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Will China become an innovator?

Editor: Zhang Jianfeng 丨CCTV.com

12-11-2019 11:51 BJT

Will China become an innovator?

Yes. China is already headed in that direction, while Chinese scientists, inventors and developers have achieved amazing breakthroughs in the fields of science and technologies. The nation is home to a number of world-renowned universities, while the government, private companies and individuals have all collaborated to promote sci-tech.

The sci-tech sectors can flourish when society encourages its citizens to study STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subjects from a very young age. Accordingly, educators can enlighten the public and that may inspire more people to launch their professional careers by becoming entrepreneurs, scientists or inventors.

China’s top universities have provided huge funding to boost their science and technology departments, while STEM students are expected to study and work hard to make inventions, upgrade current technologies and discover new concepts in science. Their minds are set for exploring and that’s so essential for embracing an innovative society.

A metal-made robot showcases at the China Innovation and entrepreneurship Fair in Guangzhou in June 2018.

A metal-made robot showcases at the China Innovation and entrepreneurship Fair in Guangzhou in June 2018.

China’s leading hi-tech companies and startups are based in Shenzhen, Hangzhou and Beijing. Chinese technology enterprises have become so formidable that a few of them, such as Baidu Inc., Alibaba Group, Tencent Holdings and Huawei Technologies have generated big-time revenues and profits.

Chinese companies have played crucial roles as innovators for 5G networks, automated manufacturing, robotics, AI (artificial intelligence), smart technologies and so much more. As China stands at the forefront of 5G networks development that results in higher internet speeds, 100 times faster and bigger memory storage.

Huawei Technologies, alongside the nation’s Big Three telecom operators-China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom-are setting up the infrastructure to create 5G networks for nationwide coverage, which include the rural regions.

5G networks can accelerate development for AI and automation, since the faster internet speeds and memory storage are so necessary for those fields. For example, AI developers create what’s known as an ‘AI Brain’ that can store loads of Big Data, which allow it to respond to conversations with human beings.

Let’s say, you ask an ‘AI Brain’ today, how’s the weather? It will scour the Internet and describe the local weather in detail and give a forecast too. Chinese companies, including Alibaba Group, have also utilized such technologies to develop a new and improved healthcare system, known as telemedicine. The telemedicine sector can work in an efficient manner, because certified caregivers have access to a wide-range of medical data and studies along with personal e-Health records, while patients can transmit photos of their ailments and discuss health concerns with doctors by using smartphones at any time of day or night to bring added convenience for all involved.

There are verifiable proof that China is currently an innovator. The Chinese people  are marching forward to create new inventions and upgrade key technologies, as well as ramping up automated manufacturing in the future.

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