Digital China Summit set for October in Fujian chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2020-09-25
The Third Digital China Summit is scheduled to be held from Oct 12 to 14 in Fuzhou, capital of Fujian province. [Photo by Zhao Chao/people.com.cn]
The Third Digital China Summit is scheduled to be held from Oct 12 to 14 in Fuzhou, capital of Fujian province, according to a news conference held by the State Council Information Office on Sept 17.
This year s event will be jointly organized by theCyberspaceAdministrationofChina (CAC), the National Development and Reform Commission, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology,and the FujianProvincialPeople sGovernment.
At this year s summit, which has the tagline Innovation drives digital transformation; Intelligence promotes high quality development , visitors will experience the latest digital and information technology.
Yang Xiaowei, deputy director of the CAC, said that the event is expected to consist of seven parts,including an opening ceremony, a main forum,a parallel session, and an expo showcasing China s achievements in the construction of a digital China .
Yang said that the country s digital economy has grown rapidly in the past year, with its added economic value hitting 35.8 trillion yuan ($5.29 trillion) in 2019, accounting for 36.2 percent of the country stotalGDP.
Zhao Long, vice-governor of Fujian, said that this year s event will be held both online and offline, andwillfocus on advancedtechnologies and intellectualization. Advanced technologies such as cloud computing, virtualreality,and artificial intelligence will showcase the significant progress the country has made in digital economy and innovation.
In addition, a variety of activities will be heldto celebrate the 20th anniversaryof the construction of a digital Fujian , and the provinces ofHainan, Shandong,and Henan will be invited to act as guestprovincesof honor. An open platform will also be set up during the event to strengthencooperation between governments and enterprises in an effort to promote the signing of agreements for projects related tothedigital economy, according to Zhao.