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Ningbo Stands Out in the Smart Expo

Ningbo software and intelligence industry has made strides forward these years. In the past four years, the scale has quadrupled and reached 10.27 billion Yuan in 2010, being one of the industries that grow the most rapidly in Ningbo.212 enterprises have passed determination and annual review and 410 software products are registered.
Ningbo Ligong Online Monitoring Technology and SINOBPO have been recognized as national key software enterprises, which marks as a milestone for the business of the city. And in 2010 Ningbo has been awarded as “the top ten informationization cities in China”, “the model informationization city in China” and “the most innovative e-commerce city”.
It is learned that Ningbo will develop smart industry base in line with its 2011-2015 Program to Develop a Smart City, with the focus on research, development and application of the ten intelligent application systems. The world top 100 IT enterprises and Chinese large software enterprises will be introduced to the industry base. Private capital, scientific and technical personnel and college graduates are encouraged to flow in the industry.
The first Smart Expo presents a good platform Ningbo to promote its software business. At the expo Ningbo has a 252 square-meter exhibition area showcasing a series of characteristic, advanced and interactive intelligent products from Ligong and other key enterprises. Those products involve industrial software, applied software and e-commerce, animation, Internet of Things, etc. 21 Ningbo companies including Longteng Changxiang Soft Co., Ltd will exhibit in software service zone.

Ningbo joins "1 million automobile club"

On the morning of September 7, the issuing ceremony of the 1 millionth automobile license and the 2 millionth driving license as well as the ceremony of advocating good manners on road was held in the Traffic Management Home which is established jointly by Jiangdong Traffic Police Division and Jiaochen Group.

A Mr. Du, who came to Ningbo from Jilin Province, became the owner of the 1 millionth automobile license. The other day, he got to know with excitement that his automobile license would be the historic 1 millionth one. A Ms. Wang, who had passed the driving test in Xiaogang Sub-district two days before, got the 2 millionth driving license in Ningbo. Both of them are quite excited upon learning the news.

According to the international standard, the vehicle possessing capacity of over 1 million is a symbol of a city's entry into the motor society. It is said that Ningbo has joined the “1 million automobile club” following some other big cities like Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Tianjin, Hangzhou and Suzhou, etc. The statistics show that one household out of three owns a car and one person out of three possesses the driving license. A related official from Ningbo Traffic Police Division of Public Security Bureau claimed that the figure indicated the constantly rapid economy development of Ningbo and the pronounced improvement of people's material living standard. "However, the ever-increasing vehicle possessing capacity has also created new problems as to the carrying capacity of the existing streets and roads. Therefore, it is urgent that all the citizens voluntarily join the campaign for good manners on road so that people can enjoy the happiness brought about by the motor society." added the official.

More than 200 people attended the ceremony. Those present included personnel concerned from Ningbo Civilization Office, Ningbo Transport Committee, Ningbo Housing and Urban-rural Development Committee, Ningbo Insurance Regulatory Bureau, Ningbo Traffic Police Division of Public Security Bureau, Ningbo Daily Group and Ningbo Radio, as well as representatives from different circles.

Entrepreneurship saloon opened

On the afternoon of September 5, an entrepreneurship saloon for overseas specialists was held in Ningbo. Zhu Wei, member of Ningbo Municipal Standing Committee of the CPC and Secretary of the Municipal Organization Department of Ningbo Municipal Party Committee, and Fan Yi, vice chairman of Ningbo People's Political Consultative Conference, attended the meeting.

Over 40 overseas specialists from 10 countries including the U.S., Canada, Japan, the U.K. and Singapore, etc, together with young entrepreneurs and delegates from industrial parks, universities and research institutes, had a heated discussion about introducing talents and projects, as well as transformation and upgrading of enterprises.

"Made in Ningbo" stable in quality

On September 5, Ningbo Bureau of Quality Supervision announced the quality surveillance and sampling test results of products during the first six months. Among all the 1376 batches of products of 131 categories from 9 industries, 1255 were declared up to the standard, and the pass rate stood at 91.2%, which remained at the same high level as the same period of last year.

The sampling test finds the 100% pass rate in 90 categories of products, including frozen beverage, beer, T-shirt, anti-burglary safe, pressure cooker, indoor lighting switch, electric water heater, etc. The pass rate of some major products under surveillance, such as liquefied petroleum gas pressure regulator and fridge, also reaches 100%.

In terms of industries, the pass rate of products of medicine, textile, building material and machinery is above average. In terms of regions, the pass rate of products from Yuyao, Yinzhou and Cixi stands high over 90%.

Ningbo ranks 7 in top 100 cities in foreign trade

According to Ningbo Customs, China Customs, based on statistics from the General Administration of Customs, recently released China Top 100 Cities of China in Foreign Trade fro 2010-2011, in which, Ningbo got 74.8 points, ranking No.7 among the Top 100 Cities of China in Foreign Trade.

On the list are also 10 cities of Zhejiang, including Zhoushan and Hangzhou and of these cities Ningbo ranks No.1.

The assessment system for the Top 100 Cities of China in Foreign Trade comprises indicators in capacity, potential, development, efficiency and structure. On the list, Shenzhen, Suzhou and Shanghai are the top 3. Since 2001, with the rise of the emerging economic bodies and the intensification of the global problems, the world economy is quickly entering the post crisis epoch.

Reportedly, from January to July this year, the foreign trade of Ningbo saw a consistent growth. The total of import and export reaches 55.71 billion US dollars, increased by 20% above the same period of the previous year. Of the total, the export is $34.25 billion, and the import 21.46 billion US dollars, increased by 19.1% and 21.5% respectively. Of the cities independently listed in the national plan, the total of import and export of Ningbo in the 7 months is only next to Shenzhen (235.78 billion US dollars), and in this respect, Ningbo ranks the 2nd position.

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