Return Visit to Alibaba Group by Xi’an Delegation Headed by Mayor Shangguan Jiqing

On Nov 1, Shangguan Jiqing, Mayor of Xi’an, capital city of Shaanxi Province, led a delegation to make a return visit to Alibaba Group based in Hangzhou, capital city of East China’s Zhejiang Province. The visit is intended to make practical implementation of the agreement of strategic cooperation and the framework agreement of building “Mobile Smart City” signed by both sides, with the first 10 cooperative projects to be initiated, covering mobile payment, military and civilian integration.

During the 1st World Xi’an Entrepreneurs Convention held in August, Alibaba Group and Xi’an Municipal Government signed agreement of strategic cooperation and the framework agreement of building “Mobile Smart City”, which will cover five categories, i.e., west headquarters, logistics base, smart education town, smart city, and e-commerce. After the signing, Xi’an Municipal Government immediately established a work advance leading group headed by Mayor Shangguan Jiqing and five sub-groups of specialization, and broke down the large project into 22 specific items of task, which includes college building based on big data, Hemaxiansheng (fresh goods express delivery), Cainiao Logistics, northwest headquarter.

In the talk with Vice President of Alibaba Group and Chairman of Alibaba Cloud Hu Xiaoming and other top executives of Alibaba Group, Shangguan Jiqing said that as the “leader” in Northwest China, Xi’an is now in a golden period of development which is favored by multiple opportunities such as the “Belt and Road Initiative”, the building of international metropolis, national central city and free trade area, that he hopes Alibaba can further raise its confidence and determination of investment in Xi’an and carry out more practical cooperation with the city in more diversified fields and on deeper levels, and that Xi’an will keep raising the quality of service to create a first-class business climate for Alibaba to achieve mutual benefit and win-win outcomes for both sides.

Hu Xiaoming expressed his appreciation to Xi’an Municipal Government for the extensive efforts made, saying that the projects in the agreements signed by both sides will be expedited for implementation and that the second batch of projects will also be initiated as soon as possible.

After the talk, a ceremony was held for the first 10 agreements to be signed by both sides, which include: cooperation agreements between Ant-Financial Group and Xi’an Urban Infrastructure Construction Investment Group, Xi’an Traffic Police Detachment, Xi’an Human Resources and Social Security Bureau, Xi’an Housing Provident Fund Management Center respectively, cooperation MOU between Ant-Financial Group and Xi’an Metro Office; cooperation agreement of college building based on big data between Alibaba Cloud and Xi’an Education Bureau, between Alibaba Cloud and China Ordins Group for cloud solution in military and civilian integration, between Alibaba Cloud and Haisheng Group for cloud solution in agriculture; cooperation MOU between AliPay and Xi’an Commerce Bureau on “Mobile Payment and Smart Market”; cooperation agreement among Xi’an Network and Information Office, Alibaba and Information Security Center of Xi’an Jiaotong University on comprehensive administration of network.
Deputy Mayor Li Yuan, Secretary-General Jiao Weifa of Xi’an Municipal Government were also present in the activities.

[Source:Xi’an Daily]