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China's Shenzhen pioneers local legislation on promoting artificial intelligence

By Xu Yuan
  • 15 Jul 2021 04:16
  • 15 Jul 2021 04:16
The Chinese city of Shenzhen has become the country's first municipal government to propose local regulations to promote and regulate the development of artificial intelligence, shortly after the city promulgated the country’s first local law on data protection.

The government in Shenzhen, a southern city that’s home to multiple Chinese tech companies such as

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Xu Yuan

Senior Correspondent


Xu Yuan has worked for MLex for seven years, all of them based in Hong Kong. She has reported on a wide range of regulatory topics, including antitrust, cybersecurity and data security, in mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. She has broken numerous stories on policymaking and enforcement involving international companies doing business in the region and done substantial court reporting in Hong Kong. She is currently specializing in covering regulatory issues related to future mobility, including connected vehicles. She previously worked for US TV network NBC in Beijing. She received her undergraduate degree in English Literature and Linguistics from Peking University and a master’s degree from the Journalism and Media Studies Centre at The University of Hong Kong.

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