Global digital economy conference kicks off in Daxing

Updated: 2021-08-03


A global digtal economy innovation competition was rolled out at the conference. [Photo provided by Daxing district]

Developing the digital economy has enormous significance, said Xiao Yaqing, minister of Industry and Information Technology. Next, the country will strengthen efforts to tackle key problems in core technologies, strengthen areas of weakness and build an independent, controllable, safe and reliable information technology system.

The government will put more efforts into advancing digital transformation in the manufacturing sector, and also promote implementation of the "5G plus industrial internet" innovation development project and smart manufacturing project, Xiao said.

Digital technologies should better empower small, medium and large enterprises to fully support industrial upgrading, Xiao said, adding that an open, fair and nondiscriminatory development environment should be built up for the digital economy.

Local governments are also actively planning a new round of measures to speed up the construction of a highland for the digital economy. According to a document published by the government of the Beijing municipality, after continual efforts over about 10 years, Beijing aims to become a leader in city digital smart transformation, global data deployment hubs, emerging digital industry incubators, global digital technology innovation, digital governance in China and digital economy opening-up.

The country should build new, quality and reliable bases for the digital economy, promote the popularization of information infrastructure, and explore new and innovative space for the digital economy, said Yu Xiaohui, vice president of the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology.

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