Recently, the Implementation Plan of the Replacement of Growth Drivers of Jinan has been approved by Shandong Provincial People`s Government to print and distribute. According to the document, Jinan aims to take the lead in realizing socialism modernization and becoming an international economic and cultural metropolis with far-reaching impact by 2035. Furthermore, Jinan will advance the integrated development of Qihe county and the prior zones of growth driver replacement, promote Laiwu city to join the capital cities in pursuing development, enhance Jinan`s core position in the economic zone of capital city cluster, bring Jinan`s economy to a trillion-level and seek balance between the west and the east of Shandong, so as to step up the rise of Shandong in the competition of eastern provinces.
The Implementation Plan of the Replacement of Growth Drivers of Jinan pointed out that we must take into account the development rules of both cities and industries and the condition of China, Shandong and different cities. We should keep in mind the goal of “taking one year to make all-round start-up, three years to deliver preliminary effect, five years to make breakthroughs and ten years to become an advantage”, carry out the work in an orderly way and take the initiative in building an economy with new growth drivers at its core. By 2028, which will be the 50th anniversary of reform and opening up, we will put in place a favorable circumstance for the replacement of growth drivers featuring great capacity, robust driver and boundless potentials, along with a global leading business environment that is fair, transparent and predicable; Jinan will take the initiative to finish this round of growth driver replacement and become a spearhead in competitiveness. The prior zones have formed a basic network for overseas communication, while ecological restoration and scenery promotion along the banks of the Yellow River have made tangible progress; emerging industries have made major headways and have become an example for the industries in other provinces to follow. By 2035, Shandong will take the lead in realizing socialism modernization and become an international economic and cultural metropolis with far-reaching impact. With the major functions gathering together, the prior zones have preliminarily finished the building of a modern city that is green and low-carbon, smart and livable, innovation-driven, culturally rich, competitive and influential. By 2022, the proportion of new economy will reach 35% from 21.8% in 2017.