China News Service, Ningbo, October 16 (Reporter Li Dian) On the 16th, as a sub-event of the 2021 World Digital Economy Conference and the 11th Smart City and Smart Economy Expo, Ningbo Station of the "2021 Yangtze River Delta Information Consumption Model City Tour" The event and the launching ceremony of Ningbo Information Consumption Experience Day (hereinafter referred to as: Information Consumption City Tour Ningbo Station Event) was held in Ningbo, Zhejiang.

  The Fifth Plenary Session of the 19th Central Committee clearly pointed out that "the fundamental role of consumption in economic development should be enhanced, traditional consumption should be promoted, and new consumption should be cultivated."

Information consumption is the core component of new consumption.

  From eating, shopping, to medical care, transportation, and paying for things, information consumption is closely related to everyone's life.

The expansion of new scenarios, new technologies, and new applications of information consumption is also an expansion of people’s life scenarios and public services.

  In order to promote the in-depth exchanges and inclusive sharing of information consumption in the Yangtze River Delta, to allow the public to participate in information consumption to a greater extent and share the fruits of digital economy development, the Ningbo Station of Information Consumption City activity was themed with "digitalization leading new consumption", through launching ceremonies and experiences Center releases, keynote speeches, consumer experience, etc., to further promote the expansion and upgrade of regional information consumption.

Speech by Chen Bingrong, Vice Mayor of Ningbo City Photo courtesy of Ningbo Economic and Information Bureau

  With the continuous development and evolution of information technology, digital technology, and intelligent technology, new technologies such as 5G, big data, cloud computing, Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, and blockchain continue to lead the development of new products, new formats, and new models, and continue to promote new information Expansion and upgrade of consumption.

  In recent years, expanding and upgrading information consumption has become one of the country's major strategic deployments. The State Council issued two guidelines on expanding and upgrading information consumption in 2013 and 2017, and made comprehensive arrangements for the development of new information consumption.

  Subsequently, the national level and functional departments have introduced a series of supporting policies in the field of information consumption, focusing on upgrading infrastructure, enhancing supply capacity, cultivating consumer demand, improving the level of public service informatization, and improving the consumer environment.

  "We promote the in-depth expansion of information consumption, play the key role of information consumption in deepening supply-side reforms, boosting the vitality of economic development, and achieving high-quality development, so that the comprehensive level and development quality of national information consumption have been significantly improved." Ministry of Industry and Information Technology Changjiang Mingtao, deputy director of the Information Technology Development Department, said.

  Among them, as one of the most active, open and innovative regions in the country, the Yangtze River Delta has successfully established 11 demonstration cities, including Shanghai, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Hefei, and Ningbo, and cultivated a number of new information consumption demonstrations. project.

  Jiang Mingtao said that Ningbo is one of the representative cities in the Yangtze River Delta. In the expansion and upgrading of information consumption, it combines the advantages and characteristics of urban development, adheres to the three main lines of increasing supply, expanding demand, and optimizing the environment, forming a distinctive information consumption development. model.

  Right now, Ningbo, located in the southern wing of the Yangtze River Delta, has cultivated a number of innovative projects such as Ningbo Cloud Hospital, China Plastics Online, Sea Fresh, Tweet Rescue, etc., and has been selected as a national new type of information consumption demonstration project. .

  "The digital development of the economy and society is the general trend and will surely drive the leap-forward development of information consumption." Chen Bingrong, vice mayor of Ningbo City, expects that Ningbo will focus on the overall goal of building a national information consumption demonstration city and take the overall implementation of digital reform as the overall starting point. Accelerate the promotion of new digital infrastructure led by 5G, promote the quality and expansion of the core industries of the digital economy, comprehensively promote and popularize the new digital life, and create an upgraded version of information consumption.

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