Key reform tasks laid out for 2021

Writer: Han Ximin  |  Editor: Holly Wang  |  From: Shenzhen Daily  |  Updated: 2021-02-22

Shenzhen has on Saturday laid out its key reform tasks to be accomplished in 2021, aiming to deepen reforms and further implement a detailed plan for comprehensive pilot reforms outlined by the Central Government last year.

The city will have key reforms in eight aspects and push forward comprehensive pilot programs around 27 reform measures and the first batch of 40 authorization items arranged in the implementation plan of comprehensive pilot reform (2020-2025) for building Shenzhen into a pilot demonstration area of socialism with Chinese characteristics, according to the key-point work plan for 2021 passed at a meeting of the Shenzhen Municipal Committee of the CPC on Saturday.

The key-point work plan classifies the city’s reform tasks into two categories, which are the all-rounded deepening reform tasks and comprehensive reform pilot tasks.

In all-rounded deepening reform tasks, the city will push forward strategic and operational reforms like implementing comprehensive pilot reforms, constructing major strategic platforms and reforming new mechanisms, and piloting innovations in the business environment. The city will push forward reforms at major strategic platforms like the opening and reform of Qianhai Shenzhen-Hong Kong Modern Service Industry Cooperation Zone, institutional reforms of Shenzhen-Hong Kong Science and Technology Cooperation Zone in the Loop area, the startup area of Comprehensive National Science and Technology Center and innovating scientific and institutional mechanism of Xili Lake International Science and Technology City.

The city will further deepen reform in the economic sector through reform and pilot programs in agriculture, construction of global central consumer cities, exploring development model of industrial Internet, construction of smart cities and an economic belt along the areas bordering Hong Kong.

In the category of comprehensive pilot reform, the focus of reform tasks will center on the 27 reform measures in six categories and 40 authorization items listed in the implementation plan of comprehensive pilot reform. The city will work out the reform plans, action plans and assessment systems to match with each of the 27 reform measures and 40 authorization items.