In order to thoroughly implement the spirit of General Secretary Xi Jinping's important speech during his inspection tour in Liaoning and at the Symposium on Further Promoting the Revitalization of Northeast China, To implement the request of the CPC Central Committee and the State Council to "support Liaoning's coastal economic belt to expand its opening up and create an important platform for Sino-Japanese and Sino-South Korean open cooperation", the Sino-Japanese (Dalian) Local Development Cooperation Demonstration Zone was unveiled yesterday under the framework of the "Sino-Japanese Local Cooperation Mechanism" established by the National Development and Reform Commission and the Japanese Cabinet Office. Reporters learned from the Municipal Development and Reform Commission that the Implementation Plan for Dalian to Build a Sino-Japanese (Dalian) Local Development Cooperation Demonstration Zone (hereinafter referred to as the "Implementation Plan") is under intensive drafting.
On April 27, the National Development and Reform Commission approved the establishment of Sino-Japanese local development cooperation demonstration zones in six cities, including Dalian, Tianjin, Shanghai, Suzhou, Qingdao and Chengdu. Our city is the only demonstration area with the largest area approved for two industrial directions. The establishment of the Sino-Japanese (Dalian) Local Development Cooperation Demonstration Zone is an important measure to implement the national Northeast revitalization strategy, an important support for our city as a new frontier of Northeast China's opening-up and cooperation, and fully highlights our city's "bridgehead" position in Sino-Japanese economic and trade cooperation.
Dalian demonstration area covers a total area of 52.92 square kilometers, with Jinpu New District as the core, the coast of the Yellow Sea and Bohai Sea as its two wings. It includes four districts of New Japan Industrial Group, Pine Island, Xizhong Island and Huayuankou. Its main task is to focus on high-end equipment manufacturing and new materials industry, focus on building cooperation platforms such as technological innovation, industrial docking and financial services, promote the quality improvement of high-end equipment manufacturing and new materials industry development, and radiate and drive the industrial transformation and upgrading in Northeast China. The development direction of the new Japan Industrial Group area is high-end equipment manufacturing and new metal materials industry. Pine Island mainly develops new material industries such as bio-medicine, catalysts, semiconductor materials and polymer materials. Xizhong Island District focuses on the development of downstream deep processing industries such as new chemical materials, new energy and their new materials, functional chemicals, electronic chemicals, pharmaceutical chemicals, hydrogen energy utilization, etc. Huayuankou District focuses on the layout of aerospace materials, new energy materials, advanced metal materials, new special ceramic materials and new functional membrane materials.
Relevant officials of the Municipal Development and Reform Commission said that by promoting the construction of the demonstration zone, a better platform will be created for the new round of cooperation with Japan in the city's high-end equipment manufacturing industry, new materials industry, new energy vehicles, new generation information technology, intelligent equipment manufacturing, energy conservation and environmental protection, bio-medicine, etc. As an important bearing place for the Sino-Japanese local development cooperation demonstration zone, our city has a solid foundation and unique advantages. Our city has a solid industrial foundation and a complete range of industries. Full of innovation vitality and sufficient talent reserve; The exchanges with Japan have a long history and broad prospects for cooperation. In 2019, the added value of strategic emerging industries and high-tech industries above designated size in the city increased by 19.7% and 24.3% respectively, both higher than the growth rate of industrial added value above designated size. In 2019, the city was rated by the State Council as "a place where strategic emerging industries are vigorously cultivated and developed, with obvious advantages in industrial characteristics, strong technological innovation capability and strong industrial foundation". Our city is also the city with the third largest number of Japanese-funded enterprises in the world after Shanghai and Bangkok.
Dalian will further study and innovate the development cooperation mode with Japan, providing services and preferential policies in finance, taxation, land and other aspects, so as to attract more Japanese enterprises to settle down in succession. Through in-depth cooperation in key regions and areas, we will explore the establishment of a support platform, cooperation channels and operation mechanism between our city and Japan in the fields of high-end equipment manufacturing and new materials, with resources docking, complementary advantages and win-win cooperation. We will promote the transformation and upgrading of our city's equipment manufacturing industry and new materials industry, and strive to build the demonstration area into a model area for Sino-Japanese local development cooperation by the end of the 14th Five-Year Plan period, leading our city to open up to the outside world as a pilot area, and creating a new frontier for our city to open up to the outside world.