China is Building Their First ‘Smart City’, and It’s Not Beijing or Shanghai

Source: NextShark on October 11, 2016 | Carl Samson

China is set to create their first smart city, but it won’t be Shanghai or Beijing — instead, the city of Yinchuan will become the country’s most high-tech city.

Situated in the north of China, Yinchuan, the capital of Ningxia Hui province, is home to 1.5 million people.

It appears to be one of the most Arab-friendly places in the country, hosting the annual China-Arab States Expo. 

Now, Yinchuan is bound to be the “blueprint ‘smart city’ for scores of urban metropolises across China,” CNN reports. According to the outlet, the city has hosted TM Forum’s Smart City InFocus conference for two years.

Yinchuan is one of China’s 193 smart city pilot projects, all aiming for industrialization, informatization and urbanization. The city deploys facial recognition systems in transport buses, holograms at the City Hall, solar-powered waste bins and other features that prove now is the future.

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