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16th National People’s Congress of Dalian Convened 2nd Meeting
2019-01-10

Yesterday morning, the 16th National People’s Congress of Dalian convened the 2nd meeting at the World Expo Plaza.

 

The executive chairpersons of the congress, including Tan Zuojun, Xiao Shengfeng, Li Ergong, Wang Jinliang, Liu Weimu, Liu Xiaobin and Jiang Jianguo sat at front of the platform.

 

Wang Qiyao, chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference of Dalian attended the meeting and sat at front of the platform.

 

Lu Lin, Zhao Daguang, Chen Daojin, Xiong Boli, Yu Dequan, Hao Hongjun, Li Pengyu, Zeng Bo and other senior municipal officials also sat at front of the platform.

 

After Xiao Shengfeng, executive chairman of the meeting declared the meeting open at 9 a.m., the attendees stood up and sang the national anthem.

 

Tan Chengxu, the mayor delivered the Government Work Report on behalf of the people’s government of Dalian.

 

The report divides into two parts: a. retrospection on the government work in 2018; b. targets & major tasks of government work in 2019.

 

“2018 is one of the pivotal years for comprehensively implementing the spirits of the 19th National Congress of Communist Party of China. It is also the 40th anniversary of the reform and opening-up strategy. Using Xi Jinping’s thought on socialism with Chinese characteristics in the new era, and comprehensively implementing the strategic deployments made by the 19th National Congress of Communist Party of China, as well as the instructions made by General Secretary Xi Jinping on development of Liaoning province and Dalian, we had achieved the targets and fulfilled the tasks assigned for us in 2018. Sticking to the overall tone of seeking improvement in stability, practicing the new development idea, and clinging to the requirement of high quality development, we had made great achievements in the past year under the strong leadership by the provincial government and CPC committees at the provincial and municipal levels: we had launched a host of specific campaigns focused on effective governance; by practicing a diligent work style and performing our responsibilities actively, we had overcome many risks and challenges; we intensified our effort to build Dalian into the model of a pioneering city characterized by optimized industrial structure and advanced socio-economic development; by coordinating the work such as stabilizing growth, promoting the reform, adjusting the structure, improving the people’s livelihood and guarding against potential risks, we had achieved the targets and fulfilled the tasks put forward by the 1st meeting of the 16th National People’s Congress of Dalian. We make a good start for the new year,” Tan Chengxu said.

 

“In 2018, the economy posted steady and healthy growth; thanks to our effort to optimize the business environment, we quickened the pace for  construction of a host of major projects; thanks to our effort to develop the  real economy, the industrial economy posted stronger growth; after we took effective measures in environment protection, the ecological environment was remarkably improved; thanks to our effort to fill the short planks, we effectively improved the people’s livelihood; thanks to our effort to improve the work style, we upgraded the administrative efficiency,” Tan Chengxu said.

 

Tan Chengxu recalled the government work from nine aspects:

 

•promoting high quality economic growth  

 

•three major campaigns of neutralizing major risks, precise poverty relief and pollution control•promoting construction of centers of innovation and entrepreneurship, as well as centers of venture capital investment

 

•deepening reform in major fields

 

•quickening the pace for the new round of opening up

 

•rural vitalization strategy

 

•further upgrading urban functions & quality

 

•the people’s livelihood

 

•Party construction & government’s self-improvement

 

“2019 is the 70th anniversary of the people’s republic of China. It is a pivotal year for building an all-round well-off society. It is of great significance. We have both opportunities and challenges ahead. The important speeches delivered by General Secretary Xi Jinping on an inspection tour in Liaoning province and at the symposium on rejuvenation of northeast China provide a guideline for us. The northeast China rejuvenation strategy enacted by the central committee of Communist Party of China and the state council is the powerful engine for our development. We face an arduous task for promoting quality change, efficiency change and power change at the critical period for transformational development.  It is important for us to do our works diligently. By focusing on the strategic deployments, strengthening our confidence in development, and coping with difficulties and challenges ahead, we assume the responsibility to be the leader for the overall development of Liaoning province,” Tan Chengxu said.  

 

“Xi Jinping’s thought on socialism with Chinese characteristics in the new era, the spirits of the 19th National Congress of Communist Party of China including its 2nd, 3rd plenary sessions, the instructions and the spirits of important speeches made by General Secretary Xi Jinping on rejuvenation of northeast China and Liaoning province, as well as the deployments made by the economic conferences at the central, provincial and city levels shall be the guideline for our work: we would continue to stick to the overall tone of seeking improvement in stability, practice the new development idea, and cling to the requirement of high quality development; we would continue our effort to promote supply-side structural reform; we would continue our effort to deepen market-oriented reform; we would continue our effort to promote high quality opening up; we would continue our effort to further the three major campaigns of neutralizing major risks, precise poverty relief and pollution control; we would continue our effort to fill the four short planks in terms of our structures and mechanisms, the economic structure, cooperation and opening up, as well as thoughts and ideas; we are determined to fulfill the six major tasks assigned for us in 2019; we would continue to coordinate the work such as stabilizing growth, promoting the reform, adjusting the structure, improving the people’s livelihood and guarding potential risks; we would continue our effort to improve the job market and financial conditions; we would continue our effort to promote steady growth of foreign trade and improve the business environment for foreign investment and domestic investment; we would continue our effort to satisfy the people’s expectations on the Party and government; we would continue our effort to keep the momentum of steady, healthy economic growth and social stability; we would continue our effort to build Dalian into the model of a pioneering city characterized by optimized industrial structure and advanced socio-economic development; we would continue our effort to lay a solid foundation for an all-round well-off society; we are determined to make outstanding achievements for the 70th anniversary of the people’s republic of China,” Tan Chengxu said.

 

“Targets for social and economic development in 2019 are as follows,” Tan Chengxu said.

 

•Regional GDP grows by about 6.5%.

 

•Added value of industries above the designated scale grows by over 8%.

 

•Investment in fixed assets grows at over 6%.

 

•Total retail sales of consumer goods grow at over 7%.

 

•The share of total foreign trade value versus that of the province remains the same, or improves somewhat.

 

•General public budget revenue, as well as per capita disposable income of urban and rural residents grow in synch with the economic growth.

 

•Registered urban unemployment rate is about 3.5%.

 

•Consumer price index is about 3%.

 

•Energy consumption per GDP falls by about 3%.

 

“In order to achieve these targets, we need to fulfill the major tasks in eight aspects as follows,” Chengxu said.

 

•promoting high quality development and making new breakthroughs for overall development

 

•further deepening reform in the major fields to stimulate new vigor for overall development

 

•comprehensively cultivating new power for overall development based on the innovation-driven development strategy

 

•creating a new situation for overall development based on regional coordinated development

 

•intensifying the construction of ecological environment to forge new advantages for overall development

 

•giving full play to the leading role of opening up to build new highlands for overall development

 

•ensuring the wellbeing of the people and improving their lives to share the fruits of overall development

 

•further strengthening Party construction

 

“We are striving for a happy life for the people. Let’s unite more closely around the central committee of Communist Party of China headed by comrade Xi Jinping! Let’s hold high the great banner of Xi Jinping’s thought on socialism with Chinese characteristics in the new era! Let’s work hard under the guidance of Dalian CPC committee to usher in a new atmosphere for our city! Let’s continue our effort to build Dalian into the model of a pioneering city characterized by optimized industrial structure and advanced socio-economic development! Let’s continue our struggle for the overall development of Dalian,” Tan Chengxu said.

 

Li Ergong, deputy chairman of Dalian NPC standing committee delivered a report on establishing the commission of social construction (which is a specialized commission of National People’s Congress of Dalian), as well as a report on renaming the commission for internal and judicial affairs (which is a specialized commission of National People’s Congress of Dalian).

 

Liu Xiaobin, deputy chairman of Dalian NPC standing committee delivered a report on revising the Dalian Regulations on Environment Protection.

 

The representatives deliberated on the report on implementation of the 2018 plan of national economy and social development, as well as the 2019 plan of national economy and social development.

 

The representatives also deliberated on the report on implementation of the 2018 budget plan, as well as the 2019 budget plan.

 

Those also attended the meeting and sat at the platform are the president of the people’s court, the chief procurator of the people's procuratorate, the president of Dalian maritime court, retired former officials at the deputy-provincial level, university leaders, as well as senior officers of the PLA troops stationed in Dalian.

 

Some retired former officials at the deputy-city level were invited to attend the opening ceremony.

 

Some CPPCC members who attended the 2nd meeting of the 13th Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference of Dalian were invited to the attend the meeting.

 

20 ordinary citizens were also invited to attend the meeting.