CCTV Focused on Foshan’s Supply-Side Structural Reform Once Again
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 Recently, Half-hour Economy program of CCTV-2 released the special report themed “The Cutting Edge of Supply-side Reform: How do industries become expanded and strengthened”. The program has visited Guangdong, Shandong, Anhui and other five provinces and cities and put Foshan into the classic model as “reduction”. The report believed that Foshan’s experience had provided a great sample for other cities in PRD.

The report started from the ceramic industry. As the traditional industry of Foshan with a long history, it had always been criticized by the society for its high pollution and energy consumption. Recalling the painful experience, Foshan Municipal Party Committee and Government started the industrial transformation and upgrading determinedly 10 years ago by launching the comprehensive rectification and governance on its ceramic industry through “integrating supporting and expanding, adjustment and rectification and elimination and removal”. Finally, the number of ceramic enterprises in Foshan has decreased from over 500 to 63, which has completely met the national standards of environmental protection.

After great efforts, the ceramic production of Foshan has decreased by 40%, with the emission of sulfur dioxide decreased by 60% and production value and taxation increased. Meanwhile, the days of good air quality of Foshan has increased from 242 in 2013 to 307 in 2015. From enterprises to government and society, Foshan has been aware that only eliminating the backward capabilities could actually expand the effective and middle and high-end supply and realize the transformation and upgrading of traditional industry.

During the past decade, Foshan has been determined to eliminate the backward capability; continued to promote the transformation and upgrading of traditional industries. A series of measures have led to the growth rate of GDP in 2015, under the background of depressed manufacturing industry, as high as 8.5%.

Today, China is busy in launching the supply-side structural reform. According to Xu Shaohua, Standing Committee Member and Executive Vice Governor of Guangdong Provincial Party Committee, NDRC has set Foshan as the trial city to launch the comprehensive reform on the transformation and upgrading of manufacturing industry, which will provide great sample for other places in PRD.

Foshan’s Waste Disposal Provided Demonstration for Guangdong Province

Sep. 9th, 2016

Yesterday, of Standing Committee Member of CPC Guangdong provincial committee and Member of Environmental Resources Committee Chen Yaoguang led a team to conduct the cross check in Foshan on rural waste management. According to him, Foshan ranked among the top in Guangdong Province for waste disposal and he expected that Foshan could innovate its experience and display the guiding role.

Between Sep. 7th and 9th, Standing Committee of CPC Guangdong Provincial Committee has dispatched four inspection teams to Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Foshan, Zhongshan and Shaoguan to launch the cross check on rural waste management, aiming at supervising all levels of governments and related departments of Guangdong to enhance their awareness and undertake effective measures to promote the rural waste management.

The inspection team firstly visited Nanhai Environmental Industrial Park of Solid Waste Disposal in Shishan College Town in Nanhai District; and then visited underground waste collection station in Fengchi Community, Dali Town.

Vice Mayor Zhao Hai introduced that Foshan had built three domestic waste safety disposal facilities, including Baishiao Domestic Waste Landfill in Miao Village, Gaoming District, Baini Sewage Landfill in Sanshui District and Waste Burning Power Station in Nanhai District; was transforming and upgrading Shunde Holding Environmental Investment Thermoelectricity Project in Shunde District and forming up the pattern of “two landfills and two burning stations”. In the first half of this year, the four sewage disposal stations (plants) in Foshan could dispose of domestic waste about 1.623 million ton. The urban domestic waste disposal has achieved the safety disposal rate as 100%; and the rural domestic waste disposal rate as 99%.

Zhao Hai expressed that Foshan planned to input over RMB 2 billion annually to strengthen the capital guarantee in various links including urban and rural domestic waste collection, transportation and processing. Meanwhile, Foshan would learn from and apply the third-generation green fuel domestic waste disposal technology; the expected investment would be RMB 1 billion; and the project would be located at the landfill of Miao Village Phase II in Gaoming District.

“The comprehensive waste disposal of Foshan has led Guangdong Province and the entire city, acting as the demonstration role in the entire province.” Chen Yaoguang expected that Foshan shall make further efforts to form up the whole-chain experience of comprehensive waste disposal in terms of quantity reduction that could be copied and promoted; and launch innovation in refined levels, in order to play the leading role in the entire province.

Vice Director of Standing Committee of CPC Foshan Municipal Committee Lu Libai expressed that the waste disposal of Foshan shall consolidate its effects, follow up its weaknesses for comprehensive upgrading. CPC Foshan Municipal Committee and its Standing Committee would strengthen the inspection and supervision, in order to create a good environment of study and work for citizens.