Closing! Prime Minister's press conference will reveal blockbuster signals! The auto industry is going to do this year


Zhang Dongmei


On March 11, the First Session of the 14th CPPCC National Committee concluded in Beijing. On March 13, the First Session of the 14th National People's Congress held its closing session. The 2023 National Two Sessions came to an end. During the two sessions, the manufacturing industry represented by automobiles attracted much attention, and high-quality development became the top priority.


The baton of building a strong country and national rejuvenation has historically fallen on our generation


At the closing meeting of the first session of the 14th National People's Congress, President Xi Jinping delivered an important speech.


Xi Jinping said in his speech that from now until the middle of this century, comprehensively building a modern and powerful socialist country and comprehensively promoting the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation is the central task of the whole party and the people of the whole country. The baton of building a strong country and national rejuvenation has historically fallen on our generation.


Xi Jinping said that in the new journey of building a strong country and national rejuvenation, we must unswervingly promote high-quality development. It is necessary to implement the new development concept completely, accurately and comprehensively, accelerate the construction of a new development pattern, deeply implement the strategy of rejuvenating the country through science and education, the strategy of strengthening the country with talents, and the strategy of innovation-driven development, focus on improving the ability of self-reliance and self-improvement in science and technology, promote industrial transformation and upgrading, promote the coordinated development of urban and rural areas, promote green and low-carbon economic and social development, promote effective improvement of economic quality and reasonable growth in quantity, and continuously strengthen China's economic strength, scientific and technological strength, and comprehensive national strength.


Concentrate on promoting high-quality development



On the 13th, Premier Li Qiang attended a press conference at the Great Hall of the People and answered questions from Chinese and foreign reporters.


When talking about the new government's policy goals and priorities, Li Qiang pointed out that it is necessary to concentrate on promoting high-quality development, especially improving the ability of scientific and technological innovation, building a modern industrial system, and promoting the green transformation of development methods.


Li Qiang also pointed out that it is not easy to achieve growth of about 5% this year, and the basic orientation is to adhere to the principle of steadiness and seek progress in stability; specifically, it is necessary to play several sets of combined fists: first, the combined fist of macro policies, the second is the combined fist of expanding demand, the third is the combined fist of reform and innovation, and the fourth is the combined fist of preventing and defusing risks.


In addition, for the development of the private economy, Li Qiang said that the development environment of the private economy will become better and better, the development space will become larger and larger, and the private economy must be promising.


"The times call on the majority of private entrepreneurs to write a new entrepreneurial history." That's a point I particularly want to make. Li Qiang especially mentioned that he hoped that private entrepreneurs would vigorously promote the excellent entrepreneurial spirit and strengthen their confidence to start again.


When talking about the policy of opening up to the outside world, Li Qiang stressed, "Opening up to the outside world is our basic national policy, no matter how the external situation changes, we will unswervingly push forward." ”


Li Qiang said that last year, China's actual use of foreign capital was more than 189 billion US dollars, a record high, an increase of nearly 50 billion US dollars over three years ago. This shows that China is still a global investment highland. He specifically mentioned the China International Import Expo. This is a major move by China to take the initiative to open its market to the world and share development opportunities. The holding of the Expo fully shows that the open Chinese market is a great opportunity for the development of enterprises from all over the world.


The ministries are talking about cars


The manufacturing industry, represented by cars and steel, is the lifeblood of our economy.  This is where high-quality development comes in. At no time can China be without manufacturing."


Ministries and commissions have moved aggressively to promote high-quality manufacturing. During the NPC and CPPCC sessions, the leaders of relevant ministries and commissions in the "ministerial channel", the press conference of The State Council and other occasions, have been around the automobile and other manufacturing, consumption, mining and other hot issues, to answer the questions of media reporters.



Minister of Industry and Information Technology Jin Zhuanglong: do everything possible to stabilize the automobile industry


In 2022, China's industrial economy will stabilize and improve. Chinese manufacturing industry ranked first in the world for 13 consecutive years.


Going forward, we need to promote the growth of key industries, such as electronics, automobiles and steel, which are very important to steady growth. We need to do everything possible to stabilize these industries.


To expand consumption, we must first stabilize mass consumption of new energy vehicles.


By focusing on high-end, intelligent and green, our country's traditional industry will move from low-end to high-end. With intelligent manufacturing as the main direction, we will build a number of smart factories and smart supply chains. We will build green factories, green parks and green supply chains. At the same time, energy saving and carbon reduction technologies should be promoted to improve the comprehensive utilization level of resources, such as the comprehensive utilization level of power batteries for new energy vehicles.



Li Chunlin, Deputy Director of the National Development and Reform Commission: Advocating the consumption of new energy vehicles and other fields


Foster new growth areas of consumption. We will vigorously advocate green consumption and new types of consumption, support consumption in key areas such as housing improvement and new-energy vehicles, and encourage the development of new forms, models and scenarios of consumption, so as to further energize the consumer market.



Minister of Natural Resources Wang Guanghua: Strengthen domestic mineral exploration and development and increase reserves and production


Measures must be taken to strengthen domestic mineral exploration and development and increase reserves and production. This year, we will work in three areas.


First, a new round of prospecting breakthrough strategic action will be launched. Together with relevant departments, we have formulated a new round of implementation plan for the 14th Five-Year Plan of Strategic Action to make breakthroughs in prospecting, focusing on strategic minerals in short supply and strengthening domestic exploration and development. We hope to consolidate and add a number of new bases for the succession of strategic mineral resources, so as to truly increase reserves and production.


The second is to improve the policies, such as further cancelling the restrictions on the types of prospecting rights, opening the secondary market of prospecting rights, allowing the transfer of prospecting rights, adjusting the way of collecting profits from the transfer of mining rights, etc., to attract social capital to invest in mineral exploration and development.


Third, strengthen scientific and technological support for mineral exploration, strengthen basic research, and break through the "bottleneck" problem in terms of technology and equipment.


The end of the conference is the beginning of a new journey. I believe that under the leadership of the new government, on the road of the new journey of building a strong country and national rejuvenation, China Automobile will certainly have great achievements.


Originally published on China Automotive News on March 14, 2023