(Focus on Boao) Tsinghua University Li Daokui: 50% of future GDP may be digital economy

  China News Service, Boao, April 21 (Reporter Zhang Xu) The "14th Five-Year Plan" proposes to accelerate digital development, and my country also proposes that the scale of the digital economy will exceed 60 trillion yuan by 2025.

In the future, where will the structure and opportunities of the growth space of the digital economy come from?

  On the evening of April 20, at the “Opportunities and Challenges of Digital Economy” sub-forum of the Boao Forum for Asia 2021 Annual Conference, Li Daokui, Dean of the Chinese Institute of Economic Thought and Practice, Tsinghua University, shared his views on the above issues.

  Li Daokui believes that the most simple, visible, tangible, and consumer-related digital economy will develop in a large amount. For example, in the future, JD’s logistics and distribution will be more convenient, demand matching will be more precise and more in line with consumption habits, and at the same time It also includes aspects such as autonomous driving and medical treatment. In the future, diagnosis can be completed online, which is very worth looking forward to.

  The second aspect is industrial interconnection or industrial internet.

Li Daokui said that people spend the longest time in the building, which generates a lot of data, which is actually very important for improving our lives.

Therefore, from now on, the original buildings and newly-built buildings must be redesigned and transformed, and many production links can be better integrated with consumption links.

  Li Daokui also talked about the long-term future of the digital economy.

"The third aspect may be a little further away from us. For consumption and for the industrial Internet to land, we need to make a lot of investment in infrastructure."

  As an example, Li Daokui said that autonomous driving is not a problem of cars. The biggest problem of autonomous driving is road problems. In the future, there will be many more sensors and signals on the road than today to ensure the safety and perfection of autonomous driving.

  "There are many opportunities in these three areas. I personally think that 60 trillion yuan is not enough. The 60 trillion yuan target may be too small. Calculated in proportion to GDP, more than 50% of future GDP may be a digital economy." (Finish)