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Consultation committee set up for Qianhai’s Party building

The Party building work consultation committee of Qianhai Shenzhen-Hong Kong Modern Service Industry Cooperation Zone was inaugurated in Qianhai on Friday morning.

The inauguration ceremony was attended by Tian Fu, member of the Standing Committee of the Shenzhen Municipal Committee of the CPC and director of the Authority of China (Guangdong) Pilot Free Trade Zone Qianhai & Shekou Area, Du Peng, director of Qianhai Cooperation Zone Authority, and members of the consultation committee.

An indicator system for Qianhai’s Organization Ability Index was also unveiled at the ceremony by Wang Jinxia, vice director of Qianhai Cooperation Zone Authority.

The consultation committee, the first of its kind in the country, is set up with an aim to provide suggestions and measures to the Qianhai CPC work committee while pushing forward the development of the free trade area in the new era.

The committee is headed by Guo Dacheng and consists of 11 other members – deputy director Lin Yi, Lin Huajing, Chang Yuxing, Li Zhigang, Han Xu, Li Sen, Hu Yuexing, Zhong Haizhen, Dong Ying, Yuan Xiaojiang and Li Yan.

Tian Fu said the Qianhai authority will provide full support to facilitate the committee members’ on-field research and work together to turn Qianhai into a window of the reform and opening up in the new era and a window of quality development.

Guo Dacheng said that the consultation committee aims to provide effective measures and suggestions, especially on main development issues and tasks, in the Party building of Qianhai, which is crucial to achieving quality development.

The consultation committee is a nonpermanent institution that provides intelligence support and suggestions to Qianhai CPC work committee in making Party building-related policies.

The indicator system for Qianhai’s Organization Ability Index, short for 826N indicator system, is created to assess the development of Qianhai in a number of aspects, including political leadership, organization effectiveness, reform and innovation ability,and cultural influence.

The index contains two main categories of criteria: the special indicator and the general indicator, with each having a second-tier and a third-tier indicator.

The Qianhai subvenue of the Party school of the Shenzhen Municipal Committee of the CPC was unveiled this morning at the ceremony. The Qianhai subvenue will conduct theoretical research, provide lectures and training, as well as policy consultation service to the Party organizations, Party officials and Party members in Qianhai.

Party leadership has played a crucial role in Qianhai’s fast development over the past years.

The added value of companies registered in Qianhai and Shekou free trade area grew 25.6 percent year-on-year to 254.95 billion yuan (US$36.95 billion) in 2018. The tax revenue of the free trade area reached 44.594 billion yuan last year, up 30.3 percent from the previous year. Fixed assets investment increased 8 percent year-on-year to 46.533 billion yuan and the actual use of foreign investment was US$4.508 billion, up 1.3 percent from the previous year.

Qianhai is expected to achieve a 30-percent growth in its main economic development indicators in the first half of this year.