April 18, 2019 marks the 29th anniversary of Pudong's development and opening-up. On April 18, 1990, the Party Central Committee and the State Council decided to develop and open Pudong. This decision attracted the attention of the whole nation, which had not yet marked its name on the map, and turned the fortunes of Pudong.
"Hold fast to the development of Pudong and do not waver until it is completed." Pudong was born and flourished because of reform and opening up. Today, Pudong is moving from a window of China's reform and opening up to a test field of comprehensively deepening reform. From here, reform measures have been replicated and extended to the whole country. The hot land of reform on the coast of the East China Sea is opening a strong sail to push forward the great ship of reform.
Today's Pudong accounts for one fifth of the city's land area and one fourth of the city's permanent residents. It has created one third of Shanghai's economic aggregate, 40% of the output value of strategic emerging industries, 50% of the added value of the financial sector and 60% of the total foreign trade import and export volume. After 29 years of development and opening-up, Pudong's GROSS domestic product has jumped from 6 billion yuan in 1990 to 1 trillion yuan in 2018, a growth rate of more than a hundredfold. "To go from 100 billion yuan to 100 billion yuan is a breakthrough on an order of magnitude, which is of unusual significance for Pudong to boost confidence in economic development and set self-striving goals." Shen Kaiyan, director of the Institute of Economics at the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, said of Pudong's "critical leap".
Today's Pudong has become the growth pole and engine of Shanghai's economy, the epitome of Shanghai's modernization and the symbol of China's reform and opening up.
If you don't spell dad
Coming to Pudong is the best choice
"You don't have to come to Pudong." Shen Xiaoming, then secretary of the Pudong New Area District Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), was once praised for his motto at a campus job fair of Tsinghua University: "If you are not a father spareer, the Pudong District of Shanghai is the best choice."
For those who have never been to Shanghai, their impression of Pudong may remain on the landmark buildings such as the Oriental Pearl Tower, Jinmao Tower, Shanghai Center, Shanghai World Financial Center, and the Shanghai skyline as they outline.
The rising height of Shanghai undoubtedly shows Pudong's visible "hard skills". But behind the "hard skills", The transparent business environment, fair employment environment and vibrant cultural environment are pudong's proud "soft power". They have helped Pudong achieve one miracle after another.
According to deloitte, the Pudong New Area has the highest success rate of foreign investment in China. It is not only rich and powerful multinational companies that are flocking to Pudong, but also more and more visionary people who are interested in writing entrepreneurial myths are willing to make Pudong their first choice.
In fact, facing the new challenges brought by the high cost of living and business, Pudong is adjusting itself to become "softer" and trying to make up for the shortcomings caused by the objective environment. You said, "It is difficult to get a single room". In Pudong, a talent apartment in lujiazui Financial District was built to provide "move-in convenience". When you say "no money to start a business", Pudong will do everything possible to lower the cost and threshold of innovation and entrepreneurship. You say "culture hungry", Pudong will send high-quality cultural activities to its door and wake up "sleeping time" with "cultural magnetic field"... "Soft power", it turns out, will only make Pudong more attractive and vastly more competitive globally.
Pudong puts the "high station" of leading development into the "low position" of serving the masses of enterprises, and plays a good role of "shopkeeper", so as to continuously improve the sense of achievement and satisfaction of the masses of enterprises.
Businesses keep rolling in
Pursue, build and fulfill dreams in Pudong
Pudong, open and open, is full of business opportunities and vitality. It is a magnet for Chinese and foreign businesses.
In April 1992, Tang Junnian, a Taiwanese businessman known as "the first person to develop Pudong", flew to Beijing from Hong Kong to visit His wife Xu Feng, who was filming Farewell My Concubine. During the dinner, someone heard that Tang Junnian was originally from Nanhui, Pudong, Shanghai, and told him that Pudong was the hottest place for Chinese mainland investment at present.
"As soon as he heard this, he immediately set out for Pudong, because this place is his hometown. He could not wait any more. Once he arrived in Shanghai, he stayed for more than a month..." "Xu feng recalled.
At that time, Shanghainese had a saying: "I would rather have a bed in Puxi than a room in Pudong." At that time, Pudong was full of farmland and mud roads that could not be driven by cars. Today, the tourist-filled Lujiazui Binjiang Avenue even has a name, Mud Ferry Road. After seeing it, Tang Junnian was so excited that he immediately asked the management committee for a piece of land directly opposite the Bund in Pudong and another piece of land where golf courses could be built. These two pieces of land are the future Shanghai beach rich gathering, controversy is ceaseless but repeatedly set high price Tomson first product and Tomson golf.
To pudong officials at the time, the sudden appearance of a Taiwanese businessman was a surprise. After all, in the hinterland full of farmland in Pudong, if there is a golf course in line with international standards, it will greatly improve the investment environment and play an obvious role in attracting foreign investment into Pudong. Shang Jun in simple but simply with the ac agreed, head of the land auction process, was registered in pudong "Shanghai tomson group co., LTD", after half a year in bidding way to obtain the land in the east avenue tomson golf, thanks to the rare land auction, Shang Jun auction price is $30 million, for more than another Japanese companies participating in the bidding at the time more than doubled.
After 1992, Shang Jun years not only promote the tomson golf course and the development of golf villas, also began to plan the first five-star hotel in the pudong new area (tomson jinjiang intercontinental hotel) in the future, the first grade a office (tomson financial center), in order to the needed capital, and even sold "world trade center" is located in causeway bay, Hong Kong, raised $2.2 billion to invest in the pudong new area development.
As Mr Tang soared, so did Chen Yongtai, chairman of Aurora Group, and Zhang Minyu, the ningbo-based chairman of Taiwan Jiashin Cement, in 1992/93.
1997 Asian financial crisis, tomson group with great confidence to the development of pudong, discarding has been part of the land development rights, for cash to support existing projects, including tomson golf and golf villas, tomson financial building, tomson jinjiang intercontinental hotel, tomson waigaoqiao project, at the same time keep the future China's famous mansion -- tomson land.
Time goes by. With the development and opening up of Pudong getting better and better, foreign investment continues to pour in on a large scale. As the first batch of capital entering Pudong, Taiwan businessmen continue their historic mission.
"The future has come"
Pudong shows "China's confidence"
Deng Xiaoping, the chief architect of China's reform and opening-up policy, once said, "Shenzhen faces Hong Kong, Zhuhai faces Macao and Xiamen faces Taiwan. Pudong, on the other hand, faces the Pacific Ocean, Europe and America, and the whole world."
In the course of development and opening-up, Pudong has introduced a large amount of foreign investment, optimized the industrial layout of Shanghai and enhanced the comprehensive functions of the city. The intensive infrastructure construction has created network channels that radiate to the surrounding areas and connect the whole world, promoting Shanghai's upgrading from a traditional industrial city to an economic center.
The latest data show that 310 of the world's top 500 companies have set up offices in Pudong, attracting 78.99 billion US dollars of actual foreign investment. By the end of 2018, pudong New Area had attracted more than 600 enterprises with various headquarters, among which 304 were regional headquarters of multinational companies, accounting for about half of the total in Shanghai.
Driven by Pudong's development and opening up, not only does Shanghai "look the same every year, but it changes greatly in three years", but a series of rapidly developing cities and regions have emerged from Suxi-Chang in Jiangsu province to Hang-Jia-Hu in Zhejiang Province, and the integration of the Yangtze River Delta has also become a substantive issue.
Today, we see that Pudong, whose economic aggregate has entered the "trillion club", proposes that "heroes should not be defined only by GDP". Instead, it advocates heroes should be defined by per mu yield, benefit, energy consumption and environment. We will shut down backward production capacity, eliminate potential security risks, and sort out financial risks to squeeze out false prosperity and bubbles. Only high-quality GDP can lay a solid foundation for Pudong's sustainable development, just like granite.
To realize the power of scientific and technological innovation and grasp the great transformation of industry, Pudong focuses on "China core", "blue sky dream", "innovative medicine", "future car", "intelligent manufacturing" and "data port". To improve the economic density, the major industrial parks in Pudong cherish the soil as gold, like embroidery intensive farming to improve the yield per mu. We will improve the efficiency of resource allocation, vigorously develop the factor market and the headquarter economy, and compete for a say in global prices.
In Pudong, people often feel that the future has come, because on The Zhangjiang ARTIFICIAL intelligence Island, driverless cars have started patrolling the streets. In yangshan Port unmanned wharf, the automatic machinery has realized the computer control; In the harbor "black light factory", intelligent robot completed all the assembly line work...
Promoting urban renewal
To create a new legend in a new era
The older generation of entrepreneurs has written legends in Pudong. Every building has its own story. What will the future of Pudong look like?
Development is for the people. The ultimate goal of high-quality development is to create a high-quality life and benefit the people. In pudong's early years of development, the people's livelihood was a weak link. This is an indisputable fact. Therefore, it is particularly urgent to "mend the weak links". To make up for the historical arrears of public supporting schools, so that students' parents less anxiety; The sinking of high-quality medical resources, so that residents no longer seek medical treatment at home; State-owned endowment institutions, so that elderly people save trouble; The "15-minute service circle" enables residents to do things at home without having to rush.
Face the new challenges of the new situation, to focus of pudong has a new mission: in the era of bear burden of yong best, on the four strategic support to docking Shanghai took new measures, new breakthrough in the free trade area construction, implement new as on kechuang center construction, build strategic advantage in promoting the development of high quality, improving the capacity of global resource allocation, world-class industry cluster, fostering new momentum of economic development.
Standing at the starting point of the new era, Pudong takes the lead in carrying out reform and opening up again. It is preparing for a new round of reform and development. The legend of the new era is being written.