people's sense of gain, happiness and security." ”
From finance to science and technology to people's livelihood, General Secretary Xi Jinping's visit to Shanghai profoundly shows that from high-quality development to high-quality life, this is the proper meaning of comprehensively promoting the construction of a strong country and the great cause of national rejuvenation with Chinese-style modernization.
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