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Wednesday, April 13, 2016, 16:02

China Daily Innovation Awards make HK debut

By Deng Yanzi

China Daily Innovation Awards make HK debut
Zhou Li (fourth from left, back row), publisher and editor-in-chief of China Daily Asia Pacific and Spenser Au (fifth from left, back row), CEO of Global Sources, with the recipients of the China Daily Innovation Awards at AsiaWorld-Expo exhibition center, Hong Kong, on April 13, 2016. (Photo / Edmond Tang, China Daily)

HONG KONG - Seven innovative tech companies from China and abroad received the inaugural China Daily Innovation Awards Wednesday morning at the Global Sources Electronics show.

China Daily’s debut awards for innovative tech companies come amid a push by the Chinese government to transform China into a smart and innovative world manufacturing power.

Awards for Five Most Promising Electronic Gadgets went to Loop, a family drone developed by Xenosky; Move It, a mobile-connected smart gym by Eggplant Technologies; Mini Toy, a 3D printer for kids by Weistek; Microbatt, a rechargeable battery by Shenzhen Lianguang Communication Technology; and VR Walker, a virtual reality device by Shenzhen Virtual Reality Technology.

Shenzhen Macrotellect Tech, Eggplant Technologies and Rotorx Racing were named the Three Most Promising Startups.

Zhou Li, publisher and editor-in-chief of China Daily Asia Pacific, valued the role of Global Sources as a platform to showcase innovative hardware products.

"This actually highlights the transformation that China is undergoing - from the world’s factory into a hub of innovation. Innovation is the keyword that defines our future, and China Daily recognizes the importance of innovation and entrepreneurship,” he said during the award ceremony.

Spenser Au, CEO of Global Sources, said during the ceremony, “What sets us apart from other trade shows in Hong Kong or in Asia basically is our focus on showcasing all innovative products in Asia, especially in Hong Kong. In fact, we align with the goal of the Hong Kong government to promote Hong Kong as a hub for innovation for now and the future.”

Global Sources is a business-to-business media company and a primary facilitator of trade with Greater China.

Running from April 11 to 30 at Hong Kong’s AsiaWorld-Expo exhibition center, Global Sources 2016 showcases innovative products in the electronics, gifts and home, and fashion categories, offered by more than 7,500 booths from around the world.

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