■Reporter Xing Beilin
On the morning of January 15, 2019, the Sixth Session of the First People’s Congress of Jing’an District kicked off at the Daning Theatre.
The executive chairmen of the congress, including Lu Xiaodong, Gu Yunhao, Ye Jianhua, Song Zhen, Feng Lu, Duan Wenlong, Wu Liping, Yang Zhijian, Jiang Tianxi, Yan Junying, Zeng Xiaoying, Ma Yinghui, Ren Wei, Xin Yi, Zhou Huizhen and Yu Linwei, were seated in the front row of the rostrum.
Gu Yunhao, Secretary of the Leading Party Members' Group of the Standing Committee of Jing'an District People's Congress, announced the opening of the Sixth Session of the First People's Congress of Jing'an District. On behalf of the People’s Government of Jing’an District, District Mayor Lu Xiaodong made a report on the work of the government at the meeting. Three hundred and forty representatives were supposed to attend the meeting, and 323 representatives actually attended, which conformed to the quorum requirement.
The Report on the Work of the Government was divided into two parts: the review of the work in 2018 and the main work arrangement in 2019. The report pointed out that 2018 marks the beginning of implementing the gist of the 19th CPC National Congress, the 40th anniversary of the reform and opening-up policy, and also the "mid-term examination" year for Jing'an to promote economic and social development. Over the past year, under the strong leadership of the CPC Shanghai Municipal Committee, Shanghai Municipal People’s Government and the CPC Jing’an District Committee, under the supervision and support of Jing’an District People’s Congress and Jing’an District People’s Political Consultative Conference, under the guidance of Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era, the People’s Government of Jing’an District has fully implemented the spirits proposed respectively at the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China and its two sessions, adhered to the general principle of steadily striving for progress, practiced new development concepts and fulfilled the requirements of high-quality development. It has actively met the demands of Shanghai’s strategic positioning as a city of “five centers”, made every effort to promote Shanghai’s “four major brands”, carried out in-depth research activities, promoted reform, development and stability in all aspects, took the initiative to overcome difficulties, and better fulfilled the main objectives and tasks set at the beginning of the year. In the whole year, Jing'an District completed a total tax revenue of RMB 72.33 billion, with a year-on-year increase of 5.5%; and the general public budget revenue at the district level of RMB 24.683 billion, with a year-on-year increase of 6.03%, ranking first among the central urban areas in total volume and growth rate. It achieved total retail sales of consumer goods of RMB 70 billion, excluding Tmall Supermarket and feiniu.com, with a year-on-year increase of 7.77%. It completed a total investment in fixed assets of RMB 24.2 billion, and reached the house reconstruction area with the substandard houses as the main target of 58 thousand square meters. The number of registered unemployed was within the target assigned by Shanghai Municipal People’s Government.
Lu Xiaodong said, 2018 is the mid-term evaluation year for the “13th Five-Year” Plan. The whole district is united, daring to make breakthroughs. And the implementation of various tasks is in good condition. According to the mid-term evaluation results of the implementation of the Outline of the 13th Five-year Plan for Economic and Social Development of Jing'an District, Jing'an District has maintained a good momentum of economic and social development. The main targets and tasks set in the Outline have basically achieved the requirement of "completing tasks as scheduled". Significant achievements have been achieved in the construction of a dynamic district, a harmonious district, a beautiful district, an international district and a happy district. It is expected that by the end of the 13th Five-Year Plan, the goals and tasks for economic and social development set out in the Outline can be accomplished.
The year 2019 marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China. It is also an important year for Jing'an to accomplish the goals and tasks of the 13th Five-Year Plan, achieve new achievements and create new situations. This year is crucial to the full completion of the first Five-Year Plan for Jing'an and the full implementation of the solemn commitments made to the people of the whole district. We must base our work on the principle of "seeing Jing'an District from other perspectives and as a part of Shanghai", and promote economic and social development to a new level in a pioneering spirit. To do a good job this year, we should follow the guidance of Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era, thoroughly study and implement the spirit of General Secretary Xi Jinping's important speech on his visit to Shanghai, and fully implement the spirits proposed respectively at the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China and its two sessions, strengthening the "four consciousness", firming the "four matters of confidence", and achieving the "two maintenance". We should adhere to the general principle of steadily striving for progress, firmly grasp the positioning of the "new benchmark in the central city area and the new bright spot in the development of Shanghai", and fully implement the new demands of the CPC Shanghai Municipal Committee on Jing'an District to realize new achievements and create new situations in the new era. According to the arrangement of the Sixth Plenary Session of the Eleventh Municipal Committee and the Ninth Plenary Session of the First District Committee, we should take the lead to connect the three new major tasks, and comprehensively meet the five requirements, so as to create an energetic and innovative environment, boost the spirit of entrepreneurship, and make Jing'an's economic strength stronger, environmental quality better, and people's life happier, thus to lay a solid foundation for the overall victory of the 13th Five-Year Plan, and make greater contributions to Shanghai's upgrading of its overall capacities and core competitiveness.
The report suggested that the main anticipated objectives of Jing'an's economic and social development in 2019 are: to achieve a year-on-year increase of 6% in the general public budget revenue at the district level; to achieve a total retail sales of consumer goods of RMB 73.5 billion; to achieve a total investment in fixed assets of RMB 20 billion; to complete the house reconstruction area with the substandard houses as the main target of 43,300 square meters; and to control the number of registered unemployed within the target assigned by Shanghai Municipal People’s Government. Emphasis should be laid on the following seven aspects: (I) Make every effort to promote Shanghai’s “four major brands” and build new advantages of Jing'an's development. Conscientiously implement the decision-making and deployment of the Municipal Committee and the Municipal Government, insist on brand promotion throughout the whole process of upgrading the city’s overall capacities and core competitiveness, and give full play to Jing’an as a demonstration and leading role in promoting the “four major brands” of Shanghai, the urban core area of the world, so as to enhance urban functions and the driving force. (II) Accelerate the implementation of the development strategy of “one axis and three belts” and optimize the layout of regional functions. Focus on the major project of “one axis and three belts”, adhere to the highest standards, achieve the planning at a high starting point, implement according to high standards, and advance at a high intensity, so as to provide high-quality spaces and platforms for high-quality economic development. (III) Continuously increase regional economic density and promote economic scale and efficiency. Give full play to the comparative advantages of Jing'an's economic development, firmly establish the guiding principle of "boasting yield per mu, benefit, energy consumption and environment", make great efforts to improve economic density and input-output efficiency, and strive to achieve high-quality development. (IV) Improve the fine management system and display Jing'an characteristic brands. Focus on science, precision and intelligence, improve the level of refinement through embroidery-like care, patience and ingenuity, and take the lead in exploring a new way of management of the central urban area of a megacity. (V) Solve pressing and worrying problems and deepen the innovation of social governance. Stick to the people-oriented philosophy, timely perceive pressing and worrying problems of community residents, and solve them one by one, so that all people who work and live in Jing'an will have more sense of attainment, happiness and security. (VI) Increase the supply of public services and create a high quality of life. Focus on meeting the people's needs for a better life, increase the supply of multi-level and high-level public services, and deliver services to the nearest place to the people, so that high-quality life can become the driving force for upgrading the city's overall capacities. (VII) Deeply promote the construction of a law-based government and accelerate the transformation of government functions. Deeply implement the spirit of General Secretary Xi Jinping's important speeches, firm ideals and beliefs, comprehensively improve the level of performance and administrative efficiency, and better serve the people.
The participants in the conference included: members of the People’s Government of Jing’an District, Director of Shanghai Jing'an District Supervisory Committee, President of Jing'an District People's Court and Chief Procurator of Jing'an District People's Procuratorate; representatives of the 15th National People's Congress of Shanghai elected by Jing'an District, members of the Standing Committee of the CPC Jing’an District Committee who are not deputies to Jing’an District People’s Congress, heads of departments, party (working) committees and party groups of the CPC Jing’an District Committee, persons in charge of the relevant district departments who are not members of the People’s Government of Jing’an District, leaders of people's organizations, enterprises and groups, heads of the streets and towns, and deputy directors of the people’s congress working committees of the sub-district offices. Members of the First Session of the CPPCC of Jing'an District, formerly retired officials in the original two districts at the bureau level, as well as persons in charge of the NPC Work Research Association, the offices of sister areas in Shanghai, and resident units in military, financial and other fields were invited to attend the conference. Twenty-eight citizens attended the conference as observers.
After the first plenary meeting, delegations deliberated on the Report on the Work of the People’s Government of Jing’an District, Implementation of the Plan for Economic and Social Development of Jing'an District in 2018, Report on the Plan (Draft) for Economic and Social Development of Jing'an District in 2019, as well as Budget Implementation of Jing'an District in 2018 and Budget Report (Draft) of Jing'an District in 2019.