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Address of Director-General of the SDRC

Welcome to the Development Research Center of the Shanghai Municipal People's Government (SDRC). As one of the leading decision-making research and consulting institutions, the SDRC, which is responsible for the Shanghai Municipal People's Government, has the following two major functions, one is to submit decision-making proposals and consulting suggestions to the CPC Shanghai Committee and the Shanghai Municipal People's Government by studying the overall and strategic issues concerning Shanghai'seconomy, social development, reform and opening-up and other major, hot or hard issues; the other is to set up public decision-making research and consulting platforms, organize and coordinate the decision-making and consulting research work within the government sectors.

Since its establishment in 1980, the SDRC, closely focusing on the important tasks in different periods of Shanghai's reform and opening-up, has been setting up various public decision-making research and consulting platform, works with experts and scholars from home and abroad and organizes and conducts researches. It offers advice concerning Shanghai's economic and social development, which includes those issues on Shanghai's reform and opening-up, the building of Shanghai into "four centers"(international economic, financial, trade and shipping centers), the holding of Expo 2010, the development of service economy, the guidelines on Shanghai’s 10th, 11th, 12th until to the 13th Five-Year Plan and the development strategy of "Shanghai in the Next 30 Years" coordinated by the SDRC at present. It has submitted a large number of high-quality research results and practical policy proposals to Shanghai Authority and offered strong intellectual support for Shanghai's reform and opening-up and economic and social development.

At present, as required by the need of comprehensively deepening reform and opening-up put forward at the 18th CPC National Congress, the Shanghai Municipal People's Government is endeavoring to transform its functions, build China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone, strive to take the lead in reform and opening-up as well as scientific development and accelerates the building of the science and technology innovation center with global influence in this unprecedented historical period. We will fully implement the guiding principle of the building of the "new think-tank" put forward by President Xi Jinping. We will, in conformity with the requirement of the CPC Shanghai Committee and the Shanghai Municipal People's Government, continue to set up more widely influential decision-making research and consulting platforms, maintain and advance wide connection with the international community, actively expand exchanges and cooperation with international think-tanks and collaborate with more experts and scholars from home and abroad. We will further promote scientific and democratic decision-making of the CPC Shanghai Committee and the Shanghai Municipal People's Government and offer intellectual support for Shanghai’s sustainable economic and social development and the building of Shanghai into a modern socialist international metropolis with high-quality research results and decision-making and consulting proposals.


Director-General of the SDRC