China Daily, November 6: In order to deeply study and implement Xi Jinping’s cultural thoughts and the spirit of General Secretary Xi Jinping’s important speech during his inspection of Wuhan, Hubei Province, help implement the innovation-driven development strategy, and promote international exchanges and cooperation in the field of science and technology, China Daily and the Wuhan Municipal People’s Government jointly On the 6th, we jointly hosted a new era lecture with the theme of “Technological Innovation Helps the Future” in Wuhan. This event is hosted by the Propaganda Department of the Wuhan Municipal Committee of the Communist Party of China and implemented by Wuhan Radio and Television Station and the Yangtze River International Communication Center.
Liu Weiling, deputy editor-in-chief of China Daily, and Wang Yuancheng, deputy mayor of Wuhan Municipal People’s Government, delivered speeches. Five guests from the scientific and technological circles from China, the United Kingdom, Australia, the Netherlands and other countries gave speeches, sharing stories of scientific and technological innovation and emphasizing the use of scientific and technological exchanges and cooperation to promote economic and social development. Development is closely connected with the people of China and foreign countries.
Liu Weiling said that in May this year, China Daily and Wuhan Radio and Television signed an agreement to jointly build the “Yangtze River International Communication Center” and are committed to promoting Wuhan and Hubei to the world. This New Era Lecture is an important measure for both parties to jointly implement Xi Jinping’s cultural thoughts, and is the latest achievement of the joint construction of the Yangtze River International Communication Center. It is necessary to tell the story of China’s self-reliance and self-improvement in science and technology, and to demonstrate the great achievements China has made in science and technology development; to tell the story of China’s promotion of open cooperation, to show that scientific and technological innovation benefits people all over the world; to tell the story of science and technology empowering exchanges and mutual learning among civilizations, and to promote the people-to-people exchanges between China and the world. .
Wang Yuancheng said that Wuhan is the Wuhan of China and the Wuhan of the world. Since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, General Secretary Xi Jinping has visited Wuhan, Hubei Province five times to provide guidance and guidance for the development of Wuhan. Currently, Wuhan is moving towards the goal of building a new era hero city with strong strength, surging innovation, cultural prosperity, people’s happiness, ecological livability, and efficient governance, and strives to be a pioneer, spearhead, and main force in the construction of Hubei Pilot Zone. Wuhan is at a critical stage of promoting a leap in development level and shifting momentum. I would like to thank the Chinese and foreign scientific and technological, economic, academic, and business elites for gathering in Wuhan to pool their wisdom and provide suggestions for Wuhan’s development financing.
Zhu Tao, global partner of Roland Berger, delivered a speech titled “Next Generation Manufacturing”. He said that consumers’ views on corporate competitiveness have changed. Competitiveness is no longer determined solely by products and costs, and the importance of manufacturing is becoming highlighted. The transformation of consumers has brought about a trend shift in the manufacturing industry. The current six key trends for the manufacturing industry to enhance competitiveness include sustainable development, industry technology reshaping, supply chain geographical risks, public individual needs, preference for local characteristics, and digitalization. Winning etc. He pointed out that enterprises need to actively plan to respond to changing trends and rely on manufacturing to enhance competitiveness.
Simon Nicholas Haworth, a British entrepreneur and investor, winner of the “Chinese Government Friendship Award” and the Wuhan “Yellow Crane Friendship Award”, has a deep connection with China. He told the story of his China complex, the love between six generations of his family and China, as well as his investment in medical research and development in Wuhan and the promotion of scientific and technological and cultural exchanges between China and foreign countries. He said that as he realized that food issues are increasingly important in the context of world population growth, he has expanded his work focus to agricultural science and technology innovation, biotechnology and other fields. He believes that China plays an important role in the world’s scientific and technological landscape, and he will continue to work hard to serve as a bridge in scientific and technological exchanges and cooperation between China and the West.
Fan Zhiyong, Vice President and Director of the Intellectual Property Department of Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., shared Huawei’s experience and practices in technological innovation and intellectual property protection. He pointed out that the development of scientific and technological innovation in today’s world has global attributes. For example, Huawei has gathered 4.6 million development partners around the world in its research and development process. He believes that all countries should establish a good intellectual property system to protect technological innovators. In this era of co-innovation, all efforts to promote the development of intellectual property will be rewarded.
Jan. Bongaerts, senior vice president of YOFC Optical Fiber and Cable Co., Ltd., has more than 25 years of experience in the optical fiber and cable industry. As a leading enterprise in Wuhan’s optoelectronic information industry, YOFC has not only actively participated in the construction of “China Optics Valley” and created a globally competitive optical communications industry cluster after 35 years of R&D and innovation; it has also taken advantage of the “double cycle” to Innovative technological achievements are exported overseas to promote high-quality development of the global digital economy and continue to narrow the global digital divide through smart connections. He said that YOFC will adhere to innovative development and contribute to Wuhan’s technological innovation transformation through technological innovation.
Charles McKay, academician of the Australian Academy of Science and honorary dean of the School of Pharmacy of Qilu University of Technology, delivered a speech titled “A New Paradigm for the Treatment of Human Diseases” and analyzed the relationship between diet, intestinal flora and the body’s immune level. He pointed out that unhealthy lifestyles are threatening people’s health and leading to “lifestyle diseases”, and there is an urgent need for a safe and effective new paradigm. According to research on international longevity areas, it is beneficial to health to eat more vegetables, nuts and other foods rich in dietary fiber, while controlling calorie and sugar intake. He believes that metabolite meals have significant advantages over single-molecule drugs and that a revolution in disease treatment is imminent.
The Yangtze River International Communication Center is jointly built by China Daily and Wuhan Radio and Television Station. It actively explores new models of in-depth cooperation between the central and local governments, gives full play to the advantages of both parties in terms of resources, channels, talents, and international influence, and is committed to creating a city based in Wuhan and radiating the Yangtze River. The international communication base in the central region of the basin allows the world to know more about Wuhan and allows Wuhan to better communicate with the world.
“New Era Lecture Hall” was founded by China Daily in early 2018. It uses its advantages of internationalization, omni-media, multi-language, and multi-platform to innovate narrative methods and create a new platform for disseminating China’s voice to the world in the new era. It has previously been held in Beijing 28 sessions were successfully held in cities such as , Tianjin, Macau, Hangzhou and Jiaxing in Zhejiang, Lanzhou in Gansu, Chaoyang in Liaoning, as well as in New York in the United States, London in the United Kingdom, and Johannesburg in South Africa.
[Editor in charge: Gao Linlin]