On June 2, the launch press conference of The 2019-2020 Blue Book on the Construction of Shanghai International Financial Center was held at China Financial Information Center. The conference was guided by the Counselors’ Office of Shanghai Municipal People’s Government and Shanghai Municipal Financial Regulatory Bureau. The conference was organized by our university, China Financial Information Center, People’s Daily International Financial News, and China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone Administration Lujiazui Management Committee, and was co-organized by Shanghai Municipal People’s Government Counselor Wu Daqi’s Studio. Tu Guangshao, Member of Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) National Committee and Chairman of Shanghai Finance Institute; Zhan Wei, Deputy Director of Counselors’ Office of Shanghai Municipal People’s Government; Tao Changsheng, Chief Economist of Shanghai Municipal Financial Regulatory Bureau; Xie Chao, Chair of the University Council; Ye Guobiao, Party Committee Secretary and Director of China Financial Information Center and Chairman of Shanghai Petroleum and Natural Gas Exchange Co., Ltd.; Zhang Fengming, President of China Financial Information Center; Wu Daqi, Counselor of Shanghai Municipal People’s Government; Xu Chong, Deputy Party Committee Secretary ofPeople’s Daily Shanghai Branch and Chief Editor of International Financial News; Liang Qing, Deputy Director of China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone Administration Lujiazui Management Committee attended the press conference. The conference was hosted by Chen Jie, Vice Presidentof SLU.
Our university has been publishing The Blue Book on the Construction of Shanghai International Financial Centerseries since 2006, and 14 bookshavebeen published so far. Tu Guangshao commented on the Blue Book series that they werehighly systematic, dynamic, and targeted since the books comprehensively explained the construction of Shanghai International Financial Center, followed up and recorded the historical process of the construction, and keptrefining the problems in each stage of development andofferingadequate suggestions and solutions. With the construction of Shanghai International Financial Center entering Stage 3.0, the construction of Shanghai International Financial Center is of great significance for enhancing Shanghai’s ability to allocate global resources, improvethe national financial system and perfect the global financial pattern. Tu proposed that the construction of Shanghai International Financial Center Stage 3.0 requires efforts in three aspects.The first is to continuously improve the supply of high-quality system and speed up the construction of the system in accordance with the requirements of marketization, legalization and internationalization; the second is to seize the opportunity of financial technology development and support Shanghai International Financial Center with Fintech; the third is to promote the deep opening upandboost internationalization and the ability to allocate global resources through joint operations in Free Trade Zone, Pudong New District, and Shanghai International Financial Center.
Zhan Yong pointed out in his speech that over the past 15 years, the Blue Book series has faithfully recorded the development of Shanghai International Financial Center with detailed data and fully demonstrated the great achievements in Shanghai’s financial development. The Blue Book series has carried out highly systematic applied research, which became the intellectual support for planning and executing the construction of Shanghai International Financial Center. The Blue Book of this year has more contents concerning the“political consultation and advice”,which demonstrate new viewpoints, perspectives, and thinking under the new development pattern, providing inspiring and valuable references for the improvement of relevant policies.
Xie Chao indicated in his speech that Shanghai Lixin University of Accounting and Finance kept up with the pace of constructing Shanghai International Financial Center, constantly supported the editing of the Blue Book series, and witnessed and participated in the construction of the Shanghai International Financial Center and that the Blue Book had become a representative achievement of the university’s contributionin the construction of Shanghai International Financial Center and had also become an important brand of academic research and decision consultation. The development of Shanghai International Financial Center has set higher requirements on professional training, scientific research, and social services for the university.The university will seize the opportunity to continuously promote the construction of a high-levelapplied financeuniversity with high standards to better support the nextround of construction and development of Shanghai International Financial Center and also national reformation and development.
Representative Wu Daqi reviewed the editing of the Blue Bookon behalf of the Blue Book Editorial Board. He said that the Blue Book had achieved its intended objectives and presented as much fundamental data, events, and applications in Shanghai’s financial development as possible over the past 15 years. The editorial group stuckto an international perspective and reflected the fact that Shanghai’s financial construction wasbased on international financeand aiming at the construction of a “highland”, recorded the target design of Shanghai’s high financial standards, summarized the three-step strategies of Shanghai’s phased financial promotion, and presented Shanghai’s mission and responsibility to base its financial strategies upon national strategies.
To thank the Blue Book Editorial Boardfor their contributions, Zhang Fengming, on behalf of China Financial Information Center, issued the commemorative certificate to Wu Daqi, Director of the Editorial Board. The Editorial Board representative Wu Daqigave financial and media workers the new books as gifts. Wu Daiqi, together with the members of the editorial group, Professor Xiao Benhua and Dr. Ma Shiqun,interpreted the Blue Book from different angles.
Persons in charge of CPC Committee, President’s Office, Publicity Office,Department of Research & Discipline Development, the Lixin Research Institute, the Schoolof Finance, and the Schoolof Financial Technology, and teacher representatives attended the launch press conference.
(Photos from: Publicity Office)