A forum themed on “Digital Vitality and Beautiful City” was held in Xi’an, the capital city of northwest China’s Shaanxi Province on Sunday. The forum, held during the 2020 4th Global Programmers’ Festival, invited experts and enterprise representatives to conduct in-depth discussions on topics such as smart city technology trends, international cooperation, and digital empowerment of traditional industry transformation and upgrading.
According to Shan Zhiguang, director of the Informationization and Industrial Development Department of the State Information Center, urban development driven by multiple elements of digital technology will continue to advance toward the goal of being more humane, intelligent and convenient.
Blockchain has gradually entered all walks of life and will support the development of smart cities, said Wei Kai, deputy director of Could Computing & Big Data Research Institute with the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT).
As for the international cooperation on smart cities, Mushahid Hussain Sayed, Senator of the Parliament of Pakistan and member of the Research and Development International (RDI) Expert Committee, said that the cooperation between China and Pakistan in smart cities focuses on creating the clean and green environment, using facial recognition software to ensure the safety of the city, as well as special applications related to health, population and tracking of epidemics.
Councilor Anwar Adams, President of the Democratic Independent Party of South Africa, believed that the cooperation between China and South Africa in the core technology research and development and standard application promotion of smart digital cities will be further strengthened in the future.