China advances with world in manufacturing upgrades

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A child looks at a displayed aeroplane model from CETC Wuhu Diamond Aircraft Manufacture Co., Ltd. during the 2019 World Manufacturing Convention in Hefei, east China's Anhui Province, Sept. 22, 2019. [Photo/Xinhua]

China, the world's largest manufacturing power, is sharing the benefits of the country's manufacturing upgrades and huge consumer market with the world at the ongoing World Manufacturing Convention 2019.

The four-day event, held annually in Hefei, capital of east China's Anhui Province, brought together more than 4,000 representatives from over 60 countries and regions, including senior managers from global Fortune 500 companies, as it opened Friday.

Chinese top telecom operators demonstrated their latest achievements in 5G applications in education, health and other fields.

A smart conference service system greets the guests and visitors at the convention, which can interact with intelligent real-time speech recognition and translation technology in five languages, including Chinese, English, French, German and Japanese.

Covering over 60,000 square meters, the convention features 10 exhibition areas such as intelligent manufacturing and outdoor driverless vehicles.

A lot of fun tech is on display to give visitors a touch of the future, such as playing finger-guessing games with an intelligent mechanical arm and watching robots performing a sword dance.

"I am a bit old, but I don't want to be left behind by the world," said Wang Wenyi, 77, a local from Hefei, visiting the exhibition.

"More and more in the West, we can buy Chinese products of good quality and desirable brands," said Alan Smith, the British Derby City Council's head of economic growth.

Britain is this session's guest of honor with a national pavilion set up at the convention.

"We represent the U.K. here," Smith said. "We want to work cooperatively with China."

He said he visited a factory in Hefei prior to the event, where he had expected to see a lot of people making things but was surprised to see a lot of robots and automation. Employees are mainly positioned for supervising and examining the automated equipment.

"Big changes are happening in the world, and the best response is to be open, forward-looking and globally engaged," said Nadhim Zahawi, the British parliamentary under secretary of state at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

According to the Anhui provincial bureau of commerce, British brands have a large presence in Anhui. More than 110 British companies have an investment in the province, including Unilever and Reckitt Benckiser.

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