Shandong to take lead in digital economy development

(| Updated : 2021-03-11

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The province of Shandong in East China will seize the opportunities presented by the new round of technological and industrial revolution and promote industrial digitalization and governance modernization to becoming a leading force in development of the digital economy in the country, said local officials.


Employees on a production line of Haier Group in Qingdao, East China's Shandong province, on Feb 27 [Photo by Wang Peike/for China Daily]

The remarks were made during a recent news conference held by the Shandong Provincial People's Government underlining the focus on cultivating new growth drivers through scientific and technological innovation and digital transformation over the 14th Five-Year Plan period (2021-25).

According to local authorities, the province will speed up the construction of new infrastructure involving 5G, big data centers, artificial intelligence and industrial internet, and push forward the digital transformation of traditional infrastructure such as energy, transportation and water conservancy. 

It will also implement the "catalog" management of data assets, build the Shandong Big Data Trading Center, and implement the data (product) registration system.

With a focus on advanced computing, new intelligent terminals, ultra-high definition video and its other advantages, Shandong will strengthen the R&D of key technologies and products, and promote the implementation of major projects in the province.

It will strengthen key basic industries, focus on core electronic components, third-generation semiconductors, high-end software and other basic areas, and develop large-scale integrated circuit manufacturing capabilities.

Shandong will strengthen the development of artificial intelligence, the Beidou Navigation Satellite System, quantum science and technology infrastructure and innovation platforms, and build a trans-regional innovation ecology that will empower industrial upgrading.

The province will further promote industrial transformation, promote the development of smart agriculture, and build a big data system for agriculture.

It will optimize modern marine industries and promote the digital transformation of marine aquaculture, marine biomedicine, and other related industries.

It will use digital technologies to promote the professional and high-end development of producer services such as trade, logistics, finance and insurance, and build a strategic hub of digital trade.

Efforts will also be intensified to modernize governance and improve the business environment in the province, said local authorities.