High-level officials from the northern Chinese city of Tianjin met with Alibaba CEO Daniel Zhang on May 26, expressing a commitment to deepen collaboration in cloud computing infrastructure, industrial internet, and smart city initiatives. The e-commerce giant will provide the northeastern coastal city with computing power services that it says offer higher efficiency and lower costs to support the city’s progress in cloud computing, AI, and big data. Alibaba has been strengthening its collaboration with various local governments this year, including Hangzhou’s market regulator and the major southwestern city of Chongqing. [Tianjin Daily, in Chinese]