With the theme of "Innovation, for a Better Life of Mankind", the 2021 Pujiang Innovation Forum is scheduled to be held in Shanghai from May 31 to June 4, to discuss how science and technology can better serve human life.
With a written history of more than 3000 years, Chongqing is a famous historical and cultural city in China and the birthplace of Bayu Culture. Since the Jialing River was called "Yu Water" in ancient times, Chongqing was also called "Yu" for short. As the only municipality directly under the Central Government in the western region of China, closely around the positions given by the country such as a key national center city, the economic center in the upper reaches of the Yangtze River, a key national center for advanced manufacturing a western financial center, a comprehensive international transportation hub and international gateway hub, Chongqing is giving full play to its geographic advantage, ecological advantage, industrial advantage and institutional advantage, to plan and promote economic and social development, and strives to build an international, green, intelligent and humanistic modern city. With the accelerated transformation and upgrading of the economic structure, the revitalization of the old industrial bases, the formation of a key global electronic information industry cluster and a key domestic auto industry cluster, the boom of the strategically emerging industries, and the deeper development of intelligentized big data innovation of Chongqing, the construction of the Liang Jiang New Area and Western (Chongqing) Science City is implemented with high standards, providing stronger power for the high-quality economic development of the city.
The central government is highly concerned about and has great expectations on the development of Chongqing. General Secretary Xi Jinping visited Chongqing in January 2016, and participated in the deliberation of the Chongqing delegation at the first meeting of the 13th National People's Congress in March 2018. When he paid a second visit to Chongqing for inspection and guidance in April 2019, he gave the instruction that Chongqing should create a good political ecology, pursue the positioning of "two points” and the goals of "two places" and "two highlands", play the "three roles", and promote the construction of the Chengdu-Chongqing Two-city Economic Circle, providing the orientation for the reform and development of Chongqing for the new era.
Only reformers can move forward, and only innovators will be powerful. As the Province (Municipality) of Honor of this forum, Chongqing will focus on participating in the Regional & Urban Forum, the Policy Forum, and the “Belt and Road” Seminar, and will set up Chongqing (Municipality) Exhibition Area at Pujiang Innovation Forum · INNO-MATCH EXPO, to comprehensively strengthen the linkage between the construction of a science and technology innovation center with national influence in Chongqing and the construction of a science and technology innovation center with global influence in Shanghai, and the coordinative development of the Chengdu-Chongqing Two-city Economic Circle and the Yangtze River Delta Innovation Belt , and explore and deepen cooperation and exchanges with Shanghai in the field of science and technology innovation. 2021 Pujiang Innovation Forum is coming soon. Let’s look forward to the "concerto" of science and technology innovation!
Chongqing is a famous historical and cultural city in China, and the only municipality directly under the Central Government in the central and western regions of China. In recent years, closely around the positions given by the country such as a key national center city, the economic center in the upper reaches of the Yangtze River, a key national center for advanced manufacturing, a western financial center, a comprehensive international transportation hub and international gateway hub, Chongqing is giving full play to its geographic advantage, ecological advantage, industrial advantage and institutional advantage, to plan and promote economic and social development, and strives to build an international, green, intelligent and humanistic modern city. In the first quarter of 2021, the regional GDP was 599.525 billion CNY, with a year-on-year increase of 18.4%; in addition, the industrial added value above designated size, the investment in fixed assets, the total retail sales of consumer goods, and the total import and export value increased by 35.4%, 13.8%, 41.7% and 60.4% on a year-on-year basis respectively.
Chongqing Municipality has vigorously implemented innovation-driven development strategies and action plans led by the intelligentization of big data, and concentrated its efforts in gathering resources, improving technologies, strengthening the main body, cultivating talents and optimizing the environment, realizing continuous improvement in its science and technology innovation capability. With accelerated development of innovative industries, the high-tech industry and strategic emerging industry have contribute 37.9% and 55.7% to the industrial growth respectively, and the contribution rate of S&T progress has reached 58.6%. Innovation subjects are increasingly gathering, with high-tech enterprises increased by 3.5 times in number, 88 well-known domestic and foreign innovation institutions introduced, 64 national S&T innovation bases established, and R&D people increased by 64.4% in number. Innovation achievements continue to emerge, with 29 national science and technology awards won, and a technology contract transaction amount of nearly 100 billion CNY completed. The results of innovation capability evaluation is improving, and Chongqing ranks the 10th in the country in terms of the comprehensive S&T innovation level index, the 77th in the top 100 global innovation city clusters, and the 79th in terms of the global scientific research index.
Facing the "14th Five-Year Plan", Chongqing will deeply implement the spirit of the Fifth Plenary Session of the 19th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and the important instructions and requirements raised by General Secretary Xi Jinping. Under the guidelines of becoming a new model of high-quality development and high-quality life, Chongqing will accelerate the construction of a key economic center, a science and technology innovation center, a new highland for reform and opening up, and a high-quality livable place with national influence, achieve new and greater development on the basis of building a moderately prosperous society in all aspects, and strive to play a supporting role in promoting the development of the western region in the new era, a leading role in the joint construction of the “Belt and Road” and a demonstrative role in promoting the green development of the Yangtze River Economic Belt.