Meicun's erhu is exhibited on the 15th China International Software Product and Information Service Trade Fair from July 19-22. [Photo/WeChat account: meicunrizhi]
The 15th China International Software Product and Information Service Trade Fair (CIS) was held in Nanjing, capital of East China's Jiangsu province, from July 19-22.
The four-day fair, with the tagline "digital economy, smart future", included artificial intelligence, 5G, big data, virtual reality and industrial internet. More than 1,200 companies from 30 countries participated.
Jiangsu Provincial Party Secretary Lou Qinjian (L2), Jiangsu Governor Wu Zhenglong (L3), Vice Minister of Industry and Information Technology Chen Zhaoxiong (L1) and Wuxi Mayor Huang Qin (L4) open the Wuxi pavilion of the 15th China International Software Product and Information Service Trade Fair in Nanjing on July 19. [Photo/IC]
Wuxi, a leader in developing new generation information technologies in Jiangsu province, took part in the fair as a "partner city". Covering an area of 1,000 square meters, the Wuxi pavilion was made up of 26 enterprises displaying achievements in the latest intelligent technologies, environmental protection, national intangible cultural heritages such as the erhu, and sightseeing.
Meicun town in Wuxi's Xinwu district is famous as the birthplace of the erhu and today is home to 18 workshops producing approximately 40,000 instruments a year. Meicun-made erhu accounts for nearly 25 percent of China's entire erhu market, with Gu Yue, Guang Guo and other companies gaining worldwide attention.