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Ningbo’s GDP reaches 541.72 billion in the first half of the year

According to data released by Ningbo Municipal Bureau of Statistics and Ningbo investigation team of National Bureau of Statistics on July 24, in the first half of 2019, Ningbo's GDP reached 541.72 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 6.5%. Among them, the “246” tens of billions of industrial clusters developed well, with a total industrial added value of 151.54 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 6.7%, and the growth rate was 1.3 percentage points ahead of all industrial enterprises above designated size.

The innovation drive effect works. In the first half of the year, the city's industrial enterprises above designated size invested 14.43 billion yuan in research and development, a year-on-year increase of 14.8%, which was 13.8 percentage points higher than the growth rate of industrial enterprises above designated size. The output value of new products of the industrial enterprises above designated size in the city reached 277.23 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 7.5%. The contribution rate to the growth of industrial output value was 55.5%, and the contribution rate increased by 18.8 percentage points over the same period of last year.

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Ningbo children show in DPRK

On July 23, children from Bada Education and Dance School in Ningbo ended their performance in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and returned. Not long ago, they were invited to DPRK to participate in the "Celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between China and the DPRK".  They won praises from all parties for their wonderful performances.

At the invitation of the International Youth Exchange Agency of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, 11 exchange groups from China went to the DPRK to participate in the “Celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between China and the DPRK”. At 17 o'clock on July 17th, North Korea, the big party opened in the Mangyongdae Students and Children's Palace Theater in Pyongyang. The theater was packed. The "Swimming" performed by Ningbo children was uniform and graceful. Their dance movements such as watering, kicking, and spinning won the applause of the audience. The performance of the children of Ningbo was highly recognized by the leaders of the meeting and the audience of DPRK.

The event was highly valued by DPRK. In addition to the performances, the children of Ningbo visited the Pyongyang Friendship Tower and cherished the Chinese martyrs who died in the War to Resist US Aggression and Aid Korea. They also visited the former residence of Kim Il Sung, the Pyongyang Central Zoo, Pyongyang people's fine amusement park, and watched the Arirang large group gymnastics performance "The People's Country."

These children said that during their stay in DPRK, they really felt the profound friendship of the Korean people for the Chinese people. This event has sowed the seeds of peace and friendship in the hearts of Chinese and Korean youths, and will surely bear fruit in the future

2nd Intelligent Development Forum on Digital Ocean held

On the afternoon of July 30, the 2nd Intelligent Development Forum on Digital Ocean (Fishery) was held in Fenghua District, attracting over 300 experts and scholars and industrial leaders from such fields as marine fishery, digital industry and financial investment to conduct in-depth exchanges and discussions on reshuffling the traditional marine industrial structure and promoting the digitalized transfer from traditional fishery to intelligent fishery.

The 2019 World Digital Economy Conference will be held in Ningbothis September. As the outpost of the conference, the digital ocean forum focuses on the “marine future guided by digital economy” to promote the supply-side reform of the traditional fishery. With the theme of “digital China, marine economy, intelligent fishery and industrial navigation”, such experts as Zhao Xingwu, President of China Fisheries Association, Gui Jianfang, academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Yan Xiaojun, Party Committee Secretary of Zhejiang Ocean University, and Ye Ning from Ningbo Haishangxian Information

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2019 Ningbo Shopping Festival is coming

It is learned from Ningbo Commercial Bureau that from August 1 on, the 31-day Ningbo Shopping Festival as well as the Consumption Promotion Month will be launched. This year, there will be 159 promotion activities in such fields as retail, catering, accommodation, tourism, culture, sports and parent-child activities. The activities will be divided into four sections with such respective themes as culture, public welfare, online-offline interaction, and business-bank (business-tourism, business-culture or business-sports) interaction.

Different from the previous sessions, this year, the shopping festival is combined with the consumption promotion month, and will last for a long month instead of only 17 days. In addition to the four sections of theme activities, there will also be the “2019 shopping festival carnival” series activities.

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Insurance plus service serves as new model for social governance

Recently, it is learned from the Finance Office of Yinzhou District that the “national digital demonstration platform for health and insurance transaction”, located at Ningbo Insurance Technology Industrial Park at the Xiaying Street, has integrated the data information for medical care, medical institutions and commercial insurance institutions, thus realizing the one-stop handling of medical reimbursement, data submission and reviewing and settlement of claims.

“The insurance has got a new meaning with the development of the internet and new technology has brought about maximum value.” In recent years, by taking advantage of the development of such advanced technological fields as big data, cloud computing, and artificial intelligence, Yinzhou District has promoted the application of insurance innovations in the social governance domain. For example, it has taken the lead in the province is launching a dozen of new insurance varieties, like the food liability insurance, the comprehensive insurance for elevator security, and the comprehensive insurance for precise assistance. In the first five months of this year, the district has achieved an insurance premium income of 3.176 billion yuan, up by 9.19% over the same period of last year.

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