During September 10-14, 2017, the “Shenzhen Takes a Lead to Build Itself into a Pilot Zone of Socialist Modernization” research team headed by Vice President Wu Xiaohua made a survey in Shenzhen. A total of 21 persons participated in the activity, including Director Ye Fujing of the Institute of International Economic Research, Deputy Director Luo Rong of the Department of Research Planning and Management, Deputy Director Guo Chunli of the Institute of Economic Research, Deputy Director Jiang Changyun of the Institute of Industrial and Technological Economics, Deputy Director Chang Xinghua of the Institute of Social Development, Vice Director Zhang Yousheng of the Institute of Energy Research, and other key members of the research team.
The delegation, organized forums and conducted study activities simultaneously in an innovative way since the activity involved lots of persons, extensive fields and abundant contents. By centering on the six special topics, namely the general framework of the pilot area for modernization, evaluation & measurement indictor system, research on international competitiveness, research on the strategic path of innovative economy, improvement of the level of social governance modernization, and the new development path for ecological progress, the delegation held talks with representatives of more than 40 government departments including Shenzhen Development and Reform Commission, Shenzhen Economy, Trade and Information Commission, Shenzhen Scientific & Technological Innovation Commission and Shenzhen Finance Commission, famous colleges and universities, scientific research institutions and key enterprises. Meanwhile, some members of the delegation made surveys at Nanshan District Shenzhen Bay Startup Plaza, Qianhai Shekou Area, Shenzhen Bay Headquarters Base, Tencent, Longgang District International Low Carbon City, Huawei, Shenzhen Gankeng Kejia Town, Bantian Sub-street Sijihuacheng Residential Area, Ping An Group, Huaqiang North Commercial Area, Lok Ma Chau Loop, Sino-Finnish Design Park of Futian Free Trade Zone, Fuhai Sub-street Qiaotou Residential Area Service Center for Party Members and the General Public and Xixiang Sub-street Pension Service Center. Moreover, the delegation organized expert meetings and thesis proposal meetings to fully solicit the views of relevant experts and entrusting parties. In addition, the delegation, headed by Wu, made a special trip to Lianhuashan Mountain to carry out the activity for Party members. On the early morning, they reached the top of the Lianhuashan Mountain and presented flowers to and saluted the statue of Deng Xiaoping.
As one of the first-tier cities of China, Shenzhen is positioned by the State Council as a national economic center and an international city. It is China’s first special economic zone established after the adoption of the policy of reform and opening-up. As a window of China’s reform and opening-up, Shenzhen has developed into an international city with a certain influence and attracted worldwide attention for its development speed. As China strives to complete the building of a moderately prosperous society in all respects, Shenzhen explores a way for taking a lead to build socialist modernization so as to accumulate experience that can be copied and used for reference by other regions of China. Shenzhen is one of the bases of AMR for making surveys on the national conditions of China. The delegation communicated with relevant parties on building a research base in Shenzhen. During the activity, the delegation made an in-depth and systematic understanding of the basic conditions, problems and strategic path for future development for Shenzhen to take a lead to build itself into a pilot zone for socialist modernization, laying a solid foundation for relevant researches.