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Xi Jinping investigates East Lake National Independent Innovation Demonstration Zone

Release time: 2013-08-10 21:25:59                                      Source: OVC

Three years later, Xi Jinping, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, Chinese president and chairman of the Central Military Commission of the CPC Central Committee, conducted an investigation into Wuhan East Lake High-tech Development Zone (WEHDZ) again on July 21. He visited Optics Valley Show Center, Yangtze Optical Fibre and Cable Company Ltd. and Wuhan Heavy Duty Machine Tool Group Corporation, speaking highly of WEHDZ's development.

On January 22, 2010, Xi Jinping, then member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, member of the Secretariat of the CPC Central Committee and Chinese vice president, conducted a survey of WEHDZ, visiting FiberHome Technologies Group and Wuhan National Laboratory of Optoelectronics.
 

At 3: 23 July 21, the bus taken by Xi came to a halt before Optics Valley Show Center.
  
At Optics Valley Show Center, Xi heard a report on WEHDZ's history, industrial development and system and mechanism innovation. Subsequently, he made communication with entrepreneurs in fields like optoelectronic information, laser, 3D printing, IC, geospatial information, new energy and biology in the Optics Valley of China (OVC), including Tong Guohua, chairman of FiberHome Technologies Group; Yan Dapeng, chief engineer of Wuhan Raycus Fiber Laser Technologies Co., Ltd.; Shi Yusheng, chairman of Wuhan Binhu Mechanical & Electrical Co., Ltd.; Wang Jizeng, chairman of Wuhan Xinxin IC Manufacturing Co., Ltd.; Liu Jingnan, academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering; Chen Yilong, chairman of Sunshine Kaidi New Energy Group Co., Ltd. and Xiao Guohua, chairman of Ankon International Inc.
  
Following the visit, Xi delivered an ebullient speech. I visited OVC three years ago and have developed an overall impression that OVC has achieved prominent effects in technological achievement transformation and made great efforts on reforms. OVC closely related to universities boasts a multitude of research institutes and galaxies of technological talents, has made remarkable achievements in independent innovation, has produced good effects in technological achievement transformation, has done well in university industrialization and has distinct features in the optoelectronic industry.
  
He noted high economic aggregate does not mean a nation is strong. As a large country, China should be unique in technological innovation. Unswerving efforts must be made to take the road of independent innovation with Chinese characteristics, train and attract talents, promote the close integration of technology and economy, and implement the strategy of innovation-driven development.
  
At Yangtze Optical Fibre and Cable Company Ltd. and Wuhan Heavy Duty Machine Tool Group Corporation, Xi investigated production flows at their workshops, talking with workers, technical staff and management staff, and encouraging the enterprises to increase the technological content and market share of their products and constantly sharpen their international competitiveness. At the workshop of Wuhan Heavy Duty Machine Tool Group Corporation, Xi said emotionally to the workers around him, industry is the groundwork the nation is built on, we should vigorously carry forward the spirit of self-reliance, develop and manufacture independent-branded products and form our own core competitiveness to promote the prosperity of the nation. The working class should bear the historical responsibility, he added.
  

Present were Wang Huning, member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and director of the Policy Research Office of the CPC Central Committee and Li Zhanshu, member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, member of the Secretariat of the CPC Central Committee and director of the General Office of the CPC Central Committee.
  
Xi was accompanied by Li Hongzhong, secretary of the CPC Hubei Provincial Committee and chairman of the Standing Committee of the Hubei Provincial People's Congress and Wang Guosheng, deputy secretary of the CPC Hubei Provincial Committee and governor of Hubei Province.
  
Ruan Chengfa, member of the Standing Committee of the CPC Hubei Provincial Committee and secretary of the CPC Wuhan Municipal Committee; Tang Liangzhi, deputy secretary of the CPC Wuhan Municipal Committee and mayor of Wuhan City; Hu Lishan, member of the Standing Committee of the CPC Wuhan Municipal Committee and secretary of the Party Work Committee of WEHDZ and Zhang Wentong, vice chairman of the CPPCC Wuhan Municipal Committee and chairman of the Administrative Committee of WEHDZ were present.

Also present was Dan Changchun, deputy secretary of the Party Work Committee of WEHDZ and executive vice chairman of the Administrative Committee of WEHDZ.

 

 

 

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