The First Shaanxi Development Forum was held in Northwest University
On July 11th, the First Shaanxi Development Forum was held in Northwest University. This forum was co-hosted by Research Office of Shaanxi Government, Shaanxi Daily and Northwest University, and undertaken by School of Economics and Management, The Silk Road Economic Belt Collaborative Innovation Center, Western China Economic Development Research Center and The Silk Road Research Center of Northwest University. Deputy Director of the Standing Committee of the Shaanxi Provincial People's Congress Zhu Jingzhi and Deputy Secretary of Shaanxi Education Committee Dong Xiaolong attended the forum and made speeches in the opening ceremony. President Guo Lihong made the welcoming speech and vice president Gao Ling hosted the opening ceremony. On the forum, former deputy director of Development Research Centre of the State Council Liu Shijin, vice chairman of National Social Security Fund professor Wang Zhongmin, director of Research Office of Shaanxi Government researchers Yang Sansheng, executive vice-director of National Development and Reform Commission Zhang Wenbo, Chief Economic Manager of Shaanxi Statistical Office Wang Qi and vice president of Shanghai Zhuque Investment and development Center Wang Huan attended the forum and made speeches. Experts had in-depth discussion on the two topics around the theme of the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 13th Five Year Plan of Shaanxi Construction: The Theoretical Connotation and Practical Research on the Construction of the Silk Road Economic Belt, and the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 13th Five –Year Plan of Shaanxi Construction. Meanwhile, experts also made positive suggestions on taking the key role of Xi’an on construction of the Silk Road into full use to promote the economic take-off of western China. The forum would enhance the purpose of Northwest University to develop local economy and give play to Northwest University to be the think tank and think bank for provincial party committee and provincial government to provide political consultation service and for enterprises to provide management advisory services. Other leaders and experts also attended the forum, namely the President of Shaanxi Daily, Chairman of Shaanxi Media Group, Secretary of Shaanxi Party Committee Zhang Renhua, deputy director-general of Shaanxi Science and Technology Deparment Gao Ling, vice president of Northwest University Wang Zhengbin and secretary-general of Shaanxi Academic Degrees Committee Yuan Ning. Media like Xinhua Net, Ceweekly, China Social and Science, Shaanxi Daily, Huashang Daily and China West participated in the forum.