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Guizhou's digital economy leads in China

chinadaily.com.cn| Updated: 2020-12-02 Print

The latest statistics show that the digital economy of Southwest China's Guizhou province has ranked the first in China for five straight years – a testament to Guizhou's progress in digital economy development.

Guizhou has signed one industrial internet backup data center and one industrial information security center while promoting intellectualization transformation among industries. More than 20,000 companies in Guizhou have begun using cloud computing services.

Guizhou's agricultural product platform has covered 3,623 planting bases in 88 counties, with 883 online shops, and achieved a total transaction amount of more than 100 million yuan ($15.29 million). It is intended to coordinate the production and sales of agricultural products.

So far, Guizhou has built 16,330 5G base stations and 1.69 million kilometers of optical communication cables, becoming a hub of the national optical network.

The province has also taken great leaps in integrating new business types with intelligent technologies: More than 300 smart online vegetable markets have been established in Guiyang, and more than 6.71 million Guizhou students have enjoyed online education, while remote healthcare services have been provided a whopping 542,000 times in the province. Also, Guizhou's official online tourism platform has had 88.4 million visits and sold 1.64 million tickets.

Guizhou saw its software business income increase by 22.47 percent year-on-year from January to October, with three companies exceeding 1 billion yuan in business income. Among them, Guizhou Big Data Group's business income reached 2.54 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 161 percent.

In addition, Guizhou has made efforts to enhance digital governance: All of the government affairs at county, municipal and provincial levels can be done online; Guizhou's official smartphone app for government affairs has 13.66 million registered users; and the provincial labor big data platform has recommended jobs for 427,900 people.

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