Photo: representatives of enterprises in Jing’an District are performing the dance "Over the Rainbow" in the award ceremony
(By Reporter Xiao Mingliang)
(Text by Reporter Xing Beilin) In 2017, Jing'an District achieved a general annual tax revenue of RMB 68.559 billion; a general public budget revenue at district level of RMB 23.28 billion with a year-on-year growth of 8.48%, with both the absolute value and increase ranking the first among the central urban areas; an accumulative total of 70 regional headquarters of multinational companies. In order to sincerely acknowledge and grandly commend the enterprises that have made important contributions to economic and social development of Jing'an District over the past year, Jing'an District held the Award Ceremony of Top 200 Enterprises with Economic Contributions in 2017 in Shanghai Centre Theatre in the afternoon of February 28, 2017. An Lusheng, Secretary of the CPC Jing’an District Committee, Lu Xiaodong, Deputy Secretary of the CPC Jing’an District Committee and Governor of Jing’an District, Li Weiping, Chairman of the Standing Committee of Jing’an District People’s Congress, Chen Yongdi, Chairman of the CPPCC Jing’an District Committee, and Gu Yunhao, Deputy Secretary of the CPC Jing’an District Committee as well as other leaders of the four leading groups (the CPC committee, People’s Congress, People’s Government and CPPCC committee) of Jing’an District attended the ceremony and presented the prizes to the award-winning enterprises.
The reporter has learned at the meeting that Guotai Junan Securities Co., Ltd. stayed ahead and became the "leader" among the top 200 enterprises with economic contributions of Jing'an District in 2017. Philips (China) Investment Co., Ltd., L'Oreal (China) Co., Ltd., Ping An Asset Management Co. Ltd. (PAAMC), and Sap (China) Co., Ltd, respectively ranked the second to the fifth place.
In his speech, Lu Xiaodong expressed heartfelt gratitude for the entrepreneurs of the top 200 enterprises with economic contributions in 2017 and all business people who had made outstanding contributions to the economic and social development of the district on behalf of CPC Jing’an District Committee Jing’an District People’s Congress, Jing’an People’s Government and the CPPCC Jing’an District Committee. According to Lu Xiaodong, in 2017, based on the general requirements of becoming “the new benchmark of central urban areas, and the new highlight of Shanghai development”, Jing'an District speeded up the implementation of the development strategy of "one axis and three zones", focused on internationalization, refinement and integrative development, spared no effort to carry out each work to steady the growth, promote the reform, adjust the structure, benefit people's livelihood and prevent the risks, completed each target task established at the beginning of the year, and maintained a good momentum of regional economic and social development. These results were hard-won, which could not be realized without the strong support and active participation of key enterprises, key buildings and key parks. Lu Xiaodong extended the wishes that the extensive enterprises would continue to support, participate in and promote economic and social development of Jing'an District in 2018. Lu Xiaodong also solemnly promised as follows on behalf of Jing’an People’s Government: Jing'an District will spare no effort to build a better, superior and more effective business environment based on higher level and standard, and well act as the “waiter” that serves the enterprises so that all enterprises in the district can thrive, grow stronger and larger, and realize their prosperity in the dream paradise - Jing'an District.
Fang Honglei, Vice President of Mary Kay (China) Cosmetics Co., Ltd. expressed at the scene that, for 23 years since Mary Kay settled down in Jing’an, it has been carefully guided and supported by the government at all levels and all departments of Jing'an District, which has made it able to put more energy on business development. In the new year, the company will make persistent efforts and work together with Jing'an District to arrive at new heights.
Zhu Hailuan, Vice President of Philips (China) Investment Co., Ltd. also said that in 2017 when the regional headquarters of Philips China moved back to Jing'an District, the most obvious and distinct feeling for them was: Jing'an is even more beautiful; the happiness index of employees rises sharply; the business environment is more convenient and optimized; and the service for enterprises is very timely and effective.
At the award ceremony of the day, not only well-known artists such as the famous baritone singer Liao Changyong, the violinist Huang Mengla and Beijing Opera performance artist Shi Yihong, and Shanghai Acrobatic Troupe and Hand-in-hand Art Troupe were invited for performance, but also 28 representatives of 11 enterprises in the district were invited to tell their own stories with Jing'an in the form of songs medley and dance performances. Besides, the Jing'an Tax Sunshine Chorus whose members come from each tax position of Jing'an District also expressed their heartfelt commitment to “remaining true to our original aspiration and keeping our mission firmly in mind; remaining true to our original aspiration and serving the people forever” with a cantata “Remain True to Our Original Aspiration”.