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World Manufacturing Convention showcases China's green, digital drive

Updated:2021-11-22 15:08:01

The fourth World Manufacturing Convention is underway in Hefei, capital of east China's Anhui Province, with a number of the country's cutting-edge technologies and products on display.

The four-day event, themed "innovation-driven, digitally empowered: global manufacturing industry aligned for high-quality growth," focuses on cutting-edge trends, displays the achievements in development, and explores a new path of high-quality manufacturing.

Data showed that in October, China's industrial added value above the designated size grew by 3.5 percent year on year, 0.4 percentage points higher than the previous month.

Meanwhile, high-tech and equipment manufacturing value-added increased by 14.7 percent and 4.7 percent year-on-year, respectively.

The convention, covering an area of over 43,000 square meters, included various industrial seminars, business matchmaking events, and exhibitions of new energy vehicles, intelligent manufacturing, imported products, among others.

According to the organizing committee, the convention has attracted 800 guests, including foreign diplomats, officials of relevant international organizations, and senior managers from Global Fortune 500 companies.

A total of 1,752 projects with investments of 1.8 trillion yuan (around 282 billion U.S. dollars) were signed at the previous three conventions. More than 80 percent of them kicked off construction by the end of October 2021.