Source: Zhejiang Daily
The NPC and CPPCC National Committee, this is the most important schedule in March of each year for more than 20 years, Xu Guanju, chairman of Chuanhua Group. He used to be a member of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference. This year, he participated for the first time as a deputy to the National People's Congress.
Zheshang, this is Xu Guanju's most valued social role in more than 30 years of entrepreneurship. He once created a legend of entrepreneurship in reform and opening up. When a new round of technology and industrial revolution is about to take off, he said that the mission has not changed-dare to be the first to serve the country.
On the eve of the opening of the first session of the Thirteenth National People's Congress, representatives of Xu Guanju accepted an exclusive interview with our reporter to talk about new insights.
Xu Guanju, representative of the National People's Congress and chairman of Chuanhua Group——
Striving for a high-quality development leader
Our reporter Qiu Yijiao
Reporter: You were an "old" member. This time, you are a "new" representative of the NPC and CPPCC. What new requirements do you have for performing your duties? What's changed in writing motions, suggestions, or topics of interest?
Xu Guanju: Whether in the past as a member of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference or now as a representative of the National People's Congress, the party has shown the importance the party attaches to the development of our non-public economy and the concern of our non-public economy. I clearly remember that in 1998, I was 37 years old and participated in the CPPCC meeting as the only private entrepreneur commissioner in Zhejiang. This was the first time in my life that I walked into the Great Hall of the People and felt great honor and responsibility. Two national meetings each year, the national development blueprint strengthens our confidence in the path we take, and our determination to do a good job in the industry.
This year's National Two Sessions is the first National Two Sessions held after the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, and I am a new representative of the new era, always benchmarking with the times and meeting the glorious mission of the new era. Keep in mind at all times. I think that what remains unchanged is the original intention of earnestly performing the duties and responsibilities, and the persistence of paying attention to manufacturing, speaking for the real economy, and speaking out for transformation and upgrading, what has changed is new goals and new actions in the new era. In preparing this year's bill and recommendations, I continued to focus on the real economy, and at the same time launched a survey of 2,200 truck drivers across the country to make suggestions on many practical difficulties and problems they face in their work and life.
Reporter: You just mentioned that you will continue to focus on the real economy this year. When you read your motions and suggestions, I found that the term "high-quality development" appears frequently. What do you think are the priorities for high-quality development? From an enterprise perspective, what are the key points to focus on?
Xu Guanju: I think we need to grasp four key points.
The first is to deeply understand the characteristics of the times and achieve the enterprises of the times. A successful company is an enterprise of the times. Only by always benchmarking with the times and advancing with the times can we lead the industry. Today's most significant trends are sharing, connection, and platformization. Turning elements of the times into elements of enterprise development is an important way to achieve high-quality development.
The second is to seize the major opportunities for the development of the digital economy. In recent years, China's Internet has achieved rapid development on the consumer side, but there are still shortcomings on the production side. In the past ten years, digital technology has greatly facilitated our lives and consumption. I firmly believe that in the next ten years, it will better serve our production and manufacturing.
The third is to attach great importance to the construction of the supply chain service system. At this meeting, I prepared the "Proposal on Complementing the Shortcomings of the Supply Chain Service System and Promoting the High-quality Development of the Real Economy". Because from the perspective of most manufacturing enterprises in China, the supply chain service system is a very obvious shortcoming. Taking logistics as an example, China has 250 trillion yuan worth of goods flowing each year. If the logistics supply chain system has good coordination and the organization of the flow and direction of goods is better, it can reduce a large number of repeated invalid flows, so that The entire economic operation system is more orderly and efficient.
The fourth is to vigorously develop the productive service industry, which is the strategic commanding height of global industrial competition. At present, the economic structure of developed countries is "two 70%", that is, the output value of service industry accounts for 70% of GDP, and the output value of productive service industry accounts for 70% of the entire service industry. I suggest that by vigorously developing the productive service industry and reshaping the industrial chain, supply chain and value chain, it will bring huge momentum to the transformation and upgrading of China's manufacturing.
Reporter: As an entrepreneur, what kind of entrepreneurial spirit do you think you need to achieve high-quality development?
Xu Guanju: The high-quality development of private enterprises is the meaning of achieving high-quality development. Private entrepreneurs should be the vanguard of high-quality development in the new era and determined to forge an era enterprise.
Two years ago, I listened to the important speech of General Secretary Xi Jinping on "new" and "qing" new types of political and business relations. I believe that entrepreneurs must first and foremost uphold the right path and uphold the spirit of integrity. In the practice of management, operation, and management, we should strengthen the confidence and determination of private enterprises in upholding their own businesses, developing industries, and revitalizing the real economy.
At the same time, entrepreneurs must have an essential understanding of this era, especially the Internet, information technology, big data, financial services and other elements of the era to fully integrate the new impetus to promote the development of enterprises.
Of course, the development of an enterprise is not smooth sailing. For entrepreneurs, the problem is the opportunity, or the problem is greater, the opportunity is greater. In the face of the problem, we must have a stronger ability and strength to quickly adjust ourselves and meet challenges.
In my opinion, the development of an enterprise must be combined with the needs of the times, and we must take advantage of the situation to make a difference. To achieve high-quality development, we must inherit and carry forward the spirit of Zhejiang businessmen in the new era. This is our spiritual wealth in Zhejiang.
Reporter: You once said that "reporting the country to the industry is my biggest wish." Your father and Chuanhua, who you founded, are 32 years old. As an entrepreneur, how can you maintain your entrepreneurial strength in high-quality development?
Xu Guanju: Everyone who has been to Chuanhua knows that in the most conspicuous place of the company, the big cylinder and the bicycle we used when we started our business must not forget everything brought about by the reform and opening up, and we must not forget our original intention. It is to provide rich products for people's lives, which is our inexhaustible driving force for entrepreneurship.
In the past 32 years, Chuanhua has participated in and witnessed the progress of our country from "getting rich" to "strengthening". During this time, we often discuss two issues: there are Chuanhua in the past 30 years, and the next 30 years. Has it been transmitted? What can Chuanhua do on the road of "strengthening"? We can only answer these two questions by relying on entrepreneurship and continuing to do business again.
The prosperity of a country is inseparable from the prosperity of the real economy. I have seen that private enterprises ushered in a new round of golden development in the new era. As a province in the private economy, Zhejiang, we must be at the forefront in the new era. Only hard-working entrepreneurs can become the winners of the times. I think that it is such a force that gives us a sense of urgency that we ca n’t rest at all times.