[photopress:zonesTijanin_free_zone.jpg,full,alignright]Thirty years ago this week, then-Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping pushed for the development of science and technology. Since then, China’s science and technology industry has found itself on a brand-new path.
Two decades ago, the first national, high-tech district, Beijing Zhongguancun Science Park, was established.
It was a response to the central government’s strategy to develop its high-tech industry. Since then, the park has developed into an advanced industrial area, leading the software, integrated circuit and computer industries in China. Over the past twenty years, Zhongguancun Science Park has maintained a more than 25% annual growth rate. And it accounts for 18% of Beijing’s GDP.
So far, China has set up 54 high-tech districts, concentrating the country’s high-tech talent. These districts have become efficient technology transfer areas and the most prolific contributors to Chinese science and technology.
Jing Gang, Working Committee Secretary of Chengdu High-Tech Industrial Development Zone said ‘We have stressed providing standardized, efficient and high-quality services to companies. We have also been sticking to the concept that industry development, especially that of the high-tech industry, is our lifeline. All our work is subject to the industry’s development.’
After decades of development, the national high-tech districts have formed into a newly-emerged industrial core with their own characteristics. They play a critical role in the regional economy and in the transformation of cities’ economic structure and development.
Source: CCTV International