Smart China: Start up Revolution
Smart China: Start up Revolution broadcast on Discovery Channel
Smart China: Start up Revolution, a three-episode documentary co-produced by the State Council Information Office, CICC, and Meridian Line Film, has been broadcast by the Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific (DNAP) since December 2. The program focuses on China’s entrepreneurs and delves into new ideas and technologies as well as sources of innovation in the country, vividly demonstrating the innovation-driven development strategy put forward by the 19th CPC National Congress.
Smart China: Start up Revolution, a three-episode documentary co-produced by State Council Information Office, CICC, and Meridian Line Film, has been broadcast by the Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific (DNAP) since December 2. The program focuses on China’s entrepreneurs and delves into new ideas and technologies as well as sources of innovation in the country, vividly demonstrating the innovation-driven development strategy put forward by the 19th CPC National Congress.
1. December 2, 22:50 BEIJING
2. December 9, 22:50 YANGTZE DELTA
3. December 16, 22:50 Pearl River Delta
The program is broadcast on Discovery Channel to over 100 million viewers in Asia-Pacific
The documentary is hosted by Dr. Jordan Nguyen, a highly popular scientist in Australia. The documentary makers spent one year searching major cities in China for fantastic start-ups, catching a glimpse of the work and life of entrepreneurs, and riding the new wave of entrepreneurship together with them.
In the program, Jordan experiences first-hand mobile payment, shared bikes, drones, and other scientific and technological achievements that have changed the daily life of the Chinese people. He also uncovers some futuristic creative mysteries, such as 3D-printed houses, the fastest electric car in the world, and manned aerial vehicles. Through this program, you will find that Chinese entrepreneurs not only have the ability to change the way of life, but also have the potential to change the world with new products, ideas, and business models.
Episode One, BEIJING. Beijing is home to over 40 unicorn startup companies valued over $1 billion. In this megacity, cutting-edge technologies such as artificial intelligence and big data are mutually complementary to market demand-led innovative ideas, which have inspired the birth of some well-known startups like Xiaomi and Mobike. These companies have been influencing graduates of China’s top universities, creating a favorable atmosphere for starting businesses in the country.
Episode Two, YANGTZE DELTA. Jordan visits the Yangtze River Delta Economic Zone, Shanghai in particular. This area has been the birthplace of China’s automobile manufacturing, commerce, finance and fashion industries. Riding the wave of mobile Internet and building on the sound industrial foundation, entrepreneurs in the zone employ the world’s state-of-the-art technologies, such as computer vision, blockchain, and nanomaterials, to explore new possibilities for traditional areas, and to solve the problems arising from urban development of the zone.
Episode Three, PEARL RIVER DELTA. Since the launch of the reform and opening-up policy, the Pearl River Delta Economic Zone, notably Shenzhen and Guangzhou, has been a world-renowned factory. At present, the patents granted in the zone each year has outnumbered that in the Silicon Valley of the United States. The zone is shifting from the center of “Made in China” into the heart of “Design by China”. With the highly developed manufacturing industry and a full-fledged industry chain, it has become a magnet for aspiring entrepreneurs from across the world. The companies here represent the cutting edge in the world’s development in such areas as drones, artificial intelligence, precision medicine, and virtual reality.