Double eight strategy
Party chief of Zhejiang Che Jun (second from right) and Zhejiang Governor Yuan Jiajun, (first from right) admire an exhibition of photos and materials focusing on the social and economic development of Zhejiang over the past 70 years. [Photo by Liang Zhen/zjol.com.cn]
Starting time: July 2003
The "double eight strategy" identifies eight strengths Zhejiang possesses in terms of economic structure, geological position, industries, coordinated development of urban and rural areas, ecology, mountain and ocean resources, environment, and culture, as well as eight measures the province is taking to take further advantage of these strengths.
According to Che Jun, Party chief of Zhejiang, speaking at a July 12 news conference in Beijing focused on Zhejiang's development over the past seven decades, the "double eight strategy" is an innovative implementation of socialism with Chinese characteristics and serves as the general guideline for Zhejiang's development. Over the past 16 years, Zhejiang has secured major advances in its economy, quality of life, social stability and ecology.