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ACFIC Leaders Roll Out Research in Anhui, Sichuan

ACFIC Vice Chairmen Sun Anmin led a team to Anhui Province to investigate the development and state of being of the country"s small and medium-sized enterprises(SMEs) between February 20 and 22. Meanwhile, Vice Chairman Liu Canglong carried out a research on the organization and construction of the county-level federations of industry and commerce(FICs) in Shifang County of Sichuan Province from February 21 to 24.

Sun inspected four enterprises in the Gaogou Electric Lines and Cables Industrial Cluster, the Original Cartoon Industrial Park of Hefei City, the Hefei University Science Park and two high-tech enterprises to learn about the services provided by the parks to the burgeoning micro and small-sized enterprises.

Sun was briefed by provincial officials of the United Front Work Department, FICs, Finance Department, Economy and Information Committee, and the state and local administrations of taxation on the development of Anhui"s SMEs and the implementation of the government"s favorable policies.

At talks with the representatives of some chambers of commerce and SMEs, Sun made a number of proposals on promoting the SMEs and solving their problems.

The vice chairman also attended the Hefei SME Social Service System Seminar where local government authorities, financial institutions, guarantee and small-loan firms, SME Service Centers and some SME representatives gave a briefing on the city"s SME service system.

Sun said that SMEs have made significant contributions to promoting local economic growth, job creation and technological innovation over 30 years of reform and opening-up as their policy, legal, social and market environments continue to improve.

Even greater opportunies are expected for the SMEs as they strengthen their inherent motivation and renovation mechanisms while the government authorities strictly carry out the existing favorable policies such as the State Council"s Proposals on Further Promoting the Development of SMEs ("29 Clauses on SMEs") and Proposals on Encouraging and Guiding the Healthy Growth of Private Investment ("36 Clauses on Private Investment").

Liu"s research in Shifang City which focused on the development, membership administration amd service as well as system construction of county-level FIC is part of ACFIC"s priority work in 2011.

Liu held talks in Shifang and Chengdu cities with leaders of provincial, municipal and county-level FIC, as well as those of chambers of commerce on how to strengthen the FIC"s organization.