China’s industrial internet connects 73m equipment amid digital transformation
A total of 73 million industrial equipment items were connected by industrial internet platforms in China by the end of March 2021, official data showed.
According to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology on Sunday, the number of industrial APPs exceeded 590,000 by the end of March.
Firms put the digitalisation rate in key processes at 52.1 per cent, and the penetration rate of digital tools for research and development at 73 per cent.
China will develop the industrial internet to help medium-sized, small and micro enterprises improve their capacities for making innovations, according to this year’s government work report.