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Guidelines for Promoting Healthy Development of Smart City Jointly Released by China’s Eight Ministries
Guidelines for Promoting the Healthy Development of Smart City, were formally released, jointly developed by the National Development and Reform Commission, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the Ministry of Science and Technology, the Ministry of Public Security, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Land and Resources, the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development, and the Ministry of Transport. The Guidelines propose that, until 2020, a number of featured smart cities will be constructed in China. With significantly-improved comprehensive competitiveness, they will not only exert huge aggregation and radiation effects, but make great achievements in such aspects as the improvement of public services, the innovation of social management, and the maintenance of network security. The objectives are thus to promote convenient public services, refined urban management, livable human settlements, smart infrastructure, and also long-effect network security. The Guidelines meanwhile propose to strengthen top-level design. City governments should formulate schemes for smart city construction from the standpoint of overall city development strategy. Schemes need to: orient their services towards people, advance the intelligent application of key fields, and provide more convenient, efficient, and low-cost social services; specify the concrete measures that will be taken to promote social sharing, development, and the utilization of information resources, to consolidate information security, to ensure the accuracy and precision of information, to enhance the synchronous credit environment construction, to improve specific measures as prescribed in regulations and standards, to strengthen the link between national economy and the overall planning for social development, the planning for main functional areas, the planning for relevant industrial development, regional planning, urban-rural planning, as well as other relevant special planning, to make a coordinated urban-rural development layout, to promote the construction of all-accessible public service systems, to support the establishment of a refined social management system, to facilitate the construction of livable human settlements, to build a modern industrial development system, and to speed up the construction of smart infrastructure.

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