Digital China Index Report 2019
Since the Digital China Index (the original “Internet+” index) was compiled in 2014, it has produced more than 10 reports and derived a series of research results. The report uses data from multiple platforms such as Tencent, JD.com, Didi, Meituan Dianping, Ctrip, Pinduoduo, Kuaishou, Maoyan Movie, Yuewen Group and Tencent Music Entertainment Group for quantitative analysis. According to the comprehensive evaluation of the four parts of the digital industry including digital government, digital life and digital culture in various regions, it comprehensively portrays the digital development trends of 31 provinces, autonomous regions, municipalities and 351 cities in China, and dynamically shows the evolution of digital China.
In 2018, the Digital China Index grew steadily and rapidly. The indexes of Guangdong, Jiangsu, Beijing, Zhejiang, and Shandong are ranked 1-5 at the provincial level. The indexes of Beijing, Shenzhen, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Chengdu are ranked top 5 at the city level. The development of the digital economy maintains a relatively high growth rate. The digital industry sector is growing the fastest, showing that the industrial Internet is the most dynamic and promising field in this round of digitalization. In 2018, the growth of Digital China Index showed a trend of “fast in the east and slow in the west” and the development of Digital China showed an obvious cluster effect. The uneven development of digitalization has intensified to some extent in 2018. Back-end cities are in the process of digital development, a period of kinetic energy conversion from digital government-driven to digital industry-driven.