Chinese New Year - stunning Zhuhai amazes the world with innovative performance on the Spring Festival Gala

General Press Releases Friday February 16, 2018 09:00
ZHUHAI, China--16 Feb--Xinhua-AsiaNet /InfoQuest

Families gathering to have the reunion dinner on each Chinese New Year's Eve is the most valued ritual for Chinese people. An indispensable "feast" at that time is watching the Spring Festival Gala. On February 15th, Zhuhai, the window of reform and opening-up in southern China, held a parallel session of the Gala for the first time.

An incredible formation of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), driverless cars and unmanned surface vessels (USV) was staged at the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge, one of Zhuhai's landmarks. An aerobatic flight team and the UAV formation embodying the scientific and technological strength of Guangdong and braveness, formed varied and amazing shapes, dazzling 7 million global viewers of the program at the beginning of the Gala.

The Bridge, which has just been completed and is the longest sea-crossing bridge in the world, connects Zhuhai to Hong Kong and Macao. Thus, Zhuhai has become an important juncture in the development strategy within the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area. This night, the Bridge became the most spectacular background and stage for the show of technological innovative equipment on land, sea and air.

"The parallel session in Zhuhai was shoot at the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge and the Chimelong Ocean Kingdom, which demonstrates the openness and innovative spirit of the city," said one of the producers of the Gala.

"Zhuhai is striving to build itself into an innovation high ground within the Bay Area, with increasingly modernized and internationalized platforms for innovation," said Yao Yisheng, Mayor of Zhuhai." The main bodies for innovation in Zhuhai are thriving with more than 1,400 new high technology enterprises featuring high-precision, advanced and specialized industries."

The unmanned surface vehicles shown on the Gala are manufactured in Zhuhai by Yunzhou Intelligent Technology Co., Ltd. (also known as Oceanalpha). Zhuhai has been focusing on advanced equipment manufacturing industries such as shipbuilding and ocean engineering, aerospace and rail transit.

Statistics from Zhuhai's Publicity Department show that the total value added in Zhuhai's high-tech industries reached 30.687 billion yuan in 2017, 27.8 percent of the value   added in industries above the designated scale. The city will become a national manufacturing base for general aviation, and lead the world in producing the ocean engineering equipment by 2025.

Thanks to China's technological innovation, particularly in the fields of major equipment manufacturing and engineering construction, the world has a deeper understanding of China. It has also seen an influx of Zhuhai's innovations, including the Zhuhai-1 remote sensing micro-nano satellite constellation, the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge and China's homegrown AG600 (codenamed Kunlong), the world's largest amphibious aircraft.

While counting down for the new year, a lively "Lion Dance in Spring" program from Zhuhai's parallel session was again on live broadcast. The drums and gongs at the Chimelong International Ocean Resort sounded jolly, and bursts of vibrant fireworks lit the skies above the Bridge when the Chinese New Year bell rang, extending new year greetings to Chinese people all over the world. Zhuhai becomes China's innovation "show floor" through the parallel session of the Gala and sends out its invitation to the whole world.

SOURCE: The Publicity Department of the CPC Zhuhai Committee
Image Attachments Links:
AsiaNet 72297

Latest Press Release

BSH Announces New Promotional Campaign to Boost Vario Styles Year-End Sales

Mr. Chollawit Na Songkhla, Managing Director, BSH Home Appliances Company Ltd., Thailand, unveiled "BSH is renowned for being the world's leading manufacturer of home appliances under the Bosch brand. The company has recently introduced its brand-new...

Ananda Development and CUPT launch How Cambridge Berkeley Stanford do Tech Transfer

An event aiming at bringing a revolution in the Thai tech ecosystem through the best practices of three globally renowned universities Ananda Development Public Company Limited and Council of University Presidents of Thailand (CUPT) are partnering to...

Thanksgiving Lunch Buffet at Voila! Restaurant

Our popular Voila! restaurant is celebrating Thanksgiving Day with a Lunch buffet that features all your favourite dishes including butternut squash and ginger soup, roast turkey (with all the trimmings!), baked ham, pumpkin pie and eggnog cheesecake. We...

Royal Cliff Supports Employees Children with Annual Scholarship Program

It was a joyful day of pride and gratitude for employees of the Royal Cliff Hotels Group who gave back to its loyal and hardworking team by generously awarding 61 merit-based scholarships for the children of the staff. Divided into 3 levels, the fund was...

Thanksgiving Buffet at Nimman Bar Grill, Kantary Hills Hotel, Chiang Mai

On 22 November from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., at Nimman Bar & Grill, Kantary Hills Hotel, Chiang Mai, we invite you to join us at a Thanksgiving Festival Buffet. We follow the lead of the USA as our chefs prepare a delicious celebratory Buffet Dinner with...

Related Topics