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CCTV News: Changsha Strives to Build an Intelligent Manufacturing City

Updated: 2019-05-28

CCTV Primetime News broadcast a story titled “Changsha of Hunan Strives to Build an Intelligent Manufacturing City” on the evening of May 26. It vividly reported that Changsha, adhering to the National Yangtze River Economic Belt Development Strategy, has focused on the real economy to promote high-quality development and is striving to build an intelligent manufacturing city.

CCTV reported that, in the first quarter of 2019, the total industrial output value of the Changsha National High-Tech Industrial Development Zone exceeded 20 billion CNY, up 22% over last year. As recently as a few years ago, Changsha faced the bottlenecks of low added value and low-level scientific and technological innovation. How to escape this dilemma? Changsha’s answer has been to promote industrial transformation using intelligent manufacturing.

In recent years, Changsha issued a series of policies to guide the intelligent transformation of enterprises. It has provided policy support and financial subsidies for enterprise innovation. It has also invited 17 experts and scholars to establish an intelligent manufacturing promotion team and provide decision-making services for intelligent manufacturing.

Meanwhile, aiming at the emerging fields of intelligent manufacturing, Changsha has cultivated such characteristic industries as intelligent connected vehicles, intelligent equipment, intelligent terminal, autonomous control and information security. It has also concentrated on creating 22 emerging and competitive industrial chains.

The National Intelligent Connected Vehicle (Changsha) Testing Zone, located in the Xiangjiang New Area, has 288 test environments. A variety of unmanned vehicles such as buses and off-road vehicles are tested there. This has attracted a number of upstream and downstream support enterprises to Changsha, thus promoting an overall industrial upgrading.

As of this writing 27 national intelligent manufacturing pilot and special projects have located in Changsha. This is the most for provincial capitals. There are 29.6 patents per 10,000 population and innovation capabilities are improving.

Translator: Kuang Zhenzhen
Chinese source: hunan.gov.cn; news.cctv.com
Photo source: news.cctv.com