China High-tech Exhibition Opens in Beijing

If you want to have a "chat" with the latest developed intelligence robot for welcoming guests named "qingqing," or if you want to have a picture with China's most famous cloned sheep "yangyang" and if you want to have a look at the wonderful "Shuguang-2000" super server, you can go straight to the Beijing Exhibition Hall on Monday.

The China High-Tech Exhibition, has on exhibit nearly 1,000 high-tech discoveries as a result of different research and development programs in the fields of biology, information, automation, new materials, energy and other fields.

The eight-day exhibition is jointly sponsored by the Ministry of Science and Technology and the General Armament Department of the People's Liberation Army.

In the exhibition area for intelligence robots, visitors can see robots for football games, car manufacturing and firefighting.

China began to implement its national high technology research and development program in 1986 and the exhibition shows that the program has made great contributions to the country's economic development, defense building and social development.

The government has funded over 6,900 high-tech development projects and decided to put another 15 billion yuan (US$1.8 billion) into the field within five years.

(People's Daily 02/27/2001)

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