The 2019 International Two-dimensional Code Industry Development Summit was held in Foshan, Guangdong Province, on August 23, CCTV news reported. The purpose of the summit is to explore the interconnection of infrastructure construction and industrial standards of the global two-dimensional code industry, explore new changes, new laws and new ideas of industrial pattern in the digital economy era, and excavate new opportunities for integration and development of “two-dimensional code plus” and “intelligence plus”.
Two-dimensional code technology has become an important technical means and new medium carrier to achieve traceability of product identification, industrial Internet and cyberspace security control.
Wang Ning, president of one of the organizers——the China Electronic Chamber of Commerce (CECC), said that two-dimensional codes are penetrating into all fields of the national economy and social life. And the development and growth of the code industry is bound to become a new growth point for the digital economy.
At the summit, Zhongguancun Industry & Information Research Institute of International Two-Dimensional Code Technology (ZIIOT) published the White Papers on International Two-Dimensional IDcode and the Code Label. The Institute has also signed international cooperation agreements with the Eurasian Economic Cooperation Organization, Russia and Kazakhstan.
In addition, Nanhai District of Foshan City and the Zhongguancun Institute of Two-Dimensional Code Technology signed a contract to build South China International Research Institute of Two-Dimensional Code Industry.
According to CCTV news, China’s two-dimensional code applications have accounted for more than 90 percent of the world. At the same time, the formation of global two-dimensional code industry chain is accelerating, and industry and experts call for speeding up the standardization of the two-dimensional code industry. And the application of two-dimensional codes is not limited to payment. Since last year, all new pesticides have been forced to attach two-dimensional codes to their packages for traceability of information, which is also widely used in food, cosmetics and other fields.
(Compiled by Cui Chunhui)