The Ministry of Science and Technology recently released the list of national-level sci-tech enterprise incubators for 2022, with four from Fujian, the highest annual number ever for the province. These four newly added national-level sci-tech enterprise incubators are: Jinjiang Sanchuang Park Sci-Tech Incubation Base (Sci-Tech Smart Valley, Jinjiang) of Jinjiang County-level CityOracle (Zhangzhou) Technology Talent Entrepreneurship Base of Zhangzhou CityZhangzhou Yuanshan Entrepreneurship Park of Zhangzhou CityShared Space Incubator (Fuzhou) of Fuzhou CityAs crucial carriers for cultivating small and medium-sized sci-tech enterprises and sci-tech talent, the development of sci-tech incubators has become an important indicator of regional technological innovativeness. In recent years, Fujian Province has revised and issued a series of policy documents, such as the “Ten Measures for Vigorously Promoting Mass Entrepreneurship and Innovation”, the “Circular on the Implementation Plan for Promoting the High-Quality Development of High-Tech Industrial Development Zones”, and the “Administrative Measures of Fujian Province for Sci-Tech Enterprise Incubators.” These policies aim to further enhance the policy and system construction of incubation platforms, fully leverage the exemplary role of high-quality incubators, and promote the high-quality development of sci-tech enterprise incubation.Driven by these policies, the carriers for enterprise incubation in Fujian have advanced by leaps and bounds, and the number of newly recognized national-level incubation carriers in the province continues to increase. According to data from the Fujian Provincial Department of Science and Technology, Fujian currently boasts 27 national-level incubators (including two national university sci-tech parks), 72 nationally-registered mass entrepreneurship spaces, and four nationally-registered specialized mass entrepreneurship spaces.
Fujian will support Fuzhou City, Quanzhou City and Longyan City in building gigabit cities, according to the “Digital Fujian Work Plan 2023” recently issued by the General Office of the Fujian Provincial Government. Fujian is committed to promoting digitization and intelligent transformation in key sectors, including transportation, energy, water conservancy, municipal works, logistics, ecosystems and the environment. The province plans to launch pilot projects for the coordinated development of smart city infrastructure and intelligent connected vehicles. Additionally, Fujian will build smart agricultural parks, smart campuses, intelligent factories, city-level smart gas, smart water supply, smart power grids, etc. Moreover, Fujian will take measures to promote the use of electronic certificates and licenses in all government services across the province, and expand the social application of electronic licenses. The province will explore new models of electronic certificate and license application in key scenarios, such as public health, tourism, transportation, employment, bank account opening, construction project bidding, as well as access projects for water, electricity, gas, telecommunication and other municipal facilities. Fujian will also step up the integration of electronic certificates and licenses with trusted electronic documents to increase the electronic rate all types of documents for the public. Furthermore, Fujian will strive to attract more national-level innovation platforms, major scientific facilities and crucial scientific research projects in the field of digital economy. The province will strengthen the fostering of high-tech enterprises and teaching and research institutions in the digital field and speed up efforts to build high-level digital innovation platforms, Fujian Science City, Xiamen Future Science and Technology City, Quanzhou Time-Space Science Innovation Base, Zhangzhou Yutang Digital Economy Industrial Park and other projects. These initiatives are expected to accelerate the aggregation and development of the new generation of IT industries.
The Fujian Development and Reform Commission (FDRC) has recently unveiled a list of 272 carefully selected provincial key investment projects on its official website. These projects will be showcased at the upcoming China International Fair for Investment and Trade, as well as at other domestic and international investment promotion events and economic and trade exchange events. According to FDRC officials, these projects will primarily be based in industrial parks; they are in line national and provincial industrial policy guidelines, boasting a solid industrial foundation and strong resource advantages. Preliminary work on these projects has significantly advanced, and they are expected to generate good investment returns. Of the key investment projects, 43 are in the electronic information and digital industries, 34 are for advanced equipment manufacturing, 11 are for petrochemicals, 12 are for modern textile and clothing, 35 are for new energy and new materials, 25 are in the bio-pharmaceutical and health industries, 19 are for metallurgy and building materials, 31 are for modern agriculture and food processing, 34 are for commercial logistics and the platform economy, and 28 projects are related to the creative and cultural industries, tourism and MICE.
Fuzhou and Xiamen Ports in Fujian Province were ranked among the global top 30 in terms of cargo throughput, and Fuzhou, Xiamen and Quanzhou Ports were ranked among the world’s top 100 container ports, according to the rankings for 2022 released by the Shanghai International Shipping Research Center. Among the world’s top 50 ports in terms of cargo throughput in 2022, Fuzhou Port handled 302 million tons of cargos, ranking 19th, up three spots from 2021, entering the global top 20 for the first time. Xiamen Port handled 219 million tons of cargos, up two places from 2021, entering the global top 30 for the first time. When measured using the same statistical standards, the cargo throughput of Xiamen Port and Fuzhou Port were much higher than that of Kaohsiung Port. Xiamen, Fuzhou and Quanzhou Ports in Fujian Province all earned a place among the world’s top 100 container ports. In 2022, Xiamen Port’s container throughput reached 12.43 million TEUs. Due to the integration of Antwerp and Zeebrugge Ports in Belgium and the combined throughput statistics of the two ports, Xiamen Port dropped one spot from 2021 to 14th; its container throughput exceeded Kaohsiung Port’s by 2.94 million TEUs, four sports ahead of the latter in the global rankings. Fuzhou Port ranked 57th with 3.46 million TEUs, up one place from 2021, while Quanzhou Port ranked 91st with 2.08 million TEUs, up eight places from 2021.According to the statistics published with the rankings, the cargo throughput of the world’s top 50 ports in 2022 increased 1.3% on average, while that of Fujian ports rose 3.2%. The container throughput of the world’s top 100 container ports went up 1.1% in 2022, while that of Fujian ports grew 3.1%.
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