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White paper on development and protection of intellectual property rights issued

The 2017 version of the white paper on "development and protection of intellectual property rights" as well as the "top ten intellectual property rights events of Ningbo in 2017" was issued on the morning of April 24.

According to the white paper, in 2017, there were 62104 patent applications, with 36993 granted. Among others, there were 18497 invention patent applications, with 5382 granted, and the invention patent possession rate per 10,000 people reached 25.9, higher than the national and provincial average


Five categories of "corridors" for beautiful economy to be built

The Administrative Office of Ningbo People's Government has recently released the "implementation scheme of constructing transportation corridors for beautiful economy", with the focus on the building of the five categories of distinctive transportation corridors.

The first kind is the natural scenic corridors integrating a lot of scenic spots of the city, including such national or provincial scenic resorts as Xikou Town of Fenghua District, the Qiantong Ancient Town of Ninghai County and the Hangzhou Bay National Wetland Park, as well as other AAAA scenic areas. By speeding up the construction of such projects as the Ningbo section of the National Highway No.329 and the Provincial Highway No.309, Ningbo aims to improve the traffic and transportation to the scenic areas. Other scenic transportation corridors, based on the island views, ancient folk culture and hot springs and bamboo forests, include the Huanggang Highway of Xiangshan County, the Yuyao section and Fengnhua section of the Huxi Highway, and the Meilin-Shenzhen section of Xiangxi Highway.

The second category is the sci-tech innovation corridors for promoting the smart manufacturing industry in Ningbo. The construction of such major industrial base projects as the Hangzhou Bay New Zone, the Meishan Bonded Port and the Southern Business District of Ninghai County, will be accelerated, as well as such road building projects as the Provincial Highway No.319, the Provincial Highway No.215, and the National Highway No.228. The construction of the roads linking the featured towns will be sped up, such as the Dynamic Town of Jiangbei District, the Marine Finance Town of Meishan Port, the Smart Robot Town of Yuyao County, and the Longshan Intangible Cultural Heritage Town of Cixi County.

The third kind is the ecological corridors to guarantee the livelihood sharing. In accordance with the requirements of the new rural road building, Ningbo will improve or transform the rural roads with a total length of 1200 kilometers based on the construction of the beautiful counties, beautiful countryside and integrated construction of the urban-rural traffic facilities. Roads will be built to connect the villages for "beautiful countryside construction", tourism towns, leisure tourism bases, rural tourist spots, Class-A scenic villages, clustering areas for farm accommodation, agritainment demonstration villages, and leisure agricultural parks. With the convenient and smooth traffic, the ecological road bets will play an important role in the rural vitalization strategy.

The fourth category is the historic and cultural corridors for the inheritance of the culture of Eastern Zhejiang Province. The road network, with the focus on such places of historic interest as the Grand Canal, the Hemudu Site, the Xuedou Mountain, the Baoguo Temple and the Tiantong Temple, will cover other places of interest, the historic and cultural towns or villages or traditional villages at the provincial or state level.

The last kind is the port economic corridors. With the improvement projects as the "Grand Canal cultural belt" and the "banks of the three rivers in Ningbo", Ningbo will further exploit and optimize the functional layout of the roads, in the hope of building the urban ecological water corridors with reasonable layout, complete functions, beautiful environment, rich culture, and port and water features


Youth delegation from Hong Kong visits Ningbo

A youth delegation of 240 young people from Hong Kong started its visit of Ningbo on the afternoon of August 1. For the first day, they were arranged to visit the three major museums in Ningbo, Ningbo Museum, the Tianyi Pavilion Museum and the Ningbobang Museum, to have a personal contact with the cultural atmosphere of the city.

As an important event of the Zhejiang-Hong Kong Hand-in-hand exchange activities to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong’s returning to China, 2000 young people from Hong Kong came to Zhejiang Province for a tour. This youth delegation to Ningbo is composed of 240 members of the young delegates. The exchange activities are part of the 10,000 Hong Kong young people visiting Zhejiang Plan (2017-2019), which is guided by Zhejiang Provincial Party Committee and Zhejiang Provincial Government, supported by the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, and jointly hosted by the United Front Work Department of Zhejiang Provincial Party

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First voyage of VLOC completed in Ningbo

The "Far River" Ship, the first second-generation VLOC with a capacity of 400,000 tons, unloaded the 388,166 tons of iron ore from Brazil and left the ore transfer wharf of Shulang Lake of the Qushan Port area of Ningbo-Zhoushan Port at about 3pm on April 21, completing its first voyage worldwide.

Since the first trial berthing of a VLOC with a capacity of 400,000 tons on September 23, 2016, the ore transfer wharf of Shulang Lake has received 36 visits of the 400,000-ton VLOCs.

As is known, the main deck of the "Far River" Ship is as large as three football courts and the ship weighs 55,000 tons itself. It is regarded as one of the leading ship products in the world.


High-tech industry in Ningbo grows rapidly

According to the newly released result of the economic development driven by science and technology, in the first half of this year, Ningbo achieved a total added value of 64.923 billion yuan and a new product output volume of 155.86 billion yuan for the high-tech industry, up by 11.04% and 18.82% respectively over the same period of last year. The added value of the high-tech industry accounted for over 40% of the total added value of the large-scale industries.

Beilun District and Fenghua District are two cases for the citys industrial innovation. From January to June this year, Beilun District achieved a growth rate of 21.14% for added value. While Fenghua District achieved a growth rate of 30% for output value and 20% for added value. They ranked No.1 respectively for added value growth and output value growth among all the districts and counties in Ningbo.

The high-tech enterprises have been the source of power for the development of the high-tech industry. In the first half of this year, the total output value and the output value of the new products of the 1212 high-tech enterprises both achieved a growth rate of over 20%.

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