* Date : 2018-11-30
We had an opportunity to learn about the changes between the past and present with Philip from France, through traveling the central and northern cities of Anhui Province by high-speed train. During this particular trip, we witnessed the traces of reformation, which values innovation, development, harmony, sharing, and environment-friendliness, by capturing the harmonious development in both the urban and rural areas of Hefei, Huainan, Bengbu, and Chuzhou on camera.
On the train we shared old stories about how it used to take 12 hours to get to Hefei and how some people would carry a basket with chickens inside. We also discussed about 'development' at a station, a microcosm of society.
Hefei, the fastest-growing seat of a provincial government for the past decade, proudly introduced China Speech Valley, an AI-focused industrial base, which has shown remarkable improvement as a new industry in English-Chinese translation.
Huainan, known for its iron towers, invested 2.4 billion yuan or more in managing abandoned mines and was looking for new ways of developing the industrial city. Huainan Data Village proposed a new idea of urban improvement with its creative operation base of video clouds and initiative for innovation. Also, the new goal of 'introducing new drone technology' made us all curious.
Bengbu, a city of civilization, showed the future-oriented Chinese archaeology through an excavation process and gave us a new historical information of 'uhoejehu', a rite to heaven performed by village leaders from all over the country.
Chuzhou, a popular tourist attraction, provided us with a myriad of sightseeing and food choices at Dongsheng Town Center and offered a meaningful time to take a look at the past, present, and future of Anhui by sharing an advanced notion regarding 24-hour public agencies like the health services center.