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Market Trends: Building an IT Opportunity in China's Smart Cities

Published: 16 September 2014

ID: G00265438

Analyst(s): Tina T. Tang, Nagayoshi Nakano, Bettina Tratz-Ryan


Urbanization will drive China's economy, with smart cities at its core. National and local government will steer smart city initiatives, splitting the cost with private investors. IT providers' product and business developers should devise sector-specific solutions, together with local providers.

Table Of Contents


Market Trend

  • Chinese Smart Cities Shaped by Government Mandates
  • Buyer Trend
    • Government Is Central to the Smart City Vision and Execution
  • Technology Trend
    • Complex Technology Integration

Contrarian View

  • Uncertainty About Real Estate Ownership

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