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  • Mayor of Seoul Discusses Cooperation in Digital Economy and Smart City with Mayor Zhang Guoqing of Tianjin

  • SMG 930

    On November 11, 2019, Mayor Park Won-soon of Seoul met with Mayor Zhang Guiqing of Tianjin, the friendship city of Seoul with which Seoul has formed a 10-year friendship, to discuss in depth the ways of exchange and cooperation between the two cities in the fields of digital economy, smart city, and air quality in this age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

    Tianjin is one of the four direct-controlled municipalities of China and a representative city with economic power in the northern part of the country together with Beijing. Recently, Tianjin became the target of the Jing-Jin-Ji (京津冀) Integration Plan together with Beijing and Hebei, increasing its influence.

    As ICT and big data are the new strategic industries that will lead the economic growth of Tianjin, Mayor Park introduced the Digital Citizen Mayor’s Office to Mayor Zhang, the smart city platform that is unique to Seoul and operated based on big data of the city.