Tencent’s annual Digital China Index Report, which tracks the spread of “digital government” shows Guangdong in the lead, followed by Beijing, Shandong and Zhejiang.
The provincial government’s integrated WeChat mini-program platform offers more than 100 types of services and has more than 10 million registered users, accounting for 12% of the province’s population.
Guangzhou surpassed Shenzhen, leaping to first place among all cities.
The report also showed that a local government’s level of digitalization has a strong correlation with its GDP growth. Digitalizing government affairs attracts external investment and ultimately helps to boost productivity through innovation, it said.
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