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Changsha, SIC Cooperate in Smart City Construction

Updated: 2019-07-11

On July 10, the Changsha Municipal People’s Government and the State Information Center (SIC) signed a strategic cooperation agreement in Changsha. SIC deputy director Zhang Xueying; Shan Zhiguang, director of the SIC Department of Informatization and Industry Development, and director of China Smarter City Development and Research Center; Xia Jianping, CPC Changsha Municipal Committee Standing Committee member and secretary-general, and executive vice mayor, attended the signing ceremony.

A signing ceremony for strategic cooperation between the Changsha Municipal People’s Government and SIC is held in Changsha on July 10. (Photo/Zhu Min, Changsha Evening News)

SIC is a state-level authoritative think tank that provides macro decision-making support for the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, the State Council, and government departments at all levels, and plays an important role in promoting information-oriented economic and social development.

Under the agreement, the Changsha government and SIC will carry out comprehensive, in-depth and multi-field cooperation in smart city development, big data, digital economy, and e-government.

Zhang Xueying pointed out that China is fully implementing the national big data strategy and the "Internet Plus" action plan, and building itself into a country with strong cyber technology. Establishing a strategic cooperation relationship with the Changsha government is an important measure for both sides to actively implement national strategies and adapt to the new situation of smart city and digital economy development in the new era. Zhang hoped that both sides will give full play to their respective advantages, and jointly promote the commercialization of SIC’s intellectual resources achievements, and build Changsha into a smart city. This will help create a “Changsha mode” for new smart city construction and digital economy development.

Xia Jianping said that Changsha will spare no effort to support and guarantee SIC’s work. “We should adhere to the principles of ‘complementary strengths, equality and mutual benefit, and long-term cooperation’, and carry out all-round cooperation in key areas such as top-level design, strategic planning, development path, and innovative initiatives. We should synergize with national strategies to promote integration in technology, business, and data; jointly help Changsha play an exemplary role in Hunan and take the lead in China in terms of data management; and, build Changsha into a smart city pilot,” he said.

Source: enghunan.gov.cn