Working together to build digital trade into a new engine for common development (go into the market to see confidence)

-- Looking at the new momentum of the development of the digital economy from the perspective of the Digital Trade Fair

On the banks of the Qiantang River, in winter, Hangzhou International Expo Center welcomes guests from all over the world. From November 11rd to 23th, the second Global Digital Trade Expo was held here.

President Xi Jinping sent a congratulatory letter to the 2nd Global Digital Trade Expo, pointing out that "at present, global digital trade is booming and has become a new bright spot in international trade", and "I hope that all parties will make full use of the platform of the Global Digital Trade Expo to discuss cooperation, promote development and share achievements, and work together to build digital trade into a new engine for common development and inject new momentum into world economic growth".

Walking in the Digital Trade Fair Complex, you can see more possibilities brought by the development of the digital economy. Digital trade is not only the trade of physical goods through digital technology, but also cross-border e-commerce, online payment, online education, telemedicine... As the leading force in the world's scientific and technological revolution and industrial transformation, digital technology is increasingly integrated into the whole process of economic and social development, profoundly changing the mode of production, lifestyle and social governance, and empowering all walks of life to accelerate transformation and upgrading.

Cutting-edge products are displayed in a centralized manner, and digital trade is booming

This year's Digital Trade Fair has set up 1 comprehensive pavilion, 2 special pavilions of the Frontier Trend Pavilion and the Silk Road E-commerce Pavilion, as well as 4 professional pavilions of digital technology, digital services, digital content and digital intelligent travel, with a rich variety of digital products, applications and services, making people feel that digital trade has long been integrated into all aspects of production and life.

In the comprehensive hall, a cool-looking robot wields a robotic arm to play chess with the audience, which is an artificial intelligence robot brought by SenseTime. "This is an industrial interactive robot that integrates artificial intelligence and robotic arms, and through visual positioning and robotic arm execution, it can achieve 'hand-eye collaboration' to achieve millimeter-level precise operation, ensure smooth operation and accurate landing in the process of playing chess, and bring users an immersive interactive experience." Booth staff introduced.

In the Frontier Trends Pavilion, a number of companies display the cutting-edge technology exploration of various large models in the fields of education, medical care, city, office, automobile, human-computer interaction and other fields. The traffic model exhibited by Baidu Intelligent Cloud can use the global perception data to study and judge the possibility of congestion, superimpose simulation and deduction, generate a global signal control scheme, and automatically optimize the traffic light timing scheme. It is estimated that after the layout of global signal control in Beijing Yizhuang, the average passing time of the intersection is shortened by 28%.

Tencent's AI painting online creation platform only takes 5 seconds to intelligently create input-related image content based on input text or pictures, including intelligent Wensheng diagrams, intelligent diagrams, artificial intelligence portraits, video animation and other capabilities. "This product can be widely used in literary illustration, cultural communication, style change, design assistance and other scenarios." Tencent staff introduced.

In recent years, China's digital trade has flourished and gradually become an important engine for the construction of a trade power. In 2022, China's digitally deliverable service trade will reach 2.51 trillion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 7.8%, ranking fifth in the world. According to customs statistics, in 2022, China's cross-border e-commerce import and export will be 2.11 trillion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 9.8%, a record high. In the first three quarters of this year, China's cross-border e-commerce import and export was 1.7 trillion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 14.4%.

Accelerate digital transformation and improve the efficiency of factor allocation

Walking into the Silk Road E-commerce Pavilion of this year's Digital Trade Fair, e-commerce platforms, cross-border logistics, mobile payment, cloud services and other e-commerce industry chain platform enterprises gathered here to exchange and learn from each other.

"In China, the integration of digitalization and foreign trade has long begun, and cross-border e-commerce is one of the representatives. Digitalization has penetrated into product research and development, manufacturing, operation management, marketing, etc., and is developing towards the goal of all-round digitalization. Dai Rongfei, global vice president of Amazon, said that in order to further give full play to the advantages of China's supply chain and help more traditional manufacturing enterprises, Amazon promotes the combination of "cross-border e-commerce + industrial belt", and gradually upgrades to digital transformation through docking with end customers.

Digitalization runs through the whole process of commodity trade, and Wusan Zhongda Cloud Business cooperates with high-quality partners in the industrial chain to build a digital integrated comprehensive service based on big data analysis, integrating content operation, data analysis, and e-commerce live broadcast, so as to provide one-stop material procurement e-commerce platform services for customers at home and abroad. "In the era of digital economy, traditional industries should continue to provide customers with more accurate and personalized solutions through digital means, so as to gain more opportunities." Dai Xiaomin, senior manager of Zhongda Cloud Business, said.

Traditional enterprises have found new opportunities for development on the track of digital transformation. "In the past, 'steel' was made here, but now 'numbers' are refined here." As a traditional iron and steel enterprise, Hangzhou Iron and Steel Group uses the advantages of plants, energy, industrial chain and other advantages to start from the construction of data centers to cut into the digital economy track, and the exhibition area shows the operation of Hangzhou Iron and Steel Cloud Computing Data Center, and the servers in the park run day and night to provide computing power support for the industry. Zhang Jiancheng, deputy secretary of the Party committee and general manager of Hangzhou Iron and Steel Group, said that traditional enterprises should seize the opportunities given by industrial digitization and digital industrialization, vigorously develop the digital technology industry, open up new momentum for enterprise development and growth, open up new space, and promote the transformation and upgrading of traditional industries.

On the big screen is the R&D scene of returnee young scientists, and on the booth is the whole process of biotechnology products from R&D to production using digital technology... Walking into the booth of Hangzhou Transfar Science and Technology City, the breath of digital medicine came to my face. "With the help of digital technology, we will build a scientific and technological innovation platform for the biotechnology industry, form an advanced industrial cluster, and help scientists start a business and innovate and science and technology enterprises grow rapidly, and we have introduced and cultivated more than 100 biotechnology enterprises." Chen Tao, President of Hangzhou Transfar Science and Technology City Co., Ltd., said.

At the Digital Trade Fair, many enterprises have a consensus that China has massive data resources and rich digital trade application scenarios, and has unique advantages in developing digital trade. In 2022, the scale of China's digital economy will reach 50.2 trillion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 10.3%, accounting for 41.5% of GDP; China's data output reached 8.1 zettabytes, a year-on-year increase of 22.7%, accounting for 10.5% of the world's total, ranking second in the world. As of June this year, the number of Internet users in China reached 6.10 billion.

We will discuss cooperation and jointly promote development, and cultivate new drivers of world economic growth

On the first day of the fair, the United Nations International Trade Centre (ITC) and Alibaba International Digital Business Group signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to jointly improve the competitiveness of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in developing countries in the field of e-commerce. According to the MoU, the two sides will promote the development of MSMEs in developing countries by increasing visibility, creating new business opportunities, and increasing their e-commerce knowledge and capacity.

In 2021, Alibaba International Station and the United Nations International Trade Center jointly launched the "Digital Trade Accelerator for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in Global Developing Countries" program. In Africa, micro, small and medium-sized enterprises from 22 countries, including South Africa, Egypt, Kenya and Morocco, are "selling globally" through Ali International Station and participating in global trade conveniently.

At the Digital Trade Fair, iFLYTEK demonstrated the implementation cases of the iFLYTEK Xinghuo cognitive model in education, office, finance, industry, medical and other industries. "iFLYTEK will continue to rely on its long-term accumulation in the field of cognitive intelligence, work with global partners to promote the innovation and application of artificial intelligence technology, provide diversified and competitive services, create an ecosystem for mutual benefit and win-win results, jointly explore innovative solutions for digital trade, and build a better world with artificial intelligence." Sun Dongping, vice president of iFLYTEK and general manager of Zhejiang iFLYTEK Intelligent Technology Co., Ltd., said.

At the 2023 Digital Medical and Health Industry Conference held during the Digital Trade Fair, representatives of representative scientific research institutes, medical institutions and enterprises such as Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Zhejiang Provincial People's Hospital, AstraZeneca, and Takeda Pharmaceutical jointly initiated the establishment of the Digital Medical Professional Committee. "Zhejiang has a leading advantage in the digital economy, and Hangzhou has formed significant industrial characteristics in the field of biomedicine, which provides strong support for us to build a digital medical innovation ecosystem. AstraZeneca will work with more partners to actively explore the ecological link between emerging technologies such as big data and artificial intelligence and the medical industry, and provide comprehensive support for high-quality digital healthcare innovation and development. Lai Minglong, general manager of AstraZeneca China, said.

Digital trade is a booming new form of trade with huge development potential, but at the same time, it faces risks and challenges, and the rules, regulations, management and standards in the field of digital trade need to be continuously refined with practice, which requires global cooperation and cooperation to promote development.

According to the "China Digital Trade Development Report 2022" released by the Ministry of Commerce, more than 120 regional and bilateral trade agreements around the world currently contain digital trade rules. The relevant rules have been upgraded from trade facilitation to the construction of a safe, orderly and risk-controlled free trade system.

Strengthen and optimize the national digital service export base, implement the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) with high quality, actively promote the process of joining the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) and the Digital Economy Partnership Agreement (DEPA), actively participate in the WTO e-commerce negotiations, and maintain and improve the multilateral digital economy governance system... Adhering to the development concept of openness, cooperation and win-win, China has seized the opportunities of the development of the digital economy, actively participated in international exchanges and cooperation, and continuously brought new impetus and new opportunities to the world with China's new development. (People's Daily reporter Luo Shanshan Dou Hanyang)