In line with new goals to realize a moderately prosperous society in all respects, the key objectives for economic and social development stipulated within the 13th Five Year Plan were achieved through a range of targeted measures, specifically through the maintenance of medium-high growth rates, significant results for innovation driven development, improved standards of living, and the enhancement of societal caliber and refinement.
Thus, we see Chongqing is rising in the Western China in all fields.
- Green Development
Lijia Intelligent Park
Since the 13th Five-year Plan, Chongqing has highlighted innovation in the overall development pattern, especially implemented the strategic plans for the innovation-driven development represented by big data intelligence, actively built "a powerhouse of smart manufacturing" and "a famous smart city", and let innovation be the primary driving force.
Chongqing has accumulatively implemented 2,563 intelligent renovation projects, built 359 digital workshops and 67 smart factories. It has accelerated the construction of the Western (Chongqing) Science City and Chongqing Liangjiang Collaborative Innovation Zone. At present, Chongqing has more than 15,000 digital economy enterprises which will give a strong impetus to high-quality development.
Chengdu-Chongqing Economic Circle
Chongqing has conducted active cooperation and integration. It works with Sichuan to jointly promote the construction of the Chengdu-Chongqing Economic Circle upgraded to a national strategy, transport interconnection, people's livelihood services, and a number of cooperative projects. In addition, Chongqing has signed the Framework Agreement on Building the New International Land-Sea Trade Corridor (ILSTC) Together with 12 provinces (regions and municipalities) in western China.
Chongqing has built a coordinated development pattern featuring "one area and two clusters". It has also built the landscape that the urban and rural areas give play to their own advantages and achieve win-win results.
Chongqing has accelerated to become a land of natural beauty, and a city of cultural appeal, promoted the harmonious coexistence between human and nature, strengthened the important ecological barriers in the upper reaches of the Yangtze River, and played a demonstration role in boosting the green development of the Yangtze River Economic Belt. The annual average growth of high-tech industries exceeded 20%.
From the comprehensive improvement of Jingyun Mountain to the ecological protection and recovery of Guangyang Island, Chongqing has strengthened its "Five Actions on Ecological Protection" in clean water, blue skies, green lands, idyll, and tranquility and sped up the governance and improvement of "Two Rivers and Four Riversides". While well governing forests, Chongqing has introduced the river chief system across the region to manage rivers, reservoirs, and other important water resources.
China Railway Express (Chongqing) to Europe
Chongqing has propelled all-round development in rail-road-water-air multimodal transport and actively built the integrated three-dimensional traffic network, enabling a smoother and broader opening-up channel. It has also pooled strengths together to oversee the construction of 19 national platforms for development and opening up, such as Chongqing Liangjiang New Area, Chongqing High-tech Industrial Development Zone, and Chongqing Economic and Technological Development Zone.
Chongqing has issued a spectrum of policies and measures to accelerate Chongqing's pace of creating a law-based international business environment and enhancing trade facilitation. Statistics show that in Chongqing, there are over 6,000 foreign-invested entities of all ilks currently, and the number of enterprises among the Fortune Global 500 has approached 300.
A Chongqing local is running on a sunny morning
Chongqing has solved problems concerned by citizens about education, employment, social security, medical service, housing security, and urban management across the board under the orientation of demands. Therefore, the outcomes of reform and development are shared by more people on an equal footing, from which citizens have obtained a stronger sense of gain, happiness, and security.
Altogether 1,919 poverty-stricken villages have shaken off poverty due to the poverty relief and development. A total of 3.46 million new jobs have been offered to the urban population. As of this October, there have been 23.52 million citizens, 5.38 million citizens, and 7.18 million citizens insuring themselves for endowment insurance, unemployment insurance, and employment injury insurance respectively. Moreover, medical care and public health ushers in continuous improvement.
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