Gao Yunlong inspected Huawei and Tencent
Gao Yunlong, vice chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) and chairman of the All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce (ACFIC), went on a special investigating trip to Shenzhen and Guangzhou, two developed cities from South China’s Guangdong Province from April 11 to 14, which focused on technology innovation and high-quality development of private enterprises in key areas.
Accompanied with Wang Yongqing, vice chairman of the ACFIC, they inspected enterprises and held symposiums with entrepreneurs.
Gao Yunlong said after listening to entrepreneurs’ speeches that innovation was the prior driving force by citing Shenzhen’s 40 years development since the opening up and reform.
He said the outstanding achievement of the former fishery village and today’s modernized metropolis was an epitome of the people’s pioneering spirit encouraged and guided by the central government of China. With this spirit of innovation, some private enterprises in Shenzhen had become a leading force in some sci-tech areas in the world.
He quoted President Xi Jinping’s remarks on Shenzhen’s work during last December, which encouraged Shenzhen to by a demonstration of a city in a strong and modernized socialist country for the rest cities in China. He said that showed the confidence from the central government in Shenzhen, and that in the process of promoting the innovation and reform of the scientific and technological system Shenzhen should continue utilizing the advantage of socialism to coordinate resources and concentrate on great things, making full use of the market and the government in planning and promoting self-dependent innovation.
During the trip, Gao visited Huawei, Tencent and the Shenzhen security industry association. He said to Ren Zhengfei , the founder and CEO of Huawei, that Huawei was an outstanding representative of independent innovation among China's private enterprises, and that it should continue holding this banner of independent innovation and increasing investment in tackling key technologies in key areas and keep the development initiative firmly in our own hands so as to be a genuine Chinese enterprise and a world class Huawei.
In the headquarters of Tencent, Pony Ma, chairman and CEO of the company, introduced to Gao Yunlong their development, current operation and overseas market.
Gao said Tencent was an excellent representative of Chinese Internet company. The Tencent products including Wechat and QQ had become public Internet infrastructure, which meant more social responsibilities. He asked them to make better use of artificial intelligence and create more various products to assist other industries development and meet people’s demand for better life.
In Guangzhou, Gao presided over symposiums with government officials, private enterprisers and scientific research institutes, and inspected three high-tech private enterprises including MEDPRIN Biotech, Ehang (drones), and KingFa (bio-plastics).
Gao said that private enterprises should deepen their understanding of innovation0driven development and took the historical opportunity of this new sci-tech revolution to make breakthroughs in key and “bottleneck” areas along with the subsequent operation and management so as to form new developing force.
He also listened to the work report of the Guangdong All-China federation of industry and commerce. He said that private economy’s “5-6-7-8-9” index had decided its leading position in social economic development.
The index means 50 percent of the GDP contribution, 60 percent of national revenue, 70 percent of corporation research investment and social fixed capital investment, 80 percent of new employment, and 90 percent of high tech production.
Gao said that the ACFIC’s work should focus on the core interest and big picture of the country and strive to improve work efficiency and play a good role of bridge between government of enterprise, creating a clear and close relationship between the two.
Gao also met with Li Xi, member of the politburo of the CPC central committee and general secretary of the CPC Guangdong committee.
Li introduced how the provincial government had done to promote industrial transformation and upgrading and to promote coordinated regional development.
Gao said the modern development of China could be seen in Guangdong, which was a window of China’s reform and opening up in the past 40 years. The social economic development of Guangdong had always been among the top across the country and could be learned by Gao’s investigating group afterwards.
In Shenzhen, Gao Yunlong met with Wangzhongwei, the party secretary of CPC Shenzhen committee.
The minister of the united front work department of the CPC Guangdong committe Huang Ningsheng, Tan Weizhong ,vice-governor of Guangdong Province, and Yuan Baocheng, vice chairman of the CPPCC Guangdong Provincial Committee attended the symposiums.
Su Zhigang, chairman of the Guangdong All-China federation of industry and commerce and board chairman of Chimelong, and people from the United Front Work Department of the CPC Central Committee, National Development and Reform Commission, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Science and Technology, and the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology joined the inspection. Zhang Jiaji, vice chairman of the CPPCC Guangdong Provincial Committee accompanied the group.