Shenzhen showcases innovation to visiting overseas Chinese media

The robot developed by UBTECH Robotics. Photo:

A delegation of 17 reporters from dozens of overseas Chinese media including the US-based China Press and Indonesia's International Daily News have recently completed a three-day investigation tour of the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen, where they interviewed several high-technology firms located in the city's Nanshan district.

During the tour, Lian Cong, deputy chief of Nanshan district, Xu Feng, deputy director of the district's economic promotion bureau, and Cheng Hongkun, director of the district's office of cultural industry, introduced the achievements of Nanshan district in technological innovation to the reporters.

According to the officials, Nanshan's GDP is the highest among all administrative districts in Guangdong province. Nationally, Nanshan district ranks third in GDP after Beijing's Chaoyang and Haidian districts.

Over the past five years, 944 national-level high-technology enterprises have been established in Nanshan district, taking the number of such companies in the district to 1,641. The number of companies listing shares over the past five years amounts to 33. At present, there are 118 listed companies based in Nanshan district.

Currently, a fifth of Shenzhen's GDP is contributed by Nanshan district, and one fourth of the city's economic benefits brought by high-technology products comes from the district.

During the visit to the district, reporters showed strong interest in a 50-meter-long, 30-meter-high art wall in the Artron Art Center. They were treated with a visual feast by Fantawild, the production company of the Chinese 3D animated cartoon series named Boonie Bears. They were also impressed by the artworks displayed at the OCT Contemporary Art Terminal, the flying vehicle developed by the Kuang-Chi Institute of Science and Technology, a robot developed by UBTECH Robotics which once performed in the CCTV's Spring Festival gala, and the efforts of Phograin Intelligent Sensing Technology, a leading optical-material maker in China.

A new development blueprint has been adopted at the just-concluded district Party congress, which sets a goal of building Nanshan into a world-class, innovation-driven and livable seaside district, said Lian.

(The article is translated and edited by Ding Yi.)

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