BEIJING, Aug. 28 (Xinhua) — The following is a summary of published science and technology news of China.
The China International Fair for Trade in Services (CIFTIS), which opens in Beijing next week, will highlight digital technologies and services, organizers said Friday.
Themed “toward digital future and service-driven development,” the trade fair will feature a special section for digital services for the first time.
Up to 33 well-known enterprises and institutions will participate in the special section, and 15 conferences and forums will be held to discuss the digital economy and digital trade.
China’s tropical province of Hainan has issued a permit for testing a self-driving vehicle on certain public roads.
Hainan’s first road test license plate was given to E-HS3, an all electric model of Hongqi, an iconic sedan brand owned by China’s leading automaker FAW Group, according to the provincial department of industry and information technology.
The vehicle is equipped with four laser radars, an intelligent camera, five millimeter-wave (MMW) radars and multiple high-precision sensors, which can detect anything including pedestrians over 200 meters away, all around the vehicle.
SHORT VIDEO USERS
China had 888 million online short-video users as of June, accounting for nearly 88 percent of total internet users, a report released Friday showed.
“Watching short videos and live-streaming has become national entertainment in China,” said the 48th China Statistical Report on Internet Development. It added that the number of Chinese live-streaming users reached 638 million, accounting for over 63 percent of total internet users.
The report noted that e-commerce live-broadcast users totaled 384 million, a year-on-year increase of about 75.2 million.