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EU-China Joint White Paper on the Internet of Things

This paper reflects the outcome of several years of the IoT international cooperation between the EU and China and documents the state-of-the-art on IoT development in both regions and future cooperation fields.

In both regions the Internet of Things (IoT) is high on the political agenda, in particular addressing Industrial IoT and Smart Cities. Both regions give high priority to interoperability, standardisation and technology integration. This White Paper presents the latest IoT developments in EU and China and the envisaged future cooperation avenues.


For jointly promoting the IoT development and deployment, the EU and China have set up the EU-China IoT Advisory Group in 2011, which has been endorsed by the EU-China Dialogue on Information Technology, Telecommunications and Informatization, established between the Chinese Ministry for Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) and the European Commission, DG CONNECT.

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European Commission (DG CONNECT) and China Academy of Information and Communication Technology (CAICT)