It has been one year since Liu Chao was elected deputy to the 13th National People's Congress, and many changes have taken place in him, including his position as mayor of Mianyang and his performance as secretary of the Mianyang Municipal Party Committee. What remains unchanged is that he always keeps thinking about the deep development of civil-military integration. In 2019, he continued to make suggestions for the further development of civil-military integration.
It's the confidence, and it's also the responsibility
On March 8, on the Opening Day of the Sichuan delegation, Liu Chao introduced the implementation of General Secretary Xi Jinping's important instructions on Sichuan's work and the development of military-civil integration in Mianyang during his visit to Sichuan in the past year.
Liu Chao said that as the only Science and Technology City（Mianyang）approved by the CPC Central Committee and the State Council, Mianyang shoulders the glorious mission of exploring ways, accumulating experience and making demonstrations for the implementation of innovation-driven, military-civil integration development strategy for the country. This is the confidence and it’s also the responsibility.
Deepening the “Bottom Color”
Liu Chao's recognition of Mianyang is as firm as when he attended the National Two Sessions(National People's Congress and Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference) last year. “Military-civil integration is the most distinctive ‘bottom color’ of the city.”
Liu Chao said that the Sichuan Provincial Party Committee and the provincial government attached great importance to the implementation of the spirit of General Secretary Xi Jinping's important instructions, and also given strong support to the development of civil-military integration in Mianyang.
Liu Chao said that last year, under the strong leadership of the provincial government of Sichuan Provincial Committee, Mianyang City has been working hard to deepen the "bottom color", and has achieved new achievements in the aspects of ideas and measures for the development of civil-military integration, system and mechanism reform, scientific and technological synergy and innovation, and the cultivation of characteristic industries. "Mianyang has contributed 6 of the 36 innovative experiences promoted in two batches by the state, all of which are related to civil-military integration. We have formulated a Three-year Action Plan for the in-depth development of civil-military integration, which defines 136 key tasks. Mianyang took the lead in setting up the Military-Civil Integration Development Committee of the Municipal Party Committee in the whole province...
When referring to the progress made by General Secretary Xi Jinping in implementing the important guiding spirit of Mianyang's civil-military integration and development, Liu Chao said, "There are 13 newly established national and provincial innovative R&D platforms with a total number of 134. There are 66 new military-civilian integration enterprises in the city, totaling 386. Six enterprises have successfully entered the military weapon and equipment procurement catalogue and the total number has reached 28. The main business income of enterprises in the military-civilian integration regulation reached 143.79 billion yuan, accounting for 51.7% of the main business income of industries in the regulation.
Be more determined to move forward!
Liu Chao said, "I am greatly encouraged by the clear proposal in this year's government work report that “We should implement the development strategy of civil-military integration and accelerate the pace of science and technology innovation in national defense”.
Liu Chao said that Mianyang will continue to study and implement General Secretary Xi Jinping's important exposition on the development of civil-military integration and the spirit of important instructions on the development of civil-military integration in Mianyang, earnestly implement the decision-making deployment of the central and provincial committees on the development of civil-military integration, promote new and great breakthroughs in the development of civil-military integration in key areas, and strive to be the leader of national civil-military integration innovation for national implementation. Mianyang will contribute more "Mianyang strength" for the development strategy of civil-military integration and the realization of China's dream of strengthening the army.
Enter the “National Team”
At the same time, combined with long-term thinking and practice, Liu Chao proposed that "Mianyang should be listed as a national demonstration area of civil-military integration innovation". Last year, the Central Committee for Civil-Military Integration and Development adopted the National Plan for the Implementation of Innovative Demonstration Zones for Civil-Military Integration and the list of the first batch of innovative demonstration zones to enhance the overall level of civil-military integration and development was released, and it focused on building an integrated national strategic system and strategic capabilities.
According to Liu Chao, Mianyang is one of the areas with distinct characteristics of military-civilian integration, strong strength of national defense science and technology, and concentrated strategic scientific and technological forces, which has an important influence in the field of scientific and technological innovation and military-civilian integration throughout the country. Its incorporation into the national military-civilian integration innovation demonstration zone will help to promote institutional mechanisms, policy systems and development models to further achieve innovation, and to create more experience and practices that can be replicated and promoted across the country.