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Tan Zuojun Attended the Opening Ceremony of China-Japan (Dalian) Local Development Cooperation Demonstration Zone, Delivered a Speech
2020-08-25

On August 24, the unveiling ceremony of the Sino-Japanese (Dalian) Local Development Cooperation Demonstration Zone was held at Jinshitan Luneng Hilton Hotel, Jinpu New District. Chinese Ambassador to Japan Kong Xuan You delivered a video speech. Tan Zuojun, member of CPC Standing Committee of Liaoning Province and secretary of CPC Committee of Dalian, attended and delivered a speech. Hao Chunrong, vice governor, attended and delivered a speech. Chen Shaowang, deputy secretary and mayor of the Municipal Party Committee, presided over the speech. An Limin, Deputy Director of the Regional Economic Department of the National Development and Reform Commission, Ichiro Matsui, Mayor of Osaka City, Japan, and Imai Feng, Honorary Citizen of Dalian City and President of the Japan-China Alliance of Friendly Parliamentarians of Osaka Prefecture Assembly, delivered video speeches. Kawakami Wenbo, Consul General of the Japanese Consulate General in Shenyang, attended and delivered a speech. Gao Muchun, Chairman of Dalian Japan Merchants' Union, Ikashi Igarashi, General Manager of Japan Electric Power (Dalian) Co., Ltd., and Liu Guoping, Chairman of Olix (China) Investment Co., Ltd. delivered speeches.

 

Kong Xuanyou on behalf of the Chinese Embassy in Japan, congratulated the opening of the Sino-Japanese (Dalian) Local Development Cooperation Demonstration Zone and expressed his gratitude to people from all walks of life who have long been committed to practical cooperation in various fields between China and Japan. Kong Xuan You said that Dalian and Japan are separated by a strip of water and face each other across the sea. Dalian is not only the first coastal city in northern China to implement reform and opening up, but also one of the regions that have always been at the forefront of Sino-Japanese cooperation. After years of hard work, Dalian's exchanges and cooperation with Japan in various fields have a deep foundation and fruitful results, which have strongly promoted its own high-level economic development and opening up to the outside world. He said that the construction of the Sino-Japanese (Dalian) local development cooperation demonstration zone will further promote the overall deepening and strategic upgrading of Dalian and Liaoning's cooperation with Japan. It is expected that the two sides will seize important opportunities, give full play to their complementary advantages, make common development and progress, and open up a broader stage for exchanges and mutually beneficial cooperation between China and Japan in various fields.

 

Tan Zuojun, on behalf of the Municipal Party Committee and the Municipal Government, congratulated the opening of the Sino-Japanese (Dalian) Local Development Cooperation Demonstration Zone and expressed his gratitude to friends at home and abroad who have long cared about and supported Dalian's revitalization and development. He said that the establishment of the demonstration zone in Dalian is the trust and attention of the CPC Central Committee and the State Council to us, and is also Japan's recognition and affirmation of Dalian's industrial foundation and development environment. We will provide the demonstration zone with the advantages of "double-zone superposition" of free trade zone and self-created zone, and issue more targeted support policies in the fields of investment and financing, finance and taxation, entry and exit, foreign trade, finance, etc. To further optimize the market-oriented and rule-of-law international business environment, to provide high-quality services throughout the life cycle for the landing of cooperation projects between the two sides to reach production and capacity expansion; Taking the construction of the demonstration zone as an opportunity, we will be a good gateway for Northeast China's opening-up and cooperation with the outside world, continuously expand the areas of cooperation, dig deep into the potential of cooperation, improve the efficiency of cooperation, and make Dalian's contribution to the continuous deepening of Sino-Japanese exchanges and cooperation.

 

Hao Chunrong, on behalf of the provincial government, congratulated the successful approval of the Sino-Japanese (Dalian) Local Development Cooperation Demonstration Zone. She said that the successful establishment of the demonstration zone has pressed the "fast forward" button for the cooperation between Liaoning and Japan and will certainly become a "new engine" for Liaoning to build a new frontier of opening to the outside world. According to the work plan of the National Development and Reform Commission, we will integrate the construction of the demonstration zone into the overall opening-up pattern of the whole province and even the whole country during the 14th Five-Year Plan. Through further innovation of cooperation mechanism, optimization of business environment, improvement of policy system, increase of publicity efforts, acceleration of docking and integration with Japan's industrial chain and supply chain, and all-round and multi-level improvement of the cooperation level of the demonstration zone. I sincerely hope that more Japanese entrepreneurs will come to Liaoning with capital, projects and talents to invest and start businesses. We will provide you with the best service and create the best business environment.

 

Ichiro Matsui and Imai Feng agreed that Dalian is close to Japan in geographical location, with strong Japanese education strength and continuous improvement of investment environment. The Sino-Japanese (Dalian) Local Development Cooperation Demonstration Zone will set up a new platform for exchanges between Dalian and Japan. It is hoped that the exchange and cooperation between Osaka and Dalian will be deepened in an all-round way and the project of "Pilot Demonstration City for Sino-Japanese Regional Economic Cooperation" between the two cities will continue to be promoted.

 

Kawakami Wenbo said that under the normalization of epidemic prevention and control, Liaoning Province and Dalian City have scientifically and orderly promoted the resumption of work and production, and the order of economic and social development is accelerating to restore. It is hoped that the Sino-Japanese (Dalian) Local Development Cooperation Demonstration Zone will become a new development model for cooperation between Dalian and Japan and achieve fruitful results in Japan-China economic cooperation leading the "post-epidemic era".

 

After the unveiling ceremony, a project signing ceremony was also held. One Thousand-Person Research and Development Center Project in Japan's Electricity Industry Park, Honda China and Neusoft Ruichi Automotive Intelligent Network Connection System Project, Project of Dalian Branch (Operating Company) of Nidec Control Techniques (Guangzhou) Vehicle Electronics Co., Ltd., Nippon Refine Environmental Project, Japan's Supermarket Demonstration Center Project, the Framework Agreement on Deepening Strategic Cooperation between Jinpu New District and Orix (China) Investment Co., Ltd., the Business Cooperation Project between Jinpu New District and Mizuho Bank of Japan on the Sino-Japanese (Dalian) Local Development Cooperation Demonstration Zone, and the Hydrogen Energy Utilization Project on Xizhong Island in Dalian, Japan Iwatani have been signed.

 

After the ceremony, Hao Chunrong, Chen Shaowang and other provincial and municipal leaders also went to Jinshitan Kyoto Town, the new factory of Japan Electric Power (Dalian) Co., Ltd. And the construction site of the new Japan Industrial Group to investigate and learn more about the planning and construction of the project.

 

A few days ago, the National Development and Reform Commission approved the establishment of Sino-Japanese local development cooperation demonstration zones in Dalian, Tianjin, Shanghai, Suzhou, Qingdao and Chengdu. Dalian is the only demonstration area with the largest area approved for two industrial directions, and it is also the only demonstration area in Northeast China. Dalian Demonstration Zone takes Jinpu New District as the core, With 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.

 

City leaders Lu Lin, Li Pengyu and Jin Guowei, Director of Changxing Island Economic Zone Management Committee Yang Guangzhi, responsible comrades of relevant provincial and municipal departments, representatives of Japanese institutions in China and Japanese-funded enterprises participated in the relevant activities.