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Top 10 Chongming News in 2018

2019-01-24

Time witnesses dream catchers to forge ahead toward the future, and leads pioneers to courageously step toward the success. Bustling around for out lives, we bid farewell to 2018 and usher in 2019.

Coinciding with the 40th anniversary of China’s reform and opening-up, 2018 is the 1,400th anniversary of the formation of Chongming Island. With the confidence and determination of re-launching the reform and opening-up, the whole district carried out a new concept of development, implemented the requirements of high-quality development, adhered to ecological priority and green development, and did a solid job in steady growth, reform promotion, structure adjustment, and people’s benefits in 2018, thus promoting the construction of world-class ecological islands to a new level and accelerate to build the benchmark and model for ecological protection in the Yangtze River Economic Belt.
 
Looking back at 2018, Chongming presented its economic and social development with high quality, overcame the difficulties, made steady progresses, and gained fruitful achievements.
 
The district’s development path became clearer, which results from the two surveys by Li Qiang, Chief of the CPC Municipal Committee, the 5th plenary session of the CPC District Committee that called for “being the unremitting fighters for the construction of world-class ecological island”, and the approval of the district’s 2035 general planning.
 
The district’s forces became even stronger, which results from the Chongming-based case selected as the pioneer in the 40 years of reform and opening-up in Shanghai, and the qualification to host the 2021 China Flower Expo (CFE).
 
The district’s innovation was strengthened, which results from that Chongming firstly carried out the waste classification and reduction in the whole district across Shanghai, the commercialization of rices without chemical fertilizers or pesticides, ecological pension subsidy, and ecological benefit insurance for the masses.
 
In addition, the metro line is about to extend toward the district, which is expected by the district’s locals for many years; the 2018 Chongming People’s Development Conference was held to enable Chongming people at home and abroad to witness the changes.
 
Reviewing the past, the achievements are inspiring; looking forward to the future, each of us is charged with the responsibilities for development.
 
2019 is the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, and is the key year for building a well-off society in an all-round way, speeding up the development of the world-class ecological island, and preparing for the 10th China Flower Expo. We can make any success with dreams, pursuits and efforts. A new year allows us to boost the development, converge the new power, stay true to the original ideals and aspirations, and forge ahead toward the future!
 
I.
 
Li Qiang, Chief of the CPC Municipal Committee, went to Chongming to survey the construction of world-class ecological island.
 
On the first working day after the Spring Festival, Li Qiang, Chief of the CPC Municipal Committee, surveyed the construction of the world-class ecological island in Chongming, and instructed to continuously make efforts to promote high-quality development and build a high-quality life according to the district’s positioning and characteristics, aiming to build a world-class ecological island in line with the outstanding global city of Shanghai and the vision of a socialist modern international metropolis with the efforts of the whole city.
 
On June 6, Li attended the event of proliferation and release of rare aquatic organisms of the Yangtze Estuary of 2018, and surveyed Changxing Island and Hengsha Island, instructing to deeply study and implement the requirements put forward from the national ecological environment protection conference and Xi Jinping’s thought of ecological civilization. We should unalterably build the Chongming world-class ecological island, and unalterably follow the path of ecological priority and green development, so as to achieve high-quality development and create a high-quality life.
 
II.
 
The 5th plenary meeting of the 1st CPC District Committee called on the whole district to be unremitting fighters to construct the world-class ecological islands.
 
Held on June 30, the 5th plenary meeting revolved around the theme of “deeply implementing the requirements of the 4th plenary meeting of the 11th CPC Municipal Committee, focusing on promoting the capacity and core competitiveness of the world-class ecological island, and boldly being unremitting fighters to construct the world-class ecological island”. Carrying out an ideological theory work in depth, the meeting further enhanced the awareness of the actions taken by the whole district to push forward the construction of the world-class ecological island, and pushed the construction of the world-class ecological islands to a new level.
 
III.
 
Chongming case was selected as the pioneer in the 40 years of reform and opening-up in Shanghai.
 
Organized and collected by the Reform Office and the Publicity Department of the CPC Municipal Committee, the list of “the pioneers in the 40 years of reform and opening-up in Shanghai” was announced in October. As the model pioneer with the characteristics of times and Shanghai, the construction of Chongming world-class ecological island provides a Shanghai-style sample for China’s green development.
 
IV.
 
Chongming gets the qualification to hold the 10th CFE in 2021.
 
At the host city assessment conference for the 10th CFE held in Beijing on April 9, Chongming beat Fuyang of Anhui and Xuchang of Henan to win the qualification to hold the 10th CFE in 2021.
 
V.
 
The Municipal Government approved “the General Planning of Chongming District and the General Planning of Land Use (2017-2035)”.
 
The Municipal Government approved “the General Planning of Chongming District and the General Planning of Land Use (2017-2035)” on May 31, which is the first district-level “2035 general planning” approved by the Municipal Government after Shanghai’s new round of urban general planning was approved by the State Council.
 
VI.
 
The Chongming Metro Line was formally approved, and the construction of the four newly-built or rebuilt roads, including Chongming Ecological Avenue, were officially started.
 
The National Development and Reform Commission approved the 3rd construction plan of Shanghai urban metro line on December 19, which included 9 projects, like the Chongming metro line. The project of Chongming line ranged from Jinji Road Station to Yu’an Road Station. With the length of 44.6 kilometers, the metro line will have 8 stations and requires an investment of RMB26.426 billion, which needs 5 year to complete its construction.
 
The project of new construction or reconstruction of four district-level main roads, such as Chongming Ecological Avenue, Phase I of Chongming Roundabout Landscape Road, Jianshe Highway, and Beiyan Highway, was formally started on December 26. The project of four roads is one of the key projects in the third three-year plan of action for the construction of Chongming ecological island. And it is of great significance to promote the economic and social development of Chongming as the supporting construction project of the 10th CFE in 2021.
 
VII.
 
The 2018 Chongming People’s Development Conference was held.
 
Themed on “Love for Chongming and Cooperating for Development of World-class Ecological Island”, the 2018 Chongming People’s Development Conference was held on December 1. More than 500 Chongming people at home and abroad gathered here with those who had worked in Chongming to talk about their hometown affection, and discuss on the development of hometown, so as to pool forces and wisdom for the development of Chongming.
 
VIII.
 
Chongming issued the ecological pension subsidy and ecological benefit insurance to the qualified.
 
Since January 2018, Chongming has paid the pension subsidy to each eligible person, with RMB40 for per person per month, and has also provided the ecological benefits insurance for the elderly, minors and other groups of residents in the district, in order to offer the tangible ecological bonuses to the public. From 2019 onwards, the standard of ecological pension subsidy and the amount of compensation for ecological benefit insurance will be increased by different degrees, and the scope of compensation for ecological benefit insurance will be further expanded.
 
IX.
 
Chongming firstly realized to carry out the classification and reduction of domestic garbage in the whole district across Shanghai.
 
Chongming firstly realized to carry out the classification and reduction of domestic garbage in the whole district, based on which it firmly promoted the work of classifying and reducing domestic garbage with higher quality and higher level in 2018. Moreover, Chongming made great efforts to promote the rural domestic sewage to meet the standards and the utility of agricultural and forestry waste resources in the whole district. The above work items are rated as a solid step of Chongming to carry out General-secretary Xi Jinping’s important instruction to promote well-coordinated environmental conservation and avoid excessive development, to unalterably follow the path of ecological priority and green development, and to build the benchmark and model of ecological protection of the Yangtze River Economic Belt.
 
X.
 
Chongming rice without chemical fertilizers or pesticides were harvested to come into the market.
 
Farmers sow seeds in the Beginning of Summer, and transplant the rice seedlings in Grain Buds. With heading sprouting in the Summer Solstice, the farmers harvest the rices in late autumn. The first batch of Chongming rice without chemical fertilizers and pesticides was ready for sale on September 22 after 115 days of natural growth. Right before the first Chinese Farmers’ Harvest Festival, Chongming with clean water and soil offered a harvest gift for Shanghai residents and tourists alike.

 
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