Diplomats explore Beijing’s high-tech achievements in Mentougou

Beijing’s western Mentougou district welcomed 32 diplomats from 23 countries across five continents on Tuesday to experience the area’s high-tech achievements and green development. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

Beijing’s western Mentougou district welcomed 32 diplomats from 23 countries across five continents on Tuesday to experience the area’s high-tech achievements and green development.

As a former coal town and current ecological conservation area designated by Beijing’s overall urban plan, Mentougou, located at the western gateway to the capital, is renowned for its lush greenery and pristine waters.

International guests visited the millennium-old Tanzhe Temple to explore the beautiful countryside and attractions, including Snow Peak’s first store in Beijing and the Xitan Hotel.

At the Zhongguancun Mentougou Park, diplomats and business representatives visited the Science and Technology Innovation Center exhibition hall, the pharmaceutical achievement transformation center and the AI showcase area, according to Beijing Daily.

In the AI area, the Namibian Ambassador to China, Elia George Kaiyamo, said he was deeply impressed by the innovative achievements he witnessed in Mentougou. He believes that these accomplishments hold promise for playing a role in the new era.

This was Kiyamo’s first visit to Mentougou, despite living in Beijing for years.