SASAC and ACFIC held symposium on integrated military and civilian development

Date:2018-11-20 14:39:00

The State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council (SASAC) and the All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce (ACFIC) held a symposium on the development of military-civilian integration on Nov. 16.

The symposium stressed the learning and implementing of Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era, and President Xi’s speeches on integrated military and civilian development and on private enterprise, so as to strengthen deeper cooperation between state-owned enterprise (SOE) and private companies and to promote new development of military-civilian integration in the new era.

Jin Zhuanglong, executive vice director of the Central Commission for Integrated Military and Civilian Development (CCIMCD), Xiao Yaqing, Director of the SASAC, and Xu Lejiang, vice minister of the United Front Work Department (UFWD) of CPC Central Committee and secretary of the Leading Party Members’ Group and also vice chairman of the ACFIC, attended the meeting and delivered a speech. Xu Fushun, deputy director of the SASAC, attended the meeting. Huang Rong, vice chairman of the ACFIC, chaired the meeting.

Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the CPC Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC), has made a series of statements on military-civilian integration and private enterprise.

Xu Lejiang said Xi’s remarks had provided scientific guideline for speeding up integrated military and civilian development and consolidated confidence in developing non-public sector of the economy.

It’s important to understand the importance of strengthening cooperation between state-owned enterprise and private companies and promoting deeply integrated military and civilian development, said Xu.

In promoting the in-depth development of military-civilian integration, the state-owned military industrial system with Chinese characteristics had made indelible contribution to the development of China's national defense industry. The status and importance of state-owned military industrial system would remain unchanged.

On the other hand, private enterprises had also played a vital role in promoting institutional, technological and management innovation in national defense construction, and in enhancing the core competitiveness of national defense science, technology and industry and improving the quality and efficiency of weapons and equipment construction.

To correctly handle the roles played by both the state-owned enterprise and private enterprise in promoting deeper military-civilian integration was not only the a strategic need for the realization of a rich country and strong military, but also an inevitable requirement of civil-military integration to achieve high quality development under the condition of socialist market economy.

An innovative and reciprocal cooperation between SOEs and private companies is needed for coordinated development that provides scientific and technological driving force, information sharing channels, and supply-demand docking platforms. To realize that, we needed to promote the reform on mixed-ownership, which enabled economies of all ownerships to draw on each other's strengths and promotes common development in the course of deepening military-civilian integration.

Xu also pointed out the leading role of SOEs in promoting deeper military-civilian integration. He urged to form a scientific research, production and maintenance guarantee industrial chain where state-owned military industrial groups and private enterprises complemented each other to construct a better improved scientific research and production system of weapons and equipment that hauled private enterprise towards healthy development.

He encouraged private entrepreneurs to find their own positioning, improve ideological awareness, enhance the sense of responsibility, and set up a correct concept of interests.

Xiao Yaqing said, the SASAC had adhered to “two unwavering efforts” to energetically encourage central government enterprises to become stronger, better and bigger while supporting the continuous development and growth of private enterprises and promoting all-round cooperation between military enterprises and civilian population units.

They had opened a new chapter in innovative integration, achieved new progress in industrial integration that benefits both military and civilian aspects, and made new breakthroughs in capital integration to form new patterns of integrated development.

Xiao pledged that the SASAC and central enterprises would put more efforts to carry out the strategy of integrated military-civilian development, spare no efforts in providing guarantee for national defense construction, and work hard to make new contribution with innovations in promoting military-civilian integration and supporting the development of non-public sector of the economy.

He said that they would coordinate resources to jointly establish an efficient and open system of military and civilian synergetic development by strengthening joint efforts to tackle key problems, actively involving all forces in scientific and technological innovation, and striving to bring key and core technologies under independent control. During the process, they would continue deepening reform to let enterprises of all kinds of ownership develop together in a win-win situation.

Jin Zhuanglong said the symposium was a practical measure to learn and implement the spirit of the important speeches made by President Xi at the second meeting of the 19th Central Commission for Integrated Military and Civilian Development and the symposium on private enterprises. It’s of great significance to promote the cooperation and sharing between SOEs and private enterprises and to promote the integrated development of the military and civilian industries.

He urged SOEs and private enterprises to learn Xi’s remarks carefully so as to understand the major targets of the development of military-civilian integration at present and in a near future. In this way, they could play their unique advantages in docking military demand and take part in the practice of reform, which would push forward the military-civilian integration to a broader sense, higher level and greater depth in a new chapter.

Representatives of SOEs and private enterprises such as China Shipbuilding Industry Group Co., Ltd., Wuhan Guide Infrared Co., Ltd, Aero Engine Corporation of China, EVOC Intelligent, CHN Energy and Zhongjian Science & Technology, and representatives of Jiangsu SASAC and Jiangsu FIC attended the symposium and exchanged their thoughts.

Over 60 SOEs and private enterprises attended the symposium presiding by the people in charge of the CCIMCD, SASAC and ACFIC. Some from provincial SASACs and FICs also participated.
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