Gentle breeze was blowing on the lake, melodious tune spreading across the banks and warm sunshine streaming into the room. On December 26, the 5th Life Ranking Launch Conference was hosted along the Songshan Lake. The topic of the event “More Technical, More Natural” was interpreted with an intense artistic atmosphere.
The event was attended by leaders and guests such as Jiang Shuzhuo, President of Guangdong Province Writers’ Association, Ouyang Nanjiang, Deputy Secretary of the Party Working Committee and Director of the Management Committee of Songshan Lake, Zeng Li, Member of the Party Working Committee and Deputy Director of the Management Committee of Songshan Lake, Fei Yong, Dean of Jinan University Lifestyle Academy, Zuo Chaosheng, Deputy Secretary of Party Committee of the Cloud Computing Center of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Tong Xin, Research Fellow of the Institute of High Energy Physics Chinese Academy of Sciences, Cao Xue, Dean of the School of Visual Communication and Media Design, Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, Song Jie, Senior Research Fellow of the Institute for Innovation & Development Strategy of National Hi-tech Industrial Development Zone, Liu Su, President of OCT Hotels, and Ye Shiming, Research Fellow of Jinan University Lifestyle Academy.
In-depth integration of technology and nature to build a green and ecological city
During the event, six reports related to lifestyle and four rankings regarding lifestyle were officially launched. The Songshan Lake Hi-tech Industrial Development Zone, with 79.8% of satisfaction in life pace, ranked third in the “China National High-Tech Industrial Development Zone (Songshan Lake) Lifestyle Experience Report”. With the distinctive lifestyle that deeply combines technology and nature, Songshan Lake Science City was among the ranking of the “2020 Top 10 Lifestyles with Influence on Chinese People”. In addition, the new book “More Technical, More Natural” was released, illustrating the distinctive charm of the Songshan Lake sample.
Ouyang Nanjiang expressed in his address that the 5th Life Ranking Launch Conference was themed “More Technical, More Natural” and hosted in the Songshan Lake Science City, which coincided with the development concept of “shared colors of technology and mountains and rivers, common growth of new towns and industries” being upheld by Songshan Lake. The convening of the event served to boost the exploration and discovery of values of beautiful life in the Songshan Lake and encouraged more people to follow, understand and spread the stories of the Songshan Lake.
Ouyang Nanjiang, Deputy Secretary of the Party Working Committee and Director of the Management Committee of Songshan Lake
Ouyang Nanjiang, more talents, technology and innovation resources will converge here with the advancement of the construction of the Songshan Lake Science City. The magnetic effects in areas such as technology and talents will become more prominent and exert profound implications for the lifestyle, city look and ecological environment of the Song Lake.
In or der to build an ideal place for innovation, entrepreneurship and living, Songshan Lake will present a fashionable and healthy life through technology innovation and build a green and ecological city that deeply combines technology and nature.
New book “More Technical, More Natural” released to present Songshan Lake sample
In the round of the launch, Fei Yong officially launched the “2020 China Health Report”, “2020 China Happiness Report”, “2020 China Living Experience Report”, “2020 China Mobility Experience Report”, “2020 China Table Experience Report” to examine Chinese people’s health and happiness from a micro perspective.
Technology focuses on reconstructing our reality while aesthetics focuses on reconstructing our mind. Nothing can rival the balance ability in terms of creating a beautiful life.
Dean of Jinan University Lifestyle Academy
Release of report on lifestyle
Moreover, the “China National High-Tech Industrial Development Zone (Songshan Lake) Lifestyle Experience Report” was officially launched at the launch conference to address the current lifestyle of people living in the area. According to the report, the Songshan Lake Hi-tech Industrial Development Zone enjoys distinctive features of “fast economic development, slow life pace, high satisfaction in life pace” and ranks third among the high-tech zones with 79.8% satisfaction in life pace, following Chengdu High-tech Industrial Development Zone and Beijing Zhongguancun Science Park.
What constitute standards for a beautiful life? What are the important factors influencing social life? In the round of releasing the “2020 Lifestyles with Influence on Chinese People”, Ye Shiming released the “2020 Top 10 Lifestyles with Influence on Chinese People”, “2020 Top 10 Living Experience with Influence on Chinese People”, “2020 Top 10 Mobility Experience with Influence on Chinese People” and “2020 Top 10 Table Experience with Influence on Chinese People”.
Release of the rankings
Among them, Songshan Lake Science City forms one of the important choices among the top 10 lifestyles that influence the Chinese people. “The Songshan Lake Science City has been advancing in-depth integration of technology and nature and has formed distinctive lifestyles that have significant effects on social development,” explained by Fei Yong.
During the event, the launch ceremony for the new book “More Technical, More Natural” was hosted. The book takes stock of the current technology innovation and development and the associated realistic significance and cultural thinking. The book explores the relationship between technology and nature, technology and culture, technology and life from the perspectives of “back to the roots”, “way to wisdom” and “creation of possibility”. It also explores how China’s technology innovation emerged as motivation for people’s pursuit of a wonderful life with the Songshan Lake Science City as the sample.
Launch of the new book “More Technical, More Natural”
“Inside the Songshan Lake Hi-tech Industrial Development Zone, the complementarity of nature and technology indicates such an effort: technology park can not only produces technology invention and industry upgrading, but also can create a natural and healthy lifestyle. This is exactly the ultimate significance of technology, namely, realizing people’s pursuit of a wonderful life.”
—Preface of “More Technical, More Natural”
Big names in Songshan Lake exchanging views
Nature unleashes inspiration, technology creates life
In order to further explore the relationship between technology and nature, and between technology and culture, guests were invited to conduct science-themed sharing and dialogues under topics such as “More Technical, More Natural” and “Technology + Aesthetics” to explore ways to a beautiful life. In addition, the organizer of the event also thoughtfully arranged the lakeside concert and tour of Songshan Lake for the guests to allow them to experience the distinctive lifestyle of Songshan Lake in embracing technology and encountering nature.
Telling of stories in Songshan Lake
Having been staying in Songshan Lake for nearly two years, Tong Xin likes taking a walk in the Pine Lake Misty Rain Park to draw inspiration from the nature aside from work. During the event, Tong Xin shared with other guests about his feelings of working and living in Songshan Lake. He believed that technology is a means to know the nature while the nature itself is the greatest technology.
“Inspiration does not come whenever you expect it to come.” He said that we can learn more if we look deeper inside the nature, which can have positive effects on conducting scientific research.
Tong Xin, Research Fellow of the Institute of High Energy Physics Chinese Academy of Sciences, conducted a theme-based sharing of views
Sparks being generated through dialogue
The most important thing for the rising star Songshan Lake is to integrate mountains and rivers, nature and technology so that more people can enjoy a natural life while conducting scientific research and more residents can enjoy a lifestyle with the combination of technology and nature while enjoying the results of high-tech development.
President of Guangdong Province Writers’ Association
Technology has been playing a considerable role throughout the human history from using the nature to conquering the nature. Nevertheless, development of technology is not an end. The ultimate purpose for us to understand the nature and explore the nature lies in protecting the nature. Realizing the traditional Chinese philosophy of “harmony between human and nature” should be the rightful relationship between technology and nature.
Nature is what we should pursue for the culture of Songshan Lake. Except the natural environment of the nature, people’s attitudes, lifestyles and work styles will become more and more natural.
Deputy Secretary of Party Committee of the Cloud Computing Center of the Chinese Academy of Sciences
Culture is a silent power. It cannot be created but it grows slowly.
I have been to Songshan Lake for at least five times and every time I could perceive positive changes taking place here. No pompous or artificial flavor can be found here. Instead a down-to-earth attitude in every work can be felt. A special culture is growing in Songshan Lake.
Both the natural and cultural environments are intriguing here. Many people’s choice of settling in Songshan Lake to realize their dreams act as the original motivation. I personally is very optimistic about the future of Songshan Lake.
Dean of the School of Visual Communication and Media Design, Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts
To develop a high-tech industrial development zone, we should not only develop high-tech but also need to create new life. Along with the emergence of technology results, adjustment and upgrading have been constantly made in the economic and industrial structures. More and more people start to pay attention to the cultural life.
Talents will be retained if we create a more favorable environment for living and starting business for entrepreneurs. Therefore, a new round of development for the high-tech industrial development zone rests on innovating the cultural environment and improving the living environment. In the future, technology should be used as a means to transform people’s life and make life healthier and more colorful. Songshan Lake presents beautiful landscape and a new life for people enabled by technology.
Senior Research Fellow of the Institute for Innovation & Development Strategy of National Hi-tech Industrial Development Zone
I attended each of the Life Ranking, but I felt this one is more special as this is my first time to Songshan Lake. Songshan Lake is located in the core area of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and highly integrates technology industries and the natural environment. To host this year’s Life Ranking here bears sound demonstration and instruction effects.
It is advised that the high-tech factors such as the spallation neutron source and Huawei be transformed into cultural and tourist resources to develop a tour route of high-tech industries and improve cultural brand awareness of the park.
President of OCT Hotels
Integration with the nature
Pleasant environment was brought by the green mountains and clear waters, gentle breeze and comfortable sunshine. Guests were able to feel the endowments of the nature to completely bask themselves in the relaxing and comfortable atmosphere of Songshan Lake in the round of the lakeside concert. The culture, nature and technology integrate so delicately without a trace among the aroma of coffee, pleasant tones and exchanges of sharp minds.
△Audio feast presented by the original work of Songshan Lake
△Scientists and guests having dialogue amid the coffee aroma
△Guests basking in the warm sunshine
Visiting landmark buildings to experience frontier technologies and profound culture
Songshan Lake is a green and ecological city, a city of technology and culture.
Scientific apparatus such as the Spallation Neutron Source, Southern photon source testing platform and Songshan Lake Materials Laboratory are under accelerating construction. It is equipped with a batch of high-quality life and research facilities such as the City of University Innovation. It converges many leading high-tech enterprises such as Huawei and Shengyi Technology. High-end innovative factors accelerate gathering here with the Bay Area University (Songshan Lake) and the City University of Hong Kong (Dongguan) making active efforts to settle in the Songshan Lake Science City.
Visiting Huawei Town
Furthermore, construction of infrastructure such as Songshan Lake Library, Songshan Lake branch of Dongguan Culture Center and Wangye Museum is constantly improved to nurture a profound cultural environment.
On the afternoon of the same day, guests paid a visit to the Spallation Neutron Source, Huawei Town and Wangye Museum respectively to feel the power of technology and cultural charisma of Songshan Lake.