The number of little giant companies in the Hefei National High-tech Development Zone has risen to 19 following the approval of 12 new entrants.
Hefei National High-tech Industry Development Zone was recently listed as one of the top 100 development zones in Asia in 2020.
Hefei, capital of East China's Anhui province, has been ranked fourth among the top 10 Chinese cities by AI innovation power, following Beijing, Hong Kong and Shanghai, according to a list by AI Open Index.
Businesses have been benefiting from high-quality opening-up in Anhui province.
China will reduce burdens of market participants and boost investment as part of its new measures to optimize the overall business environment and foster high-quality development, officials and experts said on April 15.
The business environment index of the Hefei National High-Tech Industry Development Zone was 89.4 points in 2020, an increase of 2.43 percent from 2019, according to a report unveiled at a press conference on Jan 4.
The Quantum Innovation Index of the Hefei High-tech Zone (2020), a barometer of the zone's innovation capabilities, rose by 7.03 to 121.97 points in 2019, the compilers of the index said on Dec 18.
Hefei, the capital of East China's Anhui province, rolled out a set of guidelines to transform government functions, delegate powers to lower administrative levels and enhance grassroots public services.