Advisers offer input on high-quality growth

Writer: Zhang Yu  |  Editor: Zhang Chanwen  |  From: Shenzhen Daily  |  Updated: 2023-02-16

High-quality development has been one of the most heatedly discussed topics at this year’s “two sessions,” the annual meetings of the city’s political advisory body and the city’s legislature, Shenzhen Special Zone Daily reported.

Zeng Ke, a municipal political adviser, suggested at a group discussion Monday that Shenzhen should set up a city-level digital foreign trade exhibition and exchange platform, vigorously develop cross-border trade, market procurement trade, offshore trade, digital trade and other new forms of foreign trade.

According to Zeng, the city is advised to actively align with international rules, encourage enterprises to make good use of international markets and resources, and explore greater freedom of trade, investment, capital flow, residence or stay and employment in the Qianhai and Hetao areas.

Deng Wenjun, another political adviser, cautioned that Shenzhen enterprises are facing multiple challenges in global data security governance. He put forward a proposal that Shenzhen should take the lead in creating a pattern for data security governance and further promote the development of the city’s digital economy.

Adviser Di Gang believed that Shenzhen has a first-mover advantage in international trade and cross-border finance.

It is suggested that Shenzhen strengthen policy incentives, build a pilot demonstration area for innovative payment applications of legal digital currencies, and realize the interconnection between different central banks’ digital currency systems and traditional financial market infrastructure.

Shenzhen is striving to become a magnet for global innovative talents. Political adviser Cheng Huiming said that the city should establish a long-term and stable talent support mechanism and roll out targeted measures to retain talents.

“Compared with Shanghai and Beijing, Shenzhen is still lagging behind in terms of the size of its finance industry, infrastructure and internationalization. Efforts are also needed in the training and gathering of high-end financial talents,” adviser Yao Ren said.

Yao suggested that the city accelerate introducing high-end financial talents globally and take the initiative to benchmark international first-class standards.

Some political advisers have advanced proposals about further leveraging Shenzhen’s advantage in being adjacent to the Hong Kong and Macao special administrative regions.

Political adviser Xia Jun supports aggregating the scientific and technological strength of Shenzhen, Hong Kong and Macao, enhancing sci-tech infrastructure construction and building a shared industry-university-research cooperative platform.

Adviser Lin Xiang suggested the city pilot the cooperation and sharing of public data in Shenzhen, Hong Kong and Macao.