On November 13 to 14, Tang Yijun, deputy secretary of the CPC Liaoning provincial committee and acting governor of Liaoning province, investigated in Dalian. He addressed that leaders in Dalian should be armed with socialism ideology with Chinese characteristics, study the spirit of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China and implement development and opening up strategy of coastal economic belt. Tang urged leaders to spare no efforts to make remarkable achievements and play a leading role in the revitalization of Liaoning. Tan Zuojun, member of the CPC Liaoning provincial committee and secretary of the Dalian Municipal Committee of the Communist Party of China, Xiao Shengfeng, mayor of Dalian, Li Jingrui, director of the Standing Committee of the Dalian Municipal People’s Congress, and Li Wancai, chairman of the Dalian Municipal Committee of CPPCC, took part in the investigation.
During the investigation, Tang investigated Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Corporation, Intel Semiconductor (Dalian) Co. Ltd., Dalian Bingshan Group and China (Dalian) Pilot Free Trade Zone. He came to workshops of enterprises, construction sites of projects, exhibition halls of products and the service center of China (Dalian) Pilot Free Trade Zone. During his visit, Tang knew the current condition of enterprises and the zone in technical innovation, product research, market exploration and political services. He also joined the communication with persons in charge of enterprises and the zone to discuss new thought and new mode of enterprises’ innovation transformation and new action and new path of the zone’s reform and development.
During the investigation, Tang thought highly of the achievements in economic and social development. He addressed that leaders of Dalian should deeply implement the spirit of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China and General Secretary Xi Jinping’s essential instruction on boosting revitalization of Liaoning, especially Dalian. The leading group should stand tall with broader outlook to plan the development of Dalian. First, constructing city by developing port should be insisted on to boost the constriction of the International Shipping Center of Northeastern Asia. Port is the first resource of Dalian. Thus, Dalian should accelerate the functional transformation of the port from transportation to trade logistics. The industrial chain should be extended and the value chain should be advanced to promote resource integration and development level of the port. Meanwhile, the integrative development of the port and city, especially port economy, should be boosted. Modern service industries, such as shipping logistics and financial insurance, should be developed. Besides, the coordination of land and sea should be enhanced to build a “port economy circle” involving Liaoning province, the whole northeastern China and Northeastern Asia. Second, prospering market by implementing opening up should be insisted on to build the gateway of opening up. Opening up is the first advantage of Dalian. Based on the construction of China (Dalian) Pilot Free Trade Zone, Dalian should promote institutional innovation and convenient investment and trade. At the same time, Dalian should accelerate the development of open economy as well as internationalized and modernized city, playing a leading role in the “Belt and Road”. Third, innovation-driven should be insisted on to optimize industrial structure. Innovation is the first driving force to promote development. Based on the platform of Jinpu New Area, Dalian should promote technical innovation and cultivate new energy. Deepening reform aims to pour into vitality and reinforcing talent cultivation aims to provide support. Dalian’s economy and society should be lead to develop in an innovative, transformative and superior path. Fourth, comprehensively strengthening Party discipline should be upheld to guarantee the development of Dalian. Leaders should further purify political ecology, change working style and boost spirit to develop enterprises and industries with sound spiritual condition. Finally, Dalian should examine the effects based on the achievements made in economic and social development and build up the front gate of opening up.
Municipal leaders, Wang Qiyao, Yuan Keli, Lu Lin, Xiong Boli, Wang Qiang, Wen Xueqiong, Hao Ming and Hong Dengjin, took part in the investigation accompanied with Yang Guangzhi, director of Management Committee of Dalian Changxingdao Economic Zone, and Luo Dongsheng, general secretary of Dalian Municipal Government.