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National Interests: Priorities and Security

The Smart City concept in China – A driver for socio-economic growth

Vol. 18, Iss. 7, JULY 2022

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Received: 14 April 2022

Received in revised form: 23 May 2022

Accepted: 5 June 2022

Available online: 14 July 2022


JEL Classification: O15, O18, O32, R11, R58

Pages: 1374–1400


Subject. This article examines the peculiarities and advantages of the practical implementation of the Smart City economic model in China.
Objectives. The article aims to identify the main trends in the development of smart cities in China.
Methods. For the study, I used comparative and systems analyses, observation, and generalization.
Results. Based on the analysis of the social, economic, organizational and technical potential of China, the article identifies the key advantages of the Smart City model implemented in China, and the major challenges to its development.
Conclusions. The Chinese Smart City model meets all the requirements for social and economic development, and it is focused on addressing the issues in the field of environmental safety, employment and advanced training of people.

Keywords: smart city, urbanization, national strategy, China, information and communication technologies


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