1.Shanghai ranked first in the comprehensive assessment of SME development environment in China again
China Centre for Promotion of SME Development released the “Assessment Report on Small and Medium-sized Enterprise Development Environment in 2021”. Among the 36 participating cities in 4 municipalities directly under the Central Government, 5 cities with separate plans and 27 provincial capitals, Shanghai ranked first with a total score of 84.36, an increase of 11.57% over the previous year and 6.53 points higher than the second city. Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Beijing, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Ningbo, Xiamen, Chengdu, Tianjin and other cities rank among Top 10. Among five Grade 1 indicators, Shanghai has outstanding scores in market environment, financing environment and policy environment, ranking first, while ranking second in terms of legal environment and innovation environment.
Since the commencement of the national assessment of SME development environment, Shanghai has won the first comprehensive ranking for two years in a row.
2.The total trade volume of goods at Shanghai Port exceeded RMB10 trillion
In the past five years, Shanghai International Shipping Center is moving from "basically completed" to "fully completed". In 2021, the container throughput of Shanghai Port exceeded 47 million TEUs, ranking first in the world for 12 years in a row and breaking through the 40 million TEUs mark for the fifth consecutive time. The throughput of international transit containers exceeded 6 million TEUs for the first time, with a year-on-year increase of about 13.4%. Furthermore, the total trade volume of goods at Shanghai Port exceeded RMB10 trillion for the first time, that is, from RMB7.92 trillion in 2017 to RMB10.1 trillion in 2021, making it the largest container port in the world.
3.Shanghai accelerates the construction of a manufacturing innovation hub
Since the launch of the “Implementation Plan for the Construction of Shanghai as a Manufacturing Innovation Hub” in 2017, Shanghai has actively linked up the overall layout of the construction of a National Manufacturing Innovation Center, and cultivated and built two national manufacturing innovation centers in the field of integrated circuits and intelligent sensors. Among them, the capacity building project of the National Intelligent Sensor Innovation Center passed the inspection and acceptance of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology with excellent results, with the highest comprehensive score in China. It has also actively deployed in the fields of additive manufacturing, intelligent networked vehicles, offshore engineering equipment, advanced lasers, gas turbines, high-end medical equipment, ship power and superconductivity, and created 8 municipal manufacturing innovation centers. Meanwhile, in the fields of industrial textiles, high-end preparations and green pharmaceuticals, two manufacturing innovation centers were built, and the network of manufacturing innovation centers at the national and municipal levels was initially constructed.
During the 14th Five-Year Plan, Shanghai Municipal Commission of Economy and Informatization will formulate and issue the “Implementation Plan for the Construction of Shanghai as a Manufacturing Innovation Hub (2022-2025)” and the “Masterplan of the Construction Areas of Shanghai as a Manufacturing Innovation Hub”, and strive to build about 25 manufacturing innovation centers with extensive coverage and strong influence by 2025.
4.Shanghai has opened up more than 50,000 5G base stations
According to the statistics released by Shanghai Communications Administration on June 10th, in recent years, the number of 5G base stations in Shanghai has increased at an average annual rate of over 65%. The action plan of "Sailing at Sea" for 5G application has been steadily advanced, and 5G has gradually become one of the highlights in the development stage of digital economy in Shanghai.
As of April 2022, Shanghai has built and opened up 51,716 5G base stations. The density of 5G base stations in Shanghai has reached 8.2 per square kilometer and 20.8 5G base stations per 10,000 people. Shanghai’s 5G mobile phone subscribers account for 21.3% of all mobile phone subscribers, and the traffic of Shanghai’s 5G mobile Internet subscribers accounts for more than 30% of overall mobile Internet traffic. The total number of 5G application cases has reached nearly 1,000, and more than 200 key projects and pilot 5G convergence applications have been recognized at the national level.
5.The Fifth China International Import Expo is preparing and steadily advancing, which has signed up 260 Fortune 500 companies and industry leaders
The Fifth China International Import Expo (CIIE) will be held from November 5th to 10th, 2022. At present, all preparatory work is progressing steadily. The contracted area of enterprise exhibition accounts for more than 76% of the planned area, and 260 of Fortune 500 enterprises and industry leaders have signed contracts. Special zones for crop seeds and artificial intelligence have been newly set up, and the Innovation Incubation Zone has continued to expand. Hongqiao Forum will continue to publish the “World Openness Report 2022” and the World Openness Index. The country exhibition will be displayed online by intentional countries via CIIE’s official website. At present, many countries have confirmed their participation.
6.Shanghai released a three-year action plan for new data centers
Shanghai Communications Administration recently released the “Action Plan of ‘Computing Power Pujiang’ for New Data Centers (2022-2024)”, striving to build the first centralized platform for computing power transactions in China by introducing a multi-computing power service ecosystem focusing on high-performance computing power, fully supporting the digital transformation of the city, and helping Shanghai to become a benchmark of an international digital economy.
According to the Action Plan, by 2024, the total computing power of data centers in Shanghai will exceed 15 EFLOPS, the weight of high-performance computing power will reach 35%, and the available intelligent computing power per capita will exceed 220 GFLOPS/person. The PUE of newly built large and above data centers is reduced to below 1.3, and the average utilization of data centers is increased to over 75%. The computing power exchange platform is initially built, and an integrated dispatching and settlement system of computing power network is formed. The end-to-end one-way network delay of data centers in Shanghai’s hub nodes will be less than 15 milliseconds.