Jinan, capital of East China's Shandong province will be among the 11 cities in the country to establish national pilot zones for AI development, along with the cities of Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, and Xi'an.
Since the beginning of this year, Shandong has launched 32 measures to stabilize foreign investment in the province by promoting work resumption of foreign-funded firms and projects as well as opening up more to foreign investors.
Twenty industrial robots were rolled out on the first day of operations at the Jining Robot Industrial Park on June 24.
The China (Shandong) Pilot Free Trade Zone Yantai Area opened international trade and service centers last week.
The Jinan government recently unveiled a blueprint for its cross-border e-commerce pilot zone.
The establishment of Jinan Zhangjin Comprehensive Bonded Zone was officially approved by the State Council on May 26.
Shandong province has been revving up international cooperation under the Belt and Road Initiative with more cooperation platforms and channels, local officials said.