GUANGZHOU -- Erected on sea water, arrays of photovoltaic panels glow in the sun while fishers paddle in the interspace. This is not a plot in science fiction movies, but an actual scene in Haiyan township, Jiangmen city, South China"s Guangdong province. As a manufacturing heartland and leading foreign trade province, Guangdong accounted for 10.9 percent of China's GDP last year, with only around 7 percent of the country's energy consumption, according to the National Bureau of Statistics. Renewable energy development At the end of 2021, the first phase of a 500-megawatt solar power project was launched in the township.
The rapid growth of e-commerce is shaping Asia"s digital future, with more policies designed to encourage small businesses to go online, according to key speakers at an international forum on technology. Participants on the opening day of the World Digital Economy and Technology Summit 2022, being held in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday and Wednesday, also discussed how the pandemic has led to digital transformation, pushing more people into e-commerce, digital banking, telehealth and online education. An estimated 650 participants attended the WDET on its first day. Top policymakers, diplomats, corporate leaders, academicians, entrepreneurs, innovators, digital practitioners and digital evangelists from
The outcome of the China-Africa Think Tanks Forum, which was held in October in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, contributed to the consolidation and promotion of enhanced Africa-China cooperation, friendship and better mutual understanding. The forum also helped to lay a firm foundation and set the tone for the productive outcome of the Eighth Ministerial Conference of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation, which was held in November in Senegal, and which lifted Africa-China cooperation to a higher strategic, more diversified level. In January, President Xi Jinping sent a message to the 35th African Union Summit, extending his warm congratulations to the African