China urges fresh stan­dards for the in­ter­net of things

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - BUSINESS - By OUYANG SHIJIA ouyang­shi­jia@ chi­nadaily.com.cn

China has called for a global ef­fort to jointly set up a de­mon­stra­tion plat­form for the in­ter­net of things and pro­mote the healthy de­vel­op­ment of the global IoT in­dus­try, ac­cord­ing to a state­ment re­leased in Bei­jing on Thurs­day.

Ini­ti­ated by the World In­ter­net of Things Con­ven­tion Or­ga­niz­ing Com­mit­tee and other al­liances, the dec­la­ra­tion ad­vo­cates a global ef­fort to build univer­sal IoT stan­dards and es­tab­lish a world IoT fund to sup­port the global de­vel­op­ment of IoT in­dus­try.

He Xum­ing, ex­ec­u­tive chair­man of the com­mit­tee, said the in­for­ma­tion revolution had al­ready changed peo­ple’s daily lives, while the IoT, which is more com­pre­hen­sive and much larger, will thor­oughly change peo­ple’s lives and pro­duc­tion modes.

“The fourth revolution will be the in­tel­li­gent revolution. The IoT is most ap­plied and prac­tised in China. As a global leader in the de­ploy­ment of the IoT, China will work with other na­tions to set the game rules, lead­ing IoT in­no­va­tion and de­vel­op­ment.”

Ac­cord­ing to the dec­la­ra­tion, the IoT is deemed as a multi-di­men­sional in­tel­li­gent net­work sys­tem con­nect­ing peo­ple and things, things and things, and things and peo­ple, and the sys­tem also con­cerns the func­tion of public so­cial op­er­a­tions and man­age­ment.

He pre­dicted that the IoT will cre­ate dozens of global mar­kets in the fu­ture and each will be worth more than one tril­lion yuan ($143.88 bil­lion).

Ex­perts said the boom­ing IoT will bring new op­por­tu­ni­ties for both China and other na­tions. bil­lion yuan

“In the con­struc­tion process for the new in­tel­li­gent revolution, Chi­nese en­ter­prises and tech­nolo­gies have re­ally done a great job,” said Zhang Yi, chair­man of the EU-China City Coun­cil.

“All na­tions should work to­gether to em­brace and de­velop the IoT, which can re­ally ben­e­fit ev­ery­one in the globe.”

In 2015, China’s IoT in­dus­try was worth up to 750 bil­lion yuan, ac­count­ing for 31 per­cent of the global to­tal.

Liu Yan­shen, vice di­rec­tor of the Na­tional En­gi­neer­ing Re­search Cen­ter for E-learn­ing, said the IoT is the di­rec­tion and the driv­ing force of the new in­dus­trial revolution, and China needs to grasp the op­por­tu­nity to build an in­ter­na­tional sys­tem for the IoT.

“The core of IoT de­vel­op­ment lies in ap­pli­ca­tion and in­no­va­tion. China needs to de­ploy the IoT in var­i­ous ar­eas, in­clud­ing smart ci­ties, in­dus­try, agri­cul­ture, mil­i­tary, ed­u­ca­tion, health and en­ergy.”

Head­quar­tered in Bei­jing, the World In­ter­net of Things Con­ven­tion will be held in 2017 and more of­fices will be built in Europe, Asia, Ocea­nia, North Amer­ica and South Amer­ica.

value of China’s IoT in­dus­try in 2015

ZHANG GUOJUN / XIN­HUA

A tea mer­chant from Tai­wan (right) show­cases his tea sets at a tea expo held in Fu­jian prov­ince that at­tracted busi­ness­men and tea lovers from across the Tai­wan Straits.

LI XIANG / FOR CHINA DAILY

A vis­i­tor en­joys vir­tual bike rac­ing at the World IoT Expo held in Jiangsu prov­ince in Oc­to­ber.

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