Explaining the big changes coming to the delta region

Journalists from 42 foreign media outlets took part in a group interview on integrative development in the Yangtze River delta region recently, with the first leg in Songjiang.
Explaining the big changes coming to the delta region
Yue Cheng / Ti Gong

Sixty-five journalists from 42 foreign media outlets took part in a series of recent press events dedicated to publicity for the integrated development of the Yangtze River delta region, with the first leg hosted by Songjiang District. The information sharing event, from April 8 to 11, was organized by the Shanghai foreign affairs office and Shanghai Media Group. Participants included Agence France-Presse (France), Agencia EFE (Spain), Ambito Financiero (Argentina), The Financial Times (UK), Granma (Cuba), Kyodo news agency (Japan), Le Monde (France), Reuters and Yomiuri Telecasting Corp (Japan).

Sixty-five journalists from 42 foreign media outlets took part in a group interview on integrative development in the Yangtze River delta region recently, with the first leg in Songjiang District.

The group interview, from April 8 to 11, was launched by the foreign affairs office of the Shanghai government and Shanghai Media Group.

Participants included included Reuters news agency, the UK’s Financial Times, France’s Agence France-Presse and Le Monde, Japan’s Kyodo news agency and Yomiuri Telecasting Corp, Agencia EFE of Spain, Ambito Financiero of Argentina, and Cuba’s Granma newspaper.

During their four-day trip, the journalists visited industrial parks and science and research institutes in Songjiang District and the cities of Hangzhou, Suzhou and Hefei along the G60 High-tech Corridor. The G60 is a cross-regional development program agreed between Songjiang and eight cities in the Yangtze River Delta.

In early 2016, Songjiang launched the 1.0 version of the G60 High-tech Corridor development within the district by focusing on innovation, industrial reconstruction, investing in advanced manufacturing industry and exerting regional leadership.

In 2017, the district launched a 2.0 version by cooperating with governments from Hangzhou and Jiaxing.

The 3.0 version launched last year will see the region expand horizontally along the Shanghai-Suzhou-Huzhou-Hefei Intercity Railway to include the cities of Suzhou, Huzhou, Xuancheng, Wuhu and Hefei.

Industrial parks in the nine cities will form a coalition to build themselves cross-regionally. Sci-tech enterprises within the Yangtze River Delta region will also deepen their cooperation.

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