[TodayIR] DIGITAL CHINA: Digital China Launches China's First

  [TodayIR] DIGITAL CHINA: Digital China Launches China's First City Public
                         Information Service Platform

(30 October 2013, Hong Kong) Digital China (the "Group", Stock Code:
00861.HK), the largest integrated IT services provider in China, announces in
Beijing that China’s first city public information service platform
self-developed by the Group has been successfully launched. As the first core
support system for Sm@rt City construction in China, it addresses the needs
for current development of China. This human-centric platform ensures domestic
cities to sustain healthy growth. It leverages state-of-the-art IT
technologies such as Cloud Computing and Big Data to drive system integration
and innovation, thereby providing citizens, enterprises and city government
with bilateral and multi-directional communication mechanisms and convenient
service channels.

It is a pioneering step taken by domestic IT enterprise to protect and improve
people's livelihood and bolster the sharing of basic public resources,
following the State Council recently issued the guidance to drive IT
consumption. This is crucial for the transformation and upgrading of China’s

This public information service platform consists of three parts: integrated
service platform for citizens, integrated service platform for enterprises and
city management platform. For citizens, it helps to improve and protect
people’s livelihood and serve the public. For enterprises, it helps to promote
the continuing economic transformation and development, create a favorable
operating environment, drive enterprises' innovation, and promote the
integration of industrialization, informatization, urbanization and
agricultural modernization. For the municipal government, it provides a
management platform that support both of daily city operations and emergency
command with a primary focus in the areas of environment, transportation,
healthcare and education. Moreover, this platform enables themunicipal
government to implement scientific policy-making, as it uses Big Data
technology to carry out data mining from the city’s complicated IT systems,
identify the city’s development patterns and verify the reasonableness and
effectiveness of the government’s policies. It provides municipal government a
useful tool to drive the city’s sustainable growth.

Mr. Guo Wei, Chairman of Digital China, commented, “While designing this city
public information service platform, we took into account the city’s
requirements for current and long-term development so that it can achieve
sustainable growth in a smart, green and harmonious way. On the one hand, this
platform should integrate and create valuable information to promote more
convenient social life, to make its economy more prosperous and the society
more harmonious. On the other hand, through the information integration and
sharing among the municipalgovernment, citizens and enterprises, their roles
as information seekers and providers will be changed. With this IT platform,
we can help establish an effective communication channel for the creation of a
beautiful home for all.”

In 2012, Digital China started to explore the ways to build and operate the
city public information service platform and successively launched platforms
in Fuzhou, Foshan and Wuhan. In 2013, based on the extensive experiences it
gained from the development of Sm@rt City project, Digital China launched the
customized public information service platform which meets the unique
requirements of domestic cities. This is the first self-developed core support
system for Sm@rt City construction in China, which has recently been launched
in Zhangjiagang. Its initial results are satisfactory.
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