Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Guoqing on Monday called for efforts to accelerate the development of industrial internet powered by 5G.

Zhang, also a member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, made the remarks at the opening ceremony of the China 5G+ Industrial Internet Conference, held in Wuhan, central China’s Hubei Province.

He said the efforts aim to promote new industrialization and the construction of a modern industrial system in the country. While intensifying the deep integration of the digital economy and the real economy, the country must accelerate industrial transformation and upgrades with digital, internet and smart technologies, said the vice prime minister.

Work should be done to improve internet infrastructure, accelerate the application of internet technologies and strengthen internet security, he said. Zhang also inspected Hubei’s local work on precautions against fire-related accidents on Sunday, calling on firefighting personnel to improve their emergency rescue skills and remain alert to risks.


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