Editor's note: What are the main objectives for economic and social development of Central China's Henan province during the 14th Five-Year Plan period (2021-2025)? How to establish a modern industrial system and build a stronger digital economy during the period? Starting on September 26, we are launching the "Wonderful Henan·Here We Are" bilingual series, bringing you in-depth coverage about The Outline of the 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-2025) for National Economic and Social Development and Vision 2035 of Henan Province. The following is the 2nd story of the series: Objectives set for Henan's economic and social development by 2025 (Part I).
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Main objectives for economic and social development during the 14th Five-Year Plan period (Part I)
Anchoring Vision 2035 and focusing on high-quality development, high-quality life and efficient governance, Henan will make greater strides in the next five years to achieve the following main objectives.
China (Zhengzhou) Cross-Border E-Commerce Pilot Zone. [Photo provided to dahe.cn]
— Great progress will be made in fostering new growth poles. Major progress will be made in building Henan into an economically strong province. The average annual growth rate of major economic indicators is projected to exceed the national average, and the economic aggregate will reach new highs. Significant progress will be made towards a modernized economy and the economic structure will be further optimized. The share of manufacturing in the economy remains stable and the upgrade of the industrial base and modernization of the industrial chains will be significantly improved. We will develop 10 industries at the level of trillion and 10 emerging industrial clusters at the level of 100 billion, and take the lead in developing new types of infrastructure. Reform in key links and major fields continues to deepen, and market entities will be increasingly dynamic. The level and quality of urbanization will be significantly improved and the number of permanent urban residents will increase to 60%. Major progress will be made in developing Zhengzhou as a national central city and Luoyang as a sub-central city. The leading role of metropolitan areas will be fully manifested, and the overall competitiveness of city clusters in Henan will be markedly enhanced.
China (Henan) Pilot Free Trade Zone. [Photo provided to dahe.cn]
—Great progress will be made in the development of innovation centers in central and western China. Henan will accomplish much towards becoming an innovative and vitalizing province with outstanding people, and the innovation system will be further improved. The growth rate of R&D spending is expected to exceed the national average. New breakthroughs will be achieved in the building of high-level innovation platforms. The number of high-tech enterprises is expected to double and the dynamism of innovators and talents will continue to be spurred. Systems and mechanisms for innovation will be further improved. The quality and efficiency of the application of scientific research achievements will be promoted markedly, and technological and industrial innovation will lead the central and western regions.
Zhengzhou East Railway Station. [Photo provided to dahe.cn]
—Henan Province will integrate into the new stage of development to secure greater achievements. The potential of domestic demand will be unleashed, the business environment will be significantly improved, and a high-standard market system will be basically put in place. The all-round transportation channels in the shape of the Chinese characters "米", "井" and "人" will be completely built, and thus strengths of logistics hubs connecting Henan and the rest of the world and driving the development of the east and west will manifest themselves to a greater extent. A national important information and communication hub and information distribution center will be basically completed, and the modern circulation system will be further improved. The advantage of Henan Province as an inland highland for opening-up will be strengthened. "Four roads" including air, land, online and maritime silk roads will be well-coordinated and Zhengzhou Airport Economy Zone will be built into a more internationally influential gateway and hub. The system innovation in the free trade zone, the operation of China-Europe Railway Express (Zhengzhou), and the scale and quality of cross-border e-commerce will stay ahead in China. The multi-level platform system for opening up will be further improved and a new open economy system at a higher level will be in place. Henan's total import and export value will exceed RMB 750 billion, and the internationalization level will be significantly improved.
Tianpudawan village in Xinxian county, home to creators, has been selected as one of the third batch of Chinese traditional villages. [Photo provided to dahe.cn]
—Greater breakthroughs will be made in rural revitalization. We will pool efforts to consolidate the achievements of poverty alleviation, and further promote the revitalization of rural industries, talents, culture, ecology, organizations. Overall grain production capacity is expected to stabilize over65 billion tons, and agricultural facilities and equipment and modern seed industry remain at the forefront in the country. The integrated development of primary, secondary, and tertiary industries in rural areas will be improved, and the quality, efficiency and competitiveness in the agricultural sector will be significantly improved, so will rural living environment and infrastructure. We will continue to deepen comprehensive rural reform, improve systems and mechanisms for integrated urban-rural development, and lead the country in modernizing agriculture and rural areas.
A special thanks goes to the Office of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the CPC Henan Provincial Committee and the School of International Studies of Zhengzhou University for their support to the "Wonderful Henan·Here We Are" bilingual series.