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Wuxi and Xuzhou kicked off a new round of cooperation between southern Jiangsu region and northern Jiangsu region. On June 9, Zhou Tiegen, Secretary of the CPC Xuzhou Municipal Committee and Director of the Standing Committee of the Xuzhou Municipal People's Congress, led a party and government delegation to visit Wuxi. Huang Qin, Secretary of the CPC Wuxi Municipal Committee, met with the delegation and accompanied them during the visit. Du Xiaogang, Mayor of Wuxi, and Zhuang Zhaolin, Mayor of Xuzhou, attended the meeting and signed the annual North-South Cooperation Agreement on behalf of the two cities. Leaders of Wuxi such as Xu Yiping, Zhou Minwei, Chen Derong, Zhu Aixun, Shen Jian, Wang Jinjian and Jiang Min, and leaders of Xuzhou such as Wang Anshun, Wang Jianfeng, Wang Qiang, Zhang Funing, Zhao Liqun and Wang Weifeng, participated in related events.
Mr. Huang Qin said that North-South cooperation was a practical action of implementing the keynotes of General Secretary Xi Jinping's important instructions of "doing a good job of regional complementation, cross-river integration and north-south cooperation". It was also a strategic planning made by the CPC Jiangsu Provincial Committee and the Jiangsu Provincial People’s Government in light of the overall development of the whole province. He hoped that the two cities would take the signing of the agreement as a new starting point, cooperate with each other more closely, seek for greater effectiveness in "co-construction of industrial parks", adhere to taking co-construction of industrial parks as an entry point and breakthrough point for cooperation and increase cadre exchanges and factor inclination, so as to ensure that the co-construction of industrial parks took the lead in the whole province. In order to promote mutually-beneficiary development, Wuxi and Xuzhou will accelerate giving play to complementary advantages, further enhance exchange and integration of industries and enterprises of both sides, accelerate developing distinctive leading industries and bring high-quality brands cooperated by industries of southern Jiangsu region and northern Jiangsu region to the front. He hoped that Wuxi and Xuzhou could collaborate to achieve more progress, jointly seize opportunities such as the construction of the "Belt and Road" junction and the integration of the Yangtze River Delta and carry out more cooperation projects in science, education, culture, health, ecology and other fields, so as to vigorously promote the high-quality development of the two cities, work together to build a new model for north-south cooperation and make new and greater contributions to the overall development of the province and the country.
Since cooperating with each other, Wuxi and Xuzhou have attached great importance to promoting various projects. They have successively set up 7 north-south industrial parks, organized over 2,500 people in 280 batches to carry out exchanges and introduced 615 projects with a total investment of over 100 billion yuan. According to the agreement newly signed, the two parties will further improve the mechanism on cooperation and co-construction, build high-quality industrial parks, encourage industrial parks in Wuxi and Xuzhou to build provincial-level "innovation pilot parks" in high quality and encourage Jiangyin-Suining Industrial Park and other co-construction industrial parks to upgrade to "provincial-level distinctive parks". Wuxi and Xuzhou will also optimize the relationship of some industrial parks, continuously expand the practical cooperation between the two cities in fields such as education, health, science and technology, agriculture and tourism, and promote sharing of various resources and commercialization of research findings of the two cities. At the same time, Wuxi National High-tech Zone and Xuzhou Economic Development Zone signed the Framework Agreement on Co-construction of Industrial Parks in Wuxi and Xuzhou. (Photo/Wuxi Daily)