Bulletin of Chinese Academy of Sciences (Chinese Version)


Digital Belt and Road, science and technology, Belt and Road Initiative

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S&T Innovation Supports High-quality Development of the Belt and Road Initiative


Digital technology can promote the sustainable development of countries and regions along the route of Belt and Road Initiative and help enhance interconnectivity in technology, standards, rules, and digital infrastructure. Science and technology play a crucial role in the construction of the Digital Belt and Road. However, currently, some countries and regions along the route of Belt and Road Initiative lack sufficient digital infrastructure, and there is a shortage of critical core digital technology and challenges in its promotion. It is essential to build an innovative ecosystem for the Digital Belt and Road that includes facilities, technology, mechanisms, and capabilities to promote the sustainable development. This study analyzes the current status and major challenges of the construction of the Digital Belt and Road, proposes the development direction, and puts forward relevant policy suggestions to provide decision-making reference for the construction of the Belt and Road Initiative.

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