On the morning of July 28, the master plan for Changchun International Automobile City was launched during the 2nd Hongqi Carnival which kicked off earlier this month. The opening ceremony for Hongqi Innovation Tower and a parade of classical vehicles were also held on the day. Bayanqolu, Party chief of Jilin province, attended the event. Jing Junhai, deputy secretary of the CPC Jilin Provincial Committee and governor of the province, delivered a speech.
On behalf of the provincial Party committee and the provincial government, Jing Junhai extended warm congratulations on the success of the event. "Automobile is the backbone of modern industry, FAW Group is the cradle of China's automobile industry and Hongqi is the pride of domestic brands," Jing said, calling for efforts of the whole province to support FAW's reform and development. He said that the launch of Changchun International Automobile City plan, the opening of Hongqi Innovation Tower and the signing of a number of cooperation agreements mark that the local government-enterprise cooperation has reached a new level, the government-enterprise collaboration has entered a new stage, and the development of Hongqi has started a new journey. In the next phase, the Jilin provincial Party committee and the provincial government are to resolutely implement the spirit of important speeches and instructions of President Xi Jinping that he made during his inspection tour of Jilin, to join hands with all parties to shoulder the political responsibility of revitalizing the auto industry and building strong domestic automobile brands, to grasp the trend of auto electrification, intellectualization, internet-connecting and sharing, and to accelerate the construction of a number of major projects like the Hongqi New Energy Vehicle Base. At the ceremony, Changchun city launched the master plan for Changchun International Automobile City and signed cooperation agreements with FAW Group.
Hongqi Innovation Tower is a landmark in the core area of Changchun Automobile Economic and Technological Development Zone, as well as an innovation demonstration project of government-enterprise cooperation. A total investment of 669 million yuan is made in the construction of this building that strives to become a new landmark of China's automobile culture and further accelerates the construction of Hongqi Town. (Photo/Song Kai)