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Hainan Party chief calls for pioneering spirit, innovation in FTP construction

ehainan.gov.cn | Updated: 2020-12-16

A special research meeting on exploring innovations and being a pioneer in promoting the construction of the Hainan Free Trade Port (FTP) was convened on Dec 14 in Haikou by the CPC Hainan Provincial Committee and the Hainan Provincial Government. 

Shen Xiaoming, secretary of the CPC Hainan Provincial Committee attended the meeting and gave a speech. He called on government at all levels to emancipate the mind, be bold to explore and try, dare to foster innovation, and break rigid mindsets to forge ahead the building of a free trade port with distinctive Chinese characteristics.

We should combine emancipation of the mind with seeking truth from facts, learn from both successful practices at home and good experience from abroad, make bold explorations, while having a down-to-earth attitude to promote high-quality economic and social development, Shen said.                                      

Hainan has now taken on the new historical mission entrusted by the CPC Central Committee, and is at the key stage of comprehensively deepening reform and opening up by building a free trade port with distinctive Chinese features, it demands that government officials at all levels in the province emancipate their minds, make bold explorations, and innovate with greater urgency than in any other historic stage, he said. 

Shen added that since the establishment of Hainan province as a special economic zone, a series of reform and innovation achievements have been made through emancipating minds, bold explorations, and innovations.

In terms of specific measures, Shen spotlighted following the correct political direction, focusing on safe development and ecological protection. He added that government officials should have a serious attitude in learning and applying economic rules, as well as have an open mind to learning from the advanced experience from home and abroad. Other important focuses include systematic integration and innovation, the delegation of power of the government, vitality of the market, and the creativity of the people.   

Shen put forth that the key to emancipating the mind, daring to explore, and innovate lies in the Party leadership, in the "key minority" of government officials, as well as in creating an atmosphere that encourages innovation and tolerates mistakes.

"We must give play to the Party's role in overseeing the overall situation and coordinating all parties, adhere to the Party's centralized and unified leadership over reforms, gather all forces, as well as form a strong joint force for promoting systematic integration and innovation," Shen added.



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