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Yangpu lays out digital action plan

Shanghai’s Yangpu District government yesterday released an action plan as part of the district’s ambition to become a hub for digital infrastructure and the online economy.

The strategy focuses on 11 key areas, including 5G and the BeiDou navigation system, unmanned transport and new-energy vehicles as well as online medical and new retail.

“By 2022, Yangpu aims to create a new economy park, 10 demonstration projects, and foster over 100 leading tech firms and 10,000 digitalized companies with a total investment of 100 billion yuan (US$14.38 billion),” said Miao Rongbin, director of the district’s development and reform commission.

New infrastructure, such as 5G base stations and charging stations for electric cars, are expected to help restore the economy after the pandemic as well as drive future development, according to Yangpu’s science commission.

The action plan features stronger support for scientific research centers.

Databases and technological centers will be established to include data on integrated circuits, biopharmaceuticals, intelligent manufacturing, new materials, new-energy cars and big data. Based on artificial intelligence, more smart self-service machines will be launched in local communities.

Yangpu neighborhoods are being encouraged to build additional private and shared charging poles. Several demonstration neighborhoods will be developed across the district.

The city’s first model charging station for NEVs was launched at the Changyang Campus, an innovation park transformed from a historic cotton mill an now boasting many AI and robotic technologies.

The district also plans to build three Internet hospitals and five digitalized schools by 2022.

Other key sectors and businesses include remote offices, education and medical services, online financial services, smart transport, online research and design as well as new retail.


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