Explore the thematic experience “Red Journey: Centenary of the CPC”

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Explore the thematic experience “Red Journey: Centenary of the CPC”

by Live in Guizhou


PUBLISHED Nov 11, 2021 • 4MIN READ

Guizhou welcomed an international journalist delegation in April. The delegation hailed from 27 major media outlets, including the Associated Press, Reuters, and Bloomberg, and came to the province to explore the thematic experience “Red Journey: Centenary of the CPC”. The itinerary included visits to sites marking the past, present, and future of the province, including the Guiyang Big Data Exhibition Center, the Zunyi Meeting Heritage Site where the CPC held its landmark conference in 1935, and the Meitan Tea-Ocean Villa. What did they see? Please allow me to take you on a journey to find out for yourself.

The first stop of the “Red Journey: Centenary of the CPC” was the provincial capital Guiyang, which hosts the National Big Data General Experimental Exhibition Center (also known as the Guiyang Big Data Exhibition Center). One of the first things you might notice while approaching the center is the LED round screen aptly named “The Eye of Data”. Whenever the “eye” blinks, another story of Guizhou is displayed to the viewer, showing how big data is helping to make Guizhou’s future brighter.

As you enter the Guizhou Big Data Exhibition Center, you’ll quickly find yourself facing a seemingly plain screen to your right, displaying the words “5G” and “Big Data” together with other icons such as the classic Internet Explorer logo, and the globe. However, this screen is anything but plain. It is made up of 65,856 flippable interactive magnetic display units. Originally developed in Europe, the display is capable of sensing distance and depths to interact with viewers. Shown in the picture are journalists experiencing the interactivity and the development of Guizhou’s big data themselves.

The Guiyang Big Data Exhibition Center Central Complex covers an area of around 7,000 square meters. It is built to host big data-related exhibitions and conferences for China and the rest of the world, serving as a center for open and shared big-data exchange. Guizhou is the first province to be approved in China for such a demonstration center, earning itself the moniker “The Data Center for China”. Judging by Guizhou’s progress over the years, such as its targeted poverty eradication, public service efficiency transformation campaign, and its substantial boost of the real economy, there is no doubt that big data has already become a new trump card for the province’s development.

What makes Guizhou the perfect location for big data development?

What makes Guizhou the perfect location for big data development? 1. Guizhou is situated in what is known as a subtropical humid monsoon climate zone, meaning that the weather there is mild and pleasant throughout the year, decreasing the cost needed for air-conditioning; 2. Guizhou is far from any major seismic belt, and is rarely visited by typhoons or floods, making it a safe location for hardware placement; 3. Geographically, Guizhou hosts a number of natural caves and caverns, ideal for data storage placement as it is hidden out of view. These factors coupled with full government support and business cooperation will aid the skyrocketing of Guizhou’s big data infrastructure development.

“The capital of big data”

“The capital of big data” is the calling card of Guiyang, Guizhou. Today, “Big data + Fire Fighting” has been implemented in the city for smarter firefighting deployment. The journalists visited the Firefighter HQ in the city to observe the system in action. Operators are able to obtain real-time coordinates and images of the fire, which allows them to pre-evaluate the situation for a more efficient rescue response.

With the conclusion of the Guiyang stop, the media team began their trip to Zunyi. On their way, they visited the Nanmudu Wujiang River Bridge. The bridge spans 620 meters and has been officially operational since January 2, 2018. The bridge has effectively alleviated the traffic pressure of the Guizhou branch of the Lanhai Expressway (the major arterial expressway that connects the west and south), as well as bringing Guiyang and Zunyi “closer” than ever before for more coordinated developments.

Guizhou’s chili pepper spices China, while Zunyi’s chili pepper spices Guizhou. The journalists next visited the Gui Sanhong (literally “Red Zunyi, Red Chili, and Red Industry”) Food Production Company. The tour featured the e-commerce order placement center, the dust-free packaging center, the chili fermentation center, and a product demonstration center. The product demonstration center boasts more than 180 sample varieties, including chili ice cream, fried chili chips, and fermented chili paste. The journalists can all attest to the deliciously spicy quality that would call you back for more.    

The journalists entered the Zunyi Conference Heritage Museum to learn the history of the CPC and explored China’s revolutionary past. From January 15 to 17, 1935, the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the CPC met here in what is later known as the famous Zunyi Conference to set the seminal decisions of leadership in the revolution.