Increased digital cooperation between China and the remainder of the world will assist nations fight the dual challenges of the COVID-19 outbreak and financial uncertainties, trade consultants mentioned on Tuesday.
“Since the pandemic has affected the entire global economy, emerging from the downturn will need not only urgent measures but also fundamental solutions. Digital economy is the key,” mentioned Xu Yu, government director of China Info 100, a platform arrange by 100 students, entrepreneurs and policy-makers to advertise digitalization and informatization.
“Only by strengthening investment in online training and education as well as offering support for the digital transformation of small and medium-sized enterprises can the divide be reduced,” Xu mentioned at a discussion board on the digital silk street through the ongoing Digital China Summit in Fuzhou, Fujian province.
Xu’s remarks got here after a world digital training manufacturing base was formally launched on Tuesday in Binhai New City, a cluster for rising industries, together with large knowledge and cloud computing, in Fuzhou.
Through cooperation with world-renowned publishers and universities, the bottom will produce digital training assets and settle for orders to supply on-line academic content material from abroad governments.
According to Xiong Li, CEO of NetDragon Websoft, the primary operator of the bottom, the bottom has already obtained intent orders from a number of nations, together with the manufacturing of 116,600 synthetic intelligence-enabled courseware.
“The move embodies Fujian’s greater determination to promote the construction of the digital silk road and drive more local companies to deepen cooperation with economies participating in the Belt and Road Initiative,” mentioned Zheng Jianmin, vice-governor of Fujian.
China has referred to as for intensified world cooperation in frontier areas resembling digital economic system, synthetic intelligence and nanotechnology and urged the development of massive knowledge, cloud computing and sensible cities.
Against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic and rising financial uncertainties, the nation has been beefing up digital efforts to unlock contemporary development engines.
“The pandemic is increasingly propelling the world to a digital future where people adapt to distance learning, working from home and putting technology at the forefront of life,” mentioned Xiong from Net-Dragon.
According to the UNESCO, over 56 nations and areas have closed faculties briefly as a result of pandemic. It estimated that almost 850 million college students the world over would face disruptions to their educational schedule as a result of COVID-19 pandemic.
“During this period, we have been exploring how our advanced technology and resources can help countries build a new online education ecosystem,” mentioned Xiong.
The Fuzhou-headquartered Net-Dragon has rolled out its on-line studying platform Edmodo to over 22 million college students and over 1 million academics in Egypt. The platform was additionally designated because the nation’s official on-line studying platform for the Ok12 college students, or these within the academic system spanning kindergarten to the 12th grade.
“NetDragon hopes to cooperate with more upstream and downstream enterprises to jointly export more high-quality digital education resources to more economies participating in the Belt and Road Initiative to fill the digital gap,” he mentioned.