Cultural tourism shines light on 5G

  • China
  • Wednesday, 01 Apr 2020

XI’AN: With online cultural products flourishing amid the epidemic, China’s cultural tourism industry hopes to grab the opportunities brought by digital development based on 5G technologies.

China has been accelerating its deployment of the 5G network in recent years.

It plans to build more than 555,000 5G base stations nationwide by the end of 2020.

A circular on 5G development issued recently by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology stressed the promotion of new information consumption based on 5G, calling for multimedia innovation in education, entertainment and mass media.

Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, a live streaming concert by Xi’an Symphony Orchestra was recently performed at the Xi’an Concert Hall in Shaanxi province, receiving 42,000 views in an hour.

A folk song fair in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region was broadcast online, during which 20 webcasts were organised by the local culture and tourism office to show the natural scenery and ethnic customs in Guangxi. — Xinhua

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