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Ningbo's GDP rose by 6.8%

The Information Office of Ningbo Municipal Government held a press conference on the afternoon of July 19. According to Xu Tingya, Chief Statistician and spokesperson of Ningbo Statistics Bureau, in the first half of this year, Ningbo achieved a total GDP of 391.51 billion yuan, up by 6.8% over the same period of last year, a 1.5-percentage point increase over that of the first quarter.
In terms of the industries, the primary industry realized an added value of 14.27 billion yuan, up by 1.3% over the same period of last year; the second industry realized an added value of 195.82 billion yuan, up by 5.7%; while the tertiary industry achieved an added value fo 181.42 billion yuan, up by 8.6%. 
The industrial structure adjustment has been well under way. In the first half of this year, Ningbo achieved a total industrial added value of 173.77 billion yuan, up by 5.9% over the same period of last year, an increase of three percentage points over the growth of the first quarter. Among others, the large-scale industry realized a total added value of 130.46 billion yuan, up by 7.1%. The fashion industry, energy conservation industry, and high-end equipment manufacturing achieved the added value of 10.18 billion yuan, 8.67 billion yuan, and 17.29 billion yuan, up by 9.4%, 8.5% and 8.2% respectively, all higher than that of the large-scale industry as a whole. Among the strategic emerging industries, the new-generation information technology, biology, new energy sources, new materials and new energy vehicles had a growth of added value of 18.3%, 7.8%, 30.9%, 7.9% and 9.1% respectively. 
The services industry has witnessed the increase of the added value. In the first six months, the services industry achieved an added value growth of 8.6%, a reduction of 0.9 percentage point over that of the first quarter. The added value of the services industry accounts for 46.3% of the total GDP, an increase of 2.2 percentage points over the same period of last year.

Ningbo Strengthened Quality Checks of E-commerce Imports

Recently, Ningbo Inspection and Quarantine Department destroyed 19,000 items of unqualified cross-border e-commerce imports at the worth 326,000 US dollars, which included food, cosmetics and disposable hygiene products.
According to Ningbo Inspection and Quarantine Department, the unqualified products that were from the United States, the United Kingdom, Japan, Germany, Thailand and so on were mostly expired, deteriorating or had packages in damaged condition and excessive microorganism.
To ensure the quality of imported products, the employees of the department bought products on e-commerce sales platform anonymously and sent the products to third-party laboratory for inspection. Once unqualified products are found, the sellers would be asked to stop selling and call back the products. In the first half year, 98 batches and 10 types of imported products have been selectively examined by the department. Meanwhile, the department used the cross-border e-commerce inspection and quarantine system to randomly choose parcels according to a certain proportion and check their trade names, numbers, expiration dates and QR codes for anti-counterfeiting and source-tracing

2016 Ningbo Industrial Design Week

The opening ceremony as well as the summit forum of the 2016 Ningbo Industrial Design Week, with the theme of "industrial design and intelligent manufacturing", was held at Hefeng Creative Square. Pan Yunhe, member of the Standing Committee of CPPCC and former Executive Deputy-director of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, attended the ceremony and delivered a keynote speech.
With the title of "big data platforms for innovative design", Pan Yunhe gave an "open class" for innovative industrial design. He said, the quality of design depends, to some extent, on the quality of manufacturing. In the big data era, the promoting role of the innovative design in the prosperity of manufacturing is prominent. Ningbo is in urgent need of emphasizing innovative design while developing intelligent economy and constructing the pilot demonstration city of "made in China 2025", and it should accelerate the integration of industrial design and intelligent manufacturing and promote the industrial transformation and upgrading by giving full play to the big data platforms for innovative design. 
The results of the 6th "Hefeng Award" Industrial Design Competition, sponsored by Ningbo Municipal Government and hosted by Ningbo Economic and Information Technology Committee, were released on July 19. The competition arranged three awards, including the "best design concept", the "best design docking", and the "best design product", according to its three stages of design result docking and industrialization. Among the several thousand of candidates, 73 got the "best design concept" award, 19 got the "best design docking" award and 20, the "best design product" award. During the competition, 149 projects realized the docking with enterprises, with the total design volume of 37.21 million yuan and an expected industrialized sales income of four billion yuan

Ningbo's GDP rose by 6.8%

The Information Office of Ningbo Municipal Government held a press conference on the afternoon of July 19. According to Xu Tingya, Chief Statistician and spokesperson of Ningbo Statistics Bureau, in the first half of this year, Ningbo achieved a total GDP of 391.51 billion yuan, up by 6.8% over the same period of last year, a 1.5-percentage point increase over that of the first quarter.
In terms of the industries, the primary industry realized an added value of 14.27 billion yuan, up by 1.3% over the same period of last year; the second industry realized an added value of 195.82 billion yuan, up by 5.7%; while the tertiary industry achieved an added value fo 181.42 billion yuan, up by 8.6%. 
The industrial structure adjustment has been well under way. In the first half of this year, Ningbo achieved a total industrial added value of 173.77 billion yuan, up by 5.9% over the same period of last year, an increase of three percentage points over the growth of the first quarter. Among others, the large-scale industry realized a total added value of 130.46 billion yuan, up by 7.1%. The fashion industry, energy conservation industry, and high-end equipment manufacturing achieved the added value of 10.18 billion yuan, 8.67 billion yuan, and 17.29 billion yuan, up by 9.4%, 8.5% and 8.2% respectively, all higher than that of the large-scale industry as a whole. Among the strategic emerging industries, the new-generation information technology, biology, new energy sources, new materials and new energy vehicles had a growth of added value of 18.3%, 7.8%, 30.9%, 7.9% and 9.1% respectively. 
The services industry has witnessed the increase of the added value. In the first six months, the services industry achieved an added value growth of 8.6%, a reduction of 0.9 percentage point over that of the first quarter. The added value of the services industry accounts for 46.3% of the total GDP, an increase of 2.2 percentage points over the same period of last year

2016 Ningbo Industrial Design Week

The opening ceremony as well as the summit forum of the 2016 Ningbo Industrial Design Week, with the theme of "industrial design and intelligent manufacturing", was held at Hefeng Creative Square. Pan Yunhe, member of the Standing Committee of CPPCC and former Executive Deputy-director of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, attended the ceremony and delivered a keynote speech.
With the title of "big data platforms for innovative design", Pan Yunhe gave an "open class" for innovative industrial design. He said, the quality of design depends, to some extent, on the quality of manufacturing. In the big data era, the promoting role of the innovative design in the prosperity of manufacturing is prominent. Ningbo is in urgent need of emphasizing innovative design while developing intelligent economy and constructing the pilot demonstration city of "made in China 2025", and it should accelerate the integration of industrial design and intelligent manufacturing and promote the industrial transformation and upgrading by giving full play to the big data platforms for innovative design. 
The results of the 6th "Hefeng Award" Industrial Design Competition, sponsored by Ningbo Municipal Government and hosted by Ningbo Economic and Information Technology Committee, were released on July 19. The competition arranged three awards, including the "best design concept", the "best design docking", and the "best design product", according to its three stages of design result docking and industrialization. Among the several thousand of candidates, 73 got the "best design concept" award, 19 got the "best design docking" award and 20, the "best design product" award. During the competition, 149 projects realized the docking with enterprises, with the total design volume of 37.21 million yuan and an expected industrialized sales income of four billion yuan

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