An electric flying car of XPeng is seen at the second China International Consumer Products Expo (CICPE) in Haikou, south China's Hainan Province, July 28, 2022. (Xinhua/Yang Guanyu)
HAIKOU, July 29 (Xinhua) -- Wearing a helmet and a pair of VR glasses, a gamer stepped onto a snowboard, navigating left and right along the ski slope displayed on the huge screen.
At the ongoing second China International Consumer Products Expo, telecom giant China Mobile is showcasing skiing equipment featuring virtual reality (VR) technology, allowing gamers to experience skiing in the tropical island province of Hainan.
"The 5G technology has large bandwidth and little delay, and we can provide users with an immersive experience," said Xia Yiran, a staff member at the China Mobile exhibition booth.
"VR devices allow people around the country to experience skiing, while also promoting winter sports. Even in the tropical province of Hainan, people can ski easily."
Wang Wuyi, a visitor at the expo, enjoyed the VR skiing experience.
"When you are at work and have no time to travel around, you can play such kind of games to experience skiing at home," he said.
The equipment is just part of the high-tech products drawing much attention at the expo held in Haikou, the provincial capital.
At the exhibition booth of XPeng Aeroht, a flying car attracted many curious visitors. The flying car features carbon fiber materials and has eight propellers, according to a company staff at the site.
"Many visitors are attracted by high-tech products in the expo such as the flying car and VR skiing game. It reflects consumers' growing demand for high-tech products, which embodies the upgrading consumption pattern," said Kuang Xianming, researcher of the economic research center at the China Institute for Reform and Development.
"It also shows that the technology products cater to the market demands," Kuang added.
The six-day event has attracted 1,107 overseas companies and 1,643 brands from 61 countries and regions, as well as over 1,200 domestic brands.
The exhibition area expanded to 100,000 square meters from 80,000 square meters last year, with the international area covering 80 percent of the total exhibition space. ■