On the morning of January 9, the 10th Plenary Session of the 14th CPC Dongguan Committee was convened. The major priorities of the meeting include: Comprehensive implementation of the spirit of the fourth plenary session of the 19th CPC Central Committee and the Central Economic Work Conference under the guidance of Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era; Conscientious implementation of the spirit of the 8th and 9th plenary sessions of the 12th CPC Guangdong Provincial Committee; Review on work in 2019, analyze the current circumstances, study and deploy work in 2020; Seize the major historic opportunities presented by the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, Shenzhen Pilot Demonstration Area and provincial reform and innovation experimental area; Extend the development of “Thriving Dongguan, A Pearl in the Greater Bay Area” to a new level; Strive for crowning completion of building a moderately prosperous society in all respects and the 13th Five-Year Plan.
Review: Notable achievements have been made in Dongguan’s drive of high-quality development in 2019
According to the report of the plenary session, Dongguan’s drive in high-quality development in 2019 has yielded prominent results. It is estimated that the year-on-year increase of Dongguan’s GDP in 2019 will be 7%, which lays a solid foundation for realizing its target of one trillion yuan worth of GDP. Added value of industries above designated size is expected to increase by 7.8%, fixed assets investment by 16%, the total retail sales of social consumer goods by 8.5%, imports and exports by 2%, the revenue of the municipal government’s general budget by 3.58%, and per capita disposable income of urban and rural residents by around 8%.
Target: Extend the development of “Thriving Dongguan, A Pearl in the Greater Bay Area” to a new level and set an example of high-quality development in Guangdong
The report of the plenary session puts forward the general requirements of the city’s work in this year: Comprehensive implementation of the spirit of the second, third and fourth plenary sessions of the 19th CPC Central Committee and the Central Economic Work Conference under the guidance of Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era; Implementation of the spirit of important speech and important instructions of General Secretary Xi Jinping to Guangdong; Conscientious implementation of the spirit of the 8th and 9th plenary sessions of the 12th CPC Guangdong Provincial Committee and “1+1+9” work deployment; Consistent reinforcement of CPC leadership and development; Uphold the guideline of making progress while maintaining stability and new development concept by centering on the task of building a moderately prosperous society in all respects; Seize the major historic opportunities presented by the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, Shenzhen Pilot Demonstration Area and provincial reform and innovation experimental area; Deepen reform and opening-up with new missions and measures; Keep employment, the financial sector, foreign trade, foreign and domestic investments, and expectations stable; Coordinate works in economic growth, reform advancement, structure adjustment, projects for people’s well-being, risks prevention and stability; Consistent advancement of “six major projects”; Extend the development of “Thriving Dongguan, A Pearl in the Greater Bay Area” to a new level and set an example of high-quality development in Guangdong;
According to the report, the CPC Dongguan Committee decided to set this year’s economic growth target at 6.3%. It will strive for better results in actual implementation, focus on new development concept and facilitate high-quality development.
Deployment: Consistent advancement of “six major projects”
Consistent advancement of “six major projects” was put forward in the report of the plenary session.
Advancement of city quality improvement project, accelerating building a modern city of high quality. City quality improvement will be shifted from a stage of concentration on priority areas to a normal stage of comprehensive improvement. First, city space layout should be optimized in accordance with national spatial planning and compilation. Second, city quality benchmark area of high standard should be built. Third, the concept of “park city” should be incorporated to comprehensively enhance living environment. Fourth, efforts should be made to fully advance modernization of urban governance system and capacity.
Advancement of development space expansion, accelerating building a smart growth city. Intensive development and reasonable density as well as the concepts of “smart growth” and “compact city” should be upheld. City space resources should be fully integrated and existing space should be utilized adequately and flexibly to achieve orderly organization of the structure of the city’s resources and maximum benefits. First, the concept of scientific city management should be implemented. Second, supporting policies and systems should be improved. Third, emphasis should be put on key areas.
Advancement of upgrading of industrial system, accelerating building an advanced manufacturing city. Reform in quality of manufacturing industry should be pushed forward by strengthening guidance of innovation and equal emphasis on new and existing industries. First, innovation system should be further improved. Second, higher level of industrial foundation and modernization of industrial chain should be pursued. Third, stable growth of enterprises should be guaranteed. Fourth, efforts should be made to develop a city with leading innovation and entrepreneurial talents and skilled personnel.
Advancement of consolidation of primary-level foundation, accelerating the formation of social governance pattern featuring joint building, governance and sharing. First, the party’s capacity of organizing and guiding primary-level social governance should be enhanced. Second, social governance should be more society-based, law-based, more intelligent and professional. Third, the rural revitalization strategy should be put in place on a constant basis.
Advancement of projects for people’s well-being, building a high-level moderately-prosperous society in all respects. First, system of public services should be optimized. Second, public security system should be improved. Third, ethical values should be promoted.
Advancement of projects of key reforms, accelerating building high-quality development system and mechanism. First, construction of provincial reform and innovation experimental area should be fully initiated. Second, the new system for open economy should be improved. Third, institutional reform of direct administration of town by city should be deepened. Fourth, reform of state-owned assets and enterprises should be accelerated. Fifth, reform of government services should be deepened based on efforts in building a “digital government”.