High-tech products win great success at international expo_Xinhua

An electric flying car of XPeng is seen at the second China International Consumer Products Expo (CICPE) in Haikou, south China’s Hainan Province, July 28, 2022. (Xinhua/Yang Guanyu)

HAIKOU, July 29 (Xinhua) — Wearing a headset and a pair of VR glasses, a player rode a snowboard, navigating left and right along the ski slope displayed on the giant screen.

At the ongoing second China International Consumer Products Expo, telecom giant China Mobile is showcasing ski equipment featuring virtual reality (VR) technology, allowing gamers to experience skiing in the tropical island province of Hainan.

“5G technology has high bandwidth and little delay, and we can provide users with an immersive experience,” said Xia Yiran, a staff member at the China Mobile exhibition stand.

“VR devices allow people across the country to experience skiing, while promoting winter sports. Even in the tropical province of Hainan, people can ski easily.”

Exhibition visitor Wang Wuyi enjoyed the VR skiing experience.

“When you’re at work and you don’t have time to travel, you can play these kinds of games to experience skiing at home,” he said.

The equipment is just one part of the high-tech products attracting attention at the exhibition held in Haikou, the provincial capital.

At the XPeng Aeroht exhibition stand, a flying car attracted many curious visitors. The flying car is made of carbon fiber materials and has eight propellers, according to a company employee on the site.

“Many visitors are attracted by the high-tech products in the exhibition, such as the flying car and the VR ski game. This reflects the growing consumer demand for high-tech products, which embodies the upgrading consumption pattern,” said Kuang Xianming, a researcher at the economic research center of the China Institute for Reform and Development.

“It also shows that technology products meet market demands,” Kuang added.

The six-day event attracted 1,107 foreign companies and 1,643 brands from 61 countries and regions, as well as over 1,200 domestic brands.

The exhibition area has expanded to 100,000 square meters from 80,000 square meters last year, with the international area covering 80% of the total exhibition area.

Alejandro L. Myatt