In order to boost the regional cooperation in Pan-Pearl River Delta (PPRD), five distinguished guests were invited to the 11th PPRD Forum to voice their opinion at Dongfang Hotel, Guangzhou on August 25.
The guests' speech embraced five development concepts and the construction of “One Belt and Road” initiative.
Innovation is the key factor for PPRD
“Innovation is the most important factor for manufacturing industry,” Dong Mingzhu, president of Gree said at the Forum, “manufacturing industry should have core technology, or they cannot grow strong.” Gree is a leading Guangdong manufacturing brand on air conditioner, cell phone and other electrical appliances.
In Dong’s opinion, manufacturing industry should go through three transformations:1. From manufacturing to creation; 2. From quantity to quality; 3. From product to brand strategy.
Hou Yongzhi, Director-general and research fellow of Department of Development Strategy and Regional Economy of Development Research Center of the State Council of China also indicated that technical innovation is the key factor for regional cooperation, especially when PPRD is a vast area in China.
“Establish new development form is an essential way to break development bottleneck, no matter for foreign countries, or for China.” Hou said, “technical innovation is the support of the new development form, because new technology can realize rapid growth with small investment and decrease the risk for polluting environment during production.”
Hou also pointed out that regional cooperation mainly depends on two factors: one is easy transportation, and the other is easy communication.
“Regional cooperation will not be implemented smoothly, if these two factors fail,” Hou said.
Lin Zhonghong, Vice Director of China Railway Economic and Planning Research Institute also pointed out that a high-speed network can facilitate the exchange of materials, people and information more easily.
According to Lin, rail mileage in PPRD will reach 40 thousand kilometers in 2020.
Wang Shunsan, famous economist also gave 5 advices to the regional cooperation of PPRD: PPRD should create new regional cooperation mode, realize coordination among all members, promote the development of ecological civilization, improve the level of opening-up under the construction of “One Belt and Road” Initiative and have sharing on market, social undertaking and integration of infrastructure.