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Internet Plus strategy sets development direction

Updated : 2015-07-01
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The State Council issued guidelines on the Internet Plus campaign recently, pinpointing the key fields of the integrated development of Internet and traditional industries.

The State Council, China’s cabinet, clarified the ten key fields in implementing the Internet Plus strategy, including collaborative manufacturing, modern agriculture, smart energy, inclusive finance, public services, efficient logistics, e-commerce, convenient transportation, green ecology and artificial intelligence.

The decision makers of the central government pledged to clear up all the unreasonable regulations and policies obstructing the Internet Plus development, and lower the threshold of market access for the Internet Plus products and services.

The guidance also highlighted the key role of developing core chips and high-end servers and the application if cloud computing and big data.

According to the guidelines, China will establish open sharing platforms to promote the integration of traditional industries and the Internet, encouraging enterprises, especially small and medium-sized businesses to go online.

Government procurement will tip toward hi-tech products such as cloud computing services.

Other measures to push forward the Internet Plus campaign include innovating credit and loan products, initiating pilot programs for equity-based crowd funding, and supporting the listing of internet enterprises.