The rise of China’s scientific and technological development
the announcer on the giant screen greeted visitors to the Wuzhen International Internet Exhibition Center with a cheery voice. “Good morning everyone! I will be your news anchor for today,” said the male voice. But this was no ordinary announcer: his voice and appearance have been entirely generated by artificial intelligence technology.
Such “virtual announcer” was one of the highlights of the Fifth Light of the Internet Exhibition during the annual World Internet Conference, held in Wuzhen Township, in east China’s Zhejiang Province on November 6-10. Every year during the exhibition, 5G technology, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, big data, smart medical care and other scientific buzzwords take a tangible form and materialize in a series of innovative products.
Science and technology are like a breath of fresh air blowing over Wuzhen, a thousand-year-old township. Tourists from all over the world can experience the convenience provided by the most advanced technologies, such as the 4G network covering the entire township and free public Wifi coverage in key public places. Even seniors who sell street food collect money with QR codes. Technology is everywhere.
According to China’s Ambassador to Mexico Qiu Xiaoqi, science and technology have become the main productive forces in China, while innovation has become a major driver of development. Over the years, China has gone from strengthening its capacity for independent innovation to building itself into an innovative country, he said.
This renewed scientific and technological capacity has progressed hand in hand with economic development, which has greatly contributed to the improvement of China’s overall national strength, Qiu said.
“We should speed up the development of the digital economy and promote the global Internet governance system to advance in a just and more reasonable way, so as to inject new impetus to the world economy,”
China’s high-speed trains between Beijing and Shanghai run at 350 km per hour