The year 2020, which is still several months away, has already proved that it has become a landmark for many sectors of the world economy. A new viral infection, natural disasters, economic wars – this is just a short list of factors that have had a significant impact on the development of IT technologies, industrial production and business. Of course, China also did not stand aside from the changes. It is safe to say that at present, the Celestial Empire largely determines the vector of innovative development of the economy, as evidenced by its significant successes both within the state and on the world stage. Let’s turn to the top ten largest innovative solutions and inventions of the PRC this year.
Top 1: “Cloud” garbage disposal.
More than 1.4 billion people live in China, so the issue of waste disposal for the Celestial Empire is more relevant than ever. To solve this problem, the government introduced automated waste sorting. In fact, this is a separate collection of waste (SSO), only with the use of the “cloud”. Technologies make it possible to classify garbage, upload data on categories and amount of garbage to the “cloud”, and control the entire waste disposal process. This not only significantly simplifies the sorting of waste (and, therefore, its processing), but also improves logistics, competently distributing waste between processing plants. In this way, China is trying to get rid of the billions of tons of garbage it produces every day.
Top 2: Artificial Intelligence in Pharmaceuticals.
China has begun to actively involve artificial intelligence in the development of innovative drugs. A Beijing pharmaceutical company is currently using artificial intelligence to create a COVID-19 vaccine. A drug testing model is launched, the AI checks the drug and the protein of the new coronavirus for compatibility, and only then bioanalysis is carried out. Scientists hope to significantly shorten the time to create a cure for COVID-19 thanks to the powerful data processing and computational accuracy of artificial intelligence. In addition, the costs of testing the drug are reduced, and the likelihood of success in clinical trials, on the contrary, increases dramatically.
Top 3: Streaming – Doyen platform.
Since the start of the pandemic, China’s economy has started to suffer losses. The closure of most shops, cinemas, restaurants forced entrepreneurs to look for new sites for the sale of goods and services. The Chinese platform Doujin (the international analogue of which is TikTokker) has become one of them and, perhaps, the largest. Thanks to streams on Doujin, residents of different provinces of China sold their agricultural products, machinery and much more in conditions of self-isolation. The streaming platform has gained immense popularity among large companies as well. More recently, after the lifting of the strict self-isolation regime, Xiaomi held a presentation of its new products via a stream on Doujin. The presentation was watched by about 50 million people. During the stream, Xiaomi earned $ 30 million, viewers bought equipment on the air. In addition, the company’s shares rose by about 6%.
Top 4: Personalized QR code Alipay Health Code.
Almost from the very beginning of the pandemic, China has been operating the “Anti-epidemic health code” – a QR code of three different colors: green, yellow and red. Since this “pass” is directly connected with the largest payment system in China – Alipay, it is not difficult to track the location and movement of a person. Health codes are scanned every time a person visits crowded places – public transport, shops, restaurants, etc., so if a citizen becomes infected with a coronavirus, you can quickly establish his route and find people who have come into contact with him. The Alipay Health Code has proven to be effective in helping China to minimize the number of people infected with COVID-19.
Top 5: 5G.
Launched for mass use at the end of 2019, 5G technology in 2020 will bring significant changes to the industrial sector and infrastructure of some cities in China, most notably Shenzhen, which became the first city in the world with full 5G coverage. More than 45,000 5G stations have already been built in Shenzhen, and robots control their uninterrupted operation. The world’s first intelligent port, Marwan SmartWorx, appeared in the same city. The use of the 5G network has reduced the cost of building and operating facilities, and also significantly reduced the number of workers doing heavy work in the port through the use of artificial intelligence.
Currently, 5G technology has been introduced in 50 cities in China, making it the world leader in the use of the “fifth generation”.
Top 6: The next generation operating system Kylan OS V10.
The Chinese electronics company China Electronics Corporation (CEC) launched its own Kylan OS V10 operating system in Guangzhou in August. It is compatible with over 10,000 hardware and software products made both overseas and in China. In addition, it ranks first in security and data protection among operating systems in the PRC. Currently, the Chinese operating system industry is dominated by Windows, Android and Mac OS. Enterprises and government agencies of the PRC have not yet implemented the domestic operating system everywhere, but there is every reason to replace Kylan OS V10 of all foreign operating systems in the future.