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Feature: China's high-tech creates footprints in Belt and Road routes countries
Last Updated: 2017-05-19 14:29 | Xinhua
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"This mobile container/vehicle inspection system will soon be delivered to Mexico... It is advanced in that it can erect an arch within several minitues to inspect moving vehicles without stopping them," Cai Zhifu, a worker of Nuctech company, told Xinhua in a recent intervew in Beijing.

Nuctech, derived from China's Tsinghua University and founded in 1997, is an advanced security and inspection solution and service supplier in the world.

The Chinese high-tech company impressed visitors and its potential customers with the world's first 3D scanner for airports at the 17th edition of the Airport Show held on May 15-17 in Dubai, the most populous city of the United Arab Emirates.

Its security equipment and solution have been installed in more than 150 countries and regions worldwide, including more than 50 countries along the Belt and Road routes, which covered customs, civil aviation, railway, postal logistics, border security and other areas, to help fight terrorism, maintain security and protect people's lives and property.

The China-made advanced equipment and system have performed well around the world, namely, in the Palestine-Israel border, the English Channel and the Port of Hamburg in German, and at major international events, such as Olympic Games in Beijing and Brazi's Rio, G20 summit in China's Hangzhou and World Expo in Milan, Italy.

In 2002, Nuctech equipment won reputation by defeating German and U.S. products in an inspection test, during which Nuctech inspected drugs hidden inside a vehicle while the other two failed.

To maintain the highest level of detection, the company will frequently upgrade their systems to compete with terrorists and lawbreakers, who usually upgrade their criminal means, said Wang Weidong, vice chairman of Nuctech.

In 2016, a just-upgraded Nuctech equipment helped Australian Border Security seize 254 kg of cocaine and 104 kg of methamphetamine, worth 186 million U.S. dollars.

Under the Belt and Road Initiative, China's innovative high-tech has brought tangible benefits to countries along the routes, especially in the developing countries, and won local people's recognition.

In Sri Lanka, more than 500 cataract sufferers regained sight in the end of last year, thanks to China-made intraocular lens innovated by Eyebright Medical Group.

Eyebright, a national high-tech enterprise focusing on protection and caring of eyes and vision health, launched in 2014 the first China developed foldable aspheric intraocular lens, breaking the dominance of foreign products in this field.

"Sri Lanka doctors look at the Chinese intraocular lens with new eyes, and many local cataract patients came to seek help," said Zhang Shunhua, doctor at Peking Union Medical College Hospital, who joined a Chinese government medical mission to Sri Lanka specialized in cataract treatment last year.

Through China's overseas medical assistance mission, Eyebright's products have helped people in many countries, including Cambodia, Sudan and Congo, to regain sight.

Nuctech and Eyebright are only two examples of many Chinese innovative enterprises, which have reached the Belt and Road routes countries and in turn have been supported by the initiative, proposed by Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2013, with an aim to build trade and infrastructure networks connecting Asia with Europe and Africa along and beyond the ancient Silk Road routes.

Over recent years, many Chinese high-tech companies, like telecom giants Xiaomi, Huawei and CRRC, supported by the Belt and Road Initiative, have opened up foreign markets, helping make innovation a new "name card" for China.

Chinese companies, especially those that are hosted and supported by Zhongguancun, a high-tech hub in the Chinese capital city, are trying to share with other countries their expertise in telecommunication and information technologies.

Technological innovation is an important momentum for development. China, with innovative technology and superb products, has begun to provide Chinese solutions and expertise to other countries, rather than the mere made-in-China products, to realize common prosperity.

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