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Greener and smarter Fujian improves quality of life

By Guan Xiaomeng | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2022-07-21


A monitoring screen is seen in Fujian Three Gorges Maritime Wind Power Industrial Park. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

Fujian, start of the ancient maritime Silk Road lying along China's southeastern coast and one of the pioneers of the country's reform and opening-up, is tapping into every area to enable people to lead greener and smarter life.

A smart hospital can spare a pregnant mother a visit to the doctor if she only needs a fetal heart screening and wind power empowers the province and places beyond Fujian.

When a windmill stationed off the sea to Fuqing city spins around once, 22.8 kilowatts an hour of clean power is generated – which is almost the consumption of an average family per day. The blades of the windmill have been improved to be softer in order to better absorb the wind but still be able to resist extreme weather on the sea.

The overall value of products in the city's Fujian Three Gorges Maritime Wind Power Industrial Park reached 10 billion yuan ($1.48 billion) in 2021. Dongfang Electric, which has settled down in the park along with other enterprises in this industrial chain, launched a 13-megawatt typhoon-resistant offshore wind turbine, of which the installed capacity is the largest in Asia, in February.

At the First Affiliated Hospital of Xiamen University, patients who need minor operations, like removing a cyst, don't have to wait in line together with others who need complicated ones. A special ward area supported by big data can adopt these patients who may need to be hospitalized within a day to ensure each patient is treated as soon as possible.

In BOE, a semiconductor and IoT technology company, parking is smart and the office work is green. Drivers can use a mobile phone application to find the nearest parking space and route directly to it. Name signs and minutes of a meeting are paper-free with the help of smart devices.

Fujian is one of the nation's pilot areas for the introduction of digital RMB in the city's major catering clusters, shopping clusters and even on vending machines.

The 5th Digital China Summit will be held in Fuzhou on July 23 to 24.

The digital economy in Fujian reached 2.01 trillion yuan during the 13th Five-Year Plan (2016-20) period, contributing 45.7 percent to the province's gross domestic product. The province is aiming for a smarter digital governance, economy and society during the 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-25) period.

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