A greener, smarter Fujian improves quality of life – Xinhua
A surveillance screen is seen in the Fujian Three Gorges Offshore Wind Industrial Park. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]
Fujian, the starting point of the ancient maritime Silk Road along the southeastern coast of China and one of the pioneers of the country’s reform and opening up, is exploiting all areas to enable people to live greener and smarter lives.
A smart hospital can save a pregnant mother a visit to the doctor if she only needs a fetal heart screening, and wind power strengthens the province and places beyond Fujian.
When a wind turbine stationed offshore in Fuqing City spins once, 22.8 kilowatts per hour of clean energy is generated, almost the consumption of an average family per day. The windmill blades have been upgraded to be softer to better absorb the wind while still being able to withstand extreme weather conditions on the sea.
The overall product value of the Fujian Three Gorges Offshore Wind Industrial Park reached 10 billion yuan ($1.48 billion) in 2021. Dongfang Electric, which moved into the park along with other companies in this industrial chain, launched a 13-megawatt typhoon-resistant offshore wind turbine, with the largest installed capacity in Asia, in February.
At the First Affiliated Hospital of Xiamen University, patients who need minor operations, such as cyst removal, do not have to wait in line with others who need complicated operations. A special service area supported by big data can adopt those patients who may need to be hospitalized within a day to ensure that each patient is treated as soon as possible.
At BOE, a semiconductor and IoT technology company, parking is smart and office work is green. Drivers can use a mobile app to find the nearest parking space and drive there directly. Name boards and meeting minutes are paperless using smart devices.
Fujian is one of the country’s pilot areas for the introduction of digital RMB in major food hubs, shopping malls and even on city vending machines.
The 5th Digital China Summit will be held in Fuzhou on July 23-24.