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Digital Provinces, Chinese Fourth Industrial Revolution (Smart Cities, Hangzhou AI City Brain, Alibaba), Zhejiang


Chinese Smart Cities investment near-doubled to around $140 billion by 2020 in the construction of almost 800 domestic smart cities (almost 50% globally and including 90% of prefecture cities) with a $3.9 trillion domestic market by 2022 at a trebling from 2018 facilitated by over 600 million installed video security cameras. 


Over $1 trillion will be invested by 2025 on tier-two and tier-three smart cities with 80% ($800 billion) for high-speed rail, autonomous/electric vehicles, renewable energy, 5G, and AI to help achieve the construction of these sustainable, smart supercities by 2030.


The $583 billion Xiong’an New Area, the world's first autonomous AI city, will become northern China’s centre of innovation with only autonomous/electric vehicles, 100% renewably-powered, and by 2025 will have over 4,000 km of high-speed rail track to serve its population of 25 million by 2035. 


The globally-pioneering Liuzhou Forest City in Guangxi, covered by almost one million plants and 40,000 trees, will operate on solar and geothermal power with only electric vehicles and electric rail transportation. 

Chongqing’s Cloud Valley AI smart city will feature China’s biggest night-time digital display and public solar-panelled rooftop gardens, service robots, and a 5G-IoT powered 90% big data comprehensive analysis system for perpetual innovation.

Find out more about the future of Smart Cities in Digital Provinces Guide: Countdown to the Chinese Century, Dawn of the Digital Dragon Dynasty: Countdown to the Chinese Century, and Dawn of the Digital Dragon Dynasty: Global Economy in Shop

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