沈晓明：解放思想 敢闯敢试 大胆创新 以思想破冰引领中国特色自由贸易港建设
Shen Xiaoming: Emancipate the Mind, Be Bold to Explore and Try, Dare to Foster Innovation, and Break Rigid Mindsets to Forge Ahead the Building of the Free Trade Port with Distinctive Chinese Features
Shen Xiaoming pointed out that the growth path of Hainan Province as a special economic zone over the past 3 decades demonstrated that fast and sound development could be achieved when people’s minds were emancipated and bold innovation and exploration were undertaken; while an adverse result would be seen when people became conservative, timid and rigid. Emancipation of the mind is the premise of bold exploration and innovation, which in turn is the result of the former. Without emancipation of the mind, courage could not be gathered to make daring exploration and innovation, and the strength of work, the depth of reform and innovation, and the speed of development is determined by how much the mind is emancipated. Hainan has now taken on the new historical mission entrusted by the CPC Central Committee, and, at the key stage of comprehensively deepening the reform and opening up and building a free trade port with distinctive Chinese features, Hainan demands to emancipate the mind and make bold exploration and innovation with greater urgency than in any other historic stage. Only by making good use of this "magic weapon" can we wade out the correct path to build a free trade port with Chinese characteristics without any ready experience to follow, can we explore an effective way to achieve high-quality development in an underdeveloped province, can we further opening-up and become an important intersection of domestic and international dual circulations as soon as possible against the counter-globalization current, can we study and plan out the mechanism and method for further strengthening the linkage development with the super large-scale domestic market after the launch of independent customs clearance on the island, can we better follow the concept of "green mountains and clear waters are equal to mountains of gold and silver" in building the national pilot zone for ecological conservation, can we enable the sense of gain among local people at a higher speed, with a better result and by a larger amount during the construction of the free trade port, and can we better adhere to and strengthen overall leadership by the party and effectively prevent and dissolve risks after "opening up the front line".
Shen Xiaoming emphasized that since the establishment of Hainan Province as a special economic zone, we have emancipated our minds, ventured, tried and innovated boldly, and secured a series of reform and innovation achievements. At this point, it is more imperative for us to forge ahead the reform by breaking rigid mindsets to seek breakthroughs, dare to make bold attempts, and accelerate rapid and steady progress in promoting Hainan's comprehensive deepening of reform and opening up and the construction of a free trade port. On how to emancipate the mind, dare to explore and dare to innovate, he pointed out that we must follow the guidelines by the Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era, consistently plan issues and pursue our goal in a way that the overall development of the cause of the party and the nation as well as major national strategies are well served, firmly stick to the correct political direction, and resolutely defend the bottom line of safe development and the red line of ecological protection; must take a serious attitude to learn and apply economic rules, draw useful experience, arrange work at reasonable speed, and promote growth in a more well-paced, more scientific and more organized way; must learn from the advanced experience from home and abroad with an open mind; must speed up systematic integration and innovation, stimulate enthusiasm among governments at city, county and primary levels, and form an atmosphere with competitive and pioneering spirits across the whole province; must give full play to the "invisible hand" of the market and the "visible hand" of the government, for issues that could be solved by market and society, the government should delegate power and put support and service in place, while for issues the market is incapable of providing efficient solutions, the government should take initiative to "fill the position" in time; must respect the initiative spirit of the people, and fully unleash the vitality of the market and the creativity of the people.