The “Comprehensive Reform Pilot Implementation Plan for Pudong New Area (2023-2027)” issued by the General Office of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and the General Office of the State Council was released on January 22nd.

The plan proposes granting Pudong New Area greater autonomy in key areas and crucial reforms, supporting deeper reforms and higher-level opening-up, providing support for Pudong New Area to become a leading area in the construction of socialist modernization, and playing a demonstrative and leading role in the comprehensive construction of a socialist modernized country and the promotion of Chinese-style modernization.

The plan is divided into seven parts. In terms of overall requirements, the plan emphasizes the need to emancipate the mind and seek innovation, adhere to openness and cooperation, adopt a systematic approach and promote efficiency, advocate shared construction and governance, and adhere to the rule of law and safeguard the bottom line. By 2027, the pilot tasks will be basically completed, and breakthrough progress will be made in institutional innovation.

The plan provides five specific deployments: increasing the openness of rules and standards to create a model window for institutional opening-up; improving the science and technology innovation system and building an open and innovative ecosystem; deepening the reform of the talent development system and accelerating the construction of a high-level talent hub; deepening the transformation of government functions and stimulating the vitality of various market entities; and deepening the practice of urban construction by the people and exploring new paths for governance in super-large cities.

In terms of guarantee measures, the plan proposes adhering to and strengthening the leadership of the Communist Party of China, improving work mechanisms, strengthening the rule of law, and conducting timely summaries and evaluations. Supporting high-level reform and opening-up in Pudong New Area and building it into a leading area in the construction of socialist modernization is a major strategic deployment made by the Party Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping at the core.

In accordance with the requirements of the “Opinions of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and the State Council on Supporting Pudong New Area in High-level Reform and Opening-up to Build a Leading Area in the Construction of Socialist Modernization,” the following plan is formulated to solidly promote the comprehensive reform pilot in Pudong New Area.

Source: translated by ShanghaiTraveller (Read original)

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