Striving Spring | Stabilize investment and promote consumption, stabilize foreign trade and make a good start.

  Dig 9026 meters! Well Pengshen 6, located in Sichuan Basin, was successfully drilled and cemented, with a depth of 9026 meters, setting a new record for the deepest vertical well in Asia. Fight at an altitude of 4600 meters! In the early spring, the western Sichuan Plateau is covered with snow, and the construction of Kela photovoltaic power station in Yalong River is in full swing. Dig 40 meters under the sea! With the storage of the last cubic meter of self-compacting concrete, the main pouring construction of E23 pipe joint in the deep middle passage project was successfully completed … …

  "Enjoy the snow in the north and avoid the cold in the south" continues to be popular; Sales of Shangchao enterprises rose steadily; Urban business districts and township markets reproduce the surging crowds … … In the first Spring Festival after the epidemic prevention and control entered a new stage, the demand for food, housing, travel, entertainment and so on was released, further highlighting the resilience and potential of China’s consumer market.

  From south to north, from east to west, in this spring of endeavor, a vibrant China unfolds before us. Major projects have been pushed forward one after another, a series of measures to promote consumption have been launched intensively, and orders have flown home and abroad, and the economic warm current has been surging. The context of China’s economic development has become clearer and the pulse has become stronger and stronger.

  Steady investment: major projects are in full swing.

  People are busy with work early in the spring, and the project is the leader. In this spring, in the fields of transportation, energy, water conservancy, new infrastructure, etc., major projects were started one after another, and batches of projects were steadily advanced, which promoted the steady growth of investment, focused on expanding domestic demand, and promoted high-quality economic development.

  The construction of major transportation projects has progressed steadily. A few days ago, China’s first cross-sea high-speed rail — — Fuzhou-Xiamen high-speed railway entered the static acceptance stage, creating conditions for the opening and operation of subsequent lines; Asia’s largest maritime high-speed hub — — Binhai Interchange is under construction, and all 582 pier shafts have been completed. Control Project of Tianjin-Weifang High-speed Railway — — The first drilling of test pile in Dongying Yellow River Highway Bridge Project of Jin-Wei High-speed Railway … …

  The external dome of the first unit of "Hualong No.1" was successfully hoisted in batch construction. Photo by Zhang Fengxiang

  The construction of energy and water conservancy projects has set off a boom. At present, in the construction sites of Shuangjiangkou, Jinchuan, Zhener and Shayi hydropower projects of Daduhe Company of National Energy Group, machines are roaring; The hydropower station with the highest altitude and the largest installed capacity is under construction in the upper reaches of the Yellow River — — Qinghai Maerdang Hydropower Station is a busy scene, with more than 3,600 builders fighting day and night, and several nodes of the electromechanical installation project have been successfully completed. The successful hoisting of the outer dome of Unit 1 of Zhangzhou Nuclear Power Plant, the first unit of "Hualong No.1" in batch construction, marks the completion of the main structure project of this unit; With the boom drilling rig starting drilling construction, the project of diverting water from the Yangtze River to fill the Han River has entered the main tunnel construction stage … …

  The Central Economic Work Conference pointed out that it is necessary to effectively stimulate the investment of the whole society through government investment and policy incentives, accelerate the implementation of the "14 th Five-Year Plan" major projects, and strengthen inter-regional infrastructure connectivity.

  "A large number of engineering projects have started construction and steadily advanced, which has promoted steady economic growth." Sun Chuanwang, a professor at China Energy Economic Research Center of Xiamen University, said in an interview with People’s Daily that this will help boost development confidence and accelerate the release of potential and economic recovery; It is conducive to stabilizing market expectations and promoting steady economic recovery and overall improvement; It is conducive to stimulating the coordinated development of upstream and downstream industrial chains and stabilizing the basic disk of economic development; It is helpful to give play to the lasting driving force of investment and construction of engineering projects for steady growth, and to empower the strong foundation of Chinese modernization with high-quality economic development.

  At the same time, the new infrastructure is an important part of the modern infrastructure system, and it is also an important foundation to promote the digital transformation, intelligent upgrading, integration and innovation of the whole society, and plays an important role in the steady economic growth.

  At present, the first phase of the satellite-borne liquid-cooled big data center project has been put into operation in Sanshan Economic Development Zone, Wuhu City, Anhui Province; In Gui ‘an New District, Guiyang City, Guizhou Province, the construction of the Digital Intelligence Center of Guiyang Big Data Science and Technology Innovation City is in full swing, striving to put the project into use by the end of this year; In Shenzhen, the first phase of intelligent computing center and supercomputing center will be officially put into use at the end of this year, which can provide services for more than 400 core enterprises in Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area’s new network, artificial intelligence and other fields.

  The data shows that in 2022, the growth rate of data center scale exceeded 25%, the scale of computing power reached the second place in the world, and the scale of computing power core industry reached 1.8 trillion yuan. By the end of 2022, eight national computing hub nodes of "East Counting and West Computing" had been accelerated.

  "In 2023, we will further support the construction of new infrastructure, guide and support social capital and increase investment in related fields." Jin Xiandong, director and spokesperson of the Political Research Office of the National Development and Reform Commission, said at the press conference of the National Development and Reform Commission a few days ago that a number of central budgetary investments will be centralized at the national level to support the construction of major projects in the field of new infrastructure; At the local level, it will support all localities to increase investment in new infrastructure construction through local government special bonds, and broaden the scope of support and application.

  Expanding domestic demand: accelerating the release of consumption potential

  "I can’t book a private room for dinner." "I haven’t been out of town for a long time. This year’s Spring Festival, an old and small island tour is beautiful!" "None of the Spring Festival movies have fallen behind!" … …

  Tourists play on the ice rink in the Summer Palace during the Spring Festival. People’s Daily reporter Du Yanfei photo

  The consumption potential of the market and the data are more intuitive. According to the data of Tianyancha, the number of existing tourism-related enterprises in China has exceeded 4.55 million. Over 64% of the related enterprises were established within five years, focusing on about 557,000 new tourism-related enterprises in 2022, with an annual registered growth rate of 14%. There are more than 67,000 cinema-related enterprises, including more than 8,500 newly registered enterprises in 2022, with a growth rate of 14.7%. There are more than 13.862 million catering-related enterprises. From 2019 to 2022, the number of catering enterprises in China maintained a positive growth in 2021 and 2022, except for a slight decline in 2020, further demonstrating the increasing vitality of consumer demand.

  China has a population of more than 1.4 billion and a middle-income group of more than 400 million, which is a super-large market with the most growth potential in the world. The Central Economic Work Conference proposed that restoring and expanding consumption should be given priority. Enhance consumption capacity, improve consumption conditions and innovate consumption scenarios. Increase the income of urban and rural residents through multiple channels, and support consumption such as housing improvement, new energy vehicles, and old-age services.

  The reporter found out that Shanghai has launched a number of measures in promoting consumption expansion and upgrading, promoting mass consumption such as automobile appliances, fully activating the cultural tourism market, and supporting the recovery and revitalization of the exhibition industry; Guangdong Province issued the "Guangdong Province Green Smart Household Appliances Consumption Implementation Plan" and put forward 13 implementation measures; Liaoning introduced policies to promote the recovery of consumption, including diversified provision of consumption subsidies, efforts to create new consumption scenarios, and increased support for county-level businesses and key business circulation market entities … … In the new year, all localities and departments give priority to restoring and expanding consumption, take strong measures to enhance consumption capacity, improve consumption conditions, innovate consumption scenarios, and accelerate the release of consumption potential.

  "This year, China has given priority to restoring and expanding consumption, and promoted the continuous release of domestic demand potential. In the long run, the rise of new formats in the consumer sector has injected new kinetic energy into the market. In the future, fiscal and monetary policies will pay more attention to people’s livelihood, and the improvement of people’s livelihood security and income will lay the foundation for the long-term prosperity of China’s consumer market. " Pan Helin, co-director and researcher of Digital Economy and Financial Innovation Research Center of Zhejiang University International Joint Business School, said in an interview with People’s Daily.

  Stabilizing foreign trade: giving play to the role of export support

  Recently, with the sound of a whistle, under the customs supervision of Guangzhou Station, which belongs to Guangzhou Customs, a multi-modal China-Europe train carrying 110 standard containers left Guangzhou International Port Station and left the country through Erenhot Port.

  "The goods carried by the China-Europe train have a wide range of sources, and the distribution function of the China-Europe train is further effective." Xie Yulin, chief of the Customs Supervision Section of Guangzhou Railway Station, said that multimodal transport is an important way to improve the efficiency of the "Belt and Road" channel, which can realize the seamless connection between railway transportation and other modes of transportation, expand the radiation area of China-Europe trains, and continuously smooth the "artery" of international trade.

  The Central Economic Work Conference made it clear that "we should continue to play the supporting role of exports in the economy and actively expand the import of advanced technologies, important equipment, energy resources and other products." "We should make greater efforts to promote the stable scale and excellent structure of foreign trade, make greater efforts to promote the stable stock and expansion of foreign investment, and foster new growth points of international economic and trade cooperation."

  Customs officers know about the production of exported silk quilts in enterprises. Dai Yuting photo

  At present, in the cotton drawing workshop of a new enterprise specializing in silk home textile products in Suzhou, workers are rushing to make silk quilts, and batches of goods are going to sea smoothly through cross-border e-commerce channels.

  "Cross-border e-commerce business not only broadens overseas sales channels, but also grasps the preferences of overseas markets and product end users through the analysis of export cross-border e-commerce data, providing important parameters for supply chain management and new product development." According to the person in charge of the company, in January this year, the export volume of enterprises was 3.714 million yuan, up 18.6% year-on-year.

  At the same time, all localities and departments have taken the spirit of "pioneering" and the style of "doing", increased investment attraction, optimized the business environment, and promoted the stable stock and expansion of foreign investment.

  "It’s my first time sitting on the podium, which shows that the government attaches great importance to our entrepreneurs. I am very excited and feel more responsible." In January this year, at the mobilization meeting of "Strive for the Pioneer and Set an Example" held in Laoling City, Shandong Province, the person in charge of a company engaged in sports industry in Laoling City said, "At present, our orders are scheduled for the end of this year, and I am full of confidence in the development of the enterprise."

  "In the new year, we should carefully serve the main body of foreign trade enterprises, optimize the introduction of new trade policies, help enterprises reduce costs and increase efficiency, solve problems, and continuously improve the comprehensive competitiveness of foreign trade." Li Xinggan, director of the Foreign Trade Department of the Ministry of Commerce, said at the press conference of the State Council Office that it is necessary to closely connect suppliers and buyers and stabilize export trade. A series of domestic export exhibitions such as the Canton Fair will be fully resumed. Fully support foreign trade enterprises to participate in various overseas professional exhibitions, thus creating more trade opportunities.