Jiangsu’s Kunshan accelerates innovation

A staff member checks optoelectronics products at the workshop of the Suzhou Qingyue Optoelectronics Technology Co Ltd in Kunshan, Jiangsu province, on May 15, 2024. [Photo/VCG]

Kunshan, located in Suzhou, Jiangsu province, has been advancing new industrialization to lead the way in innovation.

The county-level city is focusing on developing new quality productive forces that align with its local conditions and advancing new industrialization.

Companies in Kunshan aim to upgrade traditional industries, foster the growth of emerging sectors and nurture future industries.

Inner Mongolia’s Baotou shines in solar, wind power

Automation machines are in operation at the production workshop of a solar technology company in Baotou, Inner Mongolia autonomous region, on May 11, 2024. [Photo/Xinhua]

Baotou, Inner Mongolia autonomous region, is seeing fast growth in its solar and wind power industries.

In recent years, the city has leveraged its strengths in equipment manufacturing to seize opportunities in the new energy sector, and now it boasts three key industrial sectors: rare earth materials, solar power and wind power equipment manufacturing.

Night economy continues to delight across China

Tourists select intangible cultural heritage fans at a shop on the Dongguan Street in Yangzhou, Jiangsu province on April 29, 2024. [Photo/VCG]

The night economy continues to add vibrancy to consumption, offering visitors a mix of experiences including specialty snacks, themed performances and displays of intangible cultural heritage.

With the May Day holiday approaching, Dongguan Street in Yangzhou, Jiangsu province is bustling with visitors. Decorated with red lanterns, the street attracts many locals and tourists for a leisurely stroll.

In Hefei, Anhui province, traditional arts performances such as Huangmei Opera and “Prelude to Water Melody” have been staged to cultivate a distinct cultural legacy and enhance the night economy.

2024 ZGC Forum opens in Beijing

Guests exchange views before the opening ceremony of the Zhongguancun Forum, in Beijing, on April 25, 2024. [Photo by Wang Zhuangfei/chinadaily.com.cn]

The opening ceremony of the 2024 Zhongguancun Forum Annual Conference was held in Beijing on Thursday.

Under the theme “Innovation: Building a Better World,” the forum is attended by more than 150 foreign government departments and international organizations from over 100 countries and regions.