Enjoy this movie-level event in Hangzhou

In recent days, “Exciting Hangzhou” ICBC Cup National Gymnastics Championships 2022 has been in full swing, bringing the strength & beauty sports competition to spectators. The splendid sports show in Huanglong Sports Centre Gymnasium created one climax after another for the on-site atmosphere.

The light show in the warm-up link lit up the arena. When the newly-added spectator interaction link appeared in the large funnel-shaped screen, everyone proactively stood up to carry out interaction.

This large funnel-shaped screen is designed by referring to the most beautiful standard venue of NBA, adopting the integrated rectangular & oval funnel-shaped design, with no gaps or blind angles in 360 degrees, which can meet the traditional split screen function, achieve the full-screen playing, create better competition atmosphere, and improve the appreciation and entertainment of the event.

One hundred sets of combined light balls around the funnel-shaped screen are kinetic energy balls, which can fluctuate and change colors with the music. This kind of kinetic energy balls can only be found in the Olympics and individual world champions, described as high-end design.

In addition, the awarding link also specially set up the athletes’ exclusive appearance pictures to show the elegant demeanor of champions and render the sense of ceremony of the game.

The sports display team hopes that, the scene is full of atmosphere through a series of details, and the competition information is conveyed to spectators from different perspectives and in various ways, to create the passionate atmosphere and integrate the competitive gymnastics into the spectators in the form of the stage. This movie-level viewing experience makes the competition popular and attracts more people to understand and participate in gymnastics.

Prosperity for All: Digital economy becomes accelerator for economic growth

Zhejiang Province is China’s demonstration zone for achieving common prosperity. Its gross domestic product level has been doubled in the past ten years, and ranked fourth in the country in 2021. In another episode of our special series “Decoding the Common Prosperity,” our reporter Wu Bin takes a look at how digitization is boosting economic growth in the province.

WU BIN Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province “To reach common prosperity, the first step is to generate more wealth. To put it simply, make the figurative pie larger. Zhejiang’s economic pie has doubled in the past ten years. What’s the secret behind this?”

In ten years’ time, Zhejiang’s GDP has increased from 3.44 trillion yuan in 2012 to 7.35 trillion yuan in 2021.

The larger pie has laid a solid foundation for common prosperity for all people, and digital economy has undoubtedly been Zhejiang’s main economic pillar.

In 2017, Zhejiang initiated the digital economy “Project No. 1” and since then, digital tools have become the main engine for its economy, taking up almost half of the province’s GDP last year.

To find out how digital tools are helping the province to increase more wealth, I went to a lift factory that has gone through some major transformations under the government’s digital initiative.

WU BIN Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province “Here I am in a factory in Hangzhou, the provincial capital. Looking around, not one worker can be seen. Everything is automated.”

The lift factory is one of the 32 so-called “future factories” in Zhejiang Province. To tell us why it’s called “future factory,” XIOLIFT’s vice president of Factory Operation asked me to stand in front of a big screen.

“This is our digital twin factory. At first, I had to have five or six workers to adjust the parameters of different equipment. I don’t need to do that anymore. Now, I just need to come to the digital twin factory, press a button and everything is quickly adjusted.”

Digital tools have made it easier to manage the machines in the real factory. According to Feng, it only takes a minimum of two minutes to make an elevator. And for customized needs, only five working days.

FENG TIEYING Vice President, Factory Operation XIOLIFT “We have been using more advanced information and manufacturing technologies in the past few years. We now have a lot of automatic and intelligent production lines. The factory efficiency has also increased by 50 percent.”

With an annual growth rate of around 30 percent, it has become the top company of its kind in the country.

Like XIOLIFT, digitization has also boosted the industry upgrading of many other manufacturers in Zhejiang.

YE JIANSONG Deputy Director Economy and Information Technology Department of Zhejiang “In recent years, Zhejiang has embarked on an industrial digitization path to become a demonstration zone for the integrated development of the industrial Internet in the Yangtze River Delta. Its industrial digitization index has ranked first in the country for three consecutive years.”

WU BIN Huzhou City, Zhejiang Province “China’s digital path can be traced back to over two decades ago. In the early 2000s, when President Xi Jinping worked as a government leader in Fujian and Zhejiang, he promoted digital economy in both provinces.”

Since he became president in 2012, President Xi has made the development of digital economy a national strategy.

And now digitization has become an important accelerator for the country’s economic growth. In Zhejiang’s vast rural sector, digital tools are also helping generate more wealth for farmers.

West Zhejiang’s Huzhou City is quite famous for its sheep.

In an intelligent farmland in Lvshan County, we met Lv Chenchen, a college graduate who chose to go back to the countryside, and become a technician for raising sheep.

Reporter: I see that every sheep has a thing like this on its ear. What is this for?

“This is an electronic ear tag, like an ID card, which is with them for their whole life. After scanning the electronic ear tag, you can see the birth information. So, we can pair up the mother and her lambs.”

In the control room, we see how a digital platform is helping Lv to manage over 50,000 sheep.

This is something many farmers could never imagine before.

LV CHENCHEN Technician, Tianxia Husbandry “They say they could never imagine this. Working here is much more efficient and the labor cost is lower. Raising sheep has become easier.”

With an estimated output value of around 460 million yuan, the sheep industry now takes up 60 percent of the county’s rural sector.

Digitization is also helping farmers. And more agricultural producers in Huzhou are using digital tools to expand and sell.

CHEN HAO Secretary, Huzhou Municipal CPC Committee “Over the years, we have boosted the comprehensive revitalization and common prosperity of the countryside with digital reform. As part of the ’14th Five-Year Plan,’ we will build 100 high-standard ‘future farms’ and promote the comprehensive transformation and upgrading of 191 breeding bases.”

Apart from manufacturing and agriculture, digitization is also accelerating growth in other sectors. The province’s digitization level in the manufacturing, service, and agricultural industries ranked first in the country in 2021.

It is expected to double its digital economy added value from 3.57 trillion to seven trillion yuan by 2027.

From bustling cities to vast countryside, from manufacturing to service industry, the digital economy is accelerating Zhejiang’s economic growth, and paving its path to common prosperity.

Binjiang incubates new listed firm

Representatives ring the bell to celebrate the listing of Hangzhou Langhong Technology Co Ltd on Beijing Stock Exchange on Sept 1. [Photo/Hangzhou Daily]

Hangzhou Langhong Technology Co Ltd, headquartered in Binjiang district, Hangzhou became the district’s 67th listed firm on Sept 1.

Zhang Dengfeng, top official of Binjiang district, and Xi Hong, chairman of Hangzhou Langhong Technology Co Ltd, rang the bell for the listing.

Hangzhou Langhong Technology Co Ltd is an industry leader in providing security solutions for electronic merchandise.

Hangzhou International Day: Annual event calls for global cooperation in innovation

Celebrations for the fifth Hangzhou International Day kicked off on Monday, September Fifth. Hangzhou International Day was started in April 2018 to mark the anniversary of the closing of a G20 meeting held in Hangzhou. It has since become an annual event. This year’s theme exhibition opened on Monday. The exhibition introduces the Hangzhou Chengxi Sci-Tech Innovation Corridor and five scientific labs based in the city. Based in Shanghai, the Consul-Generals of Iran, South Korea, Ireland, Austria and other countries attended the ceremony.

WENDY DORMAN-SMITH Consul General of Ireland in Shanghai “I think there is a lot of potential cooperation between Ireland and Hangzhou. A lot of things the mayor and the vice mayor have been speaking about the day, the history, the culture, the nature as well as the businesses, the innovation, the environmental of the bio-tech, tech of all the different kinds are also things that Ireland focuses on. We are also famous for our history, culture and businesses as well. So I think there is a lot of potential for cooperation.”

HELMUT RAKOWITSCH Consul General of Austria in Shanghai “You know Hangzhou is a very leading city, an area when it comes to the green, mobility, green environmental, e-commerce. There is a lot of experience Austria can offer. Especially, you know, in green environmental, there is a lot left to work together. And you know, there is still space left for building up a sister city, finding a very nice city in Austria and do the sister city thing with Hangzhou.”

Zhejiang achieves positive growth in foreign trade for 29 consecutive months

Latest figures from the customs authorities in East China’s Zhejiang province show that the province’s imports and exports were up 19.5 percent year-on-year in the first seven months of 2022, and its growth contribution rate was the highest in the country. Zhejiang has recorded positive growth in imports and exports for 29 consecutive months, since March 2020.

On Aug 28, a business charter plane flew from Seoul, South Korea to Hangzhou to pick up 163 South Korean merchants. It is the third charter plane organized by Yiwu for international buyers this year.

A business charter plane flies from Seoul, South Korea to Hangzhou, picking up 163 South Korean merchants on Aug 28, 2022. [Photo/Zhejiang Daily]

According to statistics, the previous four business charter flights from Ningbo brought back orders exceeding $800 million in value. Over the past few months, Zhejiang has formed a complete business charter workflow which is being promoted nationwide. In the near future, more than 10 charter flights will depart from Jiaxing, Yiwu and other places in Zhejiang.

This summer, the first overseas submarket of Yiwu market – Dubai Yiwu China Commodity City, was officially put into operation. Overseas buyers who were unable to reach Yiwu due to the epidemic were to view and order products at their doorstep. The market, which has a customer base of nearly 1 billion people in the Middle East, North Africa, Europe and other places, will bring more business opportunities to Zhejiang’s foreign trade.

In addition to arranging chartered business flights and organizing overseas trade exhibitions, authorities in Zhejiang have launched an action plan for the cultivation of foreign trade entities, and aim to have an additional 20,000 companies with foreign trade achievements by the end of 2025.

The disabled partners give free haircuts for the aged

A couple with hearing disabilities in Hangzhou, East China’s Zhejiang Province, opened a barber shop to offer free haircut to the elderly, which has attracted wide attention on the internet.

A couple with hearing disabilities in Hangzhou, East China’s Zhejiang Province, opened a barber shop to offer free haircut to the elderly, which has attracted wide attention on the internet.

A couple with hearing disabilities in Hangzhou, East China’s Zhejiang Province, opened a barber shop to offer free haircut to the elderly, which has attracted wide attention on the internet.

The couple has already been to the nursing home and given the seniors there free haircuts for several years. They cut the hair for the elderly and chat with them with a smile on their face.

The couple also got lots of honorary certificates. They said they wanted to help more people, especially vulnerable groups, and called for more people to participate in voluntary services.

Netizens were moved by the couple. “Although they are disabled, they are still trying their best to contribute to the society.”

The disabled partners give free haircuts for the aged

File photo: SF Holding’s freighters wait for loading at a airport. [Photo/China Daily]

The municipal government of Hangzhou signed a cooperation framework agreement with Shenzhen-listed SF Holding Co, one of China’s largest courier companies, on Aug 29.

According to the agreement, SF Holding will build its East China headquarters in Hangzhou. The new headquarters will be tasked with developing businesses related to supply chain, smart city, drone delivery, and other digital technologies.

Liu Jie, Party secretary of Hangzhou, said at the signing ceremony that Hangzhou has a strong e-commerce industry and an ideal business environment.

Wang Wei, chairman and founder of SF Holding, said the company will increase investment and contribute to the development of Hangzhou’s delivery sector.

Hangzhou achievement exhibition grabs worldwide attention

With the theme of “revitalizing the industry based on the city and sharing integrated development”, the Fifth Hangzhou International Day opened along Qiantang River on the morning of September 5. High-level achievements as a result of the opening-up policies displayed on the exhibition attracted high-quality resources and elements from around the world, making a strong impetus for Hangzhou to build a world-class modern international socialist metropolis.

Liu Xin, the mayor of Hangzhou, addressed the opening ceremony. The mayor of Boston in the United States, mayor of Dresden in Germany and other representatives from various countries, extended their congratulations via online videos. Korean Consul General delivered a speech on the site. Then, Hangzhou signed an online memorandum of understanding for friendly exchanges with Cartagena (Colombia) and Krefeld (Germany) respectively.

Hangzhou has been dedicated to building the Capital of International Cultural Exchanges based on the concept of “nurturing the city with culture”, has aggregated the resources for the development of digital economy through reform and innovation, and has promoted the establishment of market-oriented, law-based and international-standard business operation environment through market integration, said Liu Xin. Availing the opportunity of Asian Games, Hangzhou sincerely invites friends from all over the world to come to the city for exchanges and cooperations.

In addition, the theme exhibition comprehensively displayed the achievements of the high-quality integrated development of Hangzhou West Science and Innovation Corridor. The participated representatives also visited Xixi Park of Alibaba and other high-tech parks to experience Hangzhou’s vitality in innovation on the site.

Hard nut of Hangzhou-Quzhou Railway cracked

Yantangshan Tunnel, the longest tunnel of Hangzhou-Quzhou Railway, has recently been cut through, indicating a major breakthrough of the project and making a solid foundation for the construction of electing beams and ballastless track in the next stage.

Located in the region of Jiande (Hangzhou), Yantangshan Tunnel is one of the key and difficult projects of Hangzhou-Quzhou Railway. With a total length of 2,586.7 m, the tunnel runs through low mountainous region with complicated landform, making it difficult and risky for the construction. Tight schedule and tough local coordination also contributed to the difficulty of the construction. The strict information-based control and the application of multiple precise technologies ensured the smooth progress of the tunnel construction.

After the completion of the project, there will be multiple-point & multiple-channel connection between Quzhou and Hangzhou. The railway will relieve the traffic pressure of Shanghai-Kunming Railway, shore up the development of Hangzhouxi Railway Station Hub and boost urban integration of Hangzhou and Quzhou. Also, it is of great significance to the high-quality development and construction of the common prosperity demonstration area in West Zhejiang.

Another elevated road witnesses Hangzhou speed

Qiaodai Line-Dailin Road Section Elevated Road of the south extension (Hangzhou Beltway-Middle Ring Road Section) project of Shidai Avenue in Xiaoshan District, Hangzhou was put into test run on September 5. With a length of the main line of 5.75 km, the elevated road section, upon opening to traffic, can not only effectively relieve the traffic jam of the ground-level freight channel, but also greatly facilitate the transportation of the surrounding residents. The driving time from Daicun to downtown Hangzhou has been reduced by half an hour from over one hour formerly.

“93% of the main work of the south extension project of Shidai Avenue has been completed. We will proceed with the construction of the remaining project, keep to the timetable and strive to open the whole road by the end of September”, according to the relevant person in charge of Hangzhou Municipal Construction Committee.

With continuous increase of the total length of fast roads, Hangzhou has improved transportation efficiency and accelerated the process of building an international metropolis.