Governor of Hunan Province Du Jiahao surveyed production and operation of enterprises at the Changsha National Economic and Technical Development Zone on the morning of January 4, 2015. He urged enterprises to adapt to new normal of economic development, respond to the national development strategies, and fully utilize the geographic advantages as the transitional zone from the eastern coastal areas to the central and western areas as well as the junction zone of the Yangtze River Open Economic Belt and the Coastal Open Economic Belt.
On the morning of February 12, a group, headed by Vice Governor of Hunan Province Li Youzhi and consisting of chiefs of the General Office of Hunan Provincial People's Government, Hunan Food and Drug Administration and the Changsha Municipal People's Government checked the food safety of Changsha's markets during the Spring Festival.
Liu Yunshan (back, C), a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and secretary of the Secretariat of the CPC Central Committee, joins a panel discussion of deputies to the 12th National People's Congress (NPC) from central China's Hunan Province during the third session of the 12th NPC in Beijing, capital of China, March 9, 2015. (Xinhua/Xie Huanchi)
The Cooperation Alliance on Cultural Tourism Economic Belt of Eastern Hunan was set up in Changsha on April 3.
The Hubei provincial Party and government delegation, headed by Li Hongzhong, secretary of the CPC Hubei Provincial Committee, and Wang Guosheng, governor of Hubei Province, paid a visit to Hunan on April 28 and 29. At the symposium on cooperation and exchange in Changsha, the two provinces signed the Strategic Cooperation Agreement of City Clusters Along the Middle Reaches of the Yangtze River, and specified the target, focus and mechanism of cooperation.
Before the opening ceremony of the Expo Central China 2015, Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang (2nd R, front), accompanied by Governor of Hunan Province Du Jiahao (1st R, front), visits the Hunan Pavilion. On the morning of May 18, the 9th Central China Investment and Trade Expo (referred to as "Expo Central China 2015" in short) kicked off in Wuhan. Hunan delegation headed by Governor of Hunan Province Du Jiahao attended the expo.
On the afternoon of June 1, the Conference of Entrepreneurs from Hong Kong Industrial and Commercial Circles was held at Renaissance Harbour View Hotel, Hong Kong.
Li Jinzao (R), head of the China National Tourism Administration (CNTA), and Safonov Oleg Petrovich, head of the Russia Federal Agency for Tourism, signed the memorandum on the red tourism cooperation in Shaoshan City, birthplace of Mao Zedong, on June 29. The Sino-Russia Red Tourism Promotional Activities themed "Developing Red Tourism & Promoting Sino-Russian Red Tourism Exchange" is being held in Hunan from June 28 to July 1, 2015.
On August 18th, the Seventh day after the Tianjin Explosions, firefighters and officers in Hunan held ceremonies to mourn over comrades sacrificed in the massive explosions.
The India (Punjab)-China (Hunan) Business & Investment Forum was held in Changsha on August 25, 2015. The Indian state of Punjab is known as the granary of India. The Indian delegation introduced the distinctive industries and investment policies of Punjab, and invited Hunan enterprises to the state for investment and business. The promoted projects mainly covered engineering machinery, agriculture, and renewable energy.
Players of China celebrate their victory over taking the title of the 2015 FIBA Asian Championship in Changsha, capital of central China's Hunan Province, Oct. 3, 2015. (Xinhua)
The archaeological excavation site at Daoxian County.
Gaoyi Ancient Village of Huitong County
Secretary of the CPC Hunan Provincial Committee and Director of the Standing Committee of the Hunan Provincial People’s Congress Xu Shousheng (R) talks with Ma Yun (Jack Ma), chairman of the board of the Alibaba Group.
Hunan’s outward investment ranked first for five consecutive years in central and western China, while the number of branches of World Top 500 enterprises and the number of exit and entry passengers topped in central China. During the 12th Five-Year Plan period (2011-2015), Hunan has maintained a fast yet steady economic development, with major economic indicators higher than the national average and local GDP growth rate. It was released on the work report of foreign trade of Hunan Province which was reviewed at the 19th Session of the Standing Committee of the 12th Hunan Provincial People’s Congress on the morning of Dec. 1.
Photos taken on Dec. 27 show the aerial night view of Changsha Binjiang Cultural Park. The park, together with New Changsha Museum, Changsha Municipal Library, Changsha Concert Hall and Changsha Planning Exhibition Hall opened to the public for free since Dec. 28.
On January 1, 2015, Dehang Miao Village received numerous tourists from all over the country. The tourists were indulged in the beautiful scenery and rich national customs.
The Training Class on Open Economy of Hunan Province kicked off at the Party School of the CPC Hunan Provincial Committee on February 2. Vice Governor of Hunan Province He Baoxiang attended the opening ceremony. Director of the Department of Commerce of Hunan Province Xu Xiangping released the province's objectives of foreign economy, foreign trade and foreign fund in 2015.
From February 10 to 24, the Hunan Provincial Department of Culture sent the National Orchestra of Hunan Song and Dance Theatre, Overseas Performing Group of Hunan Acrobatics Art Theatre, and Zhangjiajie Charming Xiangxi Art Troupe respectively to Australia, Italy, Portugal, Bulgaria and Czech for the activity of "2015 Happy New Year". They made 23 performances and three tours in nine cities, attracting over 500 thousand people.
At 8:00 p.m. of April 1, a large-scale real life scenery show “Border Town” debuted in Fenghuang Ancient Town. The 75-minitue show has six acts with a total investment of 180 million yuan.
The 2015 Milan International Culture Makers' Joint Design Exhibition opened in Milan's Steam Factory, a well-known cultural centre designed to showcase the work of young and creative artists, on April 14. At the opening ceremony, more than 100 international culture makers in diverse sectors reproduced culture and life style of different regions by means of images, products, visions, installations and sculpture. They also shared their experience in creative production, business model, cultural innovation and community development.
Liu Yunshan (R front), a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and secretary of the Secretariat of the CPC Central Committee, meets with workers of CSR Zhuzhou Electric Locomotive Company in Zhuzhou, central China's Hunan Province, May 9, 2015. Liu had an inspection tour in Hunan from May 8 to 11.(Xinhua/Wang Ye)
Meixi Lake, central urban district of Xiangjiang New Area, Changsha City...
On the afternoon of June 8, Xu Shousheng, secretary of the CPC Hunan Provincial Committee, met with Michael Clauss, German Ambassador to China, with his team in Changsha.
On June 30, top Communist Party of China (CPC) and state leaders including Xi Jinping and Liu Yunshan met with outstanding secretaries of the CPC county-level committees of the country at Great Hall of the People in Beijing. In order to practice the spirit of President Xi's key speech, the Organization Department of the CPC Central Committee, approved by the Party Central Committee, decided to honor 102 county-level Party secretaries for their outstanding work.
Yuan Longping, academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, inspected the demonstration base of high-yield super-hybrid rice in Yanggu’ao Township, Longhui County on August 4, to investigate the growth of rice in heading stage.
On the afternoon of Aug. 31st, Secretary of the CPC Hunan Provincial Committee Xu Shousheng meets with Chairman of the Board and CEO of Tencent Inc. Ma Huateng for cooperation.
Vice Governor of Hunan Province Li Youzhi presides over the 2015 Hunan Provincial Public Memorial Ceremony to Commemorate Emperor Shun.
From Oct. 7 to 10 (local time in Germany), a delegation led by Governor of Hunan Province Du Jiahao visited Stuttgart, Bonn, Dusseldorf, and Essen, to investigate achievements and experiences of the “Industry 4.0” initiative in Germany, and enhance government and enterprise cooperation of both sides, so as to promote innovative development of Hunan manufacturing industry.
Yu Zhengsheng (3rd R, front), chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), talks with students in Xiangxi Vocational and Technical College for Nationalities, in Tujia-Miao Autonomous Prefecture of Xiangxi, central China's Hunan Province, Nov. 18, 2015. Yu made an inspection tour in Hunan from Nov. 16 to 18 on poverty relief work in ethnic regions. (Xinhua/Li Tao)
Secretary of the CPC Hunan Provincial Committee and Director of the Standing Committee of the Hunan Provincial People’s Congress Xu Shousheng talks with Dai Liangzhu from a poor household in Daijiacun Village, Yantang Township, Xinshao County on Dec. 2.
The first Chinese commercial middle-low speed magnetically levitated (maglev) rail and the world’s longest of its kind is going on trial in Changsha. In the following three months, it will do numerous tests without passengers according to the operation standard, such as the systemtrial operation and safety test.
Hunan Electric Porcelain Industry Commerce Chamber announced on January 17 that Hunan’s Electric Porcelain industry achieved an output value of 17 billion yuan and a tax revenue of 385 million yuan in 2014, a year-on-year increase of 12% and 3.65% respectively. Meanwhile, the industry earned a foreign exchange of about 100 million US dollars with a year-on-year increase of 15%, ranking first in the sector in China for years...
Citizens of Changsha visit Orange Isle for relaxation and fun on Feb. 4, the ‘Beginning of Spring (the 1st solar term).’ On the day, Changsha just embraces the long-lost fine day and many citizens go out to feel the breath of spring.
From February 13 to February 14, Secretary of the CPC Hunan Provincial Committee Xu Shousheng made an inspection tour in Dong’an County and Lengshuitan District of Yongzhou City. Secretary Xu visited enterprises, rural areas and residential communities to send New Year greetings to the people in straitened circumstances and enterprise workers. Provincial leaders Han Yongwen and Liu Lianyu accompanied the visit.
On March 18, Hunan provincial leaders Xu Shousheng, secretary of the CPC Hunan Provincial Committee, and Du Jiahao, governor of Hunan Province, joined local activists and the general public in the voluntary tree planting at Leifeng Park in Wangcheng District of Changsha City.
On the afternoon of April 13, Governor of Hunan Province Du Jiahao, accompanied by Vice Governor Zhang Jianfei, met in Changsha with the delegation from the Power Construction Corporation of China (POWERCHINA) headed by its Party Secretary Ma Zonglin.
Xu Shousheng witnessed the signing of the memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the Research Triangle Institute (RTI) with the China Hunan Provincial Science & Technology Department and the Yonker Environmental Protection Co., Ltd. The Hunan provincial delegation headed by Xu Shousheng, secretary of the CPC Hunan Provincial Committee, continued their inspection tour in North Carolina of the USA on May 5 and 6, 2015. Secretary Xu held a talk with Pat McCrory, governor of North Carolina, and signed the Memorandum on Strengthening Friendly Ties Between Hunan and North Carolina. Xu also witnessed the signing of the memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the Research Triangle Institute (RTI) with the China Hunan Provincial Science & Technology Department and the Yonker Environmental Protection Co., Ltd.
France and China has maintained a long-standing history of cultural exchange since the establishment of diplomatic ties 51 years ago. Following the opening of the “Croisements Festival 2015” in Beijing on April 10, the activity committee was officially moved to Changsha on May 20, More than 100 programs and 400 events organized by over 30 cities throughout China including Changsha, Wuhan and Chengdu are expected to be held from April 10 to July 10.
Xu Yousheng (6th R), director of the Publicity Department of the CPC Hunan Provincial Committee, meets with the Austrian news delegation in Changsha.
Governor Du visits the Engineering Experimental Base of Light Alloy Research Institute, College of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering of CSU.
Secretary of the CPC Hunan Provincial Committee Xu Shousheng visited Red Army veterans, veteran cadres and their widows, as well as workers for veteran cadres at the Hunan Military Region Wulipai Retired Cadres Station on the morning of July 29. He also expressed Army Day greetings to the People’s Liberation Army forces and the armed police officers stationed in Hunan, dependents of revolutionary martyrs, wounded or disabled soldiers, retired military officers, demobilized army men, and paramilitary militia.
The Week of Exchange between Hunan and International Friendship States and Provinces was launched in Changsha on Sept. 7.
The Friendship Week between Hunan Province, China P.R. and Northern Cape, South Africa was held in Kimberley, capital of the Northern Cape, from Sept. 21 to 26. Member of the Standing Committee of the CPC Hunan Provincial Committee and Executive Vice Governor Chen Zhaoxiong led Hunan delegation to attend the opening ceremony and major activities.
Secretary of the CPC Hunan Provincial Committee and Director of the Standing Committee of the Hunan Provincial People’s Congress Xu Shousheng met in Changsha with a delegation headed by Ilyas Umakhanov, deputy chairman of the Federation Council of Russia. Provincial leaders Xu Yousheng and Jiang Zuobin attended the meeting.
The Five-year Action Plan of Hunan Province on Implementing the “Made in China 2025” Plan to Build a Powerful Province in Manufacturing (2016-2020) was released on the government website on Nov. 19. The Plan clarifies the “1274” scheme, namely accelerating the development of 12 key industrial sectors, vigorously implementing 7 special campaigns, and concentrating on pushing forward 4 representative projects, so as to constantly speed up industrial upgrades and make breakthroughs in manufacturing progress.
The Economic Cooperation Symposium 2015 and the 7th Hunan Entrepreneurs Convention kicked off at Shaoyang Culture & Art Center on the morning of Nov. 26.Thousands of businessmen from 175 Hunan chambers of commerce set up in other places attended the ceremony, with 95 projects valued at 70 billion yuan signed on the occasion.
Jinxia Bonded Commodity Shopping Center as Hunan's first bonded commodity shopping mall, is set to open this Saturday, Dec. 19. This was announced by the Information Office of the Hunan Provincial People's Government at a press conference held on Dec. 16.
The Economic Working Conference of the CPC Hunan Provincial Committee is held in Changsha from Dec. 26 to 27.
On January 27, Governor of Hunan Province Du Jiahao listed key tasks of fundamental public service to be implemented in 2015 in the government work report, with 15 key people's livelihood projects included.
It was known on Jan. 28 from CSR Zhuzhou Electric Motor Co., Ltd. that the corporation had successfully entered EU market and signed an order for 5MW offshore half direct-drive permanent-magnet generator prototype turbine with an internationally renowned wind power company. The offshore wind power cooperation project was officially launched.
Wuyi Community of Gaoqiao Street, Yuhua District of Changsha holds the "Calligraphy, Paintings, and Paper-cutting Arts Going into Communities" activity. Calligraphers present spring festival scrolls and window paper cuts to the residents.
On the afternoon of March 5, Hunan delegation attending the third session of China’s 12th National People's Congress (NPC) held its second panel meeting in Hunan Pavilion of the Great Hall of the People, to discuss the government work report. The discussion was arranged to be open to the foreign media.
The Hong Kong Flower Show 2015 was held at the Victoria Park on March 20. Located at the eye-catching position, the exhibition work "To Enjoy a Lotus Land Bathed in Morning Sunbeams" made by Changsha Meixi Lake International Town attracted numerous visitors.
Secretary of the CPC Hunan Provincial Committee Xu Shousheng urged Central South University to stay firmly committed to innovation-driven development and strive to be the bellwether that guides the province's scientific innovation with plentiful scientific achievements and talents. Xu made the remarks during his visit to Central South University for a special survey on scientific innovation on the morning of April 9.
On May 9, Liu Yunshan (L front), member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and secretary of the Secretariat of the CPC Central Committee, makes an inspection tour in a public service office of Heping (Peace) Village in Chenzhou City, central China’s Hunan Province.
The 3rd China (Hunan) Mineral and Gem Show (CMGS) is launched at Chenzhou International Convention and Exhibition Center.
On the morning of June 1, the Investment Attraction for Hunan Traditional Villages Protection & Development and Hunan Tourism Promotion Fair is inaugurated in Hong Kong.
Ambassadors from African countries communicate with Hunan enterprises.
On the evening of July 20, Governor of Hunan Province Du Jiahao met in Changsha with Masato Kitera, Japanese Ambassador to China and his delegation.
The self-developed racing car of Hunan University is galloping on the Hockenheimring, Germany.
Director of the Publicity Department of the CPC Hunan Provincial Committee Xu Yousheng (L) and vice chairman of the CPPCC Hunan Provincial Committee Liu Xiao (R) jointly unveil the plate of Hunan Anti-Japanese War Memorial Hall.
Senior leaders Secretary Xu Shousheng and Deputy Secretary Sun Jinlong visit representatives of outstanding teachers. (Photo taken by Zhangmu)
The photo taken on Oct. 13 shows the opening and signing ceremony of the 11th Hunan-Taiwan Cooperation Conference on Economy and Trade. 17 projects were signed at the conference.
The Jeep Cherokee SOP Ceremony is held at the Changsha factory of the GAC FIAT CHRYSLER Automobiles Co., Ltd.
Governor of Hunan Province Du Jiahao inspects affordable housing project in Yueyang City on the morning of Nov. 18.
Xu Shousheng, secretary of the CPC Hunan Provincial Committee, tries online shopping at the An An Ideal Network Technology of Shaodong County.
Vice Governor Li Youzhi launched the updated WeChat public platform, “Hunan Micro Government” on the morning of Dec. 21. It is the first of its kind in Hunan Province that involves government affairs at the provincial level.
The list of breakthrough technical innovations 2015 in Hunan manufacturing industry was jointly released by the Leading Group Office of Accelerating New-type Industrialization of Hunan Province and the Hunan Economic and Information Technology Commission on Dec. 28.