Official Reply on General Development Planning for Qianhai Shenzhen-Hong Kong Modern Service Industry Cooperation Zone of Shenzhen from the State Council
State Council  No. 86
To Guangdong Provincial Government and National Development and Reform Commission,
The General Development Planning for Qianhai Shenzhen-Hong Kong Modern Service Industry Cooperation Zone of Shenzhen (NDRC Regional  No. 1814) is well received. Below is the official reply:
1. General Development Planning for Qianhai Shenzhen-Hong Kong Modern Service Industry Cooperation Zone of Shenzhen (hereafter called Planning) is approved in principle, please organize its implementation with efforts.
2. The Implementation of Planning should uphold the flag of socialism with Chinese characteristics, carry out the scientific outlook on development and under the framework of “one nation, two systems”, so as to deepen the Guangdong-Hong Kong cooperation, propel industrial structure optimization through developing modern service industry and establish a new pattern for China’s opening-up, as well as serve as a role model for changing national economical development approach in a scientific manner. Hong Kong’s superior status as an international economic hub and Qianhai’s position as a Guangdong-Hong Kong cooperation platform should be fully utilized, in order to propel a closer cooperation and mutual development between Guangdong and Hong Kong. Qianhai shall be gradually built up as a Guangdong-Hong Kong modern service industry innovative cooperation pilot zone, playing a leading role in advancing cooperation in service industry between Hong Kong and Chinese mainland.
Strengthen the cluster development of modern service industry, as well as resources allocation and centralized utilization capabilities. Through this series of measurements, Shenzhen–Hong Kong modern service industry cooperation zone in Qianhai will be built into a key base for national modern service industry and a production service industrial center with powerful influence, leading an upgrade in China’s modern service industry. The pilot role of the special economic zone should be further brought into play, and leverage Qianhai’s opening-up for modern service industry development to proactively explore and propel a systematic development of modern service industry, providing new experience for innovating national modern service industry.
3. Guangdong provincial government shall consolidate its leading role in the implementation of Planning. According to the development positioning and industrial development focuses of Planning, the government should improve its work mechanism and cascade accountabilities to create enabling conditions for giving a full play to Qianhai’s modern service industry in industrial upgrading in the Pearl River Delta. Shenzhen municipal government should materialize the Planning in accordance with this official reply. A highly standard, centralized planning and well-organized implementation should be carried out in specific phases. A sound democratic legislative system should further be fortified. The legislative power authorized by the National People’s Congress should be fully utilized to create a good legal environment for Qianhai’s modern service industry development. Meanwhile, for legislation beyond the authorization, formal submission to higher authority for approval should be presented.
4. Related departments of the State Council should provide the support and the instructions for Qianhai’s development based on respective functions. A coordination mechanism led by NDRC and joined force with the related departments of the State Council, Hong Kong SAR, Guangdong Province, Shenzhen City and other related authorities should be established, so as to provide solutions for the problems encountered during the implementation of Planning. Through providing proactive supports for relative policy implementation, project arrangement, system and mechanism innovation, etc., a good regulatory environment should be created for Qianhai’s clustered development of modern service industry. A thorough tracking and analysis should be conducted for the implementation of Planning as monitoring, checking and evaluation. During the implementation, attention shall be paid to new status, solving new obstacles and summarizing new experience. Major issues shall be reported promptly to the State Council.
In playing the comparative advantage of Shenzhen and Hong Kong, the development of modern service industry in Qianhai is a significant initiative in the reform and opening-up of this new era. The concerned parties shall fully understand the significance of Qianhai’s development, grasp the opportunity of implementing the planning, innovate and work closely to boost an innovative development of modern service industry and explore a new pattern for scientific development.
State Council of People’s Republic of China
August 26, 2010