On the afternoon of April 1, 2020, Zhang Yueguo, President of GZASS and his delegation were invited to report and exchange work at the Standing Committee of Guangzhou Municipal People’s Congress. The meeting was chaired by Zhou Jianjun, deputy director of the Standing Committee of the Municipal People’s Congress.
Zhou Jianjun said that in recent years, GZASS, strongly committed to the central task and the general interests, has made breakthroughs in major research projects, development of major platform, holding of major events, and public opinion guidance, etc., and seen the significant improvement in comprehensive influence, thus playing its due role in serving the decision-making of the municipal committee and the municipal government. The Standing Committee of the Municipal People’s Congress has chosen to cooperate with GZASS in holding special lectures, carrying out special studies and social surveys, believing that both sides are well grounded and positioned to jointly complete these tasks.
President Zhang Yueguo thanked the leaders of the Standing Committee of the Municipal People’s Congress for their trust in GZASS, saying that the commitment to serving the decision-making of GZASS is consistent with the goal of the standing committee to supervise the performance of duties—to better serve the overall economic and social development of Guangzhou. The studies of cities and the optimization of business environment represents an important area GZASS has been deeply committed to. In recent years, GZASS, in its voluntary adaptation to the new situation and new requirements, has been implementing strategic transformation and overall leap-forward, and constantly consolidating and developing the new operation modes of urban think tank—”hub + network” and “entity + platform”. And it has scored good results in its substantial cooperation with domestic and foreign high-end think tanks and research institutions such as UN Habitat, UNESCO, GaWC, PricewaterhouseCoopers (city of opportunity), the business environment project team of the World Bank, World Association of Major Metropolis, Oxford Institute of Economics, Academy of City Strategy of The Mori Memorial Foundation, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Development and Research Center of the State Council, and China Development Research Foundation. Zhang Yueguo said that GZASS will as always maintain close ties with the above-mentioned institutions to give what it has to offer to make Guangzhou better play its integrated urban functions and comprehensively optimize its business environment.
(Contributed by: General Office)