2010 Hangzhou Municipal Government Work Report

(I) The Retrospect on the Government Work of 2009

2009 has been the most challenging year for Hangzhou since the beginning of the new century. A package of policies and administration measures has helped promote the economic growth, boost the domestic demand, upgrade the industrial structures and improve people’s livelihood. The work proves to be satisfying in the aspect of economic growth and social stability.

Hangzhou’s GDP reached 509.866 billion RMB, a year-on-year increase of 10 percent. The service sector grew by 13.9% and the industry climbed by 6%. The ratio of the economic contribution by the three industries is 3.7:47.8:48.5. The total government revenue amounts to 101.943 billion RMB, an increase of 12% over that of 2008 and the revenue by the local governments reaches 52.079 billion RMB, a year-on-year increase of 14.4%. The total fixed asset investment is 229,165 billion RMB, an increase of 15.7%. The total volume of consumption of retail goods is 180,493 billion RMB, an increase of 15.8%. The research and development investment takes up 2.6% of the GDP. The energy consumption for every ten thousand RMB of GDP drops by more than 5%. The Chemical Oxygen Demand and sulfur dioxide discharge decrease each by 3%. Urban annual disposable income per capita reaches 26,864 RMB, and rural per capita net income increases to 11,822 RMB, respectively up by 11.5% and 10.6%. The urban Consumer Price Index is 98.6. The unemployment rate drops to 2.99% and 235.2 thousand new job positions are created. The natural population growth rate is 3.42‰.

1. All efforts on boosting domestic demand and tapping new markets and general economy experiencing a quick recovery

2. Accelerated industrial upgrading shaping up modern industrial systems

3. A general urban-rural development plan pushing the metropolis development forward

4. Deepening open-up policy vitalizing the city development

5. Upgrading public service ensure the harmonious social development

6. Public welfare further improved and people’s life quality upgraded

7. Improved administration mechanism pushing forward the government work

Representative, with the great efforts from all Hangzhou people, the city won many honors last year, including the National IPR Exemplary City, National Forest City, the Happiest City in China, the China’s Best Business City, the City with the Best Soft Environment, City of Growth Companies, the Top Ten Cites of Innovations and the National Service Outsourcing Exemplary City. We would like to express our great gratitude towards all Hangzhou people, provincial government organizations, institutions, troops and people from home and abroad who have supported Hangzhou’s development.

It also occurs to us that there are some unsolved problems. The industrial increase is lower than the expected goal by 3% and the export dropped by 19.1% year-on-year, being greatly influenced by the international financial crisis. Market demands shrank, leading to the unprecedented difficulties faced by many enterprises. The Investor Confidence Index and Consumer Confidence Index both drop, and the economy tends to dip. Due to the incomplete industrial innovation mechanism, Hangzhou is still under great pressure in industrial transformation and upgrading. The city is not internationalized enough. Agricultural facilities and countryside public services are plainly inadequate, which reflects the obvious imbalance of the development between the urban and the rural areas. Economic development limited by land and resources weigh heavily on the environment. The unemployment rate climbs and the inhabitants find it harder to lift their income. A series of problems still need proper solutions, such as food safety, education, health, housing and disaster prevention and relief. The system bottleneck and potential problems still hinder the scientific development. The government still needs to further shift its functions, as administration and public service call for higher standards. Some workers in government are not ready for these changes and do not work practically and efficiently. In some places and fields there are still corruptions. We are taking more accurate and effective measures to tackle these problems.

(II) Guidelines and Targets of 2010 Government Work

(III) Work Emphases in 2010

1. Step up industrial transformation and upgrading to change development modes

2. Major projects accelerating urbanization

3. Enhancing Energy-efficiency and implementing new low-carbon policies

4. Sticking to reform and opening-up policy; innovating political and economic systems

5. Practical policies for civil welfare and social development

6. Maintaining public security to build a safe Hangzhou

(IV) Building the Public Service-Oriented Government

1. Shifting the governments’ roles for more effectively work

2. Promoting the transparent and open administration

3. The administration more strictly abiding by the laws

4. Building a cleaner government

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