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Monday 22 January 2024

Beijing aims to be exemplar of digital economy

Beijing Municipal Bureau of Commerce Partner Stand: 624
Beijing aims to be exemplar of digital economy
Chinese capital will further tap emerging tech, including AI, to build a smart city

In 2023, the city's GDP reached 4.4 trillion yuan ($61.16 billion), up 5.2 percent year-on-year, while the digital economy contributed 42.9 percent to its GDP, compared with 41.6 percent in 2022. Beijing has set a GDP growth target of 5 percent for this year.

In 2024, the city will further improve underlying technology of AI and make its AI models as advanced as international ones, promoting its application in government administration, the medical field, industries and life services.

Automatic driving will be applied in more scenarios such as airports, railway stations and urban road cleaning. It has a 160-square-kilometer high-level demonstration zone for automatic driving. Beijing is developing more emerging digital infrastructure such as 10-gigawatt optical network and internet of vehicles to serve the construction of a smart city.

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