The seminar of the “Understanding China · Greater Bay Area Dialogue” special forum

The seminar of the “Understanding China · Greater Bay Area Dialogue” special forum

On April 20th, the seminar of the “Understanding China · Greater Bay Area Dialogue” special forum was held at the Yue Xiu International Convention Center in Guangzhou. During the seminar, participants engaged in discussions on urban governance in the digital age, including topics such as ChatGPT and smart city development.

During the discussions, some participants emphasized that in addressing the new challenges brought by digital technologies in the modern era, service should be at the core of governance. They advocated a people-centric approach, prioritizing service and using digital means to serve cities, achieving a symbiotic and collaborative relationship between digital governance and urban life.

Notable guests who participated in the discussions included:

Liu Feng, Secretary-General of the Urban Brain Special Committee of the China Society of Command and Control

Lu Haijun, Founder of Qin’an Strategic Think Tank and a renowned expert in Chinese cyberspace strategy

Yu Junli, Professor at the School of Government Management, Peking University

Liu Xinghua, Director of the China Economic Research Center at the National Innovation and Development Research Institute and Distinguished Professor at Tongji University

Lü Benfu, Vice President of the China National Innovation and Development Strategic Research Association

Shen Jiangying, President of Xinhua News Agency Co., Ltd.

Professor Zhong Ning, Foreign Member of the Japan Academy of Engineering

Chen Bohui, President of the Asia Academy of Digital Economics, among others.

They engaged in in-depth discussions on the topic of “Urban Governance in the Digital Age.”

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