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The Latest Policies for the Digital Industry in the Yangtze River Delta

In the 2022 Shanghai Municipal Government Work Report, it is clearly pointed out that efforts will be made to promote the digital transformation of the city and accelerate the construction of an international digital capital with world influence. Shanghai attaches great importance to the development of digital industries, and thus has strong demands and high requirements for information infrastructure.


The solid development of information infrastructure cannot be without the support and guarantee of policies and environmental factors. In the past year, Shanghai has formulated and released opinions and the "14th Five-Year Plan" to comprehensively promote the city's digital transformation, introduced and implemented several policies and measures to promote the city's digital transformation, and cooperated with the formulation of data regulations. The introduction of a series of policies, regulations and plans has promoted the expansion and development of infrastructure.


The vigorous development of Shanghai's digital industry has radiation and driving effects on the Yangtze River Delta region. Zhejiang, Jiangsu, and Anhui have also formulated policies to build strong computing infrastructure.


This article organized the policies related to the digital industry in the Yangtze River Delta region.


Policy Guidelines for the Coordinated Development of Digital Industries in the Yangtze River Delta Region


2018: "Three-Year Action Plan for the Integrated Development of the Yangtze River Delta Region (2018-2020)"《长三角地区一体化发展三年行动计划(2018-2020年)》

Main content and guidance: Build the overall architecture of a new generation of information infrastructure that integrates "connection, hub, computing, and perception", and guide the Yangtze River Delta region to take the lead in realizing information infrastructure upgrading, interoperability and sharing.


2019:  "Outline of the Yangtze River Delta Regional Integrated Development Plan"(《长江三角洲区域一体化发展规划纲要》)

Main content and guidance: Make overall planning for the data center in the Yangtze River Delta, promote the construction of regional information hub ports, and realize the coordinated layout of data centers and storage and computing resources.


2020: "Several Policies and Measures to Support the High-Quality Development of the Demonstration Zone for Ecological Green Integrated Development in the Yangtze River Delta"(《关于支持长三角生态绿色一体化发展示范区高质量发展的若干政策措施》)

Main content and guidance: The two provinces and one city proposed to make overall plans for the layout of Internet data centers and edge data centers in the demonstration zone, and to strengthen the basic support and service capabilities for new-generation information technologies such as cloud computing, Internet of Things, and blockchain.


Guiding Policies for New Information Infrastructure Construction in All Regions of the Yangtze River Delta


2020: "Shanghai Action Plan for Promoting New Infrastructure Construction (2020-2022)"(《上海市推进新型基础设施建设行动方案(2020-2022年)》)

Main content and guidance: Coordinate the city's industrial energy consumption indicators, make appropriate inclinations to the construction projects of Internet data centers with important functions, and study and continue to increase the number of racks of Internet data centers.


2020: "Three-Year Action Plan for New Infrastructure Construction in Zhejiang Province (2020-2022)"(《浙江省新型基础设施建设三年行动计划(2020—2022年)》)

Main content and guidance:  Give priority to supporting Hangzhou, Ningbo, Wenzhou, Jinyi and other metropolitan areas to expand and strengthen data centers, and strive to build national-level regional data centers. Encourage large Internet companies and telecommunications companies to develop green, energy-saving and efficient computing regional cloud data centers. By 2022, about 25 large and super-large cloud data centers will be built in the province, and the total number of servers will reach about 3 million. Deploy edge computing facilities in concentrated areas of application scenarios with large amounts of data and high requirement for latency.


2020: "Opinions of the General Office of the Jiangsu Provincial Government on Further Promoting the Development of the Digital Economy"(《江苏省政府办公厅关于深入推进数字经济发展的意见》)

Main content and guidance: Coordinate the construction of digital computing power infrastructure, optimize the overall layout of data centers, and strengthen the classification, guidance and intensive utilization of data centers, build a data center evaluation and monitoring system, continue to promote the construction of green data centers, promote the construction of edge computing nodes for key application scenarios, and improve the storage and rapid response capabilities of edge nodes, support the construction of national-level supercomputing centers in Wuxi and Kunshan, and explore the construction of a computing service system combining edge, cloud, and supercomputing.


2021: "The 14th Five-Year Plan for the Development of New Generation Information Infrastructure in Shanghai"(《上海市新一代信息基础设施发展“十四五”规划》)

Main content and guidance: Form a cloud-edge synergy computing power facility structure, realize the supply of computing power resources on demand, build a world-leading computing power center cluster, and build one of the cities with the highest computing power collaboration efficiency and the most abundant computing power supply in China. By 2025, a world-class new-generation information infrastructure system featuring ubiquitous intelligence, integration and efficiency, and green openness will be built, forming a data production, transportation, and processing foundation that meets the needs of urban digital transformation.


Data Center Industry Policy of the Yangtze River Delta (Partial)


2018: "Nantong City's New Generation Information Technology Industry Development Action Plan (2018-2025)"(《南通市新一代信息技术产业发展行动计划(2018~2025年)》)

Main content and guidance: To build an "International Data Center Industrial Park" in Nantong Economic and Technological Development Zone and Sutong Science and Technology Industrial Park Industrial Cluster Area to promote the construction and development of the data center industry and serve the development of the information technology industry.


2019: "Shanghai-Suzhou (Nantong) Big Data Infrastructure and Industrial Development Strategic Cooperation Agreement"(《沪苏(通)大数据基础设施及产业发展战略合作协议)

Main content and guidance: Strengthen the overall planning of Shanghai and Suzhou, promote the complementation of basic resources and the optimization of functions, promote the innovation of the construction and development model of regional Internet data centers, and support the cooperation and coordinated development of the big data industry between Shanghai and Nantong.


2019: "Guiding Opinions on Strengthening the Overall Construction of Shanghai Internet Data Center" (《关于加强上海互联网数据中心统筹建设的指导意见》)

Main content and guidance: It is proposed to formulate the layout plan of the city's Internet data centers, and clarify key indicators such as regional distribution, total scale, functional structure, and energy consumption requirements; optimize the stock structure, guide enterprises to adopt measures such as merger, migration, and withdrawal, and integrate small scattered old Internet data Center, improve equipment utilization, etc.


2019: "Guidelines for the Construction of Internet Data Centers in Shanghai (2019)" (《上海市互联网数据中心建设导则(2019)》)

Main content and guidance: It is proposed that the scale of a single project should be controlled within 3000 to 5000 racks, the average rack design power should not be less than 6kW, and the total rack design power should be no less than 18000kW. The PUE value is strictly controlled under 1.3.


2020: "Guiding Opinions on Supporting the Development of Green New Infrastructure (Data Center) by Industrial Green Loans in Shanghai"(《上海市产业绿贷支持绿色新基建(数据中心)发展指导意见》)

Main content and guidance: Use economic leverage to guide new projects to increase the application of advanced energy-saving technologies, provide accurate financial services for high-quality data center projects, and improve the green development level of new data centers.

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