Xi Jinping delivered an important speech at the 40th anniversary celebration of the establishment of the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone

2020-10-15 10:21:46 信息员 人民日报

Ladies, gentlemen, comrades!

Guangdong is the vanguard, pioneer, and experimental zone of reform and opening up. It is the province with the earliest and largest number of special economic zones. Shenzhen is a brand-new city created by the party and the people after the reform and opening up. It is a brilliant interpretation of socialism with Chinese characteristics on a white paper. The vast number of cadres and the masses of Shenzhen have overcome all obstacles and worked hard, and spent 40 years traversing the course of hundreds of years in some international metropolises abroad. This is a miracle in the history of world development created by the Chinese people.

——In the past 40 years, Shenzhen has been striving to liberate and develop social productive forces and vigorously promote technological innovation. The regional GDP has increased from 270 million yuan in 1980 to 2.7 trillion yuan in 2019, with an average annual growth rate of 20.7%, and its economic aggregate ranks among the top The fifth Asian city, its fiscal revenue has increased from less than 100 million yuan to 942.4 billion yuan, and it has achieved a historic leap from a backward border town to an international metropolis with global influence.

——In the past 40 years, Shenzhen has persisted in emancipating the mind and advancing with the times, taking the lead in carrying out market-oriented economic system reforms, pioneering more than 1,000 reform measures, playing the strong voice of the era of hard work, and realizing the transformation from economic system reform to comprehensive A historic leap in deepening reform.

——In the past 40 years, Shenzhen has persisted in the implementation of "bringing in" and "going out", actively using both domestic and international markets and resources, and actively attracting global investment. The total volume of foreign trade imports and exports has jumped from US$18 million in 1980 to 2019. With an average annual growth rate of 26.1%, it has achieved a historic leap from import and export trade to a high-level opening up to the outside world.

——In the past 40 years, Shenzhen has adhered to the development of socialist democratic politics, respected the dominant status of the people, strengthened the construction of socialist spiritual civilization, actively cultivated and practiced the core socialist values, and realized the transition from economic development to overall planning of socialist material civilization and political civilization. A historic leap in the development of spiritual civilization, social civilization and ecological civilization.

——In the past 40 years, Shenzhen has adhered to the people-centered approach. The people's living standards have been greatly improved, and education, medical care, and housing have achieved earth-shaking changes. In 2019, the per capita disposable income of residents was 62,500 yuan, an increase of 31.6 times compared with 1985; The goal of building a moderately prosperous society has achieved a historic leap from a solution to food and clothing to a high-quality comprehensive well-off society.

40 years of spring weather and rain, 40 years of spring and autumn fruit. Back then, the sound of the Shekou mountain cannons still lingered, and now the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone is full of vitality, demonstrating to the world the majestic strength of my country's reform and opening up and the bright prospect of socialism with Chinese characteristics.

It seems ordinary and strange, but it is as easy but difficult. Shenzhen and other special economic zones along the way, every step is not easy, every step has been hard work. The achievements in the reform and development of Shenzhen and other special economic zones are the result of the strong leadership of the Party Central Committee, the pioneering efforts of the broad cadres and the masses, and the broad support of the people of the whole country and from all sides. Here, on behalf of the Party Central Committee, the State Council, and the Central Military Commission, I extend my sincere greetings to the builders of the special economic zone and all comrades who have contributed to the construction of the special economic zone! I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to all the guests and people from all walks of life at home and abroad who care about and support the construction of special economic zones!