Chinese products shine on the World Cup stage | Rare Techy
This year’s FIFA World Cup kicked off in Qatar on November 20. Although the Chinese football team was absent, goods and equipment made in the East Asian country were clearly visible on the stage of the great competition of the sport.
Chinese-made products, from buses to gas turbines, were well represented at the event, and experts said they showed the country’s significant role in the country’s manufacturing industry chain. world and its strength in the coronavirus disease.
Electric bus manufacturer Yutong Bus told the Global Times newspaper that Beijing is operating 1,500 of its buses during the World Cup. Of these, 888 are used for public transport and transport services for officials, journalists and football fans.
Yutong cars make up more than 30 percent of all cars in action at the World Cup, while its electric cars make up more than 25 percent.
The World Cup will be the first time the new electric buses will be used as the main mode of transportation, according to the company.
The electronic equipment manufacturer Midea Group told the Global Times that 2,500 Midea aerials for the 100 security checkpoints of the seven competition sites installed and protected by its distributor in Qatar have been submitted to the Cup management committee. of the World.
Heavy equipment manufacturer Sany Group is also riding the construction wave created by the World Cup. About 100 Sany devices were used to build the World Cup’s eight venues, which spanned five years. These include 15 truck cranes, five 220-ton and 600-ton all-terrain cranes, 30 large excavators and five pump trucks.
In the midst of industrial-chain problems caused by the Covid-19 crisis, China’s manufacturing industry continues to improve, contributing to the global industrial chain and helping to stabilize the supply chain, said Chen Jia, an independent international strategic analyst, told Global Times.
“China’s manufacturing sector continues to accelerate greening and modernization, which has played a strategic role in smart manufacturing under the Belt and Road Initiative,” said Chen.
In addition, government agencies are contributing to the event. One of them, China Railway Construction Corp., built the Lusail Stadium, the main venue of this year’s World Cup, in cooperation with HBK Contracting. Shaped like a palm tree and a lantern, the championship will be held on December 18. This is the first time that a Chinese company has built a venue for the World Cup. Lusail is on Qatar’s new 10-riyal banknote.
Another, China International Marine Containers, is behind the construction of Qatar Stadium 974, assembled with 974 containers, so that the stadium can be easily dismantled. It was also the first stadium to be canceled in World Cup history.
Another feature of this stadium is that it lets in natural air, so there is no need for an air conditioning system, which can save on energy costs.
The 800-megawatt Al Kharsaah photovoltaic (PV) power station in Qatar began operations on October 18. It was originally contracted by Power Construction Corp. of China, the station is the country’s first non-condensing power station and one of the largest. of its kind in the Middle East.
The company announced that it will produce electricity before the World Cup, adding that Qatar will also strongly support hosting a “carbon-free” World Cup.
What Chinese enterprises bring to the world are Chinese products and services that are full of international technology, and they have laid the foundation for Chinese manufacturing to enter the product market. the world’s highest, Song Xiangqing, vice president of Government Management Research. Beijing Normal University and the director of the Chemical Industry Research Center, told the Global Times.
“It is a global promotion for China’s own brands, and it will help increase the world’s trust in China’s activities,” he added.
This is indicated by Yiwu Sports Goods Association, which said that its products are about 70 percent of all goods used in Qatar during the World Cup. These are the national flags of the top 32 teams; trumpets and whistles for rejoicing; football; coat; scarf; and other World Cup decorations.
Many Chinese enterprises have made their international debut by sponsoring the World Cup. Four of them are on this year’s list of official sponsors: Wanda Group, Vivo, Mengniu Dairy and Hisense. World Time
This article was originally published in Global Times on November 18, 2022. Global Times is an English-language Chinese tabloid under the People’s Daily, the most important newspaper of the Chinese Communist Party.