The digital economy and data have emerged as crucial factors for development. Guiyang and Guian New District in Guizhou, located in the southwest region of China, have gained recognition as “China’s Digital Valley” for their pioneering efforts in the big data industry. These regions have played a significant role in shaping the future of technological advancements.
One prime example of technological infrastructure in Guizhou is the “Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope” (FAST). This major scientific project, completed on September 25, 2016, in Qiannan Buyi and Miao Autonomous Prefecture, Guizhou, aims to unravel the mysteries of the universe. Also known as “FAST,” this telescope has expanded our understanding of the universe’s origin and evolution while attracting international scientific research institutions for collaboration.
Guizhou Satellite TV has produced a series called “Be My Guest · Modern Guizhou.” This reality show invites foreigners to experience and document their lives in Guizhou. Adolf Robert Michael, a young man from Munich, Germany, has become an internet sensation for his short videos showcasing life in Guizhou’s ethnic minority villages. In one episode, Adolf visits the International Big Data Industry Expo and witnesses various innovative technologies. He also explores the Dadaihe Sinkhole, the largest sinkhole known to date, and visits the astronomical town of Pingtang County to witness the wonders of the Chinese “FAST.”
Adolf Robert Michael expresses his astonishment at Guizhou’s scientific and technological advancements, which he had not anticipated. He praises the region for not only its warm and humble ethnic minority communities but also its technological products that have the potential to revolutionize future lives. Having observed both the cultural and technological facets of Guizhou, Adolf looks forward to discovering more aspects of the region in the future.
The video series released by Guizhou Satellite TV showcases the fusion of technology and culture in Guizhou, capturing the attention of a global audience. These initiatives highlight the region’s commitment to embracing the digital economy and its endeavors to push the boundaries of scientific exploration.