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Zhoushan publishes plan for demonstration city of common prosperity

chinadaily.com.cn| Updated: August 5, 2021 L M S


Yangshan deepwater port in Zhoushan. [Photo/IC]

Zhoushan in East China's Zhejiang province released plans for the construction of a demonstration city of common prosperity on Aug 4.

The plan is in response to Zhejiang's decision to build a demonstration zone for achieving common prosperity.

By 2025, the per capita GDP in Zhoushan will reach 200,000 yuan ($31,000), the proportion of added value of marine economy to the city's GDP will be raised to 70 percent and that for R&D expenditure will be increased to 2.7 percent, according to the plan.

The plan also states that by 2025, Zhoushan's capacity of allocating bulk commodities will be significantly enhanced, the city will lead the country in bunker oil supply as well as material supply for international ships, and its market share in global commodity market will further improved.

The income ratio of urban and rural residents in Zhoushan will be narrowed to less than 1.6 and 51 percent of the city will be covered by forests by 2025.

By that year, a 15-minute living circle will be created for local residents, allowing them to access the nearest preschools, activity centers, and elderly care centers within 15 minutes, and public service on distant islands in the city will be greatly improved.

By 2035, the per capital GDP in Zhoushan will exceed 300,000 yuan and the city is expected to to increase the income of its urban and rural residents to the level of developed economies.