China News Service, Chengdu, September 16 (Shan Pengyue, Yitong, Chen Jing) The opening ceremony of the 18th Western China International Expo (hereinafter referred to as the West Expo) and the 10th Western China Cooperation Forum were held in Chengdu, Sichuan on the 16th, marking The 18th West Expo officially kicked off.

  The theme of this year's West China Expo is "China's New Era · New Opportunities in the West", and it will last for 5 days.

The exhibition area is 200,000 square meters, and exhibitors come from 48 countries and regions, 29 provinces (regions, cities) and Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps across the country, and 21 cities (prefectures) in Sichuan Province. The number is more than 4,000. It is expected to attract guests and merchants More than 50,000 people.

  During the current West Expo, 11 countries including Singapore and Japan set up national pavilions.

Singapore is the guest of honor at this West Expo and the first Southeast Asian country to serve as the guest of honor at the West Expo.

In the Singapore National Pavilion, many Singaporean companies in the real estate, catering, information technology and other industries set up booths. Among them are "old brand" companies that have rooted in western China for more than ten years, as well as "upstarts" who are just starting out.

  "We are a Singaporean IT company. We entered China in 1998. In 2006, we established a Western Center in Chengdu, Sichuan. The center currently has more than 1,000 employees." said Zheng Yuan, general manager of NCS Alibaba Business Unit in China In recent years, the rapid economic growth in western China has strengthened the company’s confidence in continuing to invest in China. "In the past 15 years, the business in western China has become a strong engine for the company’s business growth. We are confident in the future."

  This year’s West Expo will also focus on China’s major national development opportunities. The Chengdu-Chongqing Double-City Economic Circle Cooperation Pavilion and the State-owned Enterprise Development Pavilion will showcase high-end equipment, energy and chemical engineering, energy conservation and environmental protection, advanced materials, aerospace, biomedicine, etc. Achievements and hot products in the cutting-edge fields of manufacturing, Sichuan production, and Sichuan innovation.

  In a science and technology exhibition area of ​​the Western Industry New Kinetic Energy Hall, a cylindrical "jar" about 1 meter high attracted onlookers.

"This is just a model, and the actual object is about 20 to 30 meters high." Chang Yulong, a teacher of the carbon neutral technology innovation team of the School of Architecture and Environment of Sichuan University, said that this equipment called "Resource Carbon Neutral Science Device" is made up of Sichuan University has taken the lead in research and development for nearly 10 years. It can convert straw, domestic waste, and organic components in kitchen waste into high value-added products such as gasoline, diesel and aviation kerosene through chemical reactions. It has been piloted in the agricultural province of Henan.

"The device aims at carbon-neutral transformational technological innovation, realizing organic waste and carbon dioxide to replace petroleum, and can be used to explore carbon-neutral paths." (End)