The second session of the 13th CPPCC National Committee held a press conference on the afternoon of March 6. Five members of the CPPCC National Committee, Liu Shijin, Nan Cunhui, Ye Qing, Zhou Hongzhen and Zhou Qunfei, answered reportersquestions on optimizing business environment and promoting high-quality development of private economy.
China Reform Daily and Reform Network: Id like to ask questions to the member of Nan Cunhui. First of all, I congratulate you on winning the honorary title of Pioneer of Reform. General Secretary Xi Jinping pointed out at last years Seminar on private enterprises that private economy is an important subject in promoting supply-side structural reform, promoting high-quality development and building a modern economic system. As a witness of the growth of private enterprises in the past 40 years of reform and opening up, what do you think and do about the high-quality development?
Nan Cunhui, Standing Committee of the CPPCC National Committee, Vice Chairman of the All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce and Chairman of Zhengtai Group, said that private enterprises grew up from scratch and from small to large with the support of 40 yearsreform and opening-up policy and relevant departments. As Director Liu said just now, the pattern of 56789 has been formed. It has become the main force in the economy. It was originally a supplement to the new force. Now, it has played an important role in tax revenue, GDP, innovative achievements, employment and so on. Over the past 40 years, we have come to a new era of high-quality development. At this time, all walks of life, including private enterprises, are facing consumption upgrading and professional upgrading. At this time, some products are not competitive, or there are some problems that the passion for innovation disappears. So in the past year, some difficulties have arisen in private enterprises, and some private enterprises have encountered some problems brought about by the policy transformation.
Nan Cunhui: On November 1, last year, the General Secretary personally convened a seminar on private enterprises. At the seminar, he pointed out that some confusing remarks, including new public-private joint ventures, had been made for some time. At the meeting, the General Secretary stressed that two will not waver, three will not change, six measures, and asked everyone not to listen to or believe any words or deeds that negate, doubt or shake our basic economic system. After the General Secretarys speech, the State Council issued intensive policies, which we all saw. Yesterdays report on the work of the government mentioned tax cuts and fee cuts. In fact, for private enterprises, we really feel that the attitude, confidence and measures of the Party and the government towards the development of private enterprises have not changed, but the better. Every enterprise whose innovation can keep up with the pace of the times and upgrade has a good life.
Nan Cunhui: In this government work report, the Prime Minister proposed that the value-added tax on manufacturing industry should be reduced from 16% to 13%. This is a great good news for all manufacturing industries, including private enterprises. For private enterprises, we will further guide you to take the road of high-tech and high-quality transformation and upgrading, especially by reducing taxes and fees, increasing cash flow and profits of enterprises, so that the capital market will pay more attention to manufacturing industry, and then bring about a very good expectation for private enterprises, especially manufacturing industry, and promote you to continue to innovate and progress. Investment, and then promote high-quality development.
Nan Cunhui: This reporter asked about the high-quality development of private enterprises. I believe that under the guidance of the Party and the governments policy of releasing water and raising fish, the high-quality development of private enterprises will have a very good expectation. We have been manufacturing for more than 30 years, focusing on industrial electrical appliances, power equipment and new energy, and around this main line, we have been making and innovating in a down-to-earth manner. Through a new round of policy support, through our own efforts, grafted onto the new technological innovation, and constantly through digitization, networking, intelligence, and constantly improve their business capabilities, and further promote high-quality development.