BEIJING – Thousands of tech companies were showcasing their latest cutting edge wares at the 21st Beijing International High-tech expo, which opened its doors on Thursday.
CHITECH would host 1,600 exhibitors from all over the world, with around 300,000 people expected to visit the expo over the next four days, according to the event’s website.
Visitors were seen sampling the wide variety of futuristic products on display, ranging from next-gen medical supplies and massage and relaxation techniques, to robotics and humanoids, an epa-efe journalist reports.
Along with more playful products such as virtual reality games, the expo also presented wares that can have industrial applications, including small scale models of marine vessels and offshore drilling platforms.
Visitors could also try their hand at simulating driving cars, trains and airplanes, while also catching a glimpse of latest surveillance and facial recognition software.
The event is sponsored by the country’s ministries of science, commerce, education, industry and technology.
Apart from presenting thousands of high-tech products, the expo would also host a series of business and industry seminars.