Recently, the meeting presenting green technology in One Belt One Road (OBOR) has issued Beijing Initiative, and this initiative aims at strengthening communication with all scientific and technical communities from countries along the routes of the land and sea silk roads, tackling difficulties that came along in the green development process, carrying forward the silk road spirit and the principle of sustainable development, as wel l as promoting practica l cooperation.
Zhang Qi, the president of Dragon Design Foundation, expressed that most countries along the land and sea silk roads are emerging and developing economies so they are confronted with challenges and difficulties in the process of transformation and upgrading.
Europe attaches importance to introducing sustainable enterprises to China
Besides countries surrounding China, the Belt and Road Initiative has also gained unified recognition among European countries, and even those with advanced science and technology as well as those considered the cradles of innovation have started to set their eyes on the green construction of OBOR.
In 2008, the European Chamber of Technology was established to help European companies going global and becoming successful and competitive. Florian Von Tucher, chairman of the chamber, expressed at the presenting meeting that OBOR provides a great opportunity for European enterprises to enter the Chinese market and also explore third- party marketplaces by using the Chinese market as a platform.
“The chamber will help the Chinese companies to gain technical advantages by introducing scientific and technical advantages to the Chinese market,” said Tucher. “So far, there are three main areas to be taken into account in order to do that, namely, they are sustainable urbanization, life sciences and industry 4.0.”
He also pointed out that OBOR is a big opportunity for European companies, many of which have been quite successful in China and are now launching new projects in new marketplaces to promote the greenness of OBOR.
European economy is mainly driven by middle and small- sized enterprises but it is challenging to involve them in the China-europe relationship. The chairman of SwissAsian Chamber of Commerce Tuck Seng Low said that though Switzerland is a small country with only eight million people, it has the largest construction company in the world, and big bio-medicine companies like Basel.
Tuck Seng Low said in Geneva there are important technolog y incubators and they have cooperated with many universities and research institutions to incubate digital technologies.
“In the future, OBOR must be built upon digital technologies rather than bricks and tiles,” said Low. He also called for furthering cooperation among Asia, Europe and Africa.
He said that it is vital for both China and countries along the routes to practice in the principle of green development and to advocate a green, low-carbon, recyclable and sustainable lifestyle.
Low also suggested, “Countries along the routes should strengthen
their ecological and environmental information construction, carry out techtransfer and exchange & cooperation, as well as to realize the goal of sustainable development in 2030.”
Chinese enterprises on the way to greenness
Though China has just started developing green industry, some Chinese companies are devoted and passionately exploring environment-friendly ways to develop its economy.
Accord i ng to Che n Ya n , the vice president and the project director of Coretech, technological innovation in this company can help allocate resources precisely and rapidly, and realize industrialization more efficiently, thus promoting the s t r at eg ic d e v elopment of China’s economy. “Any innovation of technology has a life cycle and efficiency is of the most significance to a l l sc ient i f ic and technica l achievements. China now faces great challenges from issues like ill-defined science and tech projects, rentseeking effects, etc., which hampers the inversion process from findings to products,” said Chen.
He expressed that Coretech will strengthen its cooperation with Dragon Design Foundation and Green Design Institute to build a think tank for the green construction of OBOR, a platform for green technology transfer, and an international platform for cooperation in green technology innovation. It will practically promote the green construction of OBOR by environment-friendly means and form a comprehensive, green and innovative layout of industrial chain.
So far Coretech has already established more than 20 industrialization sites in Shanghai, Guangdong, Guangxi, Shandong and Sichuan at home and extended to coastal countries along the maritime Silk Road such as Brazil and Malaysia.
Chen stated, “it is quality rather than quantity that we are attaching great importance to.” Coretech has been keeping watchful eye on many green industries such as rail transit, IOT, environment protection, modern agriculture, new materials, new energy, medicare, etc.
As a representative among many other Chinese electrical equipment enterprises, Hebei Juhang Electrical Equipment Ltd. Co follows up the national economic policies and will contribute to the Belt and Road Initiative by cooperating more comprehensively with other countries.
The deputy manager of Hebeijuhang Electrical Equipment Ltd. Co, Xu Yaxuan said, “our company has unique green technologies” and this means that Hebeijuhang is taking a modern, green and intelligent path of development.
Xu sa id t hat t he company has successfully implemented its management model for smart factories and intelligent enterprises, which enables its technologies to be more adaptive to changes and enable the company itself to connect equipment.
“Due to the modern and intelligent management of the system, we can greatly reduce the cost of production and operation, to reduce waste, save resources and protect the environment,” Xu said.