Xi'an's development zones to thrive in 2021-25
en.xa.gov.cn     Updated: 2022-05-11

During the 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-25) period, Xi'an, capital of Northwest China's Shaanxi province, will promote the high-quality development of its development zones, according to the a document recently released by the municipal government.

By 2025, the gross domestic product (GDP) of the city's development zones is expected to account for about 60 percent of the city's total, while the total import and export trade of the development zones is projected to exceed 600 billion yuan ($89.21 billion).

The average annual growth rate of the added value of industries above a designated size in the city's development zones is expected to surpass 10 percent.

To achieve the aforementioned goals, the city's development zones will cultivate leading innovative and high-tech enterprises and build innovative enterprise clusters. By 2025, the number of high-tech enterprises in the development zones should reach 9,000, accounting for 75 percent of the city's total.

Focusing on their superior innovation resources, development zones will work to contribute to the development of the Qinchuangyuan innovation-driven platform.

In 2021-25, more than 650 innovation platforms of various levels and types are expected to be established in development zones in the city.

Five emerging industries related to artificial intelligence, additive manufacturing, robotics, big data, and satellite applications will be cultivated, as well as a number of future industries, such as quantum technology, brain-like intelligence, deep sea and deep space, and cutting-edge new materials.

Development zones are encouraged to set up special funds for talent and establish green channels for urgently needed special talent and foreign professionals.

In addition, Xi'an will explore the construction of a free trade network, leading trade rules and a facilitating business environment within the scope of each development zone’s pilot free trade zone. It will also deepen reform and innovation.