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Anhui to Launch Sci-Tech Exhibition to Mark 40 Years of China's Reform, Opening up

source:www.cnanhui.org release date:2018/12/13 hits:16

Anhui province is set to hold an exhibition on scientific and technological innovation from December 18 to 24, as part of its effort to mark the 40th anniversary of reform and opening up in China, local authorities announced at a press conference on Wednesday.

The exhibition will showcase remarkable achievements the eastern Chinese province has made over the past four decades.

The province’s sci-tech inventions range from China’s first window air conditioner, its first micro-computer and the first VCD in the world to "Mozi", the world’s first quantum satellite, "Wukong", China’s first dark matter particle exploration satellite and the Tiangong space station. The last three projects, participated by Anhui, have been written into the report delivered by President Xi Jinping at the 19th CPC National Congress.

In 2004, Hefei, capital of the province, became the first sci-tech-innovation-oriented pilot city in the country. Four years later, Wuhu and Bengbu joined in the pilot program. The Hefei-Wuhu-Bengbu area is ranked among China’s four innovation hubs, together with Beijing’s Zhongguancun, Shanghai Zhangjiang and Wuhan Donghu.

Hefei got the approval to build a comprehensive national science center in 2017. In addition, Hefei Binhu Science City was founded this year.

The province has been top-ranked for seven consecutive years in terms of regional innovation capacity.

1,547 exhibits will be on display, including 986 ones that are recognized as the first in the country or the world, or have won provincial or national awards.