Spotlight: Exhibition in Kiev to showcase China's high-tech achievements

Source: Xinhua| 2017-11-16 06:01:56|Editor: Lifang
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KIEV, Nov. 15 (Xinhua) -- The China-Ukraine Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) exhibition will be held in Kiev next week to present China's high-tech achievements over the recent years to the Ukrainian public.

The STI exhibition, which is dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between the two countries, will run from Nov. 21 to Nov. 24 at the Kiev International Exhibition Center.

More than 60 Chinese research institutions and enterprises will bring about 150 innovative projects to the exposition, making it the largest science and technology event co-organized by China and Ukraine so far.

The exhibition is a part of the 2nd International forum on innovations titled "Innovative Market," which would gather together hundreds of businessmen, scientists, inventors and producers of leading innovative technologies.

"I think this exhibition and this forum will be an impetus for our further cooperation with China. Besides, it will be a very powerful impetus for the scientific development of Ukraine, and for the development of innovations in Ukraine," Maksym Strikha, Ukraine's Deputy Education and Science Minister, told Xinhua during the presentation of the "Innovative Market" forum.

Strikha has hailed China's recent achievements in science, technology and innovation, saying they set an example for other nations.

"China has set an ambitious goal to become a leading science and tech power. Now, it appears that they will be able to achieve it. China is a leader in the science intensity of the economy, this country is growing at an incredible pace and doing everything to become a leader in the number of scientists... China is doing a lot for the presence of its science abroad. We have much to learn from China," Strikha emphasized.

During the exhibition, innovative China-made products will be exhibited on an area covering about 2,200 square meters.

The exposition will be consist of two main exhibition areas -- one displaying China's STI achievements, and the other showcasing achievements of Chinese-Ukrainian cooperation in science and technology.

The China's Achievements part will display important STI accomplishments during China's 12th Five-Year Plan Period in ten exhibition zones.

It will feature China's achievements in high-tech industrial development, nanotechnologies, electronics, information, Internet and automation, space industry, agricultural technologies and other areas.

Mykhailo Tytarchuk, Ukraine's Deputy Economic Development and Trade Minister, said Kiev is viewing the exhibition as an opportunity to learn from China's vast experience in developing new technologies.

"China is a real example of how to create a digital ecosystem; how to quickly develop innovations and implement them not only at the state level, but also at the business level and the society level. By implementing a comprehensive digitalization, first of all, we are fighting corruption, and it is very important for us," Tytarchuk told Xinhua.

The main aim of the China-Ukraine IST exhibition is to align the Belt and Road Initiative with Ukraine's national development and deepen practical cooperation and ties between China and Ukraine.

The event is co-sponsored by the Ministry of Science and Technology of China and the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine. It was jointly organized by China Science and Technology Exchange Center and Kiev International Exhibition Center.

According to Ivan Tkachenko, the deputy head of the Kiev International Exhibition Center, apart from the main program for professionals, the exhibition will feature a number of related events, including roundtable discussions and workshops.

"I expect that the event will be attended by about 5,000 visitors. The fourth day will be socially-oriented -- we will remove the entrance fee in an attempt to attract a broad audience," Tkachenko told Xinhua.

The first "Innovative Market" International forum was held in Kiev on Nov. 22-24, 2016.