Miao Wei, Minister of the Ministry of industry and information technology, said in his speech at the opening ceremony of the 2019 national manufacturing power construction expert forum recently opened in Jinjiang City, Fujian Province that traditional industries account for 80% of the added value of industries above Designated Size, and are still the main body of industrial economy. Upgrading traditional industries is related to the overall situation of promoting high-quality development of manufacturing industry. He also said that traditional industries such as textiles, clothing and home appliances are related to the national economy and the people's livelihood, and are also important industries to stabilize employment and foreign trade.
Traditional industries are also an important source of new energy cultivation. Many strategic emerging industries, such as new energy vehicles and new materials, come from the transformation and upgrading of traditional industries. Therefore, we must attach great importance to promoting the transformation and upgrading of traditional industries. Miao Wei said that, especially in the current situation of significant changes in the external environment and increasing risks and challenges in China, it is very important to accelerate the transformation and upgrading of traditional industries, maintain the stable and healthy development of traditional industries, stabilize the industrial base and promote the upgrading of the manufacturing industry chain.
Miao Wei pointed out that it is an important and urgent task to develop the manufacturing industry and accelerate the transformation and upgrading of traditional industries. We must attach equal importance to the cultivation and development of new industries and the transformation and upgrading of traditional industries, and firmly grasp the transformation and upgrading of traditional industries as an important support to promote the high-quality development of manufacturing industry.
To promote the transformation and upgrading of traditional industries, Miao Wei said that it should focus on five aspects:
First, we should adhere to the new concept of development. We should adhere to the requirements of high-quality development, take supply side structural reform as the main line, strengthen innovation driven, improve quality and brand, and improve labor productivity and total factor productivity. Second, we should focus on intelligent manufacturing. We will deepen the integration and development of new generation information technology such as artificial intelligence, 5g, industrial Internet, and manufacturing industry, transform the manufacturing industry into a whole factor, whole process, and whole industrial chain, and accelerate the transformation and upgrading of the manufacturing industry to a digital, networked, and intelligent direction. Third, we should pay attention to the important way of technological transformation. Focusing on intelligence, green, quality and safety, we will continue to promote technological transformation and equipment upgrading of enterprises, and accelerate the upgrading of traditional industries to improve quality and efficiency. Fourth, we should pay attention to the integrity of the industrial chain. Through transformation and upgrading, we will promote technological progress, reduce costs and increase efficiency, enhance the ability to resist risks, actively guide large and medium-sized enterprises to form a stable cooperative relationship, and establish a close industrial ecology. Fifth, we should attach importance to the improvement of the quality of the labor force. We should strengthen the training of urgently needed professionals, vigorously develop vocational education, and create a long-term mechanism and policy environment conducive to giving full play to entrepreneurship and craftsmanship.