BEIJING, Aug. 19 (Xinhuanet) – Ten sci-fi themed activities have been presented since the start of the 2016 Chengdu International Science Fiction Film Week, such as writers' presentation, science fiction work show, innovation and entrepreneurship fair, and carnival.
Chengdu therefore is making its name as "capital of science fiction" and leading the development of innovation.
The province Sichuan is having even higher honor in certain way. The evolution of Sichuan's science fiction development is ultimately an integration of imagination and innovation.
In the mid-1950s, swept by the tide of "marching towards science", China's science fiction novels reached its first peak as science fiction writers of Sichuan made their presence in the science fiction circle.
In the late 1970s, spearhead by Sichuan, China's science fiction ushered in the second climax, which in turn, helped Sichuan blaze a new trail of science fiction creation.
The mid 1980s witnessed a twist and turn in China's science fiction development, while science fiction in Sichuan picked up the slack and bucked up as the top three bases for science fictions, together with Beijing and Shanghai. Sichuan's science fiction even emerged as a debutante in the world stage. Sichuan was selected as the destination for the world science fiction novel annual meeting in 1991, a glory that made its remarkable science fiction industry known to the world.
Nowadays, Chengdu, the capital city of Sichuan, is a hub for spat of resources and energy. It boasts outstanding team of science fiction writers, decent output mechanism for science fiction works, efficient marketing system for science fiction chains.
On top of this, Sichuan is also a harbor for "Science Fiction Postman"--a cutting-edge agency operating science fiction industry, the“Milky Way China Science Fiction Award”and the Nebula Award.
Combined and integrated, these resources become a benchmark for Chinese science fiction writing as well as a window, through which the imagination and creativity of Chinese people are shown to the world.
The development of science fiction in Sichuan is only an epitome of its long-standing imagination and innovation. Its profound and magnificent culture is the cradle of people's imagination. From the discovery of Sanxingdui pre-historical site to the building of the world famous Dujiangyan Irrigation System, Sichuan people have never been eclipsed in terms of innovation.
People in Chengdu are never in lack of the courage to confront challenges and changes coming around. Chengdu has welcomed 265 of the Global 500 with their innovation seeds rooted in this amazing city. Chengdu is emerging as a pivotal of Belt and Road Initiative, thanks to its more than 80 international airline routes across geographical boundaries.
In the spirit of "strive to be the first", Chengdu initiates innovation-driven reform and gathers momentum through entrepreneurship. In February, 2015, Chengdu became the pioneer in putting in place the "Entrepreneurship in Tianfu Plain,” with several proud records of "No.1" and "only one" in innovation and entrepreneurship; Chengdu implemented the strategy of innovation-driven development and launched the "most forward-looking reform"--reform in the ownership of the scientific and technological achievements, which pushed forward the building of talent pool, and the commercialization of research findings; Chengdu is the only city in China to host "China Chengdu Global Innovation and Entrepreneurship Trade Fair”, which greatly fueled the development of Chengdu and Sichuan.
Chengdu has developed into the scientific, technological, commercial and financial centre as well as the transportation and communication pivotal of SW China, thus making itself a foundation for innovation and entrepreneurship.
There is no end of imagination and innovation. Chengdu, an imagination-based city, with most sparkling and engaging minds, will bring 2016 Chengdu International Science Fiction Film Week plenty of incredible surprises and prove its innovation-centered soft power to the world.