The prudence of local governments can not only reduce the risk of local development, but also “peer screening” for car enterprises, which helps to reduce the industry bubble.
it is reported that sailin automobile, once the star of the new forces of China’s car making, has fallen into suspension. With the closure of sailin factory and the freezing of accounts, all employees left. Wang Xiaolin, chairman of sailin Automobile Co., Ltd., who was accused of “taking 6.6 billion state-owned assets with empty hands”, fled to the United States and met Rugao City, a county-level city in Jiangsu Province. The future of Rugao’s new energy automobile industry is also covered with a layer of fog.
sailin is not the first vehicle project to fall down in Rugao. Reports show that in recent years, at least three vehicle projects in Rugao have failed. The experience and lessons are worth learning.
a few years ago, driven by the demands of industrial development, the gambling automobile industry became a common action in many places – after all, new energy vehicles were on the air at that time. Statistics show that from 2015 to the first half of 2017, more than 200 new energy vehicle production projects have been implemented in China, involving an investment amount of more than 100 billion yuan, and the production capacity is planned to reach 21.24 million units.
However, in 2019, with the decline of subsidies and the decline of auto sales, the number of once flourishing new forces of automobile manufacturing enterprises has dropped to about 40; correspondingly, many places are in an awkward predicament due to the introduction of the original industry.
automobile manufacturing is the Pearl in the crown of modern industry. With a long industrial chain and high output value, automobile manufacturing has become a “sweet cake” in the eyes of some local governments, which was originally normal. In addition, new energy vehicles really represent a certain trend. Many places try their best to squeeze into the track, which is also the embodiment of actively seeking development.
but the other side of the high output value of the automobile industry is that there are certain thresholds for technology, talents and industrial foundation. Such a threshold requirement, objectively doomed to compete for the risk of automobile tuyere.
moreover, the emergence of new forces of various types of cars has its own bubble, and the speculative nature of capital should not be underestimated. A common phenomenon is that local governments focus on the automobile production capacity of the new automobile making forces and the radiation capacity of the surrounding industries, but the capital behind them may be that the drunkard’s intention is not wine, but the low-cost land that the local government can provide.
throwing money, giving land, delivering services We can not deny the sincerity and determination of most places to develop automobile industry. However, for a highly market-oriented industry, whether it is to attract investment or to support intentionally, the scale of government intervention needs to be carefully handled, and more attention should be paid to the risk control.
many failure cases show that in some places, in order to obtain vehicle projects, they often “give their money to help”. This “desperate” heavy investment mode is easy to lay hidden dangers for the unfinished project. For example, it is an open fact that some new forces of car making simply rely on subsidizing blood transfusion and neglect their own technological upgrading.
therefore, no matter how sincere the government shows in introducing automobile projects, it must first of all have market-oriented thinking and boundary awareness. As far as the local government is concerned, the best support is still a good business environment, so as to avoid direct investment and “bet” with enterprises. Even if it is to provide financial support, we should act in accordance with market rules and introduce necessary risk control mechanism.
behind this, it is also necessary for all localities to give local cadres some “calm” space in terms of relevant performance assessment, so that they can really patiently find comparative advantages in development and recruit or cultivate feasible projects and industries. Back to the government behavior itself, scientific decision-making plays a fundamental role in reducing the risk of attracting investment, and these procedures can not be ignored. In essence, this also points to a point: we should respect the law of the market and return to rational decision-making.