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China High-Tech Industry Herald: Six Characteristics of Upcoming CHITEC  

Beijing - Jun 5, 2017 1:05:25 PM

According to the press conference of the 20th China Beijing International High-tech Expo (CHITEC), which is jointly hosted by the Ministry of Science and Technology, State Intellectual Property Office, and Beijing Municipal Government, and organized by CCPIT Beijing, the 20th CHITEC will be held in Beijing from June 8th to 10th, 2017.

 The present CHITEC, taking “technology leading integrated innovation” as its theme, will carry out the development concept of the new national strategy and policy of innovative development, displaying such high-grade, sophisticated and advanced scientific and technological achievements as in space technology, information technology and equipment manufacturing, promoting the flow and transformation of science and technology resources, discussing and exchanging new ideas of scientific and technological innovation leading development, demonstrating and driving industrial transformation and upgrading, and serving the construction of an innovative country and science and technology innovation centers that have global influence, so as to promote economic development towards the high-end level.

According to Lin Bin,  Deputy Director of the Office of the CHITEC Organizing Committee and Vice Chairman of CCPIT Beijing, compared with the previous sessions, the present CHITEC has the following 6 distinctive characteristics: 1. Gathering a number of achievements of China’s major technological breakthroughs and emerging strategic industries to lead industrial upgrading; 2. Serving major national strategies such as the synergetic development of Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei to promote collaborative regional innovation; 3. Highlighting the new products and new formats from the integration of technology with various fields to create a new engine for innovative development; 4. Highlighting the advantages of the capital city in accumulating science and technology resources to help the construction of the national science and technology innovation center; 5. Highlighting science and technology benefiting people's livelihood to stimulate the vitality of innovation and entrepreneurship; and 6. Building an open and practical platform for international and domestic exchange to urge project cooperation.

Here are the main activities of the present CHITEC: The symposium will be held at the National Political Consultative Conference Hall, at which high-ranking representatives of international organizations, academicians of Chinese Academy of Engineering, and chief executives of enterprises will be invited to deliver speeches around international economic situation and the major domestic achievements in scientific and technological innovation. The CHITEC exhibition will be held at China International Exhibition Center (old venue), divided into 13 specialized pavilions, including exhibition of smart Beijing and the application achievements of information technology innovation; exhibition of integration between culture and science and technology; exhibition of the 20th anniversary of CHITEC; and exhibition of Zhongguancun achievements of independent innovation and entrepreneurship.

At the same time, the CHITEC will hold 13 sessions of trade promotion activities, including the promotion of scientific and technological achievements and business cooperation projects; investment and financing cooperation fair for science and technology projects; 2017 “The Belt and Road” business salon; new Hunan · Zhongguancun fair for collaborative innovative development; series of’s 36 stratagems, with a view to vigorously promoting the transformation of scientific and technological achievements and the docking between industrial cooperation projects.

The CHITEC will also hold 7 specialized forums, including Forum on China’s Finance; Forum on Technological Innovation and Urban Development; Forum on Zhongguancun Innovations; and Forum on the Development of China’s Emerging Industries.

It is noteworthy that this year marks the 20th year since the inauguration of CHITEC, China's first large-scale state-level science and technology convention and exhibition activity. In these twenty years, the CHITEC has always attracted active participation and keen attention from domestic and foreign governments and related scientific and technological, industrial and financial circles.

According to incomplete statistics, the previous 19 sessions of CHITEC attracted more than 900 overseas governmental, science and technology and trade delegations from more than 100 countries and regions to attend, with more than 33,000 high-tech enterprises and scientific research institutes launching their latest technological achievements, more than 5.2 million people from all walks of life attending, nearly 1,000 high-end forums and specialized communication activities around more than 200 topics being held, more than 5,200 well-known domestic and overseas scientists, economists and entrepreneurs delivering speeches, more than 200 sessions of trade negotiation activities held involving domestic and foreign investment cooperation, technological trade and key projects of urban development, about 120,000 domestic and foreign businessmen participating, and 5,432 contracts, agreements and intents signed with a total amount of 922.864 billion yuan.

The CHITEC has become an iconic brand activity to display the latest domestic and foreign scientific and technological achievements, spread frontier ideas and concepts, publish industry policy information, and promote international economic and technological cooperation. The CHITEC has given full play to the unique resource advantages of the capital city, using the new "five in one" expo mode that combines comprehensive activities, exhibitions, forums, business talks and e-exhibitions to provide practical links for the promotion of integration and coalescence between production, education, research and utilization, to provide technological demonstration for the growth of new kinetic energy and the transformation of traditional kinetic energy, to provide an important platform for deepening international production capacity cooperation and expanding the space of scientific and technological innovation so as to produce positive and far-reaching influence for the development of China’s high-tech industries, the enhancement of the capability of independent innovation and the acceleration of the construction of an innovative country.