Digital Future: More than 450 enterprises involved in CIDEE in Hebei
Sep 7,2023 CGTN

China International Digital Economy Expo 2023 kicked off in Shijiazhuang, capital of North China's Hebei Province on Wednesday. (Photo by Xu Fulei/Great Wall New Media)

The China International Digital Economy Expo 2023 kicked off in Shijiazhuang, capital of North China's Hebei Province on Wednesday. The three-day event focuses on the development of the industrial internet.

More than 450 enterprises are involved in a gathering focused on exploring the digital economy, as part of the China International Digital Economy Expo 2023 in Shijiazhuang. The event, from Wednesday to Friday, includes Tesla, Siemens, State Grid, the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, Huawei, Alibaba and Tencent.

"The real economy is the backbone of a nation's economy, while the digital economy is the driving force behind technological advancements and industrial transformation," said Zhao Zhiguo, Chief Engineer of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.

The expo includes over 30 forums and international cooperation activities, with a focus on sectors including digital finance and artificial intelligence, as well as specialized and innovative enterprises producing unique products.

Hundreds of representatives from top-tier companies, venture capital firms, research institutions, and other relevant organizations are attending. Companies are showcasing an array of advanced technology products, and offering visitors immersive experiences.

"iFlytek has been offering quite a lot of solutions in the digital economy, encompassing the industrial and digital government domains. In the future, we anticipate harnessing our AI technologies and algorithms to facilitate the digital transformation, " said Li You, director of the Government and Enterprises Department of iFlytek.

"Several agreements will be signed at the parallel forums. We anticipate further collaborations with both governmental and corporate entities throughout the expo," said Xing Yanjie, Manager of the Xiongan Industrial Internet Company of China Unicom.

During the expo's opening ceremony, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology unveiled a catalog of China's cross-industry and cross-domain industrial internet platforms for 2023. Additionally, reports on China's digital city competitiveness and the application level of the national industrial internet platform have also been presented.

Editor: Song Lifang