China News Network Dongguan, September 9 Topic: Experts and scholars focus on the real economy and discuss new opportunities for the development of the manufacturing industry

Written by Wang Jian Wang Zijie

"If you can't compete by cost, you have to rely on innovation, and you have to do what others can't do." Scientists are the main body of innovation, and the main body of innovation is like Ren Zhengfei and Ma Huateng, who understand both technology and professionalism, and can link government and industry learning. Liu Ke, Dean of the School of Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Dean of the Clean Energy Research Institute of Southern University of Science and Technology, said at the 2023 China Real Economy Development Conference (hereinafter referred to as the "Development Conference") that innovation in the field of science and technology implies the process of transforming knowledge into useful technologies.

Live at the event. Photo courtesy of the Organizing Committee of the Development Conference

Zhang Junkuo, Chairman of the China Development Research Foundation, Wang Weihua, Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Director of Songshan Lake Materials Laboratory, Liu Ke and other experts and scholars at home and abroad focused on the real economy and discussed new opportunities for manufacturing development.

Zhang Junkuo said that since the beginning of this year, China's economy as a whole has shown a trend of recovery and recovery, and the strength of macro policy support needs to be continuously optimized and strengthened; It is necessary to further consolidate the foundation for economic recovery, focus on promoting the innovation and development of the manufacturing industry, continue to promote the digital and intelligent transformation and green transformation of the manufacturing industry, attach great importance to and vigorously promote the quality improvement of the traditional manufacturing industry, optimize the business environment, and implement the requirements for promoting the development and growth of the private economy.

"Every family of three emits 40 tons of carbon dioxide a year, China's 14.4 billion people are a huge amount of sky, and China's solar and wind energy is already very cheap, and electric vehicles have also come to the forefront of the world." For the advantages of China's economic development in the future, Liu Ke believes that carbon neutrality will be one of the main tracks of China's economic development, while wind energy, solar energy, electric vehicles, and hydrogen energy are the four major events of carbon neutrality.

Focusing on the economic development of Dongguan, a "strong manufacturing city in Guangdong Province", Zhang Yansheng, chief researcher of the China Center for International Economic Exchanges, said that Dongguan's foreign trade is facing new changes such as digitalization, greening, networking, decentralization, and AI; The eastward shift of the global demand pattern, the eastward shift of the supply pattern, and the eastward shift of the innovation pattern are new opportunities that Dongguan's foreign trade needs to grasp to create new advantages, and Dongguan should achieve foreign trade transformation through innovation-driven, building a fair competition environment, and adhering to the combined development of science and technology and financial industries.

Wang Weihua revealed that Dongguan is expected to launch the second large scientific device project this year, which can capture the movement behavior of electrons close to the speed of light after completion, extend human vision, and will be used as a cutting-edge scientific research tool for materials in the future like spallation neutron sources. This also means that Dongguan will have two large platforms with the world's advanced level of cutting-edge scientific research in materials and physics.

At the meeting, the "Dongguan Seeking Change" research report was also released, which pointed out that industrial transfer, decline in foreign trade exports, decline in mobile phone industry, and limited land resources are the four main pressures faced by Dongguan; Industrial ecological construction, foreign trade export adjustment, scientific and technological innovation acceleration, industrial structure optimization, and regional coordination strengthening are the five major measures adopted by Dongguan.

It is reported that this conference was sponsored by the Central Committee of the Chinese Kuomintang Revolutionary Committee and the Guangdong Provincial Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference. (End)