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The Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope in Guizhou is the largest of its kind in the world. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]
The State Council recently issued a document to support Southwest China's Guizhou province in becoming a reform demonstration area for China's Western Development Program, an example of how to consolidate poverty alleviation achievements, a hub of inland open economy, an innovation area for digital economy development, and a pioneer of ecological civilization construction.
According to the document, by 2025, Guizhou will seek to further open its economy, consolidate poverty alleviation achievements, bolster rural revitalization, form a modern industrial system, become a national leader in terms of the growth of digital economy, increase the eco-friendliness of industrial development, improve public services, and make progress in preventing and dissolving debt risks.
By 2035, Guizhou will seek to boost international economic cooperation and competitiveness; improve its basic public service quality, convenience of infrastructure and people's well-being, improve the natural environment, and realize socialist modernization.
The annual Big Data Expo held by Guiyang is China's first international big data expo. [Photo/Guizhou Daily]
To help Guizhou achieve these goals, the central government will empower the province with more reform-related decision-making powers, offer more financial funds for the construction of infrastructure, environmental protection and improvement of people's livelihoods, support the construction of Guian New Area's green finance reform and innovation pilot zone, and support Guizhou's real estate investment trust pilot project.
The departments of the State Council will offer guidance and launch policies to aid in Guizhou's reform, and the National Development and Reform Commission will follow up on the implementation of the document, solve problems encountered in the implementation, and report crucial problems to the CPC Central Committee and the State Council.
Last year, Guizhou saw a GDP of 1.96 trillion yuan ($308.77 billion), an increase of 8.1 percent over 2020 and 13 percent over 2019.
It also took measures to control pollution, solve environmental pollution problems, and protect the natural environment, ranking among the best in China in terms of environmental quality in 2021.