Chinese Vice Premier Han Zheng has called for advancing the construction of the Hainan free-trade port in a progressive manner and by making solid and prudent efforts.
Han, who heads a leading group on deepening all-round reform and opening-up in south China's Hainan Province, made the remarks at a meeting of the group on Sunday in Haikou, capital city of Hainan. Han underlined the importance of high quality and high standards of construction in the Hainan free-trade port, calling for efforts to explore a new path of comprehensively deepening reform in the new era. Key sectors and links should be prioritized to speed up the achievement of phased progress in building the free-trade port, he said. Focusing on the innovation of institutional integration, Han demanded efforts to further free people's minds, fully roll out the simplifying approval system and establish a sound system of fair competition. He also called for improving the property protection system, as well as systems concerning zero-tariff and market access in trade and investment fields for maximum liberalization. He stressed the development of high-tech industries and environmental protection sectors, as well as industries with local features, in the process of developing the free-trade port. Efforts should also be made to forestall major risks, optimize regulatory supporting measures, enhance compliance oversight and promote high-standard opening-up via regulatory innovation to ensure sound and sustained development of the free-trade port, he said.