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New Reforms Bring New Momentum - Shanghai Internet Economy Surge

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Xinhua Online Hai April 1st (Wang Ruoyu) In the second half of the Internet economy, Shanghai is handing over a brand new answer:

In the "Top 20 Chinese Internet Companies in 2018" jointly published by the Information Center of the Internet Society of China and the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, 21 companies in Shanghai were selected, accounting for one-fifth of the total.

In the second half of last year, giants such as Tencent, Ali, Baidu and NetEase successively signed a high-profile strategic cooperation agreement with Shanghai. The two sides cooperated to focus on the frontier areas and focus on high-end links. BAT“Shanghai Headquarters& quoquo; Concentrated, causing heated discussions.

In the second half of the Internet economy, the turmoil turned and rationally returned. In the context of the industry facing various challenges and bottlenecks, many venture capital institutions will look to Shanghai and unearth a solid business model, “Invisible Little Giant”.

Suddenly, the fragrance was made in the night, and it was scattered in the spring. In the past year, the soil and elements of Shanghai's Internet economy have undergone profound changes. The emergence of new ideas, new models, and new benchmarks stems from both the drive of reform and the choice of the market.

BAT“Shanghai Headquarters” not a simple business overlay

In just a few months, Ma Huateng, Ma Yun, Ding Lei and Li Yanhong visited Shanghai successively to attend the signing ceremony of strategic cooperation with Shanghai. BAT attaches importance to Shanghai because the mission of these “Shanghai Headquarters” is not to superimpose the business, nor to act as the administrative center of large enterprises, but as an experimental field and innovative technology incubator in the frontier.


The picture shows that in August 2018, the Shanghai Municipal Government and Tencent signed a deep cooperation framework agreement in Shanghai. Xinhuanet

Cohen Lab, located in Shanghai, is the information security team of Tencent & ldquo;Cloud and Smart Industry Group. Its technical strength and research results are at the international leading level. In recent years, the laboratory has made breakthroughs in the fields of intelligent network information security and IoT (Internet of Things) security. In 2018, laboratory research helped BMW save billions of euros in recall costs. Previously, Cohen had assisted Tesla in repairing and upgrading the system to effectively improve the safety of the global Tesla car. Musk wrote a letter to the research team.

International research institutes predict that with the arrival of the 5G “Internet of Everything” era, the global IoT security market will reach US$28.9 billion in 2020. Regardless of whether Tencent or the Chinese Internet of Things industry, the strategic position of Cohen Lab is self-evident.

In addition to being the first to deploy new technologies and new formats in Shanghai, BAT“Shanghai Headquarters is another common gene: to realize the regional innovation resource allocation with Shanghai's leading position in the integration of the Yangtze River Delta.

In 2018, the integration of the Yangtze River Delta has been comprehensively accelerated. The regional innovation coordination mechanism led by Shanghai began to enter the stage of materialized operation. A number of regional cooperation platforms such as the G60 Science and Technology Corridor came into being. Internet giants have seized the opportunity to build their own Yangtze River Delta Collaborative Innovation Center.

As a company rooted in the Yangtze River Delta, Alibaba has increased its investment in Shanghai in recent years, and its new retail, financial technology, cross-border e-commerce, smart logistics headquarters or second headquarters in Shanghai, is to value Shanghai in the Yangtze River Delta The leading position played in the integration process.

Professor Chen Yulei, deputy dean of the Shanghai Institute of Advanced Finance, believes that Shanghai's ongoing business environment reform and “four brands” construction have provided new impetus to the development of the Internet. Shanghai is already a natural talent highland and market center. With the continuous improvement of the business environment, the Internet economy has received attention, and the integration of the Yangtze River Delta has become a national strategy. In the future, more head enterprises will gather in Shanghai.

Zhang Yi, CEO of Ai Media Consulting, said that the important feature of the second half of the Internet economy is that BAT's traditional business has encountered bottlenecks in development. At this juncture, BAT chose to make a big deal in Shanghai. It wants to use Shanghai's reform dividends and comprehensive advantages to accelerate the exploration of new growth poles. “For example, in the field of new retail and cross-border e-commerce, Shanghai has become the second venture highland of these Internet giants. ”

Embrace the world in a new open environment

Open is Shanghai's unique urban temperament. The new open structure that the city is building provides Internet companies with a broad platform for the world.


The picture shows that in November 2018, Alibaba CEO Zhang Yong participated in the first China International Import Expo. Xinhuanet

On November 7, 2018, at the first China International Import Expo, Alibaba CEO Zhang Yong announced that in the next five years, the company's business matrix will achieve a global import of 200 billion US dollars, involving more than 120 countries and regions. Imported categories.

Subsequently, Zhang Yong accepted an exclusive interview with Xinhua.com. He said that Ali's "big import" will be seamlessly linked to "new retail". Behind this, the policy involving customs, quality inspection and other aspects has been implemented, and the government is actively promoting it.

The Shanghai Municipal Government's work report in 2019 proposes that Shanghai will take the lead in piloting the negative list management model for cross-border service trade, and establish an internationally advanced international trade “single window”, the cargo clearance time is compressed by one-third, and the cargo status classification The supervision achieves full coverage of the special customs supervision area.

Zhang Yi said that the implementation of the above policy is a major positive for cross-border e-commerce and Internet new retail formats. “In addition to Ali, the trend of cross-border e-commerce head enterprises gathering in Shanghai is very obvious. This is closely related to the successful holding of China International Import Expo and the acceleration of Shanghai to build a new open structure. ”

More and more Internet companies are starting to go to the world with Shanghai as their starting point. Last year, Ctrip achieved online transaction volume of nearly 700 billion yuan, ranking first in the global online travel industry (OTA). Among them, international income accounts for about 30% to 40% of the Group's total revenue. The target customer of this Shanghai Internet company has come from all over the world.

In 2018, Shanghai Xinghuan Technology signed a strategic cooperation agreement with AISG (Singapore National Artificial Intelligence Core). In this cooperation, Chinese Internet companies are not exporting business models, but the core technologies they have mastered. With its self-developed big data and artificial intelligence computing platform, Xinghuan Technology will help Singapore rapidly improve the level of artificial intelligence in Singapore.

“From Shanghai to the world” has become a transformation choice for many Internet companies.

Enhance core competitiveness with reform

Many Internet entrepreneurs lament that 2018 is like a watershed. On the Internet, the debate about “Shanghai does not believe in the Internet”, “Shanghai can't stay BAT” is not broken. In the crossroads where the industry is facing bottlenecks, Shanghai has emerged against many head enterprises.

In 2018, after signing a strategic cooperation agreement with Shanghai, Ding Lei, chairman of the Board of Directors of NetEase, said that Shanghai has a good business environment, rich resources and attractive talents.

The above factors not only provide a platform for Internet companies to become bigger and stronger, but also provide a soil for many start-up companies, “Invisible Little Giants”.

In the related research of Ai Media Consulting, there were 47 head enterprises above designated size in the new economic field represented by the Internet in East China in 2018, including 29 Shanghai enterprises, accounting for more than half. The "2018 Shanghai Internet Development Report" issued by the agency believes that Shanghai's continuous improvement of business environment, excellent city information base, rich innovation resources and strong consumption drivers are the core competition for Shanghai's development of the Internet industry. force.


The picture shows an entrepreneurial Internet company in a creative industrial park in Hongkou District. Xinhuanet

In the early spring afternoon, in a creative industrial park in Hongkou District, the founder and CEO of Manpower Nest, Marcia, is receiving visiting venture capitalists. Based on big data technology and precise cutting-edge demand for SMEs, this 200-employee company now provides HR services to 330,000 business users and 10 million individual users every day. After the road show, Masia said that during the start-up period in Shanghai, the biggest feeling was the substantial simplification of various procedures and qualifications. “Now many things can be processed online, which solves a lot of energy and time for SMEs. ”

In fact, compared with other industries, the Internet economy tests the core competitiveness of a city: Is the business environment good? Can you gather high-level talents? Is the financial package perfect? Is urban culture tolerant? Waiting for these questions is exactly what Shanghai has done in the past year.

The World Bank's 2019 Business Environment Report released by the World Bank shows that China is “starting a business”, “getting electricity”, “requiring construction permits”, “registering property”, “reserving minority” Investors & rdquo;, "tax" and "cross-border trade" and other 7 first-level indicators have made significant progress. Shanghai is one of the major cities monitored by the report.

Chen Yulei said that for the entire Internet industry, the development model that relied heavily on capital and flow in the past was unsustainable, and the trend of defoaming was unstoppable. The direction of industrial evolution must be to build high-quality operational systems and service capabilities through technological innovation. “In the future, the Internet will only find a new direction in the integration with the real economy. In this process, Shanghai’s core competitiveness is obvious and its potential is huge. ”

The hundred rivers are different, but they all belong to the sea. From the fall of BAT to the gathering of industry head companies, “Invisible Little Giants”; Enterprise Overlay —— The current Shanghai has become the starting point for profound changes in the Chinese Internet industry.

One of them is the change of the cycle of the whole industry, the change of the mode and the change of the pattern; on the other hand, the change of soil, the change of elements and the change of space in Shanghai. The new combination of the Internet and Shanghai is like a wonderful chemical reaction. It is full of brilliance and reflects the economic transformation of the two sides of the Pujiang River.

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