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Hangzhou and Alibaba signed a comprehensive deepening strategic cooperation agreement

On January 10, Hangzhou Municipal People’s Government and Alibaba Group signed a comprehensive deepening strategic cooperation agreement, according to news released by Alibaba.

Liu Jie, Member of the Standing Committee of the Zhejiang Provincial Party Committee and Secretary of the Hangzhou Municipal Party Committee, and Zhang Yong, Chairman and CEO of Alibaba, attended the signing ceremony.

Liu Jie expressed his gratitude to Alibaba Group for its long-term roots in and dedication to Hangzhou. He said that looking back on the past, the strategic cooperation between the government and enterprise has achieved fruitful results, and the famous city and famous enterprise have joined forces to write a glorious chapter of symbiosis and common prosperity. Over the past nine years of strategic cooperation, Alibaba has made irreplaceable contributions to Hangzhou’s economic and social development. We have seen Ali’s strong resilience against the trend in the cold winter of the Internet economy, Ali’s unremitting efforts to pursue excellence in the competition of hard power in science and technology, Ali’s consistent family and country feelings on the front line of epidemic prevention and control, Ali’s social responsibility of doing business for good on the road of sustainable development, and Ali’s courage to face the problems in the special rectification of the platform economy.

Liu Jie said that it is time to focus on the present and walk together with one heart, and the vast world of “forging ahead into a new era and building a new paradise” is promising. This year is the first year to fully implement the spirit of the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China. It is the 20th anniversary of the implementation of the “88th Strategy” and the year of the Hangzhou Asian Games. For both Hangzhou and Ali, it is a rare period of strategic opportunities, a policy window period, and a golden period of development.
It is hoped that Alibaba will build around a comprehensive national science center to strengthen the joint research on key core technologies, and the transfer and transformation of scientific and technological achievements;
Focus on reshaping the first city of the national digital economy at a high level, and participate in the “1248” action plan in an all-round way;
Focus on the construction of the “five major industrial ecosystems”, and give full play to the role of chain-leader enterprise in leading and demonstrating;
Form a number of industrial common prosperity practice cases around the city model construction of the common prosperity demonstration zone; and
Jointly host the Asian Games event around “Asian Games on the Cloud”, “Smart Asian Games” and “Green Asian Games.”

Liu Jie said that looking forward to the future, the perfect combination will create more glories. The municipal party committee and the municipal government will unswervingly support Alibaba’s healthy and high-quality development, strengthen the service awareness of “shop assistant” and “nanny style”, and improve the “all-round” and “all-weather” communication mechanism, implement the comprehensive supervision of “inclusiveness” and “prudence”, and fully support Ali in striving to be the leader of innovative development, the supporter of integrated development, and the demonstrator of standardized development.

Zhang Yong thanked Hangzhou for its concern and support for Alibaba. He said that Ali’s growth is inseparable from the tolerance and nurturing of Hangzhou, and the company has always shared the development growth together with the city for many years. Ali will resolutely shoulder its mission, actively fulfill its social responsibilities, and take the opportunity of helping the construction of Hangzhou Digital City to implement the three major strategies of consumption, cloud computing, and globalization in depth, help create jobs, and participate in international competition.
In terms of increasing investment in scientific research, ecological construction of the intelligent IoT industry, supporting the development of new formats of the digital economy, helping common prosperity, and successfully hosting the Asian Games, Alibaba will resonate with Hangzhou at the same frequency, deepen cooperation, and continue to contribute to Hangzhou’s economic and social development.