22 Chinese Provinces Include Blockchain Technology in 2020 Congressional Reports

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Over two-thirds of China’s province-level governments have included blockchain technology in the 2020 government reports for their liang hui (两会) congressional meetings.

29 out of China’s 31 province-level administrative entities have already convened their congressional meetings for 2020, as well as released their accompanying government work reports.

Out of these 29 provincial governments at least 22 have included mention of the blockchain in their work reports, including:

  • Hebei
  • Gansu
  • Fujian
  • Chongqing
  • Ningxia
  • Beijing
  • Guangxi
  • Jilin
  • Inner Mongolia
  • Anhui
  • Hunan
  • Shanxi
  • Tianjin
  • Guangdong
  • Shanghai
  • Jiangxi
  • Guizhou
  • Qinghai
  • Hainan
  • Shandong
  • Liaoning
  • Jiangsu.

Hunan province said in its government work report that it would “endeavour to make artificial intelligence, blockchain, 5G and big data new growth points,” while Shanxi province said it would explore “blockchain + industry” application models.

Guangdong province said that it would vigorously expand its digital economy in 2020, and accelerate the innovative development of blockchain technology and industry.

The Shanghai municipal government said that it would “make full use of big data, cloud computing, the blockchain, artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things.”

The Chinese central government has also highlighted the importance of blockchain technology in its latest set of industrial policies.

The State Council released Guidance Opinions on 17 January calling for the “accelerated driving of the innovative development of blockchain technology and industry, exploration of the ‘Blockchain+’ model, and expediting in-depth integration of blockchain with the real economy.”

Guidance Opinions recently issued by the Ministry of Commerce also call for enterprise research and development into the blockchain to be included with the scope of support for state science and technology plans.

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