Hohhot – capital city of North China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region – has made significant moves to protect its environment and go greener.
Wang Dalin's belief that smart cities with digital urban management systems are the way forward for China began when he was a child.
In recent years, Hohhot has vigorously promoted the national and local environmental and ecological development project, as well as its industrial transformation.
Hohhot reported steady economic growth in the first quarter of 2021, with the regional GDP hitting 71.90 billion yuan ($11.07 billion), an increase of 11.6 percent year-on-year.
The consumer goods market in Hohhot recorded growth during the Spring Festival holiday period, with the sales volume of 45 retail and catering companies reaching 110 million yuan.