The scale of my country's digital economy has reached 41 trillion yuan, ranking second in the world in total, becoming -

New Engine of Economic Growth (Online China)

  In recent years, the digital economy has continued to grow rapidly and has become an important force in promoting high-quality economic development.

The "Digital China Development Report (2020)" recently released by the State Internet Information Office shows that my country's digital economy has leapt to the second place in the world, becoming an important source of innovation in the global digital economy.

In 2020, the added value of my country's digital economy core industries will account for 7.8% of GDP.

The digital economy has become a new engine of economic growth. How can it contribute to economic and social development?

What opportunities does it bring to regional economic development?

 Accelerating the expansion of new business formats are emerging

  After picking up the meal, the takeaway boy loads it to the drone at the take-off point. Under the control of the cloud dispatch system, the drone flies into the automated airport in the community and delivers the takeaway to the self-pickup cabinet.

At this time, what the user received was not the phone call of the takeaway boy, but a QR code to pick up the meal from the self-pickup counter, and then use the code to pick up the meal... The World Artificial Intelligence Conference hosted by the National Development and Reform Commission, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, etc. recently took place in Shanghai Was held, Meituan showed its "muscles" at the conference: relying on the city's low-altitude logistics network that integrates autonomous flying drones, automated airports and drone dispatch systems, through aircraft, navigation control, artificial intelligence algorithms, route management, and communications The system has five self-developed technical capabilities to realize unmanned distribution.

According to reports, as of June this year, Meituan drones have completed more than 200,000 flight tests and delivered more than 2,500 real orders. Currently, they can provide a standard delivery service of 3 kilometers and 15 minutes.

  New formats and new models of the digital economy are emerging. Online education, Internet healthcare, remote office, digital governance, live broadcast e-commerce, and online tourism are booming, bringing people a richer and diversified consumer experience.

According to the World Artificial Intelligence Conference, the scale of my country's digital economy has reached 41 trillion yuan.

  The rapid development of network construction and the continuous expansion of emerging business markets for the digital economy are becoming a new engine for promoting economic and social development.

The "Digital China Development Report (2020)" (hereinafter referred to as the "Report") pointed out that in 2020, my country's data center business, cloud computing, big data, and Internet of Things business revenues will increase by 22.2%, 85.8%, 35.2% and respectively over the previous year. 17.7%.

Integrate into the real economy to add momentum

  The "14th Five-Year Plan" outlines a special chapter to guide the development of the digital economy, delineating 7 key industries, including cloud computing, big data, Internet of Things, industrial Internet, blockchain, artificial intelligence, virtual reality and augmented reality. The industry will also assume the responsibility of increasing the value added of the core industries of the digital economy as a proportion of GDP from 7.8% in 2020 to exceeding the 10% target in 2025.

  The goal is already clear, how can the blueprint of the digital economy become a reality?

Bai Jinfu, Dean of the Digital Economy Research Institute of Beijing Technology and Business University, believes that to promote the deep integration of the digital economy and the real economy, it is necessary to restructure the industrial system, deepen industrial chain cooperation, effectively integrate online and offline resources, promote the formation of digital economy cluster advantages, and give full play to The advantages of massive data and rich application scenarios have formed new business formats and new services.

  Various ministries and commissions have intensively spoken out, speeded up the layout, and improved the top-level design.

The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has made it clear that it will focus on the seven key industries of the digital economy, promote the development of big data, artificial intelligence, blockchain and other industries with application as the driving force, focus on cultivating an open source ecosystem, and create an internationally competitive digital industry cluster.

The Cyberspace Administration of China stated that it will speed up the optimization and upgrading of information infrastructure, accelerate the large-scale deployment of 5G networks, forward-looking layout of 6G network technology reserves, and comprehensively promote the large-scale deployment of IPv6 (Internet Protocol Version 6) applications, which will help Improve the construction of new infrastructure and consolidate the foundation for the development of the digital economy.

  At the same time, a series of physical projects have landed: Sichuan has started construction of 34 new infrastructure projects such as 5G base stations and big data centers; in Xiong'an New District, Hebei, the first ecological and environmental protection smart monitoring project based on 5G applications has been unveiled; Guizhou is speeding up construction" China Southern Data Center Demonstration Base", with 23 key data centers in operation and under construction...

Breaking down barriers and ushering in opportunities for regional development

  Grasp the construction of a new track for the digital economy, strengthen the new engine of economic development, and create new advantages in the digital economy. Based on their own industrial endowments, all localities are embarking on a digital economy development path with regional characteristics.

Zhejiang proposes that by 2025, the added value of the digital economy will account for about 60% of GDP, forming a globally competitive iconic industrial chain and digital industry cluster such as digital security, integrated circuits, and high-end software; Hebei proposes to vigorously implement Pilot demonstrations such as "5G+", "Artificial Intelligence+" and "Blockchain+"; Sichuan proposes that by 2022, the scale of the province's digital economy will exceed RMB 2 trillion, accounting for 40% of GDP...

  The development of my country's digital economy shows obvious regional clustering characteristics.

The "Report" pointed out that in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region, Beijing's comprehensive strength in scientific research and innovation and digital transformation of the service industry is strong; along the Yangtze River Economic Belt, Shanghai is accelerating the construction of a science and technology innovation community in the Yangtze River Delta; Hubei focuses on integrated circuits, new displays, optical communications, and In subdivisions such as energy and smart connected vehicles, a number of leading companies will be cultivated; the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area will build a “dual core, one corridor and two areas” in terms of spatial layout to accelerate the pace of building a global digital economy industrial center; Chengdu and Chongqing will focus on promoting tradition Digitalization, networking and intelligent transformation of the industry.

  Fan Hengshan, consultant of the Chinese Association of Regional Economics, believes that to promote coordinated regional development requires grasping new opportunities and applying new elements.

It is necessary to strengthen the digital support for regional development, and expand the economic capacity through the use of digital technology to make each region surpass the geographical environment and historical basis.

  In the future, with the construction and popularization of new digital infrastructure, the digital economy will further break through geographical constraints, gradually change the economic development model and resource allocation methods, and inject new momentum into narrowing the regional development gap.