Hangzhou, Oct. 10 (ZXS) -- As the wonderful Asian Games came to an end, the Hangzhou Asian Games left a deep impression on all walks of life, especially the unique venues and venues and the urban culture behind them.

Hangzhou and the five co-host cities of Ningbo, Wenzhou, Huzhou, Shaoxing and Jinhua are national historical and cultural cities, and are also the forefront of China's rapid economic and social development under the wave of reform and opening up. Open the "Asian Games Map", Zhejiang's "city business cards" are engraved in it, and you can also gain insight into the vibrant modern China.

Aerial photograph of the "Big Lotus" and "Little Lotus" of the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Center. Photo by Wang Gang, reporter of China News Agency

In Hangzhou, you can see the innovation vitality that is breaking the waves in the digital age.

In the competition venues and Asian Games Village in Hangzhou, robots and robot dogs that frequently appear can always cause many "onlookers". In the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Center Stadium, which can accommodate more than 8,<> people, a seemingly ordinary thin board ensures that the corners of the stadium can have a smooth network. On the Asian Games AR smart bus, the large screen in the car can superimpose historical and cultural elements with real scenes, allowing passengers to feel more fun between reality and virtuality.

The above scenario is only the tip of the iceberg of the "Smart Asian Games". Technology empowers the future, and in Hangzhou, it seems that the "future" is within reach.

As one of the most active cities in China for innovation and entrepreneurship, Hangzhou has integrated digitalization into people's daily lives. Self-driving buses have been widely available in the local area, and drone routes between primary health institutions and large hospitals have been open for many years... According to the 2023 Global Innovation Index released by the World Intellectual Property Organization, Hangzhou ranks 14th among urban science and technology clusters. The city's net talent inflow rate has ranked first in China for many consecutive years.

In Shaoxing, you can see the cultural heritage of the thousand-year-old Jiangnan water town.

With a history of more than 2500,<> years, Shaoxing is one of the first historical and cultural cities in China and is known as the "Cultural Capital of East Asia". In this Asian Games, Shaoxing is the co-host city that hosts the most Asian Games events.

Focusing on the creation of visual image, Shaoxing "ingeniously" uses cultural elements such as silk, water town, calligraphy and other cultural elements to create a climbing hall shaped like a "silkworm cocoon" and a baseball and softball hall overlooking a "book" in the distance, interpreting a strong "Jiangnan flavor". In the warm-up program of the opening ceremony of the Asian Games, Shaoxing cultural elements such as Yue opera and Shaoxing opera made a wonderful appearance. In the athletes' accommodation, Shaoxing also carefully arranged elements such as black tent boats and lanting pavilions, so that athletes can fully feel the charm of China's excellent traditional culture.

In Ningbo, you can see the majesty of the coastal city "Sea Breaking into the World".

The Hangzhou Asian Games sailing and beach volleyball events were held here, injecting sports vitality into the coastal city. The site selection area of Ningbo Xiangshan Yafan Center is a rare area in China where marine sports can be carried out all year round, and the project development fully considers the current situation and highlights the green natural aesthetics through the combination of sea and land.

"We saw world-class sailing on a world-class racing field." Li Quanhai, President of the World Sailing Federation, expressed his praise for Ningbo Xiangshan Asian Sailing Center.

At present, Ningbo, which proposes to build a "famous water sports city in the Yangtze River Delta", is vigorously developing water sports, such as yachting, sailing, beach volleyball, Luya sea fishing, etc., taking advantage of the Asian Games to nurture new industries and hopes.

In Jinhua, you can see the prosperity of commerce and trade in line with the world.

During the Hangzhou Asian Games, Zhejiang Jinhua hosted two events, the men's football group stage and rattan ball, and many athletes came to Jinhua Yiwu International Trade City to "check in" and feel the charm of the "world supermarket".

Since the reform and opening up, Yiwu, which lacks an industrial base, has cultivated the world's largest wholesale market for small commodities. With the arrival of the Asian Games boom, Yiwu has also fully enjoyed the dividends of the Asian Games economy, and the sales of basketball, football, badminton and other sporting goods and peripheral products are booming. According to statistics, in the first seven months of this year, Yiwu sports goods exports were 7.42 billion yuan (RMB, the same below), a year-on-year increase of 1.24%; Exports of sporting goods to Asian countries reached 6.14 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 2.12%.

In Wenzhou, you can see the new economic vitality of the thousand-year-old commercial port and the famous hometown of overseas Chinese.

The millennium harbor Wenzhou hosted the Asian Games dragon boat competition. Wenzhou's dragon boat culture has a history of more than 2000,2017 years of development, as an important birthplace of China's private economy, in <>, Wenzhou became China's only "social forces to run sports" pilot city, in recent years has built a dragon boat base, dragon boat park, become a good place for citizens and tourists to learn more about dragon boat culture.

To promote dragon boats "to the sea", Wenzhou also has its own unique advantages. As a famous hometown of overseas Chinese in China, nearly 70,130 overseas Chinese are distributed in more than <> countries and regions around the world. At present, Wenzhou's dragon boats are "rowing" from the Mediterranean Sea to the Seine, conveying the Chinese romance of being in the same boat overseas, and continuing to develop the new vitality of the private economy.

In Huzhou, you can see the ecological beauty of green China.

As China's first prefecture-level ecological civilization pilot demonstration zone, Huzhou focused on the creation of green venues, green energy, green travel, green life and other scenarios at the Asian Games, and promoted the integration and improvement of green hosting and urban green development. For example, in terms of energy conservation and consumption reduction in venues, the local government has optimized and upgraded the smart management system and lighting system to achieve energy conservation and emission reduction.

The Asian Games is not only a passionate sports event, but also an important window to display the cultural characteristics of the host city and promote the exchange and integration of civilizations. One by one, the "city business cards" let Chinese and foreign friends remember Zhejiang, and also let the world feel the charm of China in the new era. (End)