The working team on the opening and innovation of free trade and finance of Dalian Bureau of Municipal Finance will invite responsible persons of relevant departments and experts in free trade and finance to give lectures in order to popularize knowledge on free trade and finance and speed up the promotion and innovation of financial policies. On the afternoon of November 4, the first seminar was held in the multi-functional conference room of Dalian Branch of Shanghai Pudong Development Bank, attended by more than 200 people from member units of the working team on the opening and innovation of free trade and finance and major financial institutions. Li Hanguo, deputy director of theleading group office of Dalian Free Trade Zonegave a lecture on the construction of free trade pilot zone and the new opportunity for Dalian’s development. Attendees from all walks of life said that they had a more comprehensive understanding of the background, meaning, experience and policies of free trade zone through the lecture, which is of great importance to the work and business of free trade and finance in future.
In August this year, the CPC Central Committee and the State Council decided to set up seven new free trade zones in Liaoning, Zhejiang, Henan, Hubei, Chongqing, Sichuan and Shaanxi provinces. Dalian, as the core part of Liaoning pilot free trade zone, stands at the forefront of institutional innovation and assumes more responsibilities. According to the deployment of Dalian municipal government, Dalian Municipal Bureau of Finance set up a working team on the opening and innovation of free trade and finance to take charge of relevant worktogether with Dalian Branch of PBOC, Dalian Insurance Regulatory Bureau, CBRC in Dalian, Dalian Securities Regulatory Bureau and so on. As an important work of the working group,the special forum on free trade and finance will be organized 5 times within 2 months so as to explain relevant financial policies, experience, practices and so on to financial institutions, foreign trade enterprises and related trade associations. According to Dalian’s regional positioning and the characteristics of economic and financial development, some topics have been determined.