[16:32:49 February 22nd, 2011] Shandong Newsnet: The Provincial Government press briefing is confirmed to be held at nine, February the 22nd, 2011, Wednesday. Conditions of the Weifang Bonded Area will be issued. Our newsnet will offer you real live broadcast of the briefing then, please pay attention.
[9:00:21 February 23rd, 2011] Shandong Newsnet: The briefing was officiated by Xu Xianghong, Deputy Administrator of Shandong Propaganda Department.
[9:01:35 February 23rd, 2011] Xu Xianghong: Friends from the press, ladies and gentlemen, good morning.
[9:01:41 February 23rd, 2011] Xu Xianghong: The State Council officially approved the construction of the Weifang Bonded Area in January the 25th, 2001. This will give us a strong and international platform for the opening up of Weifang and even the whole Shandong province and will also make sense to the development of the Shandong Peninsula Blue Economic Zone, the Yellow River Delta Efficient Eco-economic Region and the construction of Bohai Economic Circle. The provincial press briefing is held here today. We hope that you friends from the press will publish the information to our province, the whole nation and the whole world and let people all enjoy the latest achievement of the reform and opening up.
[9:01:44 February 23rd, 2011] Xu Xianghong: Today, we have invited the following comrades attending our conference: Mr. Cai Limin, Deputy Governor of our provincial People’s Governmetnt, Mr. Zhang Xinqi, Secretary of Weifang Municipal Committee and Chairman of the Standing Committee of the Municipal People’s Congress of Weifang, Mr. Zang Yujian, Director of the Customs of Qingdao, Mr. Wang Xu, Deputy Secretary General of the Shandong People’s Government, Mr. Xu Liquan, Deputy Governor and Mayor of Weifang, Mr. Yan Zhaowan, Deputy Director of the Provincial Department of Commerce, Mr. Wang Huaiyue, Director of the Management Committee of the Qingdao Bonded Area, as well as principals from the provincial Propaganda Department, the provincial Development and Reform Commission, the provincial Department of Finance, the provincial Department of Land and Resources, the provincial Department of Housing and Construction, the provincial Local Tax Bureau, the provincial Industrial and Commercial Bureau, the provincial Entry Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau, and the provincial Administration of Exchange Control, and related leaders and comrades of the Weifang Municipal Party Committee and the Municipal Government.
[9:02:43 February 23rd, 2011] Xu Xianghong: Reporters from the central press in Shandong, Hong Kong press branches in Shandong, as well as press directly under the province and main press of Weifang also attend the briefing. Qingdao Bonded Area send its congratulations for the Weifang Bonded Area to be approved by the state.
[9:01:44 February 23rd, 2011] Xu Xianghong: First, I call on Mr. Wangxu to read the reply of the state concil approving Weifang Bonded Area.
[9:03:52 February 23rd, 2011] Wang Xu:
Shangdong People’s Government and the General Administration of Customs:
Your request for the establishment of the Weifang Bonded Area has been received and now the reply is as follows:
First, the request for the establishment of the Weifang Bonded Area is approved. The total planning area of the area will be 5.17 square kilometers, and it will belt from Gaoba Road in the east, through Liyuan Road and Yingqian Road in the south and 2nd Highway in the west to the Yuqing Road in the north. The Weifang export processing zone will no longer retained after the Weifang Bonded Area is inspected and accepted.
Second, related policy about tax and foreign exchange can be dealt according to the related rules in the Reply of the State Council about the Construction of Yangshan Bonded Area.
Third, the Shandong People’s Government should enforce the overall plans for land utilization and master planning outline of the city. It also should map out the plan for the development and construction of the bonded area and the development scheme. The construction should be launched in the condition of the economical utilization of land resources.
Forth, the Weifang Bonded Area should be managed in a closed condition.
Fifth, the General Administration of Customs should do well in the work of the supervise and service of the bonded area and promote its healthy and orderly development and make contribution to the upgrading and reforming of the processing trade.
[9:06:15 February 23rd, 2011] Xu Xianghong: Now, I call on Mr. Xu Liquan to give us a speech.
[9:06:53 February 23rd, 2011] Xu Liquan: Honored leaders and guests, friends from the press, ladies and gentlemen, good morning. Today, the press conference is held here today to inform you the Weifang Bonded Area. And here, on behalf of the Weifang people’s Government and Party Committee, I would like to give my sincere gratitude to the related institutions and friend from all circles in the society for your consideration and support for the development of Weifang.
[9:07:19 February 23rd, 2011] Xu Liquan: On the January 25th of this year, the Weifang Bonded Area is approved by the State Council. During its application process, our provincial People’s Government and Party Committee have given us great assistance. We can say that the construction of the Bonded Area is the result of the right leadership and scientific decision of the provincial Party Committee and Government, and the result of the support of related institutions, as well as the joint-effort of the society. I would like to take this opportunity to give my sincere gratitude to the leaders and all circles of the society for your effort. The construction of the Bonded Area is another big deal after the Shandong Blue Economic Zone becoming the strategy of the country. It gives an important platform for the opening up of Weifang and will push forward the construction of the economic zones.
[9:08:39 February 23rd, 2011] Xu Liquan: Since the reform and opening up, Weifang had made the opening up as a strategy to enforce the development. The opening up has been playing a significant role in the development of Weifang. The construction of the Bonded Area marks that the opening up of Weifang has stepped up into a new stage. Facing with the new opportunity, we will continually free our mind make innovations under the leadership of the State Council and the Provincial Party Committee and Government. We would like to make the Bonded Area an international platform and make contribution to the sound and fast development of the society and economy of our province. Thank you.
[9:08:23 February 23rd, 2011] Xu Xianghong: Now, I call on Mr. Zang Yujian to inform us the policy advantage of the Bonded Area.
[9:08:34 February 23rd, 2011] Zang Yujian: Distinguished leaders and friends from the conference, good morning. Under the joint-effort of the provincial Party Committee and Government, the Weifang Party Committee and Government and related institutions as well as the General Administration of Customs, the Weifang Bonded Area got approved of the State Council on January 25th, 2011. It is really a big deal in the progress of opening up of our province. Here, on behalf of the Qingdao Customs, I would like to give my warmest congratulation to the construction of Weifang Bonded Area. And I will give you some information of the functions and related policy of bonded area.
[9:08:52 February 23rd, 2011] Zang Yujian: Bonded area, the same as bonded port, is the special customs supervision area with the highest degree of opening up, the most policy priority, the most completed functions and the simplest procedure. It mainly has 5 functions and policies which includes bonded processing, bonded logistics, commodity trade, service and trade function and virtual port.
[9:14:27 February 23rd, 2011] Zang Yujian: The Qingdao Bonded Area will continually support the construction and development of the Weifang Bonded Area according to the deploy of the General Administration of Customs, the provincial Party Committee and Government. And make our greatest effort to make the Weifang Bonded Area a area that enjoys complete function, preferential policy, innovated system, standardized administration, convenient clearance, obvious benefit and strong international competitiveness. Thank you.
[9:20:25 February 23rd, 2011] Xu Xianghong: Now, I call on Mr. Cai Limin to give us a speech.
[9:20:43 February 23rd, 2011] Cai Limin: Friends from the press, Comrades, good morning.
[9:22:48 February 23rd, 2011] Cai Limin: I’m happy to be here to attend the conference briefing of the Weifang Bonded Area. At the beginning of the 12th five-year plan, the State Council approved the construction of the Weifang Bonded Area. This reflects the support and prospect of the Party Central Committee and the State Council for our province. And here, on behalf of the Shandong People’s Government, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to leaders of all degree for your support and consideration to the application of Weifang Bonded Area.
[9:24:52 February 23rd, 2011] Cai Limin: Now our province has entered a new stage of development. The establishment of the bonded area not only brings a new opportunity for development, but also gives us an opportunity for the economic development of our province. And at this point, except for the advantages and opportunities, we should also recognize the pressure and challenge. I would like to give you 3 expectations: first, we should launch the planning and construction as soon as possible to ensure the qualification; second, we should give full play to the bonded area to drive the development of neighboring regions; third, we should insist on the spirit of reform and innovation and practical style.
[9:28:04 February 23rd, 2011] Cai Limin: Comrades, we are now facing the opportunities and challenges of scientific development and transformation during the period of the 12th five-year plan and the new circumstances and new objects give us the new requirement of development. We should firmly keep the initiative in our work and work hard to create a new situation of opening up to make our country and people of Shandong satisfied. Thank you.
[9:28:54 February 23rd, 2011] Xu Xianghong: Now, I call on Mr. Cai Limin, Mr. Zhang Xinqi and Mr. Zang Yujian give us a opening ceremony of the Weifang Bonded Area.
[9:29:59 February 23rd, 2011] Xu Xianghong: We will not arrange the on-the-spot questions here according to the time. Friends from the press that are interested in the conference can have personal interview after the briefing. That’s the end of the briefing. Thank you.