A worker works at a factory of Harbin Electric Machinery Company Ltd. of Harbin Electric Corporation in Harbin, northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, Sept. 3, 2022. (Xinhua/Wang Song)
BEIJING, Jan. 5 (Xinhua) -- China is ramping up efforts to promote the digital transformation of traditional industries by further applying next generation information technologies such as 5G, industrial internet, artificial intelligence (AI) in the sectors, the Xinhua-run Economic Information Daily reported on Thursday.
In 2023, China will work on the digital transformation of manufacturing sector, deepen the integrated application of "5G + industrial internet", and build a number of world-leading smart factories and smart supply chains, according to Jin Zhuanglong, minister of industry and information technology.
The country is moving faster to make a series of deployments eyeing mid- and long-term transformation. It will give full play to the enabling role of public service platforms such as digital collaboration platforms and sector-leading companies to drive the digital transformation of small- and medium-sized enterprises. China will also develop smart agriculture, and speed up the digitalization of trade, logistics, finance and other service sectors, according to a report on the development of digital economy in China released by the State Council.
Some localities make it clear to accelerate industrial digitalization in 2023. For example, southwest China's Chongqing vows to use digital technologies to facilitate the building of a modern industrial system, reshape municipal governance, grow digital economy and boost high-end, intelligent and green development of industries.
Many enterprises also put digital technology-empowered transformation high on their agenda in 2023. For instance, China Unicom, a telecom giants in the country, said it would build 1,000 5G network-connected plants, provide digital services to over 250,000 villages based on its cloud service platforms, and advance construction of smart communities in 2023.
At present, China has formed a batch of cost-effective and replicable digital transformation solutions specialized for the fields of raw materials, equipment manufacturing, consumer goods, etc., with relevant applications covering 45 key sectors of the national economy, according to Zhang Li, president of China Center for Information Industry Development. (Edited by Su Dan with Xinhua Silk Road, email@example.com)