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About digital China summit

April 23, 2020


Abstract : The first Digital China Summit concluded in Fuzhou, capital of east China's Fujian Province on April 23, 2018. The summit demonstrated the latest fruits of the development of the country's e-government and digital economy.

Photo taken on April 21, 2018 shows the Fuzhou Strait International Conference and Exhibition Center, the main venue of the firstDigitalChinaSummitin Fuzhou, capital of southeast China's Fujian Province. The ummitwill be held here from April 22 to April 24. (Xinhua/Wei Peiquan)

-- First Digital China Summit

The first Digital China Summit concluded in Fuzhou, capital of east China's Fujian Province on April 23, 2018. The summit, attended by 293 companies, demonstrated the latest fruits of the development of the country's e-government and digital economy, according to Zhang Zhinan, vice governor of Fujian.

During the event, investors showed interest in more than 400 projects, with total investments of 360 billion yuan (56.9 billion U.S. dollars), and 29 project agreements signed.

An academy dedicated to China's digital development was founded at the closing ceremony of the summit.

The organization will help resolve major issues in digitalization and use technological innovation to boost the digital industry, according to Xu Guanhua, academician at the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

The summit was jointly held by the Cyberspace Administration of China, the National Development and Reform Commission, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, and the Fujian provincial government.

-- Second Digital China Summit

The second Digital China Summit opened May 6th 2019 in eastern China's Fujian Province, offering a glimpse into the latest trends in digital technology that are rapidly penetrating the country's government departments and companies.

The second Digital China Summit opens on May 6 in eastern China's Fujian Province. (Xinhua/Wei Peiquan)

Technologies from driverless vendor vehicles and facial recognition security checks to 5G networks are being used at the event in the city of Fuzhou. An official report reviewing the country's digital construction in 2018 will also be issued at the event.

The summit from May 6 to 8 aims to serve as a platform for issuing China's policies on IT development and displaying the achievements and experience of e-government and the digital economy.

More than 1,500 officials, company representatives and scholars are attending the event, which is co-organized by the Cyberspace Administration of China, National Development and Reform Commission, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and Fujian provincial government.

Photo taken on May 6 shows a driverless sweeper on display at the second Digital China Summit in eastern China's Fujian Province. (Xinhua/Wei Peiquan)

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