The State Council approved on July 4 an overall innovation trial plan to be adopted across Wuhan city, capital of Hubei province, as an effort to grow industries and promote coordinated development of regions in China.
Hubei authorities and all related departments should adhere to market-orientation and industrial development when implementing the plan.
The pilot city should exploit its advantages as a traffic hub and in education to the full, to help industries expand westwards within China.
The city should concentrate on promoting technology innovation and removing institutional hurdles in order to set up a brand new industry innovation system.
By integrating all resources, the city is expected to be a pioneer in the strategic development of emerging industries and the upgrading of traditional industries, with efforts to support coordinated development of regions in China.
According to the circular, the Hubei government will play a leading role in implementation of the reform with the support of all concerned departments.