BEIJING -- Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, recently participated as the sole sponsor of the EU-China Green Smart City Cooperation Exchange Forum in Beijing. The Forum was hosted by a number of government ministries and organizations, including the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People's Republic of China (MIIT of PRC) and European Commission Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content & Technology (DG CONNECT).
Over 200 representatives from the EU-China green smart city cooperation, including officials from MIIT and DG CONNECT, diplomats from the EU pilot cities, and government officials from the 30 pilot cities took part at the event. During the Forum, various participants shared thoughts and perspectives on a number of latest hot topics, including urbanization and integrated city planning, city infrastructure enhancement, and environmental protection. They also shared their insights and experience on smart city development and relevant case studies to promote the development of smart city projects in both China and Europe.
Mr. Dong Yu, General Manager, Government and Public Sector, Huawei Enterprise Business Group, shared his perspectives on the importance of innovative ICT to smart city infrastructure development. "To achieve sustainable development, Huawei believes that smart cities are the best way to address challenges that arise from social and economic development, like public safety, traffic congestion, pollution, and energy shortages. Modern cities require efficient information sharing, ubiquitous broadband, and agile services to ensure smooth transmission of information related to public safety and enhance convenience of people's daily lives. To meet these requirements, cities need advanced ICT technologies," said Mr. Yu.