Outline of the Plan for the Reform and Development of the Pearl River Delta
III. Build a Modern Industrial System
By promoting the integration between informatization and industrialization, prioritizing the development of modern service industries, speeding up the development of advanced manufacturing industries, developing hi-tech industries vigorously, renovating and upgrading the traditional industries with advantages, and actively developing modern agriculture, the region will shape a mainstay industry cluster dually supported by modern service industries and advanced manufacturing industries, and form a modern industrial system with a higher level industrial structure, concentrated industrial development, and high-end competitiveness.
1. Prioritize Development of Modern Service Industries
The state will support the Pearl River Delta to conduct in-depth cooperation with Hong Kong and Macao in modern service industries, focusing on the development of finance, convention and exhibition service, logistics, information service, science and technology service, commercial service, service outsourcing industry, culture and creation industry, headquarter economy, and tourism, to comprehensively advance the development level of the service industries. The state will support Guangzhou and Shenzhen to set up regional financial centers and build a multi-layer capital market system and a relatively complete system of comprehensive financial services. The eligible high-quality enterprises will be supported to go public for financing and expand the proportion of their direct financing. Internationally competitive financial holding groups will be fostered, the second board at Shenzhen Securities Exchange will be introduced as quickly as possible, the equity transfer agency system will be improved, and the construction of Guangdong Financial and Hi-tech Services Zone will be supported. The region will make strenuous efforts to develop the financial back-office service industries, and build a backup service base for the modern financial industry that serves the whole Asian-Pacific region. The region will develop a series of specialized conventions and exhibitions with international influences and increase the international popularity of the existing ones, including China (Guangzhou) Export Commodities Fair, China Hi-Tech Fair (Shenzhen), China (Zhuhai) International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition, China (Guangzhou) Small and Medium Enterprises Fair, and China (Shenzhen) International Cultural Industries Fair, so as to forge the world's first class brands of conventions and exhibitions. The region will promote the construction of a number of hub-type modern logistics parks including those at Baiyun Airport, Bao'an Airport, Guangzhou Port, and Shenzhen Port, improve the infrastructure as accessory to the modern logistics industry, thus promoting Guangdong to build world-class logistics centers. The southern hub for logistics information exchange, with the Pearl River Delta at the center, will be constructed, and the role of this region as a center for international electronic commerce will be solidified. The region will make concentrated efforts to develop the outsourcing service industry, and till 2012, 2 or 3 cities will have developed into national-level bases for international service outsourcing and a relatively complete chain of this industry will have formed. The region will support the development of third-party professional service organizations including those engaged in research and designing, marketing and planning, engineering consulting, and brokering services, and boost the development of science and technology services and commercial services. The region will quicken the development of its human resource service industry, help to foster a number of organizations of this industry that command national influence and enjoy international competitiveness, and induce the reasonable flow and effective distribution of human resources. A number of business clusters of the creation industry will be fostered, and the construction of the national base of software and cartoon industries in the Pearl River Delta will be accelerated. The region will work hard to develop headquarters economy and encourage large enterprises both from home and abroad as well as the influential intermediary service organizations to establish their headquarters or branches in the Pearl River Delta. The region will develop into a demonstration area for the comprehensive reform of the tourism industry nationwide, and an international tourist destination and tour distribution center that have important influences in the Asian-Pacific region. Till 2020, the growth of modern service industries will account for over 60% of the growth of all service industries.
2. Accelerate Development of Advanced Manufacturing Industry
The region, by making full use of the current infrastructure and port conditions, will focus on developing the capital- and technology-intensive, highly interrelated, and extensively influential industries such as modern equipment, automotive, iron and steel, petrochemical, and shipbuilding, and take a path of new-type industrialization; will speed up the development of the equipment manufacturing industry, make breakthroughs in 5 key areas, namely, nuclear power equipment, wind power equipment, major equipment for power transmission and transformation, CNC lathes and systems, and ocean engineering equipment, and forge a world-class manufacturing base for major complete sets of equipment and technological equipment; will accelerate the development of car industry clusters mainly with national brands and independently developed technologies, forge 2 to 3 super automakers with an annual output of more than RMB100 billion yuan for each, and construct an international base of car production; will develop the critical vessel accessories such as high-power and medium- and low-speed diesels, and forge a world-class base for ship building and repairing with a capacity of over 10 million tons and a hi-tech and modern base for manufacturing ocean engineering equipment; will seize the opportunities provided by the acquisition of Shaoguan Iron and Steel and Guangzhou Iron and Steel companies by Baoshan Iron and Steel to construct the 10,000,000t class modern iron and steel base of Zhanjiang; will pursue intensive development of the petrochemical industry, with gathered strengths build 2 to 3 projects synthesizing an oil refining capacity of over 10 million tons and an ethylene production capacity of over 1 million tons, and strive to develop a globally advanced super-large base of the petrochemical industry; with the support from the state, will the development of the general aircraft manufacturing industry, and expand the new-energy automotive industry; and will make arduous efforts in fostering the fine chemical and pharmaceutical industries in order to promote their scales and levels and form new economic growth points. Till 2020, the growth of the advanced manufacturing industries will account for over 50% of the industrial growth. In the near future, the region will properly control the increase of new production capacities and speed up the structural adjustment in order to lay a foundation for long-term development.
3. Vigorously Develop Hi-Tech Industries
The region, aspiring to both overall progress and the breakthroughs in key areas and highlighting independent innovation and industrial conglomeration, will foster and expand the new industries and develop into a globally important belt for hi-tech industries; will focus on the development of high-end industries and the high-end links of various industries, and fast enhance its core competitive strengths in the hi-tech industries; will guide the productive factors to congregate toward the areas and industrial bases and parks that have advantages, and facilitate the formation of a hi-tech industry cluster with distinct features and complete accessory systems; will stress the development of the electronics and information, biology, new material, environmental protection, new energy, and marine industries; within the electronics and information industry, will emphasize developing the sectors of software and IC designing, new-type flat panel display, semiconductor lighting, new generation of broadband wireless mobile communications, next generation of Internet, and digital home, boost the model renewal and technological upgrade of digital audio and video products, sharpen the competitive edges of communications products in the global market, and construct a base of modern information industries; in the biology industry, will emphasize enhancing the research and development of the critical technologies and major products of the stem cell, genetic modification, and bio-information sectors, and dynamically develop biomedical and bio-breeding industries; within the new material industry, will accentuate developing the sectors of new-type electronic materials, special-function materials, environmentally-friendly materials, and high-performance structural materials; within the field of environment protection, will concentrate on developing the sectors of environmental protection technology and equipment and environmental service; within the new energy industry, will highlight developing the sectors of wind energy and solar energy; and within the marine industry, will emphasize developing the sectors of marine biology and comprehensive utilization of marine resources. The region will increase its support to the industrialization of high technologies, especially to the major projects in key areas; will encourage the "second-time business undertaking" of the hi-tech industrial parks, focus on speeding up the construction of Guangzhou Science City (North) and the hi-tech industrial belt in Shenzhen, accelerate the synchronization of research, standardization, and commercialization of scientific and technological findings, and develop the national-level hi-tech industrial parks of Guangzhou and Shenzhen into national leaders of their sort. Till 2012, the region will have fostered 3 to 5 clusters for emerging industries with an annual output of more than 100 billion yuan for each, and emphatically forged 3 to 5 multinational corporations of which each has an annual sale revenue of over 100 billion yuan with global influence. Till 2020, the growth of hi-tech industries will account for up to 30% of overall industrial growth.
4. Renovate and Upgrade Traditional Industrial with Advantages
The region will implement the strategies of renovating and uplifting industries, having the famous brands play leading roles, gaining success with good qualities, and transforming and upgrading industrial structure, maximize the advantages in the traditional industries of home electric appliances, textile and garment, light industries and food, building materials, papermaking, and Chinese traditional medicine, raise the concentration levels of the industries, improve the quality of products, and enhance the integral competitiveness of these industries; will adopt high and new technologies, advanced and applicable technologies, and modern managerial techniques to uplift the traditional industries with advantages, and extend the industrial chain toward the two ends with high added value; will emphasize enhancing the accessorizing ability of industrial chains and increasing the added values of products, and accordingly expand R&D input, intensify the efforts in designing manufacturing processes, elevate the levels of technologies and equipment, energetically develop environmentally-friendly, energy-efficient, and high value-added products, and encourage the traditional industries to build on their advantages to gain profits through brand cultivation; will speed up the structural adjustment of the traditional industries with advantages, and forge a batch of leading enterprises with prestigious brands; will bring into play the model role of the leading enterprises, brand products, and nationally famous brands, forge the internationally influential geographical brands of Foshan for home electric appliances and building materials, of Dongguan for garment, of Zhongshan for lightings, and of Jiangmen for papermaking, and expand and enhance these industry clusters; will increase the technology and added value of the advantageous export products, and enlarge the proportion of national brands in the overall export; and will raise the access thresholds to these industries, facilitate the gradual recession of the resource-based low-end industries, and outmode the backward industries and capacities.
5. Actively Develop Modern Agriculture
Adhering to the requirements for high output, high quality, high efficiency, ecological soundness, and safety, the region will speed up the transformation of the pattern of agricultural development, optimize the industrial structure of agriculture, set up a modern industrial system for agriculture that has a metropolitan style, an overseas orientation and the features of South China, and take the lead in realizing the modernization of agriculture; will keep the area for grain growing at a certain level, construct standard farmlands, and carry out high-quality rice projects in order to ensure that neither the existing grain productivity nor the capacity in guaranteeing food security will decline; will intensify the construction of the bases of fresh and live agricultural produces such as vegetables, aquatic products, livestock, and poultry, overcome the bottlenecks of preserving agricultural products in their processing and circulation, and construct a horticulture industry belt and a modern logistics system for agricultural products that are internationally competitive; will intensify the construction of basic farmland conservation areas, renovate the water-conservancy and irrigation facilities, promote the construction of the infrastructure for the breeding of improved varieties and the quarantine of animals and plants, continuously optimize the structure of agricultural facilities and equipment, and build a complete social service system for agriculture; will promote the translation of innovations and findings of agricultural science and technologies, raise the contribution rate of science and technology in agriculture, and establish a number of national-level parks of modern agriculture with high standards; will improve the joint-stock cooperative system of the countryside based on collectively-owned land, promote the industrialization, scale economy, and intensive management of agriculture, so as to raise labor productivity and land yield; will go all out to pursue the standardization of agriculture, and establish the "field to kitchen table" good manufacturing practice, quality and safety supervision and management system, and responsibility tracing system for agricultural products and foods; will strengthen the supporting and protecting systems for agriculture, and increase the risk-resisting ability of the sector; and will promote the international agricultural cooperation, bring the overseas-oriented agriculture in this region to a greater breadth and depth, and enhance its international competitiveness and ability of sustainable development.
6. Promote Overall Competitiveness of Enterprises
The region, through phasing out a number of backward enterprises, relocating a batch of labor-intensive ones, uplifting those with advantages, and fostering some with potentials, will facilitate the adjustment of its composition of enterprises; will vigorously facilitate informatization of enterprises, and help them to substantially improve their management levels; at present, will comprehensively employ various means to help the needy enterprises to survive, and encourage and support the advantageous enterprises to conduct mergers and acquisitions around their main business so as to form a batch of large enterprises with independent intellectual properties, world-class brands, and international competitiveness; and will bring into play the essential role of the large enterprises in the industrial chains to boost the development of the medium and small enterprises, thus forming a cooperative system where the large enterprises lead while the medium and small firms follow with professional auxiliary business. Till 2012, in this region, the number of the enterprises which have an annual revenue of over 10 billion yuan from their main business will have exceeded 100, for 8 among which the amount will have gone beyond 100 billion yuan, and the amount of the products of globally famous brands will have doubled. Till 2020, the number of the enterprises which earn an annual revenue of over 100 billion yuan from main business will have reached around 20, as will the number of the globally famous brands of the region.