Beijing to further cultivate 5G, AI industries

The city will prioritize the integrated circuit industry and focus on advanced design and manucturing of general and specialized chips.

An action plan for the development of the 5G industry will be implemented, Chen said in his government work report delivered at the ongoing annual session of the municipal peoples congress.

The city will also strive for steady progress in the building of the 5G telecommunications network, the mayor said, noting that 5G commercialization accelerated in 2022, which was evidenced by the 5G+8K video broadcasting of the International Horticultural Exhibition and FIBA Basketball World Cup.


Last year, Beijing opened 503 km of roads for intelligent connected vehicles. Demonstration roads for 5G-based long-distance autonomous driving tests will be built this year.

The mayor also noted that Beijing will build an AI-based open-source innovation platform and introduce more application scenarios related to healthcare and government services using the technology.

Simulated 5G-powered driving (Photo/VCG)

Beijing will develop high-end, precision and sophisticated industries with stronger efforts to achieve a modern economic system, Mayor Chen Jining said Sunday.