September 23, 2022

China’s economic powerhouse stands out as a hub of advanced manufacturing – Xinhua

*In 2021, the value-added output of Jiangsu’s manufacturing industry exceeded 4 trillion yuan ($579 billion), accounting for 35.8% of its GDP, the highest ratio compared to other tier regions province in China.

*The province has fostered 16 advanced manufacturing clusters and 50 key industrial chains in various sectors such as Internet of Things (IoT), engineering machinery and wind power equipment.

* Jiangsu will continue to improve its industrial base and promote the upgrading of industrial chains, aiming to become an advanced manufacturing base with international competitiveness and influence, said Wu Zhenglong, secretary of the Jiangsu Provincial Committee of the Communist Party. Chinese.

by Xinhua writers He Leijing and Zhu Xiao

NANJING, Sept. 9 (Xinhua) — Driverless vehicles race one after another along specially renovated smart roads, carrying goods and people. This scene is not taken from a science fiction movie but from a daily occurrence in an area of ​​Jiangsu province in eastern China.

Just 23 minutes by train from Shanghai, the new high-speed rail city of Suzhou has gathered more than 100 companies in the autonomous driving industry over the past 10 years, covering software algorithms, environment sensing, communication networks and other areas.

The development of the new town area demonstrates Jiangsu’s efforts to become an advanced manufacturing hub.

Over the past 10 years, Jiangsu has leveraged its strengths in the real economy and worked hard to consolidate manufacturing bases and develop advanced manufacturing clusters, said Wu Zhenglong, secretary of the Provincial Committee of Jiangsu of the Chinese Communist Party.

MANUFACTURER CENTER

According to the provincial department of industry and information technology.

The province has fostered 16 advanced manufacturing clusters and 50 key industrial chains in various sectors such as Internet of Things (IoT), engineering machinery and wind power equipment.

A traditional trading city, Wuxi in southern Jiangsu has become a hotspot for China’s IoT industry with more than 3,000 related enterprises, responsible for formulating more than half of international standards of IoT.

Over the past decade, the IoT industry revenue in Wuxi has experienced an average annual growth of more than 27%.

Workers check equipment at a photovoltaic (PV) power plant, which combines fish farming and solar power generation, in Zhenwu town of Yangzhou, east China’s Jiangsu province, May 25. 2022. (Xinhua/Ji Chunpeng)

In Rudong County, home to Asia’s largest offshore wind farm, a whole industrial chain containing the manufacturing of wind turbines and supporting equipment has been formed. It is also home to China’s first offshore wind port, which can provide comprehensive services to the industry, such as storage, transportation and maintenance.

With a sharp increase in the production of new energy vehicles this year, Jiangsu leads the country in total production, sales volume and installed capacity of electric batteries. The province’s 163 key enterprises in the power and energy storage battery sectors reported a total output value of 120 billion yuan in the first half of 2022, an increase of 84.6 percent year-on-year .

INTELLIGENT TRANSFORMATION

Over the past decade, Jiangsu has accelerated intelligent industrial transformation. By the end of July, some 166,000 5G base stations had been built in Jiangsu, realizing full 5G coverage of all urban areas and providing solid infrastructure for smart manufacturing.

In the intelligent workshop of Wuxi Putian Iron Core Co., Ltd., silicon steel parts will soon turn into finished transformer core products with just a few clicks by operators.

“Adopting smart technology is the key to our success,” said Liang Linqiu, vice president of the company, noting that they have spent around 300 million yuan to transform production lines since 2015.

The quality of the company’s products has improved significantly, and the per capita output value is 10 times higher than before, Liang added.

An engineer displays the mobile interface of an intelligent monitoring system for security construction in Nanjing, east China’s Jiangsu Province, Nov. 17, 2020. (Xinhua/Li Bo)

Xu Kunlin, Governor of Jiangsu, said the digital economy is driving the province’s transformation and development massively, with the scale exceeding 5 trillion yuan in 2021, accounting for 11.8 percent of the country’s total.

In 2021, Jiangsu had 52 smart manufacturing demonstration factories and 1,639 smart workshops.

At the end of 2021, the province launched a three-year plan to accomplish the smart transformation and digitalization of some 50,000 large industrial enterprises. Around 22,000 companies took action in the first half of this year.

Meanwhile, green development has become a new manufacturing brand in Jiangsu. Over the past decade, the province’s energy consumption per unit of GDP has decreased by 38% and 199 green factories nationwide have been established.

“Jiangsu will further improve its industrial base and promote the upgrading of industrial chains, aiming to become an advanced manufacturing base with international competitiveness and influence,” Wu said.

(Video reporter: Lin Kai; Video editors: Liu Ruoshi, Zhu Jianhui, Hui Peipei, Cao Ying)