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Digital economy picks up steam in China's Guiyang

27 Feb 2021, 15:49 GMT+10

GUIYANG, Feb. 27 (Xinhua) -- The digital economy is picking up steam in Guiyang, capital of southwest China's Guizhou Province, authorities said.

During the 13th Five-Year Plan period (2016-2020), Guiyang's gross domestic product (GDP) registered an annual increase of 9 percent, with new economic forms, led by the digital economy, contributing 24 percent of the city's GDP last year, according to the city government.

The city aims to bring the added value of its digital economy to more than 180 billion yuan (about 28 billion U.S. dollars) in 2021, according to Chen Yan, mayor of the city.

As the heartland of China's first national big data comprehensive pilot zone, Guiyang aims to build industrial clusters featuring big data centers, electronic information manufacturing, and software and information technology services, Chen said.

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