Wuxi has spared no efforts in developing itself into a smart city in recent years in an effort to deal with the challenges created by rapid urbanization and economic growth.
One of the birthplaces of China's modern industry and commerce, Wuxi, in Jiangsu province, will continue to promote the development of the internet of things industry to build a globally influential national sensing innovation demonstration zone in the 13th Five-Year Plan (2016-20) period.
With the help of 1,800 sensors, the Wuxi Environmental Protection Bureau manages to monitor 30,800 factories across the city that produce pollution.
I used to be someone who took pride in being able to find my way around a city by myself. But during a recent trip to Wuxi in Jiangsu province, I was shown the sights by a guide that made me question my stubborn belief in independent travel.