In order to thoroughly implement the major arrangements made by the Party Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping as the core regarding the implementation of the new round of strategy for the rejuvenation of northeast China and to fully implement the work plan for counterpart cooperation between the northeast China and some provinces and cities in the eastern China, Tang Yijun, vice secretary of provincial Party Committee and governor, led the Party and Government Delegation of Liaoning to Shanghai for business research and counterpart cooperation from June 19 to June 21. On June 20, Li Qiang, member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and secretary of the Shanghai Municipal Party Committee, met with the Party and Government Delegation of Liaoning. On the same day, the second joint conference on counterpart cooperation between Shanghai and Dalian was held in Shanghai. Tang Yijun, deputy secretary and governor of Liaoning Provincial Party Committee, and Ying Yong, deputy secretary and mayor of Shanghai Municipal Party Committee, attended the conference and delivered speeches. Tan Zuoxiu, member of the Standing Committee of the Liaoning Provincial Party Committee and Secretary of the Dalian Municipal Party Committee, attended the meeting and delivered a speech. Tan Chengxu, deputy secretary of the Dalian Municipal Party Committee, and mayor of the Dalian Municipal Committee briefed the working situation on the counterpart cooperation between Dalian and Shanghai in 2017.
During the meeting, Li Qiang thanked Liaoning Provincial Government and Dalian Municipal Government for their long-term support for the economic and social development of Shanghai. He said that the Central Government has determined that Shanghai and Dalian have established a cooperative relationship with each other, providing a good opportunity for the two places to promote common development on the basis of mutual learning and mutual assistance. In accordance with the instructions of the Party Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping as its core, Shanghai is accelerating in the construction of a center of international economic, financial, trade, shipping, scientific and technological innovation, a culture metropolis, an outstanding global city and a socialist modern metropolis, and is further strengthening urban functions and upgrading urban energy levels to better serve the overall development of the country. Adhering to requirements of the Party Central Committee and the State Council on implementing a new round of northeast revitalization strategy, Shanghai and the Liaoning Provincial Party Committee, the provincial government and the Dalian Municipal Party Committee and the municipal government, will give full play to their respective strengths, share resources and complement each other's advantages, work together to do a good job in the counterpart cooperation between the two places, and jointly make greater contributions to the implementation of national strategies.
Tang Yijun, on behalf of the Liaoning Provincial Party Committee and the provincial government, thanked the Shanghai Municipal Party Committee and the Municipal Government for their long-standing attention, concern and support for the revitalization and development of Liaoning Province, especially Dalian. He said that as the vanguard of China’s reform and opening up and the pioneer in innovation and development, the pattern of planning and development in Shanghai, the ideas and methods of reform and innovation, and the precision and precision of the work are all worthy of our careful study and reference. We must always hold high the banner of Xi Jinping's socialist ideology with Chinese characteristics in the new era, thoroughly implement the Party Central Committee's decision-making on counterpart cooperation, fully support the further development of Shanghai-Dalian counterpart cooperation, and pay great effort to the substantial progress and effectiveness in all tasks. It is necessary to further improve the counterpart cooperation mechanism, refine the counterpart cooperation tasks, promote personnel exchanges, and expand the results of its counterpart cooperation, making various tasks being implemented step by step. And it is crucial to work together to create a model of counterpart cooperation and take this time to create a new situation of Shanghai-Liaoning cooperation.
At the joint meeting, Ying Yong said that major strategic deployment of counterpart cooperation between the Northeast China and the Eastern China made by the Party Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping as the core created a new path to promote the rejuvenation of the Northeast through cross-regional cooperation, which is of epoch-making significance. Besides, the Party Central Committee and the State Council have arranged counterpart cooperation between Shanghai and Dalian, which is an important task entrusted to Shanghai and a high degree of trust in Shanghai. Shanghai is deeply honored and responsible for the mission.
Both Shanghai and Dalian are the parts for the country’s reform and opening up. They share many common points, and have a good foundation and great potential for cooperation. Shanghai will thoroughly implement the deployment requirements of the Party Central Committee and the State Council, push forward the Shanghai-Dalian counterpart cooperation to achieve greater effectiveness in a wider range with greater efforts in accordance with the principles of government guidance, market operation, complementary advantages and mutual benefit, and set the Shanghai-Dalian counterpart cooperation as a model and benchmark for counterpart cooperation between the northeast and the east.
Tan Zuojun expressed his gratitude to Shanghai for its full support to Dalian, saying that Dalian will earnestly implement the decision-making and deployment of the Central Committee of the CPC, with the strong support of Shanghai Municipal Committee and Municipal Government, and fully carry out all work of counterpart cooperation in accordance with the requirements of Liaoning Provincial Committee and provincial government. Firstly, it is necessary to closely focus on the cooperation projects identified by the two cities, give prominence to industrial cooperation, and push forward economic cooperation to develop in depth. Secondly, it is necessary to learn from Shanghai's advanced experience in system and mechanism innovation and embark a revitalization path with Dalian characteristics. Thirdly, it is necessary to thoroughly study Shanghai's advanced planning concepts and refine urban management experience, and continuously improve the level of urban planning and construction management. Fourthly, it is important to carry out cadre assignments promote the sharing of education and training resources, and establish a two-way exchange mechanism for talents. Fifthly, it is crucial to learn from the work experience of the grass-roots party construction in Shanghai to lead grassroots governance innovation in Dalian.
At the meeting, the Shanghai municipal government announced the 2018 key work plan for the Shanghai-Dalian counterpart cooperation and the twinning arrangement between the districts, cities and counties of the two sides. Dalian Municipality and Shanghai Municipality signed the Shanghai-Dalian counterpart cooperation framework agreement and the Twinning Agreement. Responsible comrades from the Dalian City Tourism Commission, High-tech Zone, Shanghai Financial Office, and Songjiang District made speeches respectively.
Zhuge Yujie and Peng Chenlei, leaders of Shanghai, and Li Jinke, the leader of Liaoning Province, attended related activities. Lu Lin, Zhao Daguang, Xiong Boli, Liu Weimu, Jin Guowei and Liu Gang, leaders from Dalian Municipality, responsible comrades of the relevant departments of Shanghai and Liaoning Provinces, and responsible comrades of various districts, counties, cities, and open pilot regions in Dalian attended the activities as well.
During visiting period in Shanghai, the Party and Government Delegation of Liaoning also visited the Shanghai Stock Exchange and Shanghai Pudong Development Bank for communication.
It is noted that, in order to deepen the multi-field and multi-level economic and trade cooperation between Shanghai and Dalian and further expand the achievements of the economic and trade cooperation, there will be the 2018 Shanghai - Dalian economic and trade cooperation week with the theme of Deepen Shanghai - Dalian Cooperation and Promote Transformation and Upgrading. The Dalian Party and Government Delegation conducted a series of economic and trade negotiations and study tours in Shanghai. The municipal departments and districts, counties, and open pilots of Shanghai also held more than 70 diversified and informative thematic discussions, exchanges, and signing activities.