The 2021 National Well-known Private Enterprises Enabling Hubei Conference held in Wuhan
The 2021 National Well-known Private Enterprises Enabling Hubei Conference, co-hosted by the All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce (ACFIC) and Hubei Provincial People’s Government and themed with “Joining Hands, Enabling Hubei”, was held in Wuhan, on July 8, 2021. Many famous entrepreneurs gathered in Wuhan to promote Hubei’s high-quality development through practical actions. Xu Lejiang, vice minister of the United Front Department of CPC Central Committee, secretary of the Party Leadership of ACFIC and executive vice chairman, and Ying Yong, secretary of the CPC Hubei Provincial Committee and director of the Standing Committee of the Hubei Provincial People’s Congress, attended the conference and delivered speeches. Wang Zhonglin, deputy secretary of the Hubei Provincial Party Committee and governor of Hubei Provincial People’s Government, Lu Yong, member of the Party Leadership Group and vice president of ACFIC, and Zhao Haishan, vice governor of Hubei Provincial People’s Government, attended the conference. The meeting was presided over by Erkenjiang Tulahong, member of the Standing Committee of the Hubei Provincial Committee and minister of the United Front Work Department of Hubei Provincial Committee.
Xu Lejiang said that in 2021, private enterprises gathered in Wuhan again to help Hubei attract investment, boost consumption, revitalize rural areas and improve employment of college graduates. This is an important measure taken by the ACFIC and the Hubei Provincial Government to study and implement the spirit of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s speech made on July 1, and is a pragmatic action taken by the nation’s leading private enterprises to help Hubei “build a fulcrum, walk in the forefront and write a new chapter”. Entering a new stage of development, private enterprises have a great deal to do in implementing the new development philosophy, fostering a new development paradigm, meeting the people’s desire for a better life, and solving problems during development. We need to have the new development philosophy internalized in the heart and externalized in action, to constantly enhance the new driving force for development, to cultivate strengths for further development and to add to the potential for future development. Meanwhile, we need to take advantage of the policy package of central government to promote the development of the central regions. We need to strive to be the pioneer of innovative development in the new era by vigorously carrying forward the entrepreneurial spirit, focusing on technological innovation, adhering to the development strategies and resource advantages of enterprises, and paying more attention to independent research and development. We need to fulfill our responsibilities, serve the society and show our new role and responsibilities in the new era. The development of enterprises should be integrated into the people-oriented great practice of achieving common prosperity. Enterprises should behave with integrity in business, comply with the law, play an active role in creating new jobs, promote harmonious labor relationship, and actively participate in rural revitalization. We need to seize the general trend and face up to challenges to create a better future with confidence and perseverance. With the high-quality rise of China’s central region and development of Yangtze River Economic Belt, we could expand more room for innovative development and make new contributions to jointly fulfill the Chinese dream of great national rejuvenation and forge ahead with the second centenary goal.
On behalf of Hubei Provincial Party Committee, Hubei Provincial Government and the people of Hubei, Ying Yong expressed his gratitude to ACFIC and all the private entrepreneurs for their kind support. He said that at this important stage of Hubei’s post-epidemic recovery and development, the ACFIC and renowned private enterprises had responded to Chinese President Xi Jinping’s important instructions of “Giving a Hand to Hubei”, and had carried out “online” and “on-the-ground” activities to help Hubei recover from the epidemic and achieve “double victories” in epidemic prevention and control and economic and social development. Today, the ACFIC and renowned private enterprises are “on the road again”, which will certainly inject strong driving forces into Hubei’s post-epidemic recovery and high-quality development. In this year, Hubei’s economy has maintained a comprehensive and rapid recovery, to which the private economy has made an important contribution, fully demonstrating that the private economy in Hubei is undergoing a positive development, marked by a great development space and fast growth. Hubei has become an ideal place for private sector. At present, the whole province is studying and implementing the spirit of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s important speech delivered on July 1 and striving to fulfill the historical mission of “building a fulcrum, walking in the forefront and writing a new chapter” given by Xi to Hubei, so as to make Hubei an important node point for domestic circulation, a strategic linking point for domestic and international circulations and a paramount growth pole. The private economy is an important part of the socialist market economy and an irreplaceable and important force in Hubei’s economic and social development. We will deeply implement the important requirement of unswervingly consolidating and developing the public sector and unswervingly supporting and developing the non-public sector, treat private enterprises and private entrepreneurs as “on our own side”, act as an “attendant” for them, and make every effort to promote the healthy development of the private sector. We will continue to make long-lasting efforts to create first-class business environment, making rule of law an important symbol for the core competitiveness of Hubei’s development. In Hubei, we will try our best to reduce the approval items to its lowest, improve efficiency to its highest, improve the investment environment and bring the sense of gaining to enterprises. We will provide better services for all types of enterprises, including private enterprises, to promote faster development and create a better future.
At the conference, Wang Zhonglin awarded 12 well-known entrepreneurs with the appointment letters of “Specially Invited Consultants for Optimizing Business Environment by Hubei Provincial People’s Government”, including Liu Yonghao, Chen Dongsheng, Zhang Wenzhong, Zhou Hongyi, Lin Yinsun, Wu Yajun, Wu Zhaolan, Ji Xiaodong, Wang Linpeng, Yu Lidong, Wang Junhao and He Chaoqiong. Liu Yonghao, Chen Dongsheng, Wu Yajun, Lin Yinsun, Yu Lidong and other entrepreneur representatives delivered speeches.
The conference held a signing ceremony for investment projects, with 30 projects signed on site, whose value amounted to 60.674 billion yuan, covering a number of emerging industries such as intelligent manufacturing, energy conservation and environmental protection, digital information, new materials and biomedicine. The ACFIC and Hubei Provincial Government signed a strategic cooperation agreement on “Giving a Hand to Hubei” to facilitate Hubei’s high-quality development. Lu Yong, Zhao Haishan and leaders from Alibaba, JD.com, Meituan, Douyin, Benlai Group and other well-known e-commerce companies jointly launched the program “Giving a Hand: Hubei Specialties Sales Platform”.
Before the conference, the main leaders of Hubei Provincial Party Committee and Hubei Provincial Government met with the leaders of the ACFIC, the national well-known private enterprises and those in charge of chambers of commerce directly affiliated to the ACFIC.
The conference was attended by comrades from the United Front Work Department of CPC Central Committee, ACFIC, relevant departments in Federation of Industry and Commerce in Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, Jiangsu and Zhejiang, representatives from chambers of commerce directly affiliated to the ACFIC and the Committee of Well-known Entrepreneurs, the country’s well-known private enterprise representatives, heads of relevant departments directly affiliated to Hubei Provincial Government, and divisional heads of cities, cities directly administered by province and Shennongjia Forest District.
The 2021 National Well-known Private Enterprises Enabling Hubei event has facilitated private enterprises to invest 56 projects in Hubei Province, with the intention amount of 76.66 billion yuan. 4,637 private enterprises and chambers of commerce provided precise assistance to 3,549 key villages in Hubei. Chambers of commerce of private enterprises and e-commerce platforms subscribed 371 million yuan of agricultural products. Nationally well-known private enterprises have provided 307,000 jobs for Hubei and currently 49,000 people in all types of employment have signed employment (intention) agreements, including 12,300 college graduates. On the morning of July 7, a live-broadcast activity was also held to provide career guidance for college students in Hubei through platforms such as Xinhua News Agency cloud platform and the newscctv.net. More than two million people watched it online.