Yunnan announces plans to deepen reform| Updated: January 29, 2022


Customs officers in Kunming, Yunnan province supervise fresh flowers before export. [Photo by He Ruochen/For]

In 2022, Yunnan province will deepen reform in key areas and key links, create new horizons for opening-up and development and open wider to the outside world, according to the provincial government work report delivered during the fifth session of the province's 13th People's Congress.

The province will fully implement the three-year action plan for the development and construction of China-Laos Railway lines, participate in the development of logistics systems in neighboring countries and promote the large-scale operation of China-Laos international freight trains and the regular operation of sea, railway and air transport under the new China-Myanmar Indian Ocean passage.

Yunnan will support new forms and models of foreign trade, deepen trials for innovative development of national trade in services, expand overseas warehouses, plan and build import and export distribution platforms and hubs and expand trade with countries on the Indo-China Peninsula.


A Fuxing bullet train runs on the China-Laos Railway. [Photo by Yang Zixuan/For]

The province will also build high-quality platforms for open cooperation.

Yunnan will make full progress in implementing 159 pilot reform tasks in the China (Yunnan) Pilot Free Trade Zone.

The province will hold the China-South Asia Expo and China International Tourism Fair to a high standard, and strive for the opportunity to hold more state-level exhibitions and international events in Yunnan.

In 2021, Yunnan continued to deepen reform and expand opening-up and further enhanced its development vitality.

During the year, the China-Laos Railway got off to a good start, and the new China-Myanmar Indian Ocean Channel saw successful trial operation.


Customs officers in Kunming, Yunnan province, check seals on containers of China-Laos Railway international cargo trains. [Photo provided to]

The province built two more new national-level foreign trade transformation and upgrading bases.

In 2021, the province' GDP reached 2.71 trillion yuan ($426.2 billion), up 7.3 percent year-on-year.

Cross-border e-commerce transaction volume in the province increased by 317.4 percent and total import and export volume increased by 16.8 percent in 2021.