BEIJING: In order to shape itself into a model province for building Digital China, East China’s Zhejiang Province is crafting the World Digital Economy Conference 2019 into an international platform for industrial communication and cooperation.

Held simultaneously with the 9th China Smart City and Intelligent Economy Expo, the conference was convened in Ningbo of Zhejiang. It attracted a host of reputed scholars including George F. Smoot, a Nobel laureate in Physics, and Pan Yunhe, an academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering.

In order to advance new ideas and showcase new trends in digital economy, new technologies and achievements, Zhejiang, a pioneer for developing digital economy in China launched the conference with the support of Ningbo’s local government.

In the recent past, the province has advanced its idea of building a Digital China and has made this its top priority. The province has also implemented a 5-year plan for boosting digital economy, expanding its digital economy industrial clusters and advancing transformation of the manufacturing industries.

As its next step, Zhejiang aims to expand its total output of digital economy to four trillion yuan by 2022.

Source: Xinhua News Agency