CRI Online news (journalist, Xie Shijia): “The modernization, automation and production capacity of the production line and the entire production scale are beyond my imagination. I even think that this is a state-owned enterprise, because it is difficult for private enterprises to have such a large scale. But it is not. This is China. Everything is possible. It is indeed a private enterprise and has been listed.” After visiting the production workshop of Jiangling Motor Co., Ltd. (JMC) in Nanchang County, Jiangxi Province, Zhao Yonghe, a journalist from the Vietnam News Agency, could not help but sighing with emotion.
On June 3rd , the second stop of the large-scale interview of “Jiangxi Rediscovery of Foreign Media” kicked off. More than 10 foreign journalists from Koreaxh News Agency and Overseas Chinese Newspaper of Europe came to Nanchang County, Nanchang City, which is known as the “first county in Jiangxi”. In the morning, foreign journalists visited the Xiaolan factory of JMC, located in Xiaolan Economic and Technological Development District.
On June 3, foreign journalists visited Xiaolan factory of JMC (photographer, Hu Zhuogen)
The factory covers an area of 2,600 mu and the project investment exceeds 15 billion yuan. Foreign journalists mainly visited the vehicle manufacturing workshop and watched the processes of stamping, welding, painting, intelligent equipment, logistics and distribution. At the exit of the workshop, instructor introduced the SUV sports utility vehicle with voice operation function which was on market in 2018. Foreign journalists experienced the car.
“I want to listen to ‘That girl’, turn up the voice, pause, play, and show lyrics…” the instructor commanded and the vehicle executed every task accurately. Sitting beside the instructor,
Chen Haoguang, journalist of the International Daily of Indonesia, said “both the car and the entire workshop’s intelligent production management system broaden my horizon. It can be seen that Nanchang County has kept up with the trend of the times in terms of industrial innovation and development. The automobile industry has upgraded from ‘manufacturing’ to ‘intellectual creation’.
Chen Haoguang (left), journalist of the International Daily of Indonesia, experienced an SUV with smart voice function (photographer, Hu Zhuogen)
He Jiang, a journalist from the Oriental Newspaper in Japan, had the same idea. He said “The entire workshop produces both cars, pickup and off-road vehicles, and it achieves efficient production. This is a professional, intelligent and well-defined production line with high technology content, which reflects ‘China’s wisdom’”.
JMC’s Xiaolan Factory is only one of the vehicle manufacturers in the Xiaolan Economic and Technological Development Zone in Nanchang County. “Jiangxi’s automobile industry clusters in Nanchang, while Nanchang’s automobile industry is concentrated in Xiaolan”, which is a manifestation of vehicle production in this development zone. Today, the Xiaolan Economic and Technological Development Zone in Nanchang County has gathered more than 100 auto and parts companies including Jiangling, Visteon, Tenneco and Shanghai Baosteel, of which there are six Vehicle manufacturing companies, making Jiangxi Province a truly “City of Automobile Industry”
When the industrial cluster develops to a certain level, there will be a strong demand for logistics. The prosperity of the automobile industry cluster has also promoted the development of logistics in Jiangxi. In the afternoon, foreign media journalists paid a visit to the Xiangtang logistics port in Nanchang County.
As soon as they got off the car, a long line of various types of Jiangling cars appeared, one after another waiting to “sit” on the train, and go to the world. “Most of these cars are produced by various auto companies in the Xiaolan Economic Development Zone.”, the commentator introduced that the Xiangtang logistics port has become an important railway transportation base for commercial automobile in Jiangxi, which has promoted the development of local industries.
Foreign media journalists took photos at Xiangtang Logistics Port (Photographer, Hu Zhugen)
The development model of the upstream and downstream industry chain led by leading enterprises also left a deep impression on the foreign media journalists. Chen Haoguang, Indonesian “International Daily” journalist, said: “In the planning of industry layout, Nanchang County can develop around the industrial cluster, form an industrial chain, take the automobile industry as the leading industry to foster logistics industry, and then promote the food and other industries with the logistics industry, a development model that is full of energy.”
“Xangtang recorded my youth years, because in my college days, in every winter and summer vacation when I took train to go back home, the train would pass Xiangtang station. I have never imagined that one day I will come here to visit Xiangtang.” said Meng Linghua, a journalist from the Guanxi Huawen Times in Japan. Meng Linghua is a Chinese, to him, the Xiangtang logistics port is both familiar yet unfamiliar. “Twenty or thirty years ago, it was still a dilapidated old station, while now it carries important transportation functions. Such a radical change is actually the epitome of the entire development of Jiangxi.”
On the same day, foreign media journalists also visited Huang Shanghuang Group Food Co., Ltd., prefabricated building industrial park, Jianxia village of Xiangtang town, Huangma Fenghuanggou scenic spot and other places to know the exploration of Nanchang county’s industrial transformation and upgrading, intelligent manufacturing, rural revitalization, cultural tourism industry and other aspects.
Zhao Yonghe (left), Vietnam National News Agency journalist, asked the village cadre about the construction of “beautiful village” in Jianxia Village (Photographer, Hu Zhugen)
Foreign media journalists visited the local cultural tourism industry in Huangma Fenghuanggou Scenic Area (Photographer, Hu Zhugen)