Clean tech func­tion­ing

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“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

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