Mayor Hu Zhongxiong Observes the Changsha Customs
On November 13, Hu Zhongxiong, deputy secretary of the CPC Changsha Municipal Committee, Changsha mayor, and secretary of the Party Working Committee of Xiangjiang New District of Hunan Province, took an inspection tour in the Changsha Customs. Party Leadership Group Secretary and Director of the Changsha Customs Tang Yunfeng, and Changsha Vice Mayor Qiu Jixing were also present.
In recent years, under the leadership of the CPC Hunan Provincial Committee and the People's Government of Hunan Province, and with the strong support of the Changsha Customs, Changsha's open economy maintained a good momentum of development. In 2017, Changsha's import and export volume reached 13.89 billion USD, a year-on-year increase of 26.9%. From January to October 2018, Changsha’s imports and exports totaled 14.99 billion USD. Its growth rate was 11.3 percentage points higher than that of the whole province, and 25.6 percentage points higher than that of the nation. The amount of actually utilized foreign investment was 4.8 billion USD, a year-on-year increase of 8.55%.
Hu Zhongxiong thanked the Changsha Customs for its long-term support and assistance to the development of Changsha's export-oriented economy. He responded to the opinions and suggestions put forward by the Changsha Customs, and said that more efforts will be made to facilitate the development of the Changsha Customs. He stressed that it is necessary to specify development objectives, focus on key issues, promote the development of Changsha's export-oriented economy, and make greater contributions to the thorough implementation of the innovation-oriented opening up and development strategy.
Tang Yunfeng pointed out that Changsha's export-oriented economy is well-grounded, strong, and has great demand. The Changsha Customs will, in accordance with the decisions and arrangements of the General Administration of Customs, fully support and actively participate in the implementation of Hunan’s innovation-oriented opening up and development strategy; and, give prior support to Changsha's export-oriented economic development to promote its high-quality economic development.
Translator: Kuang Zhenzhen
Chinese source: changsha.gov.cn