Over 90% of the world’s two-dimensional codes are used in China. The application of two-dimensional codes such as health codes, payment codes, and traffic codes is deeply embedded in various fields of urban life. The existence of two-dimensional codes and the practice of scanning codes have become an integral part of the city. China's localization experience in the global digital technology wave.
On November 20th, at the "Digital City: Localization Innovation in Communication Research-Communication and China·Fudan Forum", the Information and Communication Center of Fudan University and the Digital Communication Research Center of Zhejiang University jointly released the "City of Codes": Report on the City's Digital Communication Power. The report focuses on the "QR code", a typical example of China's current digital technology practice, analyzes the current status of digital development in representative cities in Shanghai and the Yangtze River Delta, and makes prospects and suggestions on how to build a digital city that can communicate and live in the future .
"This means that code software is becoming the infrastructure of the city, directly driving the operation of the social system, and stimulating the huge potential of urban communication." Professor Pan Ji, deputy director of the Information and Communication Center of Fudan University, elaborated on the digital communication of the "City of Code" The research framework of power, systematically evaluates the status of urban digital communication power from “connection power”, “integration power”, “transformation power”, “coordination power”, “regulatory power” and “generating power”. "Citizen's "Life on Code" Questionnaire", "Yangtze River Delta Interregional City System Interconnection Analysis" and other aspects of research, explore the social and cultural significance of digital technology in urban life, and reveal the challenges and difficulties encountered in the current process of urban digital transformation.
In early 2021, the Information and Communication Center of Fudan University, the Digital Communication Research Center of Zhejiang University and the Shangguan Think Tank Center of Jiefang Daily jointly launched the "Yangtze River Delta Digital Communication Cooperation Body" covering major newspaper groups and well-known universities in the Yangtze River Delta region. The report released this time is the preliminary result of the cooperative. In the next step, the center will recruit citizens of different age groups in Shanghai, Hangzhou, Nanjing, and Hefei through cooperatives to participate in the survey, continue to carry out the research on "Urban Digital Communication Power", relying on the joint advancement of academia and industry to promote digital Media and urban development serve the national strategy for the integration of the Yangtze River Delta urban agglomeration.
Communication and China·Fudan Forum is an annual national academic forum jointly sponsored by the Information and Communication Research Center of Fudan University and the School of Journalism of Fudan University, the only communication research base among the key research bases of humanities and social sciences of the Ministry of Education. It has been held for 15 consecutive years.