"Zhongshan takes an active part in the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, matches resoures from Shenzhen in building a demonstration pilot zone for socialism with Chinese characteristics, and seizes the opportunities brought by the Hengqin and Qianhai cooperation zones construction to strengthen its institutional openness and develop a high-quality, business-friendly city."
On the evening of October 11, CCTV News broadcast "Guangdong Zhongshan: Building a High-quality Business-friendly City". The program that lasted for 1 minute and 41 seconds highlighted Zhongshan's efforts to improve its urban competitiveness, including the "16 policies for talent" and the "rapid approval for construction" policy Tsuihang New District rolled out.
The 8th Plenary Session of the 14th Zhongshan Municipal Committee of the CPC proposed the "Three-year Development" plan, one of which was the "Stabilizing Enterprises and Businesses Year". The 13th Session Plenary Session of the 14th Zhongshan Municipal Committee of the CPC proposed to build Zhongshan into the most cost-efficient business-friendly city in the GBA by improving its competitiveness in business environment, location, industries, openness, culture and livability. The business environment was ranked as the most important aspect.
At present, the approval times for investment project and public investment project in Zhongshan have been cut down to 39 working days most. As of September 30, the number of registered market entities in Zhongshan exceeded 500,000.