As part of its 14th Five Year Plan, China plans to increase support for research and development into 6G or sixth generation internet. 6G is said to come after current 5G technology though no global standards or definition have been agreed upon yet.
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China is aiming to boost the digital economy’s share of its gross domestic product by 2025, driven by next-generation technologies like 6G internet and big data.
The ambition highlights China’s push to get ahead in new technology as it continues a rivalry with the U.S. in areas from semiconductors to artificial intelligence.
In a document released last week, China’s State Council, the country’s top executive body, said “core industries of the digital economy” will account for 10% of its GDP by 2025, up from 7.8% in 2020.
The targets are part of China’s 14th Five Year Plan, a development blueprint that runs from 2021 to 2025. Last…