People's daily, Beijing, October, 9 (Ding Yixin) October 9th is the forty-ninth World Post Day. Ma Junsheng, Director-General of the State Postal Bureau, said in his speech on World Post Day that China's express delivery business has ranked first in the world for four consecutive years, accounting for more than 45% of the world's annual business and contributing more than half of the world's express delivery growth.
Ma Junsheng said that the postal industry is a modern leading industry to promote the transformation of circulation mode and the upgrading of consumption. The postal system is a national strategic infrastructure and social organization system, and plays an important basic role in the national economy. At present, the development of the industry as a whole has been improving, and it is still in the period of important strategic opportunities and rapid growth.
According to statistics, in 2017, China's postal industry completed a total of 976.4 billion yuan, business income of 662.3 billion yuan, an increase of 32% and 23% respectively. Among them, express delivery business has exceeded 40 billion pieces, ranking first in the world for four consecutive years, accounting for more than 45% of the world's annual business, and contributing more than half of the world's express growth. Seven enterprises have been successfully restructured and listed in the industry, with an annual net retail sales exceeding 5 trillion yuan and direct employment of more than 200,000 people.
Ma Junsheng said that the situation of China's postal industry has not changed, and the task of improving the quality and efficiency of supply is still arduous. Next, we must adhere to the people centered approach and further safeguard the people's need for postal services. We should fully fulfill the obligations of universal postal service, accelerate the realization of the goal of direct postal service in remote administrative villages, support developed areas to reach a higher level, and strive to solve the problem of balanced use of postal services in rural areas. Two, we should deepen structural reform of supply side and further expand the development pattern of the industry. To target the international advanced level, improve the quality of the industry supply system as the main direction of attack, continue to promote quality change, efficiency change, dynamic change. Three, we must continue to optimize the spatial layout and further serve the major national strategy. We will actively promote the planning and construction of the international mail and delivery network, create a mail and delivery service system that covers both domestic and foreign countries, and form a new pattern of open and development that combines air, land, East and west. Four, we must be good at catching the outstanding problems and make up for weaknesses in development. Focus on the green, reduction, recyclable goals, unswervingly promote the development of green low-carbon cycle, make a good post pollution prevention and control battle. Fifth, we must constantly innovate institutional mechanisms to further enhance the level of modern governance in the industry. Free flow of elements, flexible price response, fair and orderly competition, and survival of the fittest are essential.
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