Clean tech functioning
“With a smartphone in hand, you can find a bike anywhere in Beijing,” said Wan Gang, Minister of Science and Technology, in a session of the forum on June 27.
Two decades ago, China was seen as a kingdom of bicycles, which possibly suggested that China was undeveloped. But today’s bicycles are embedded with different hi-tech devices, including satellite navigation, mobile payment, big data and cloud computing.
Bikes and electric cars represent a green lifestyle, and they are related to the clean technology revolution, Wan noted. Electric car sales in China totaled 507,000 in 2016, the highest in the world. Still, regarding the development of electric cars, battery charging is a paramount issue.
“The State Grid is trying to solve this problem,” said Shu Yinbiao, Chairman of China’s State Grid Corp., a Fortune 500 company and one of China’s biggest employers. The development of electric cars is a big step in clean technology