November 7-9, 2019
Changsha is a famous cultural city with a long-standing history of more than 3,000 years. It boasts abundant famous historical and cultural sites and relics, such as the Mawangdui Han Tombs and the millennium-old Yuelu Academy. Changsha is home to several prominent historical figures, including Chairman Mao Zedong, the founding father of the People’s Republic of China, as well as Yuan Longping, the world’s “father of super hybrid rice”.
Changsha is the base for a series of national-level strategic platforms such as the Reform Pilot Zone of Building Resource-Conserving and Environmentally-Friendly Society, National Self-Independent Innovation Demonstration Area, the Pilot City for “Made in China 2025”, National Airport Economic Demonstration Zone, and the Pilot City for Cross-Border E-Commerce. There are five national development zones and nine provincial industrial parks in the city, which help culminate into seven clusters, each generating over RMB 100 billion in annual output for the new materials, engineering machinery, electronic information, food, automobile manufacturing, cultural creativity, and tourism industries.
Changsha boasts 58 universities and colleges, such as the National University of Defense Technology, Central South University, and Hunan University etc. It also has 96 independent scientific research institutions and 62 academies of the China Academy of Sciences and the China Academy of Engineering. The city has cultivated over 600,000 college students and 420,000 professionals, and a series of world-class scientific feats have been achieved in the city, including super hybrid rice, supercomputer production among many others.
In recent years, Changsha has been actively involved in the “One Belt One Road” Initiative proposed by President Xi Jinping and speeding up to carry out the “innovation-led, opening-up and rising up strategy” of Hunan, dedicated to making itself a new locus of reform and opening-up in central China.
INDUSTRIES OF FOCUS
Energy, Environmental Technology, Materials