High-tech products uesd in Beijing Olympics
Source: CCTV.com | 01-07-2008 08:24Special Report: 2008 Beijing Olympic Games
A number of Chinese-made technologies are slated for use during the Olympic Games in Beijing.
Video conferencing high-speed Web surfing the TD-SCDMA mobile phone has it all. This summer, a person at an Olympic venue can share exciting moments with his friends far away by using this phone.
China has pioneered the technology for high-performing but cost-effective mobile phones like this. The TD-SCDMA will be launched in the first quarter of this year.
Yang Hua, secretary general of TD-SCDMA Industry Alliance, said, "The TD-SCDMA mobile phone won't cost much. Only about 200 yuan more than its counterpart in the second-generation."
Several hundred new-energy vehicles made by China will also see their debut during the Olympics. They will help the Games to achieve its goal of "zero" emission.
In addition, solar energy will also be used to power 90 percent of the Olympic stadiums' street lamps and the Olympic Village's hot-water supply.
Last but not least are the Fuwa robots. Developed by the Chinese Academy of Science, these robots can communicate with tourists in different languages.
The Minister of Science and Technology, Wang Gang, says this is only just the start, as more Chinese-made technologies will see their debut in the Olympic year.