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Tianjin Port Free Trade Zone Promotes High-quality Development Through Efforts Made for Both Quality and Benefit

ĦĦĦĦIn 2017, Tianjin Port Free Trade Zone introduced 160 big and good projects, 15 world Top 500 projects, and more than 170 industrially leading projects, laying a solid foundation for a high-quality development.

ĦĦĦĦIn 2018, Tianjin Port Free Trade Zone will further expand and deepen the reform and opening-up, promote joint advancement of quality and benefit, and make new contribution to the construction of Tianjin in Ħ°five modernizationsĦħ and the construction of Binhai New Area as a prosperous, livable and smart new city.

ĦĦĦĦTianjin Daily (reported by Meng Xing). The reporter learned from the work meeting 2018 of Tianjin Port Free Trade Zone that, in the last year, this zone firmly grasped the historical development opportunity, continuously deepened reform and innovation, and introduced 160 big and good projects, 15 world Top 500 projects, and more than 170 industrially leading projects, laying a solid foundation for a high-quality development. In 2018, the zone will stand at a new historical starting point, further expand and deepen the reform and opening-up, promote joint advancement of quality and benefit, and make new contribution to the construction of Tianjin in Ħ°five modernizationsĦħ and the construction of Binhai New Area as a prosperous, livable and smart new city.

ĦĦĦĦA new step in economic and social development

ĦĦĦĦIn 2017, Tianjin Port Free Trade Zone made great achievements in investment invitation and introduction, and many big and good projects settled here. It had considerable progress in the coordinated development of Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei, and 113 projects settled here in the whole year with a total agreed investment amount of RMB 14 billion, including Lenovo Venture Capital Headquarters, CNOOC Marine Equipment Manufacturing Base, and so on. It implemented the strategy of sharing the non-capital functions of Beijing, and introduced 109 projects, in which 66 ones have realized benefits. It quickened the construction of key areas and parks: the air transport service center of the aviation logistic area was put into use, and the port function of Tianjin Airport Economic Area for imported fruits was formally activated; the construction plan for China-EU Advanced Manufacturing Industrial Park was approved, and Binhai New Area Branch of China-EU Regional Economic Cooperation Center started formal operation; Tianjin Airport Economic Area Insurance Industrial Park realized differential development, and insurance institutions such as Renren Insurance settled here.

ĦĦĦĦHigh-end manufacturing had rapid development. In the last year, Airbus A330 project completed construction, delivered the first airplane, and successfully put A320NEO airplane into production; construction of projects such as Offshore Oil Engineering, Tidfore Group and Seawater Desalination Demonstration Base was quickened, and the Lingang high-end equipment manufacturing industry had a clustered development; fast moving consumer goods industries such as food and oil production and grease processing underwent reconstruction toward intelligent operation, and drove comprehensive upgrading of the production mode. Cultivation of innovative enterprises was promoted, and in the whole year 900 additional scientific and technological enterprises were established and 47 enterprises were recognized as national high-tech enterprises. Some policy documents were worked out and launched, such as the three-year action plan on talent development in Tianjin Port Free Trade Zone and the interim measures to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship of talents. In the whole year, 21 additional enterprises were recognized as enterprises under the Ħ°Thousand Enterprises and Ten Thousand TalentsĦħ program of Tianjin, and 1,200 talents of various types were introduced.

ĦĦĦĦActual achievements were made in supply-side structural reform, and relevant policies on such reform helped production enterprises in reducing the energy cost by RMB 42.6 million. Financial services were utilized to serve the real economy, and 12 enterprises completed joint-stock reconstruction under such service. Port operation and management mode was further improved, and an agreement on port integration in the Lingang area was formally signed. The reform and innovation of Tianjin Pilot Free Trade Zone was continuously deepened. More than 4 million bills of cross-border e-commerce transactions were completed, 61,000 automobiles were imported in the manner of parallel import, and 3 additional enterprises were approved as municipal foreign trade comprehensive service pilots. Relevant departments such as customs, inspection and quarantine, and foreign exchange administration were driven to support the implementation of innovative measures in the pilot free trade zone, and a new batch of innovative businesses were included into the reform deepening plan of the pilot free trade zone.

ĦĦĦĦIn 2017, Tianjin Port Free Trade Zone made efforts to improve living standard of people, and quickened the improvement in education, health and social undertakings. Lingang experimental primary school was formally opened, Taishan Cancer Hospital was put into trial operation, the second Culture, Sports and Art Festival of Tianjin Airport Economic Area was successfully held, and modern public service system was in a quickened construction process. 21,000 jobs were increased in the whole year, and 13,700 technical employees were trained, which exceeded the annual objective.

ĦĦĦĦĦ°Strategic eastward movementĦħ promoting high-quality development

ĦĦĦĦAt the end of the last year, Tianjin Binhai New Area initiated a new round of reform and opening-up. Tianjin Port Free Trade realized the restructuring and integration from seaport to airport and then to Lingang, and met the third leap in its history of development. Standing at a new starting point and on a new altitude, Tianjin Port Free Trade Zone started its new journey in the new era.

ĦĦĦĦIn this year, Tianjin Port Free Trade Zone will continue promoting functional and industrial enhancement of the seaport bonded area, promote integration of Lingang port, and explore the extension of the innovative actions of Tianjin Pilot Free Trade Zone to Lingang. In terms of facilitating industrial upgrading and realizing high-quality development, it will focus on advanced manufacturing, continuously implement supply-side structural reform, and plan Ħ°strategic eastward movementĦħ of manufacturing. It will promote the development of China-EU Advanced Manufacturing Industrial Park, and initiated construction of China-EU exchange & cooperation center and comprehensive service center. It will boost the development of civil aviation industry, increase the production capacity of A320 General Assembly Line, realize material progress of A320 airplane body assembly project, start the construction of HNA Engine Repair project, and put into production the Haite aircraft alteration project.

ĦĦĦĦIn terms of promoting high-quality development, it will take the real economy as the center, and build a marine economy scientific development demonstration area. It will strengthen the high-end equipment manufacturing industry, promote in-depth integration of intelligent elements with manufacturing, and grasp opportunities in development of emerging services. It will further enhance investment invitation, and make achievements in industrial investment invitation, functional investment invitation, integrated investment invitation, capital investment invitation and business channel based investment invitation. In the whole year it will make efforts to introduce 100 big and good projects, 30 real economy projects, and 20 world Top 500 projects. It will innovate in inward and outward opening-up mode, and work out specialized and customized solutions. In the whole year it will introduce 40 key projects of Top 500 private enterprises, and 20 high-end projects from Europe.

ĦĦĦĦIn addition, it will continue enhancing the leading function of scientific and technological innovation and quicken the innovation driven development. In the whole year it will recognize 800 or more additional scientific and technological enterprises and 30 or more high-tech enterprises. It will introduce and cultivate 100 high-end talents, introduce 1,200 talents of various levels, and increase 20,000 new jobs. It will build an upgraded version of pilot free trade zone according to high standards, and initiate the construction of medical care and health industrial park.

ĦĦĦĦIt will improve urban functions, upgrade the planning of Lingang living area, complete specific planning for rail transit, and improve specific planning of outbound traffic, gas station, and so on. It will develop precise medical treatment and characteristic treatment relying on Airport Hospital and Taishan Cancer Hospital, and explore and implement smart diagnosis and treatment services. It will facilitate the construction of the second primary school and new kindergartens, prepare to build international schools, and construct an international ecological and energetic new city suitable for both living and business. It will quicken the construction of key projects, and plans to start construction of 36 projects, complete construction of 39 projects, and continue the construction of 7 real economy land use projects in the whole year.

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