Developing its strategic emerging industries is a crucial factor in Beijing's industrial structural upgrading.
In 2011, Beijing issued the Implementation Opinions on Accelerating the Cultivation and Development of Strategic Emerging Industries, pointing out that Beijing would strive to enhance the pillar status of strategic emerging industries in the capital's socio-economic development, enhance the influence of the "Designed by Beijing" and "Beijing Services" brands, strengthen the competitive edge and influence of Beijing's economy and make Beijing a "Scientific and Technological Innovation Centre with Global Influence" and a "Birthplace of China's Strategic Emerging Industries."
Beijing works to establish a strategic-emerging industrial pattern, with new-generation information technologies as its engine, biology, energy-saving, new materials and new-energy vehicles as breakthrough points and new energy, aviation, aerospace and high-end equipment manufacturing as the leading forces.
The city aims to construct itself into a national scientific, technological and financial innovation center, optimize the spatial planning and industrial layout of strategic-emerging industries, optimize its innovation-oriented entrepreneurial environment and promote globalization to make Beijing a world-class city with Chinese characteristics.
In 2016, the added value of Beijing's strategic emerging industries totaled 382.43 billion yuan (), an increase of 10.7 percent over the previous year.
According to the above-mentioned document, in 2020, strategic emerging industries will drive Beijing's national socio-economic development; their combined added values will account for approximately 30 percent of Beijing's GDP, their capacity for innovations will be enhanced, core technologies will be mastered, leading talents will be recruited, world-class brands will be created, multinational enterprise will be cultivated and industrial clusters with leading technologies will be established.