China’s capital city of Beijing is looking to establish itself as a leader in metaverse technology adoption in the country and globally. The city’s government has published an ambitious two-year plan to bring more metaverse development into its innovation zones.

The document titled “Beijing Urban Sub-Center Metaverse Innovation and Development Action Plan (2022-2024)” spells out the government’s aim to use metaverse technology to showcase the city’s rich culture and tourism content.

The city also hopes to pioneer cutting-edge use cases of the metaverse, including digital design, digital humans/twins, mixed reality and digital arts, building information modeling (BIM), 3D visualization, and city information modeling, among others.

While these innovations will rely heavily on the virtual world definition of the metaverse, the government also plans to explore the development of digital assets and NFT platforms and
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