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Market Trends: China's Smart City Construction Enters a New Phase: Will You Be Ready?

Published: 08 February 2018

ID: G00346983

Analyst(s): Milly Xiang


The Chinese government's "New-Type Smart City" initiative aims to guide future smart city projects in areas of standardization, government engagement, and financing and delivery models. Technology strategic planners at IoT platform vendors must realign their strategies to address these changes.

Table Of Contents


  • "New-Type Smart City" Is on the Horizon

Market Trend

  • The Market Is Guided by the "New Principle" and the "New Approach" Concepts
  • Increasing Standardization Will Impose Higher Requirements on Interoperability and Citizen Orientation
    • Recommendations
  • A Clearer Government Role and City Approach Definition Will Require Corresponding Geographical Expansion Strategy
    • Recommendations
  • Growing Penetration of Hybrid Financing and Delivery Models Will Require Diversifying Engagement Approaches
    • Recommendations

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