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Fujian steps up efforts to mobilize innovation and entrepreneurship

chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2019-05-29

Fujian recently rolled out a government guideline on further improving its business climate so as to unleash the full potential of innovation and entrepreneurship in the province.

The province is set to take a flurry of measures to ramp up innovation, according to the guideline.

Within this year, provincial laboratories in the fields of optoelectronic information, energy materials, chemical engineering and energy storage batteries will be set up in the cities of Fuzhou, Xiamen, Quanzhou and Ningde.

Fujian will accelerate the pace of instituting systems conductive to the transformation and application of research results and the protection of intellectual property rights while making more efforts to support some economically strong cities such as Fuzhou, Xiamen and Quanzhou to play a spearheading role in reform and innovation.

The province will also speed up construction of 47 industrial parks including the southeast China big data industrial park and build a coordinated development platform across the province in terms of technology, industry and talent cooperation.

On top of innovation, Fujian will ratchet up industrial growth, the guideline says. It will continue to prioritize the growth of pillar industries while fostering emerging sectors such as integrated circuits and new energy vehicles.

More efforts shall be made to support the growth of service industries including logistics, tourism and finance and boost their integration with the manufacturing sector.

The province is also eyeing the development of characteristic modern agriculture. According to the guideline, it plans to construct 1,000 standardized demonstration bases and 1,000 primary processing centers for high-quality agro-products and cultivate 1,000 key agro-enterprises at or above the provincial level.

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