Last month, on April 25 and 26, the fourth annual Digital China Summit was held in Fuzhou. Capital of the Chinese province of Fujian, located in the southeast of China, not far from Taiwan. This event allowed the signing of more than 520 projects with important investments. The figures are around 319 billion yuan which is equivalent to 44 billion euros. The areas covered are artificial intelligence, 5G, the Internet industry, and blockchain.
The 4th Digital China Summit
This two-day hybrid event was indeed organized in person, but also online, through a dedicated platform. The event was divided into seven sections. With one main forum and twenty sub-forums. During this event, they gave more than 80 press conferences, with an innovation competition and an exhibition. This exhibition represented over fifty major companies like Alibaba, Huawei, Tencent, etc. Open to the public until April 29.
The theme of this summit was “Stimulating New Dynamics of Data Factors and Starting a New Journey for Digital China” and about 120,000 visitors were able to attend this event during the second day. The Digital China Summit is organized by the National Development and Reform Commission, the Cyberspace Administration of China, the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council, and the Fujian Provincial Government.
The themes discussed around digital
During this event, we saw many presentations around digital transformation in several sectors: governance, ecology, IT, economy, urban construction, and rural revitalization.
Let’s look back at several of these themes:
- First, the “digital society” highlighted achievements in developing convenient and accessible digital services for all, while focusing on improving users’ lives and digital security.
- Second, on “digital industry” focused on its presentation on Ultra HD 5G + 4K/8K video and China’s new technology infrastructure.
- Third, “digital government” presented innovative practices used by Chinese city administration and departments around data culture for example. They also discussed the integration of e-government services and support for the application of new technologies.
- Finally, the “ecology” section focused on the areas of digital yuan, digital transformation, and digital financing for the environment.
We can also add that a “digital space of future concepts” was planned and built in the exhibition square, to fit the theme of this edition. This structure hosts exhibitions on technology and environmental protection, technology and the future, technology and art, and the convenience of digital life. It is also in this space that all the contracts signed during the event have been listed.
We hope that the fifth summit will be as successful as this one! Moreover, if you want to know more about China, I advise you to read this article.