Beijing bares 2-year metaverse development plan
Beijing, the capital of China, looks forward to becoming the manager of the main technical uses of metaverse abroad and globally. The Municipal People's government has issued a two-year plan to open up new territory and introduce more meta space development designs into its innovation zone.
The document entitled "Beijing Sub Center meta universe innovation and development action plan (2022-2024)" indicates that the government departments use meta universe technology to show the rich and diverse culture and tourism specific content of Beijing.
The site also hopes to open up forward use cases of metaverse, including digital design, digital man / Gemini, augmented reality and art design, building information modeling (BIM), 3D data visualization and urban information content modeling.
Although these innovations will depend on the definition of the virtual world of the meta universe to a certain extent, the government departments also plan to explore the research and development of digital currency and NFT service platforms, integrate blockchain technology and other cutting-edge technologies, such as AI, Internet of things and 5g, and achieve their overall goal of the meta universe.
The plan consolidates the work done by Shanghai international high tech innovation center, which expects Beijing Sub Center to build a global digital economy standard city.
All community service centers, Township People's governments, people's Government federations, company offices, bureaus and regional organizations will actively carry out key projects to implement the plan. Those daily tasks include participation and collaboration with scientific research institutions in the fields of overall urban planning, culture and education, tourism and culture.
"With the advantages of Wuhan's scientific and technological innovation, it will cooperate with relevant Chinese think tanks to detect the development trend of industrial chain innovation, sort out the innovation and Entrepreneurship of key enterprises in the sub industry, and compile the metaverse industrial chain innovation resource map," the document said.
However, the policies and regulations do not mention the proposed budget allocation or donation.
China is still open to metaverse and blockchain applications
Beijing is not the first Chinese city to implement the metaverse technology selection strategy. As early as July, the Shanghai government released a five-year digital economy marketing promotion plan. The program is committed to developing and designing major innovations such as blockchain technology, metaverse, NFT and Web 3.0.
The Municipal People's government has gained inspiration from the central government, and the central government has also opened the door to the frontier technology. At the same time, digital asset trading and mining are strictly prohibited.
According to a report of CNBC, the Chinese government has already established an industry organization as the implementer of the national metaverse technical selection plan standards. China Mobile Communications Association is now cooperating with enterprises applying for registration of metaverse application technology.