Technology development in China has been taking a quantum leap in recent years. Some of the major Chinese technology enterprises are very successful and are in the international spotlight. “Technology development is a sharp weapon of a nation, upon which our country and enterprises can grow from strength to strength, and people’s livelihood can get better,” said President Xi Jinping in his speech delivered at the National Science and Technology Innovation Conference, the 18th General Assembly of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the 13th General Assembly of the Chinese Academy of Engineering and the 9th National Congress of the China Association for Science and Technology. With visionary plans as well as effective policies and initiatives, the Ministry of Science and Technology has invested heavily in nurturing technology talents and achieved remarkable results in innovation and technology.
Mr. Li Meng, Vice Minister of Science and Technology led a delegation to visit ASTRI on September 25. Mr. Wong Ming-yam, BBS, JP, Chairman, Dr. Frank Tong, CEO and Dr. Meikei Ieong, CTO of ASTRI warmly greeted the delegates and introduced to them ASTRI’s operation, development and R&D projects.
During the visit, a number of demonstrations including R&D projects of ASTRI’s Hong Kong Branch of Chinese National Engineering Research Centre for Application Specific Integrated Circuit System, ASTRI’s Cyber Threat Intelligence Sharing Platform, Blockchain, Big Data Analytics, real-time 2D/3D conversion technology and robot vision were showcased to give the delegates an in-depth understanding of ASTRI’s R&D projects. The delegates also toured around Cyber Range Laboratory and Next Generation Network Laboratory.
Mr. Li Meng, Vice Minister of Ministry of Science and Technology remarked that against the background of cutting-edge world technology, economic competition and the country’s growing demand, it is the Ministry’s priority mission to expedite innovation and technology development to gain a competitive edge in the world. He thanked ASTRI for demonstrating some state-of-the-art technologies to the delegates, who also have had a very meaningful exchange with ASTRI’s research experts.
Dr. Frank Tong, CEO of ASTRI said, “Innovation and Technology Bureau has been rendering staunch support to ASTRI for making remarkable achievements in different R&D projects. It is our great honour to receive Vice Minister Li Meng and the delegates. We have had an in-depth exchange on the technology development of Hong Kong and China and gained a better understanding on what our country needs. This will enable us to develop more applied technologies for our country. I believe that there will be more exchange and cooperation with the Ministry of Science and Technology in future. I am truly grateful to Vice Minister Li Meng and the delegates for paying a visit to us out of their busy schedule.”
Mr. Wong Ming-yam, BBS, JP, Chairman (9th from left), Dr. Frank Tong, CEO (10th from left) and Dr. Meikei Ieong, CTO of ASTRI (11th from left) extend a very warm welcome to Mr. Li Meng, Vice Minister of Science and Technology (8th from left) and the delegates for visiting ASTRI.
Dr. Duncan Wong, Vice President (Financial Technologies) (left) and Dr. Frank Tong, CEO of ASTRI (2nd from right) introduce ASTRI’s Cyber Threat Intelligence Sharing Platform to Mr. Li Meng, Vice Minister of Science and Technology (middle).
Mr. Y.K. Li, Senior Director (IC Design Digital) of ASTRI (middle) introduces real-time 2D/3D conversion technology.
Dr. Justin Chuang, Vice President (Next Generation Network) Cum Acting Director of Software and Systems (middle) introduces Next Generation Network Laboratory.