Digital strides make life better in Jiangsu
2018-04-16 15:45:00

Jiangsu Province ranked second in China, only after Guangdong, in an index to rate provinces using internet-based technologies, according to the 2018 China Internet Plus & Digital Economy Summit on April 12.

The China Internet Plus Index Report (2018) released a series of city lists from four dimensions: digital economy, digital government affairs, digital culture and digital life. Ten cities in Jiangsu - Suzhou, Nanjing, Wuxi, Changzhou, Nantong, Xuzhou, Yancheng, Taizhou, Yangzhou and Suqian – were included among the top 100 Chinese cities of “Internet Plus” index.

In the field of digital economy, Jiangsu’s medical, education and entertainment industries continue to grow explosively. Wuxi governmental departments joined hands with Internet and pharmaceutical companies to build a platform for gastrointestinal cancer prevention and control, which uses artificial intelligence to develop digital medical projects.

Digital governance not only moves toward providing "one-stop" services, but also extends to vertical fields such as justice and taxation. The Jiangsu High People's Court launched "Micro Court" on Tencent’s popular social media app WeChat in last November for answering queries, managing court procedures, communicating and holding trials remotely. Jiangsu has also built the nation's first integrated management service platform of fire control-related big data, improving the management and service level of fire control and protection work by going digital.

In terms of digital life, Suzhou has linked WeChat-based medical payment with the human resources and social security department and opened the electronic social insurance card service. The city’s Housing Provident Fund Management Center initiated the real-name certification on WeChat for citizens to withdraw the fund, and money can be transferred into user’s account in as short as 30 seconds.

In the future, with the development of digital technologies, the smart life will continue to expand, possibly beyond people’s imagination.

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