Digital economy is playing an important role in Xiaoshan district of Hangzhou, local media reported on Feb 18.
According to official statistics, the economic added value of Xiaoshan's core industries in digital economy reached 10.7 billion yuan ($1.66 billion) in 2020, an increase of 20.5 percent year-on-year, maintaining a growth of more than 20 percent for two consecutive years.
To fight against the COVID-19 epidemic, the smart medical assistant phone robots launched by iFlytek, an AI company who placed its Zhejiang headquarters in Xiaoshan, have checked and followed up with 80 million people in 30 provinces and cities.
It was reported that in the first half of 2020, iFlytek achieved a 35-percent and 665-percent growth in smart education and smart medical services respectively.
Among enterprises engaged in digital economy businesses, there are 228 enterprises above the designated size, which refers to those companies with annual revenue of 20 million yuan or more, in Xiaoshan, almost doubling its total of 116 at the end of 2018.
Xiaoshan has also gathered many digital economy incubators and innovation centers, including the ZJU-Hangzhou Global Scientific and Technological Innovation Center, Peking University Advanced Institute of Information Technology, as well as the China-Ukraine Aerospace Research Institute.
Yangtze River Delta (Hangzhou) Manufacturing Digital Capability Center, which opened last year, has already signed 12 digital service providers, including supOS and HIKROBOT.