Comprehensive Policy

Notice by NDRC on Printing and Distributing General Development Planning for Qianhai Shenzhen-Hong Kong Modern Service Industry Cooperation Zone of Shenzhen

  NDRC Regional [2010] No. 2415
  To Provinces, Autonomous Regions, Municipalities and Other Designated Cities in the State Plan, Departments and Committees of State Council, 
  The State Council has approved the General Development Planning for Qianhai Shenzhen-Hong Kong Modern Service Industry Cooperation Zone of Shenzhen (hereafter called Planning). According to Official Reply on General Development Planning for Qianhai Shenzhen-Hong Kong Modern Service Industry Cooperation Zone of Shenzhen from the State Council (State file [2010] No. 86), Planning will be printed and distributed to concerned parties. Below are the notifications on related issues:     
  1. Qianhai is located in western Shenzhen, east bank of Pearl River mouth. It neighbors Hong Kong and Macau and has great development potential with its specific regional advantage. Guangdong provincial government, Shenzhen government and related departments of State Council should fully understand the official reply on Planning and grasp the opportunity of the 30th anniversary of Shenzhen’s opening up. The implementation of the planning should be integrated with further opening-up, innovation of system and work mechanism as well as the exploration of a new model for rational development, in order to achieve a further cooperation between Shenzhen and Hong Kong and the development of modern service industry. Qianhai shall gradually develop into an innovation zone of modern service industry system and mechanism, a cluster for modern service industry development, a pilot zone for the cooperation between Hong Kong and mainland and a pioneering zone for the industrial upgrade in the Pearl River Delta area. The ultimate strategic goal is to develop Qianhai into a model cooperation zone for Guangdong-Hong Kong modern service industry.  
  2. Guangdong provincial government should reinforce its leading role in implementing the Planning, and materialize tasks put forth in it. Corresponding work mechanism should be established and work responsibilities shall be well-assigned. The government should also abide by the development positioning and industrial focuses stated in the Planning when propelling the development of Qianhai Shenzhen-Hong Kong Modern Service Industry Cooperation Zone of Shenzhen. Policies should be formulated to ensure the administration organizations of Qianhai are entitled to equal authority as other designated cities in the state plan. Preferential conditions should be created, such as empowering the local administration with approval authority, simplifying inspection and approval procedure and introducing supportive policies, in order to accelerate the establishment of system and mechanism for the robust development of modern service industry in Qianhai.   
  3. Shenzhen should play the main role in developing Qianhai Shenzhen-Hong Kong Modern Service Industry Cooperation Zone. Therefore, a detailed implementation plan should be formulated and relevant tasks should be organized and carried out by Shenzhen government. First, an innovative management model for the development of Qianhai should be adopted. The local government should aim high and also bring high standard to the overall planning and step-by-step implementation. A centralized, efficient and flexible work system and mechanism shall be explored and established for the financial and taxation management, land management, planning management, personnel mechanism. Government administration and market operation should be integrated for a better and faster development in Qianhai. Second, the planning and developing of major projects, e.g. Qianhai bonded port, Shenzhen-Hong Kong western high speed railway, Guangzhou-Dongguan intercity railway and multi-functional area in Qianhai port, should be accelerated. Third, the legislative rights granted by the National People’s Congress should be fully utilized, in order to create a sound legal environment for the development of modern service industry in Qianhai. For legislations beyond the authorized scope, a formal application to the higher authority for approval should be presented. Corresponding law and regulation institutions should be set up according to the relevant national regulations and practical requirements. Civil & commercial mediation institute should be introduced. Judicial cooperation between Shenzhen and Hong Kong should be strengthened. 
  4. Related departments of the State Council should provide support and instruction for the development of Qianhai according to their corresponding functions. In accordance with the official reply of the State Council, our committee will lead the coordination between related State Council departments, Hong Kong SAR, Guangdong provincial government and the Shenzhen government. Assistance will also be provided for solving problems encountered in the process of implementing Planning. Proactive support will be provided for policy implementation, project arrangement, system and mechanism innovation and etc., so as to create a good policy environment for the robust development of modern service industry in Qianhai. Meanwhile, we will enhance the tracking and analyzing of the implementation of the Planning, ensure supervision and evaluation of the work in process; study updates timely, solve emerging problems and summarizing new learning. Major issues should be reported to the State Council.     
  It is a significant maneuver in the new era of reform and open-up to give play to the comparative advantages of Shenzhen and Hong Kong and to develop modern service. It is also a concrete expression of central government’s support for the special economic zone to undertake bold explorations and pilot experiments. Parties concerned should attach great importance to the key strategic value of Qianhai development, seize the opportunities stated in the Planning and conduct innovation & cooperation to promote the development of modern service industry and explore new models for rational development. 
  Attached: Planning for Qianhai Shenzhen-Hong Kong Modern Service Industry Cooperation Zone of Shenzhen 
  National Development and Reform Commission of People’s Republic of China
  10 October, 2010