Beijing exhibition highlights Shandong's achievements
(chinadaily.com.cn)| Updated : 2022-09-30Print Print
The fruitful achievements that Shandong province has made in the past decade are highlighted at the ongoing exhibition entitled "Forging Ahead in the New Era" at the Beijing Exhibition Hall.
The exhibition focuses on the great achievements and extraordinary reforms and changes in the cause of the Party and the state over the past 10 years into the new era.
The Shandong exhibition area is divided into five parts covering the province's achievements in replacing old growth drivers with new ones, developing a competitive marine economy, promoting rural vitalization, improving people's livelihood and promoting ecological conservation and high-quality development of the Yellow River Basin.
Shandong saw high-quality economic development during the 2012-21 period, and the province's GDP hit 8.3 trillion yuan ($1.21 trillion) in 2021.
The Shandong area at the exhibition entitled "Forging Ahead in the New Era" at the Beijing Exhibition Hall [Photo/Dazhong News]
Shandong has accelerated efforts to build a high-level and innovation-oriented province. It has taken the lead in establishing a provincial science and technology innovation committee, set up provincial science and technology innovation funds, built major innovation platforms, and implemented major science and technology projects.
Guided by the philosophy that clean waters and green mountains are just as valuable as gold and silver, Shandong has carried out conservation and systematic governance of its mountains, rivers, forests, farmlands, lakes, grasslands and deserts. Major progress has been made in the battle against pollution, and the targets for energy conservation and emission reduction have been met.
Over the past 10 years, the province has shown great success in promoting rural vitalization and urban development. The urbanization rate of permanent residents in the province increased by nearly 12 percentage points during the period.
Shandong has been working hard to deeply integrate the joint efforts of building the Belt and Road and a highland for further opening-up. Over the past decade, the imports and exports of Shandong surged from 1.55 trillion yuan to 2.93 trillion yuan.