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Action plan to create more tech applications

By YIN RUOWEI | China Daily | Updated: 2020-06-30 00:00

Beijing issued an action plan to speed up the creation of new demonstration scenarios and foster a new industrial ecosystem on June 10 to progress its transformation into a digital economic hub.

The action plan aims to address the capital's need for high-quality urban administration and development and cultivate a new economic ecosystem through digitalization, said Xu Qiang, director of the Beijing Science and Technology Commission.

Xu said Beijing will draw up more than 10 demonstration scenarios that illustrate the benefits of the capital city and its innovations, promote more than 100 typical applications to urban management and services and nurture some 1,000 high-growth companies.

The action plan covers just 10 areas. "It does not seek to be all-encompassing. Based on the current needs, tasks in these 10 areas are basic, operable and 'thirst-quenching'," Xu added.

In the area of intelligent transport, Beijing will move faster to set up 5G-based car network facilities, establish a cloud-based control platform and realize the running of autonomous vehicles with Level 4 or 5 features.

Beijing will advance the construction of internet hospitals, use online and offline medical resources, and integrate technologies such as artificial intelligence into the construction of smart healthcare.

Drawing on the experience of promoting a modern urban management system or "brain" of the city in Haidian district, Beijing aims to further develop scenarios for smart communities and environmental governance.

For those worried about time-consuming procedures to get permits, Beijing will facilitate administrative procedures online and streamline steps.

In the area of online education, Beijing will set up a digital resource sharing center and a unified service portal, and run a series of pilot projects to promote smart campuses.

With a surging need for industrial upgrading, Beijing will increase tech application scenarios, promote intelligent and digital transformation, and support the development of emerging service economies such as sharing and online economies.

State-owned companies in the fields of finance, energy, electricity, telecommunications, high-speed rail, aviation and construction are expected to develop a batch of large-scale and influential application scenarios.

For the anticipated 2022 Winter Olympics, Beijing will speed up applications that will enable audiences to enjoy intelligent technology while watching the Games.

Beijing will strengthen the design of major tech application scenarios in three science cities and one high-tech area.

These are Zhongguancun Science City, the Huairou Science City, Beijing Future Science Park, and the Beijing Economic-Technological Development Area. Also, the subcenter of Tongzhou, the Daxing Airport Area of the China (Hebei) Pilot Free Trade Zone and the Beijing Tianzhu Free Trade Zone will be included.

Striving for the coordinated development of Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei, Beijing will focus on the needs of intelligent upgrading and the transformation of key industries, give enterprises support and accelerate the construction of a cross-regional industrial chain.

Xu said: "Next, we will work with relevant municipal departments and districts to enhance publicity and training and put services into effect.

"We hope that every market entity, especially small and medium-sized businesses, will play a part in the city's future."


An autonomous vehicle carrying passengers is tested on the road in Beijing in December 2019. WANG ZHUANGFEI/CHINA DAILY





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