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ACFIC Advises Beijing Gv’t on Non-Public Sector

Beijing municipal government leaders in charge of the United Front Work and the Federation of Industry and Commerce consulted the ACFIC on how to speed up the development of the capital city’s non-public sector economy during a visit on December 21, 2009.

The talks were held between Niu Youcheng, the Standing Committee member and Minister of the United Front Work Department of the Beijing Municipal government, Cheng Hong, Beijing Vice Mayor and Chairman of the Beijing Federation of Industry and Commerce, and Huang Mengfu, ACFIC Chairman and CPPCC Vice Chairman, and Quan Zhezhu, ACFIC party secretary and First Vice Chairman.

Niu expressed gratitude to the ACFIC for its consistent support and help in the development of Beijing’s non-public sector economy over the past decades. He said the sector has been playing a significant role in boosting employment, GDP growth and tax revenues. Those contributions, which are conducive to Beijing’s social and economic development and stability, will give people a better understanding of the sector.

The government’s development vision (on expanding the service industry, strengthening the second industry and optimizing the third industry) has been extended to the non-public sector economy, whose vitality, strength and innovation ability will contribute to the structural adjustment of Beijing’s economic resources.

Huang said China’s economic development is facing structural adjustment and Beijing should attach greater importance to enterprises with growth potential.

He suggested that the municipal government should create a relaxed environment for the development of the non-public sector economy, while the grassroots governments should assume accountability and responsibility in order to attract more private enterprises to the capital city.

Huang said Beijing’s advantage and strength lies in its high-tech industry and the government should support the greater participation of private enterprises. As a cultural center, Beijing should also encourage its cultural industry.

The ACFIC chairman also advised that leaders should reach out to the grassroots and interact more with enterprises, especially those small- and medium-sized ones.

Quan said the ACFIC has an obligation to promote Beijing’s economy. He said the city’s non-public sector economy has made great development over the past three decades since the reform and opening-up, however, it is still lagging behind the Yangtze River Delta and Pearl River Delta.

He said modern manufacturing and modern service industries should be promoted at the same time and that the non-public sector enterprises in high-tech and cultural industries should enjoy more support and encouragement.

Date:2009-12-21 13:56:26