2011 Hangzhou Municipal Government Work Report

(I) Retrospect on the Government Work of 2010

Facing complicated change of international and domestic conditions in 2010 along with the challenge posed by the global financial crisis, the city implemented the “six strategies”, solved “seven problems” and promoted diversified economic models, in the aim of ensuring economic growth, upgrading industrial structures and improving people’s lives. The targets set in the fifth session of the city’s 11th People’s Congress have been achieved.

Preliminary statistics show that Hangzhou’s GDP reached 594.582 billion RMB in 2010, a year-over-year (YoY) increase of 12 percent, among which growth in the service sector stood at 12.3% YoY. Total fiscal revenue amounted to 124.543 billion RMB, an increase of 22.2% YoY, among which total financial revenue reaches 67.134 billion RMB, a YoY increase of 28.9%. Total social retail sales of consumer goods amounted to 214.608 billion RMB, up 19.9% YoY. Total fixed asset investment is 275.313 billion RMB, up 20.1% YoY. Total value of exports amounted to 35.337 billion US dollars, up 30% YoY. Urban annual disposable income per capita reaches 30,035 RMB and rural per capita net income increased to 13,186 RMB, respectively up by 11.8% and 11.5% YoY. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased by 3.9%. Unemployment rate amounted to 2.19% and 260.1 thousand new job positions were created. Natural population growth rate is 3.41‰.

(i) City’s economic structure further improved

(ii) Urbanization speed picking up

(iii) Ecological environment seeing improvement

(iv) City further deepening reform and open-up; entrepreneurship and scientific creation encouraged

(v) Education, health care, sports and cultural industry seeing rapid growth

(vi) Investment in improving people’s lives and social security on the rise

(vii) Social harmony and stability

(viii) Improved administrative mechanism pushing forward the government work

(II) Work Emphases in 2011

2011 is the first year for the city’s twelfth five-year plan. Great opportunities along with uncertainties will continue to exist. Complicated macroeconomic situations and increasing demand on industrial structure adjustment as well as rising expectation of inflation is expected to put pressure on improvement of people’s lives and social stability.

The city has set development targets for 2011. The GDP is expected to increase by 11%; output value derived from primary industry, secondary industry and tertiary industry will respectively account for 3.4%, 47.1% and 49.5% of the total; social retail goods are expected to increase by 14%; fixed asset investment will grow by 13%; total import and export value will grow by 12%; fiscal revenue of local governments ups 12%; investment in research and development will account for 2.8% of the total GDP; disposable income of urban and rural residents will respectively rise by 11% and 11.5%; CPI will increase by no more than 4%; 180,000 jobs will be created; unemployment rate will be controlled under 4%; population natural growth rate will be controlled under 4.7%.

In order to achieve the goals, scientific development and accelerating transformation of economic development mode are necessary. Following work must be done in an effort to increase the city’s strength.  

(i) Further expanding domestic demand to promote market consumption

(ii) Industrial upgrading and 3+1 modern industrial system

(iii) Improving infrastructure and public service

(iv) Narrowing urban and rural development gap

(v) Enhancing environmental protection and maintaining ecological balance

(vi) Promoting social harmony and stability

(vii) Furthering reform and open-up; establishing innovation city

(viii) Solving seven most difficult problems and dedicated to improving people’s lives

(III) Explanation on “Hangzhou National Economy and Social Development Plan (2011-2015)”

The municipal government has compiled the draft for “Hangzhou National Economy and Social Development Plan (2011-2015)” and will be submitted to your deliberation and approval at the meeting. I’d like to explain the contents in the draft.

(i) Compiling focus of the draft

(ii) National economy and social development conditions in 2006-2010

(iii) Guiding principles and main goals of twelfth five-year plan

(iv) Ten major tasks for twelfth five-year plan

(IV) Building service-oriented government

The targets elaborated in the twelfth five-year plan have raised higher requirements on government work. We need to stick to the principles of people first and exercising power for people. By establishing learning-style government organizations, government workers should play exemplary roles. Being pragmatic, efficient, honest, close to people and upright are the general requirements on functionaries to cope with complicated situations and promote scientific development.

(i) Further improvement of government services

(ii) City government by rule of law

(iii) More transparent and open administration for “Sunshine Government”

(iv) System and working style improvement; establishing industrious and clean government

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