People visit the exhibition area of 5G communication at the 2020 China International Fair for Trade in Services in Beijing on Sept 5, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua]
China is embracing new growth momentum in the industrial internet, as the country strives to gain a beachhead in the next generation of industrial development globally, the top industry regulator, government officials and experts said on Sunday.
“China’s industrial internet sector is entering the fast lane. A slew of new breakthroughs, new models and new applications have emerged,” Sui Jing, deputy head of information and telecommunications at the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, said at the 2020 World Industrial Internet Conference which opened on Sunday in Qingdao, Shandong province.
Sui said that China has already nurtured over 70 industrial internet platforms that have regional influence with related applications covering over 30 key industries across the country. More than 350,000 industrial enterprises are connected to cloud platforms, she added.
Such breakthroughs are in line with President Xi Jinping’s call to enhance the innovative capability of the industrial internet, and push forward integration between industrialization and informatization, she said.