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Secretary Hu Henghua Meets with Jack Ma

Updated: 2020-09-14

Hu Henghua, CPC Hunan Provincial Committee Standing Committee member and CPC Changsha Municipal Committee secretary, met with Jack Ma, founder of the Jack Ma Foundation, on September 13. They exchanged views and reached consensus on further deepening cooperation between Changsha, Alibaba Group, and Jack Ma Foundation, to boost Changsha’s digital economy development.

Zheng Jianxin, deputy secretary of the CPC Changsha Municipal Committee, mayor of Changsha, and secretary of the CPC Working Committee of the Hunan Xiangjiang New Area, was present.

Chen Gang, CPC Changsha Municipal Committee Standing Committee member and Publicity Department director, attended.

Secretary Hu Henghua thanked Alibaba Group and Jack Ma Foundation for their long-term support to Changsha. He said that, in today’s digital era, Changsha has been developing industrial digitization and digital industrialization; accelerating digital economy development; and, promoting the “Software Industry Starts Again” campaign to empower the city’s “three intelligent and one chip (intelligent equipment, intelligent vehicles, intelligent terminals and power chips)” development, so as to forge new advantages and seize the commanding heights in the new round of scientific and technological revolution and industrial transformation.

He hoped Mr. Ma to give more valuable opinions and suggestions for Changsha’s development; and, promote Alibaba Group and the Jack Ma Foundation to further deepen exchanges and cooperation with Changsha in such fields as modern service industry, digital transformation and smart urban governance. This will help accelerate Changsha’s digital economy development, and facilitate the city’s building of a national intelligent manufacturing center, a national innovation and creativity center, and a national transportation and logistics center.

Changsha will create a better environment and provide greater convenience for Alibaba Group’s investment and development and Jack Ma Foundation’s undertakings in Changsha.

Jack Ma said that Changsha is a city popular with young people. During this visit, Changsha’s strong cultural atmosphere, popular nighttime economy and superior business environment made him feel the city’s vitality and great potential. He looked forward to working with Changsha to draw a blueprint for future cooperation and create a demonstration sample for using digital technologies to unleash consumption vitality, boost domestic demand growth, and activate resource efficiency. The foundation will continue to do a good job in conducting public welfare undertakings in Changsha, including rural education, entrepreneur training, female development and growth, health care, and environmental protection.

Translator: Kuang Zhenzhen

Chinese source: changsha.gov.cn