New tele­vi­sion shows coun­try’s three trans­for­ma­tions un­der­way

China Daily (Canada) - - SHANGHAI -

TV in the world, just 3.65 mil­lime­ters thick, has been un­veiled by a Chi­nese en­ter­prise in Shen­zhen, Guang­dong prov­ince. Hung on the wall, it looks like a paint­ing, not a house­hold ap­pli­ance. Yanzhao Me­trop­o­lis Daily com­ments:

Chi­nese au­thor­i­ties al­ways stress that China re­mains a de­vel­op­ing coun­try, although it is ex­pected to be­come the world’s largest econ­omy in the fore­see­able fu­ture if it can main­tain the cur­rent growth mo­men­tum.

It is not only an ob­jec­tive judg­ment based on the prac­ti­cal na­tional con­di­tions, but also a re­minder to the na­tion, es­pe­cially its de­ci­sion-mak­ers, that they should re­main somber-minded.

But that does not mean China is con­tent with the sta­tus quo. In­stead, China has never wa­vered in its ef­forts to be­come a de­vel­oped coun­try, pay­ing spe­cial at­ten­tion to catch­ing up with the in­dus­trial economies in science and tech­nol­ogy.

In 1987, China over­took Ja­pan as the world’s largest man­u­fac­turer of TVs. Since then China has pi­o­neered many tech­nolo­gies re­lated to tele­vi­sion, so it is not sur­pris­ing that China has now man­u­fac­tured the world’s thinnest TV.

In fact, China has also made the first TV with

voice recog­ni­tion.

Pres­i­dent Xi Jin­ping pro­posed “three trans­for­ma­tions” to the man­u­fac­tur­ing in­dus­tries of China: trans­form “made in China” to “cre­ated by China”, trans­form quan­tity to qual­ity, and trans­form Chi­nese prod­ucts to Chi­nese brands.

Gov­ern­ments at var­i­ous lev­els are tak­ing con­crete ac­tions to re­al­ize Xi’s pro­posed trans­for­ma­tions by im­ple­ment­ing fa­vor­able poli­cies and nur­tur­ing sup­port­ing en­vi­ron­ments to foster in­no­va­tion.

Last year, China pro­duced 65 per­cent of the world’s re­frig­er­a­tors, 58 per­cent of its TV sets and 44 per­cent of its wash­ing ma­chines. These house­hold ap­pli­ances made in China are cheaper than their coun­ter­parts pro­duced by the de­vel­oped coun­tries, but their qual­ity is by no means in­fe­rior to, and some even bet­ter than, their com­peti­tors.

The rise of China in man­u­fac­tur­ing, and science and tech­nol­ogy ben­e­fits not only the Chi­nese peo­ple, but also the whole world.

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