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Xinwu spearheads IoT development

Updated: 2018-08-28

Xinwu spearheads IoT development

Wang Jinjian, Party chief of Wuxi's Xinwu district, is interviewed by China Daily on Aug 27. [Photo by Xiao Da/chinadaily.com.cn]

The output value generated by the internet of things (IoT) businesses in Wuxi's Xinwu district surpassed 60 billion yuan ($8.8 billion) from January to July, a local senior official said Monday.

"The figure represents a year-on-year growth of 20 percent over the same period last year," said Wang Jinjian, Party chief of the Xinwu district in an interview with China Daily.

In 2009, Wuxi in East China's Jiangsu province was designated as the first nationwide hub for IoT development, since when it has been striding steadily in the fledgling industry spearheaded by Xinwu district, where a national high-tech development zone is located.

A complete IoT industry chain covering sensors, chips and integrated circuits has now been established in the district, Wang said, as a result of the arrival of a batch of world-leading companies.

According to Wang, in Xinwu, multiple IoT deployments are already in a pilot run in a number of fields ranging from manufacturing, environmental protection, transportation, agriculture to education.

A typical case that speaks volumes about how the application of IoT-enabled devices is faring is Hongshan town, China's first IoT town. Situated in the Xinwu district, it is designed as a model for future large-scale IoT applications.

"More than 10,000 sensors have been set in place in Hongshan, enabling the retrieval of timely data concerning city management in aspects of water conservancy, environmental protection and transportation," Wang said.

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The Wuxi New District (formerly known as Wuxi National Hi-tech Industry Development Zone) was founded in 1992 and underwent administrative changes in 1995, 2002 and 2005.

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