Digital economy set to play greater role
Editor's note: opment of global innovation networks. It is now leading the march for co-creation of new core technologies and new business models, which in turn will create new opportunities for researchers, enterprises and governments around the world. As Steve Jobs, co-founder and former CEO of Apple, said, “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower”.
Third, starting as a low middle-income country, China’s experiences might be relevant and useful for other developing countries that plan to get onto the fast track to digital economy. For example, China has created the space for new e-payment methods for those who do not have credit cards, and made it easier for small business owners to get preferential loans.
Fourth, Chinese regulators have lagged some advanced countries in making rules which in a way helped new businesses to grow. But today it has become necessary to set rules and regulate cooperation both at home and at the international level. For instance, with many big companies holding monopoly positions in the digital market, regulators need to discuss and decide how to prevent unfair competition and compromising public objectives. And with the unthinkable rate of growth in data online and cross-border data flows, we need more in-depth studies and cooperation on data security, privacy protection and the fight against cybercrimes.
China can and should be an active player in this field. security problems such as data fraud and leakage, and credit risks brought about by information asymmetry owing to insufficient information disclosure by business owners.
Financial technology should help solve the problem of information asymmetry by providing detailed information on every aspect of business that will help determine the prices of financial assets and reflect the credit risks. That is why the importance of traceability in such information is greater than the pure statistics of big data.
Many P2P (peer-to-peer) platform owners cannot be held accountable even after breaking the law because the information they disclose to start their businesses is not sufficient enough to bring them to justice. If the regulators cannot find the loopholes and plug them in the early stages, investors may continue to incur losses, soiling the reputation of the industry.
Besides, many traditional financial risks have escalated because of the development of new technologies, which the regulators need to curb through targeted measures. development and economic planning.
The changes are reflected in three aspects. First, ICT has changed the nature of commercial activities. The consumption pattern and enterprises’ operation mode have fundamentally changed, and now the effective combination of the e-economy and the real economy will lead to more revolutionary innovations that will have a greater impact on people’s lifestyles.
Second, the change in the industrial manufacturing pattern over the past three decades, especially outsourcing by big enterprises, has reshaped the international industrial order, and China has become a hub of this change. And new combinations of ICT and industrialization such as the “Made in China 2025” strategy and Industry 4.0 will make the industrial sector even more intelligent.
Third, the change in the financial system, thanks to ICT’s development, has made trade in the financial industry, even the entireeconomy,moreconvenient and created a huge space for the e-economy to develop amid new opportunities and challenges.
Making China a great cyberpower has already been made a national strategy. Its aim is to broaden the coverage of network infrastructure, facilitate comprehensive development of the e-economy and safeguard the internet. And these efforts will definitely fuel the transformation and upgrading of the Chinese economy.