Accelerating the aggregation of high-end innovation elements and developing vigorously high-grade, precision and advanced industries have become the fundamental path to boost Beijing’s high-quality development.
In 2014, Beijing was the first to make a Catalogue for the Prohibition and Restriction of Newly Increased Industries in the country.
As of the end of 2018, the newly built entities in wholesale & retail, manufacturing, as well as agriculture, forestry, animal husbandry and fishery industries had seen a marked decline, with their proportion dropping to 21.9 percent from 47.4 percent in 2013.
While, the proportion of newly established enterprises in science and technology service, sports & recreation and information service industries had been increased from 25.1 percent to 50.5 percent.
In December 2017, Beijing released a guideline to boost the development of ten high-grade, precision and advanced industries.
Beijing has also successively rolled out action plans and programs about 5G, AI and healthcare etc, and strived to make the new-generation information technology and healthcare industries the “double growth drivers” for innovation development.
Data show that the revenue of ten high-grade, precision and advanced industries stood at 3,254.8 billion yuan (485 billion U. S. dollars) in 2018.
At Zhongguancun National Self-dependent Innovation Demonstration Area, new industry clusters highlighting AI, integrated circuit, new-generation information technology, biological health, intelligent manufacturing and new materials are emerging.
“The fostering of new growth drivers has gained a stage effect,” said Mao Dongjun, deputy director of Beijing Municipal Bureau of Economy and Information Technology.
To pursue the development of high-grade, precision and advanced industries, what Beijing needs is a fertile “soil” for innovation.
Here is Beijing’s innovation “soil”：Beijing’s all R&D expenditure input ranked first in China in 2018.
Meanwhile, the number of patents is 111.2 in every 10,000 persons in Beijing, taking the first place in China.
To pursue the development of high-grade, precision and advanced industries, what Beijing needs is a carrier for science and technology innovation.
Beijing’s master plan(2016-2035) released in September 2017 established a construction roadmap for national science and technology innovation center.
The city’s layout stressing the construction of “Three cities and one area” has formed, which includes Zhongguancun Science City, Huairou Science City, Future Science City and Beijing Economic-Technological Development Area.
High-quality development depends on innovation, and innovation needs to fully mobilize people’s initiative.
With scientific research institutions gathering and high-tech enterprises constantly emerging here, Beijing has become the most talent-intensive area in China.
Beijing has turned into one of the most vibrant cities for innovation and entrepreneurship in China and even in the world, and also a place for people to realize their innovation and entrepreneurship dreams.
In addition, Beijing has rolled out a series of policies and measures to improve its business environment, provide an eco-environment for high-quality development and build a powerful engine to support its high-grade, precision and advanced economic structure.