Sichuan’s First Green Financial Center Settles in Xindu District
The signing ceremony for Alliance for Co-building Chengdu Green Financial Center was held on February 2. The “Alliance for Co-building Chengdu Green Financial Center” initiated by Chengdu Municipal Bureau of Financial Work and The People’s Government of Xindu District has established, which signifies that Sichuan’s first Green Financial Center has been officially settled in Xindu district. Xie Ruiwu, Member of the Standing Committee of the CPC Chengdu Municipal Committee and Executive Deputy Mayor of Chengdu, and Xu Xingguo, Secretary of the CPC Committee of Xindu District, attended at the ceremony and addressed a speech, respectively. Li Yun, Deputy Secretary of the CPC Committee of Xindu District and Mayor of Xindu District, participated in this ceremony, who, on behalf of The People’s Government of Xindu District, signed the Agreement on Co-building Chengdu Green Financial Center with 11 partners.
Mr. Xie, representing the CPC Chengdu Municipal Committee and Chengdu Municipal People’s Government, expressed the warm congratulations at the ceremony. Focusing firmly on the overall goal of developing itself into a national central city based on the new development concept on all fronts, Chengdu is now moving faster to build up the urban functions of “five centers and one hub”, positively promoting the construction of a national financial center in western China. Meanwhile, it is also accelerating the pace to create a cluster of functional areas for featured finance based on the layout for building the national financial center in western China. As a result, the financial industry develops in a prioritized, featured, multipoint and multipolar manner, according to Mr. Xie.
The Alliance should assume the tasks of making innovations, concentrate on the general picture of financial development in Chengdu, fully play the role of intellectual support, actively boost the communication between governmental departments and financial institutions, assist in promoting more cooperation intentions, and fuel the implementation of various green financial projects. Xindu District, an important carrier for construction of Chengdu Green Financial Center and also a pilot area for reform and innovation of Chengdu’s green finance, should combine the development of green finance with the four priorities, i.e. the support in developing new pattern of green economy, the support in green transformation and upgrading of manufacturing industry, the support in energy restructuring, and the ecological governance and environmental protection. In this way, a growing number of social capitals gravitate to green industries, which facilitates in exploring and developing a new model of integrating green finance and economic growth. From this, Xindu District help to gain valuable experience in reform and innovation of Chengdu’s green finance, and make positive contributions to the construction of a national financial center in western China, Mr. Xie pointed out.
Mr. Xu, on behalf of the CPC Xindu District Committee and The People’s Government of Xindu District, expressed his sincere thanks at the signing ceremony to all the leaders and distinguished guests there for their support in the construction of Green Financial Center. Chengdu is greatly giving great impetus to the construction of a financial center in western China, and the green finance, an essential component of 13 functional areas for featured finance in Chengdu and also a significant step of supporting the sustainable development of green economy, is bound to lie at the heart of the construction of a financial center in western China, and also faces unprecedented opportunities for development, Mr. Xu said. The CPC Chengdu Municipal Committee and Chengdu Municipal People’s Government have decided to locate Chengdu Green Financial Center in Xindu District, which indicates that this district is trusted and greatly inspired. We are keenly aware of the important responsibility and honored mission, according to Mr. Xu.
“Xindu District, a district of Chengdu featuring powerful traditional industries and a new downtown in northern Chengdu, bears two major tasks, i.e. ‘optimization in central Chengdu’ and ‘renewal in northern Chengdu,” said Mr. Xu. In the future, Xindu District will target at building itself into “a new urban area open to the world, a new urban area of innovation and intelligent manufacturing, a new urban area of quality and charm, as well as a new urban area of livable ecology”, and, based upon the new development concept, give full play to be a pilot area for reform and innovation of Chengdu’s green finance and a demonstration area for harmonious development of green finance and green industries in this city, Mr. Xu stated.
Zhang Jiguang, Member of the Standing Committee of the CPC Xindu District Committee and Deputy Mayor of Xindu District, also attended at the ceremony.