A Journal of Hunan Province 2015

2015.1.1-2015.12.31

January
Du Jiahao Calls for Cultivation of New Economic Growth Points

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.

Vice Governor Inspects Food Safety in Changsha

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 Joins Panel Discussion with Deputies from Hunan

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)

Eastern Hunan Builds Cooperation Alliance on Cultural Tourism Economic Belt

The Cooperation Alliance on Cultural Tourism Economic Belt of Eastern Hunan was set up in Changsha on April 3.

May
Hubei Delegation Visits Hunan to Deepen Cooperation

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.

In Pics: Governor Du at the Expo Central China 2015

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.

June
Du Jiahao Talks with Hong Kong Entrepreneurs

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.

July
Five Classic Red Tourism Routes Promoted in China and Russia

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.

August
Hunan People Mourns over Victims in Tianjin's Explosions

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.

India Seeks Investment from Hunan

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.

October
China Qualifies for Rio Olympics with Asian Championship Title

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)

Nature: Teeth of the Earliest Modern Humans Discovered in Daoxian, Hunan

The archaeological excavation site at Daoxian County.

Huaihua Promotes Tourism to Fight Poverty

Gaoyi Ancient Village of Huitong County

Hunan, Alibaba Signs Strategic Cooperation Agreement

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 Ranks First in C, W China Five Years in a Row

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.

Changsha Binjiang Cultural Park Opens to the Public

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.

Dehang Miao Village Celebrates New Year with Diversified Activities

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.

Hunan Publicizes Objectives of Foreign Economy, Foreign Trade and Foreign Fund in 2015

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.

March
Hunan's Cultural Exchange Activities Conducive to Folk Communication

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.

April
Real Life Scenery Show “Border Town” Staged in Fenghuang

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.

Hunan's Project on Display at Milan International Culture Makers' Joint Design Exhibition

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.

Senior Leader Urges Strict Party Discipline

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)

Xiangjiang New Area Starts All-round Construction

Meixi Lake, central urban district of Xiangjiang New Area, Changsha City...

Xu Shousheng Meets German Ambassador to China

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.

Hunan's Four County-level Party Secretaries Greeted, Awarded by President Xi

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 Inspects Super Rice Base in Longhui County

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.

Hunan, Tencent Cooperate on "Internet Plus" Initiative

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.

Hunan Holds Grand Ceremony to Commemorate Emperor Shun

Vice Governor of Hunan Province Li Youzhi presides over the 2015 Hunan Provincial Public Memorial Ceremony to Commemorate Emperor Shun.

Hunan Delegation Inspects “Industry 4.0” Initiative in Germany

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.

November
Top Political Advisor Highlights Targeted Poverty Relief in Hunan

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 Xu Underlines Complete Success of 12th Five-Year Plan

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.

Middle-low Speed Maglev Starts Trial Run in Changsha

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.

Special Reports
Hunan Electric Porcelain Export Industry Retains Its Top Position in China

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...

February
Hunan Greets 'the Beginning of Spring'

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.

Secretary Xu Visits the Needy in Yongzhou

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.

Hunan Leaders Participate in Voluntary Tree Planting

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.

Governor Du Jiahao Meets with POWERCHINA Delegation

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.

Hunan, North Carolina Sign Memorandum on Strengthening Friendly Ties

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.

2015 Festival Croisements Activities to Be Held in Changsha

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 Discusses Media Development with Austrian News Delegation

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 Inspects Reform and Development of Universities

Governor Du visits the Engineering Experimental Base of Light Alloy Research Institute, College of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering of CSU.

Secretary Xu Delivers Army Day Greetings to Veteran Cadres

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.

September
Hunan Marks International Sister-city Friendship and Exchanges

The Week of Exchange between Hunan and International Friendship States and Provinces was launched in Changsha on Sept. 7.

Hunan-Northern Cape Friendship Week Launched in Kimberley 2015

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 Xu Meets with Deputy Chairman of Russian Federation Council

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.

Hunan Releases Five-year Action Plan to Fuel 12 Industrial Sectors

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.

7th Hunan Entrepreneurs Convention Commences

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.

Hunan's First Bonded Commodity Shopping Center to Open

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.

Hunan Maps out Economic Priorities for 2016

The Economic Working Conference of the CPC Hunan Provincial Committee is held in Changsha from Dec. 26 to 27.

Hunan Lists 15 Tasks to Improve People's Livelihood and Fundamental Public Service

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.

CSR Zhuzhou Electric Motor Icebreaking EU Market

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.

New Year Festive Atmosphere Prevails in Hunan

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.

Hunan Holds Panel Discussion on Govt Work Report

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.

Hunan's Exhibition Work Awarded at Hong Kong Flower Show

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.

Xu Shousheng Urges for Innovation-driven Advancement of Central South University

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.

Liu Yunshan Makes Inspection Tour in Hunan

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.

In Pics: the 3rd China (Hunan) Mineral and Gem Show

The 3rd China (Hunan) Mineral and Gem Show (CMGS) is launched at Chenzhou International Convention and Exhibition Center.

Hunan Promotes Traditional Village Protection and Development in Hong Kong

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.

36 African Ambassadors to China Visit Hunan for Closer Cooperation

Ambassadors from African countries communicate with Hunan enterprises.

Governor Du Meets Japanese Ambassador to China

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.

Hunan University's FSAE Racing Team Sparkles in FSG

The self-developed racing car of Hunan University is galloping on the Hockenheimring, Germany.

Hunan Anti-Japanese War Memorial Hall Opens in Zhijiang

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.

Hunan Senior Leaders Extend Festival Greetings to Teachers and Educators

Senior leaders Secretary Xu Shousheng and Deputy Secretary Sun Jinlong visit representatives of outstanding teachers. (Photo taken by Zhangmu)

Hunan, Taiwan Sign 17 Contracts

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.

Jeep Cherokee SOP Ceremony Held in Changsha

The Jeep Cherokee SOP Ceremony is held at the Changsha factory of the GAC FIAT CHRYSLER Automobiles Co., Ltd.

Governor Du Concerns People's Livelihood

Governor of Hunan Province Du Jiahao inspects affordable housing project in Yueyang City on the morning of Nov. 18.

December
Secretary Xu Highlights “Internet Plus” Initiative to Enrich Rural Areas

Xu Shousheng, secretary of the CPC Hunan Provincial Committee, tries online shopping at the An An Ideal Network Technology of Shaodong County.

Hunan Makes Easy E-government

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.

Top 10 Technical Innovations 2015 in Hunan Manufacturing Industry

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.

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