Guangxi delegation shows an open,beautiful and confident Guangxi to all over the Hong Kong in four aspects.

2018-07-26 15:11:30 来源:广西日报


Guangxi delegation presented an open, beautiful and confident Guangxi to Hong Kong in four different aspects.


Ladies and Gentlemen, old and new friends,


Welcome to the 60th Anniversary of the Establishment of Guangxi Autonomous Region Economic and Social Development Briefing.


Time and tide waits for no man. This year marks the 40th anniversary of China's reform and opening-up as well as the 60th anniversary of the establishment of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. At this important historic moment, I am very honored to be able to lead the Guangxi delegation to come to Hong Kong and to launch this series of cultural promotion activities. At this very moment, I can deeply feel the enthusiasm of all the new and old friends on the scene and your sincere attention to Guangxi. I hope that by showing you a more open, beautiful and confident Guangxi through today's promotion activities, more people will get to know Guangxi better and fall in love with this place.


Great development in the course of time


“The lush and prosperous land of Guangxi is located in the south of Xiangnan, where the Lijiang river is as pretty as a turquoise ribbon and the mountains are as green as a jasper hairpin”. This is the description of Guangxi by Han Yu, a famous poet from Tang Dynasty. Guangxi is rich in cinnamon trees. Ancient legend tells that a fairy flied over Guangxi and enjoyed the beautiful scenery so much that she forgot to return. Being so fond of this place, she sprinkled eight cinnamon trees in Guangxi, which is the reason why Guangxi is also known as the place of "Eight Cinnamon”.


Guangxi belongs to the south of the Five Ridges area, which is famous for its unique mountains and water. Historically, it shares the same root with Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao. Its most important geographical features are along the coast, along the river and along the border.


Talk about “along the coast”, Guangxi is the only place in western China that has an estuary to the sea. Early as the Han Dynasty, Hepu had become one of the harbors of the Maritime Silk Road.


Talk about “along the river”, 70% of the water in Pearl River comes from Guangxi and almost all cities in Guangxi are built along the rivers.


Talk about “along the border”, Guangxi is bound by Vietnam and is the only province connected to ASEAN countries, both land and sea. The scale of border trade ranks among the top in China.


Guangxi has a population of more than 56 million and a minority population of more than 20 million (among which, more than 18 million are Zhuang Ethnic Group). It is the province with the most population of ethnic minorities in China. The Zhuang Autonomous Region was established in 1958, which is the reason why "the hometown of Zhuang" is sometimes used to refer to Guangxi.


Through the efforts of several generations, Guangxi has now changed from desolation to prosperity, from poor to rich, from closed to open, from backwardness to progress. Great development has occurred in various fields in both economy and society. 


Let me show you some number proofs: for historical reasons, Guangxi's opening-up and development started a bit later. When the autonomous region was founded in 1958, the regional GDP was only 2.45 billion yuan, which increased till 7.58 billion yuan in 1978. With the coming of China’s reform and opening-up, Guangxi is opening its arms to the world just like China. Regional GDP reached 191.1 billion yuan in 1998. Since the 21st century, Guangxi has stepped into a rapid development track, realizing a breakthrough of regional GDP 1 trillion yuan for the first time in 2011.


After only six years, regional GDP has doubled in 2017, leaping forward to more than 2 trillion yuan, which is 800 times more compared to what it was 60 years ago.


At the same time, financial revenue, social investment in fixed assets, foreign trade imports and exports are also rising, making today’s economic power cannot simply compare with the past.


In recent years, the central government has paid great attention to the development of Guangxi. The Beibu Gulf Economic Zone, the Pearl River-Xijiang Economic Zone, the Old Revolutionary Areas by the Rivers and the international tourist resort Guilin, have all risen up to the level of National Strategy, achieving the full strategic coverage. The economic and social undertakings have realized cross developments.


Infrastructure has been improved significantly. High-speed railway were built from scratch. Until now,  it operates in the total of 1751 km, covering 12 districts and cities as well as all surrounding provinces.


The total mileage of the expressway exceeded 5000 km, with a coverage of 89% of the counties.


Airport tourists exceed 24 million annual throughput capacity.


Harbor throughput capacity last year was around 3.5 million tons. Container throughput capacity was 3.19 million TEUs.


Nanning has opened two subway lines, becoming the first capital city with a subway in the minority autonomous region.


Remote mountain areas have left the historic era of "travelling by walking, illuminating by lighting, drinking by carrying, communicating by shouting", realizing the full access of modern roads, electricity, water and signals of radio, television and internet at every village.


The transformation and upgrade has been significantly accelerated. The three industrial structure optimization was 14.2:45.6:40.2. Contribution rate of economic growth of tertiary industry has been greatly improved.


Accelerating the promotion of sugar, aluminum, machinery, metallurgy and other traditional advantage industries and starting a "second pioneering.”


Supporting the development of the strategic emerging industries such as information technology, AI manufacturing, energy-saving and environmental protection, biomedicine, new materials, new energy vehicles, big health etc..


Increased the number of industries with revenue of more than 100 billion yuan to 10 (among which, one 100 billion yuan industry: electricity; eight 200 billion yuan industries: nonferrous metals, automobile, machinery, petrochemical, electronic information, metallurgy, building materials, paper making and wood processing industry; one 400 billion yuan industry :food), including 8 industries exceed 200 billion yuan such as electronic information, and a breakthrough of 400 billion yuan in food industry.


Increased the average annual growth rate of 26.8% in total tourism consumption in Guangxi.


Increased the average annual growth rate of 53.5% in Electronic Commerce transaction volume.


Increased dynamic energy. In the last five years, more than 2000 items of administrative examination and approval were abolished, decentralized and adjusted.


Has taken the lead in carrying out the new model of commercial registration system-"multi-card in one, one code for one license". Added more than 2000 new market players per workday in average.


Guangxi has developed into a major harbor province, with 21 first-class harbors, 4 second-class harbor and 12 land border ports.


Total amount of cross-border RMB settlement ranks No.1 in border provinces and western provinces. The first "single window" for international trade has been set up in the western region.


Achieved a number of international advanced innovations in the fields of diesel engine, aluminum alloy, three-dimensional graphene preparation, industrial wastewater treatment, high quality breeding of Hybrid Rice and other fields.


The well-being of the people's livelihood has improved significantly. The disposable income per capita of urban and rural residents exceeded 30,000 yuan and 10,000 yuan respectively.


In the last five years, Guangxi has reduced poverty by 7.04 million people. Annual average poverty reduction exceeds 1.17 million people a year.


Solved housing problems for more than 5 million urban and rural people.


Solved drinking problem and water safety for 17.796 million rural population.


The proportion of public financial expenditure in education ranks third in China, with the gross entrance rate of three years before school. The consolidation rate of compulsory education, the gross enrolment rate of high school education and the gross enrolment rate of higher education reached 82.7%,94%,88.5%,35%,respectively.


Having 80 universities and1.1486 million college students, among which, Guangxi University is one of the key universities of "211 Project”.


Held successfully the 45th World Gymnastics Championship, the first World Bike Tour and the second "China Cup" soccer match and other major international events.


Harmonious and beautiful homeland


As the saying goes, "where there is unity, there is happiness." Guangxi is an example of the stable sociaty, united and harmony nation with peaceful border, great ecological environment, unique charm and colorful traditions. It has attracted more and more attention of the world.


This is a home of an integrated nation. Guangxi has 12 ethnic groups including Zhuang, Han, Yao, Miao and Dong and 44 other ethnic groups.


There are 1,135,200 families composed of ethnic minorities and Han ethnic majority, and 143,000 families composed of more than two ethnic minorities. People of all ethnic groups are interconnected and each group carries forward its own beautiful cultural tradition, which formed an harmonious, open and inclusive regional characteristic. Guangxi ethnic relations has become the highest social development index of the people's satisfaction for more than 10 years, and is regarded as the model of national unity and progress by the central government.


This is a beautiful homeland. It is well said that "Guilin landscape is the best in the world". In fact,"Guillin” type of scenery is in Guangxi everywhere. Each city has its own tourist attractions and tourism brands.


For example, the first terrace in the world which is called "the beautiful scenery hanging in the sky"-Longsheng Dragon Ridge Terrace;


The great ancient project echoing with the North and South of the Great Wall-Xingan Lingqu;


Known as the first beach in the world-North Sea Silver Beach;


The largest and youngest volcanic island and one of the ten most beautiful islands in China-Weizhou Island in North Sea;


"The hometown of Chinese White Dolphins”-SanNiangwan,Qinzhou;


The largest tiankeng group favored by Chinese and foreign explorers in the world-Fengshan Tiankeng group;


World cultural heritage, one of the largest ancient rock paintings in China and abroad-Ningming Huashan rock painting;


The largest transnational waterfall in Asia-De Tian Falls. All of these have left great impressions and memories to tourists.


This is a home of splendid culture. Guangxi belonged to Baiyue in ancient times with profound historical and cultural background. Farming culture, fishing culture, border culture, red culture, and multi-ethnic group culture live together in harmony in this beautiful and magical land. According to the archaeological findings and genetic analysis, rice was found originally in the Nanning area, which is the cradle of the world rice culture.


Guangxi is called "the place where the world folk songs are attached to". Liu Sanjie, a song fairy, is a unique brand of Guangxi's multi-ethnic group culture.


"Impression Liu Sanjie",directed by Zhang Yimou,is performed in Yangshuo every night. It has created the precedent of large-scale landscape performance throughout the world and let the minority ethnic people put down their hoes and walk onto the stage, bulge their pockets and enrich their heads.


"Zhuang March 3"is the traditional festival of the Guangxi people and is also a special public holiday in Guangxi. It has become a national art festival and carnival that every house and family sings and dances, together with the tourists.


This is a green healthy home. Guangxi is one of the best ecological regions in China and has been highly praised by President Xi Jinping as "Ecological advantages are not exchanged for gold”.


The forest coverage rate in the whole area is 62.2%. The ecological quality of plants and the degree of ecological improvement for plant rank the first place in China. Good annual days of ambient air quality in district cities and water quality of major rivers maintain the forefront of the country.


Guangxi belongs to the subtropical monsoon climate area. Short winters and long summers, adequate light and pleasant climate prolongs people’s lives. According to statistics, 25 counties in Guangxi have been awarded the title of "China longevity hometown", accounting for one third of the country, which is the province with the most " China longevity hometown”.


Among them, the Bama Yao Autonomous County, with a population of 300,000, has 96 people over the age of 100; Every 32 people in 100,000 people are 100 years old. The proportion of people over the age of 100 is the highest in the Longevity Township all over the world. It is called as the “world’s longevity hometown" by the International Society of Natural Medicine. Many people “migrate” from all over the world to this place for leisure every year.


Great achievements in opening-up and cooperation


Sixty years flies with fruitful achievements. The key that Guangxi can realize its cross development is not only because of the benefits from the unique natural conditions, but also depends on sticking to the fundamental way of opening-up. In this fundamental way, Hong Kong and Macao have always been one of the key opening-up directions for Guangxi.


"I live at the start of the river, and you live at the end of the river." Guangxi and Hong Kong people drink the same water from the same river. The similarity of geographic landscape, closeness of people, same language and dialects, as well as same traditions, make it possible to have economic trade and culture exchange frequently.


Mr.Liang Yusheng, a martial arts novelist of Hong Kong, is known as Louis Cha and he is from MengShan,Guangxi. Ms.Anita Mui, co-founder and the first female president of Hong Kong Association of Performing Arts, was born in Hepu,Guangxi.


In recent years, Mr Dong Jianhua, Mr Leung Chun-ying, and Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, the Chief Executive of Hong Kong, have all visited Guangxi.


The Hong Kong SAR Government Liaison Office in Guangxi was established in Nanning, building a more convenient, smoother and more efficient communication network for the two places.


Guangxi is one of the three provinces and regions that enjoy the CEPA pilot policy in the mainland. It has become an important industrial transfer place for Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao in raw material supply, agricultural product supply and labor export.


Hong Kong has been the largest source of foreign investments, second largest trading partner and an important destination for oversea investments for Guangxi in many years.


At the moment, Guangxi is planning eight railways and nine expressways to connect with Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao and has completed "four railways and five expressways". (The eight railways are: Liuzhou-Shaoguan, Liuzhou-Guangzhou, Hepu-Zhanjiang, Zhangjiajie-Guilin-Yulin-Zhanjiang-Haikou, Guiyang-Guangzhou, Nanning-Guangzhou, LiTang-Zhanjiang, Luoyang-Zhanjiang.)


The nine expressways are: Hepu-Shankou, Lingfeng-Hezhou, Cangwu-Yunan, Cenxi-Luoding, Cenxi-Shuiwen, Wuzhou City, Yulin-Zhanjiang (Guangxi section), Pubei-Beiliu, Hezhou-Lianshan. Four ready-built railways are: Guiyang-Guangzhou, Nanning-Guangzhou, Li Tang-Zhanjiang, Luoyang-Zhanjiang. Five ready-built expressways are: Hepu-Shankou, Lingfeng-Hezhou, Cangwu-Yunan, Cenxi-Luoding, Cenxi-Shuiwen). More than 100 pairs of motor cars go to and from Guangdong every day, realizing the "public transportation" system.


Ships of 2000 tons can reach Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao from Nanning through the Pearl River. Nanning and Guilin airports have opened direct flights to Hong Kong. The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge and the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong High Speed Railway connecting Hong Kong and the mainland will soon be completed and open to the public, making it more convenient for people to travel in the future. 


"One bay connected 11 countries, well interacted from the east to the west." As the front and window of open cooperation for ASEAN countries, Guangxi has become more and more important in the opening-up to the outside world and has many open cooperation platforms.


Among these platforms, the China-ASEAN Exposition is one of the highest level international exhibitions supported by the state. Sixty-seven Chinese leaders and ASEAN leaders as well as more than 2,900 ministerial guests in total participated in the previous 14 East Expositions.


Held 206 professional forums and attracted 661000 Chinese and foreign businessmen to participate in the conference.


Guangxi, together with Chongqing, Guizhou, Gansu, and Singapore, has also promoted the construction of South Passage for Interconnection between China and Singapore and created an new channel that link "One Belt, One Road" international trade.


At the same time, Guangxi has conducted trade exchanges with 194 countries and regions in the world, established 97 pairs of international friendly cities, and successfully held a series of major international activities.


Six countries have set up consulates general in Nanning. Top 500 enterprises in the world have been settled in Guangxi. ASEAN countries have become the largest trading partner for 17 consecutive years of Guangxi.


President Xi Jinping participated in the deliberations of the Guangxi delegation three years ago during the two sessions of NPC and CPPCC. He proposed that Guangxi should play an important role by using its unique advantages of the adjacent with ASEAN countries in order to