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【中英双语】这些第一,都在南京

1980年,中国第一座高速齿轮箱专业化生产厂——南京高速齿轮箱厂竣工投产。

1982年,由南京大学天文系建造的中国第一座大型塔式太阳望远镜——太阳塔在南京紫金山南麓建成。

改革开放45年来,在南京诞生出了一个个“中国第一”“世界第一”。

China’s first high-speed gearbox manufacturing factory built in Nanjing

As unanimously agreed by the First Ministry of Machinery Industry and the machinery bureau of Jiangsu Province, Nanjing Machine Tool Repair Factory was rebuilt into a high-speed gearbox factory in 1975. Nanjing High-speed Gearboxes Factory, China’s first specialized high-speed gearbox manufacturing factory, was put into production on March 5, 1980.

China’s first solar tower was built in Nanjing

Solar tower, China’s first large solar tower telescope built by the Department of Astronomy, Nanjing University, was built at the southern foot of the Purple Mountain in Nanjing on November 16, 1982. The project won a second prize of the first National S&T Progress Award in 1985.

Jinling Hotel – “highest building in China” – in Nanjing

Jinling Hotel opened on October 4, 1983. The 37-storey, 110.75-meter-high hotel became the highest building in China at that time. Jinling Hotel, known as the “highest building in China” in more than a decade since its opening, was regarded as the window and model of Nanjing’s reform and opening-up.

China’s first dam overhaul working ship was built in Nanjing

China’s first dam overhaul working ship, the key supporting equipment built by Nanjing Xinhua Shipyard for underwater overhaul of Gezhouba hydropower plant, was launched on July 16, 1985.

China’s first business licenses issued under the “no meeting” policy were issued in Nanjing

China’s first business licenses for a limited liability company and a privately- or individually-owned business issued under the “no meeting” policy, was issued on April 27, 2017 in Qixia District, Nanjing.

Construction of China’s first state-level agricultural innovation zone started in Nanjing

Construction of the Nanjing National Modern Agricultural Industry Science and Technology Innovation Demonstration Zone, the first state-level agricultural industry science and technology innovation center in China, commenced in Pukou High-tech Zone in July 2018.

Construction of the first Chinese pure IPv6 demonstration zone commenced in Nanjing

Construction of the first Chinese pure IPv6 demonstration zone commenced in Nanjing Jiangbei New Area in April 2019. IPv6 stands for Internet Protocol version 6, which is a new version of internet protocol after IPv4.

The world’s largest power private wireless network came into use in Nanjing

State Grid Nanjing Power Supply Company put the world’s first 1.8G Hz power private wireless network into operation on July 9, 2019. The network including 460 base stations has full coverage in Nanjing.

Nanjing becomes China’s first “city of literature”

On October 31, 2019, UNESCO officially announced the approval of 66 cities to join the UNESCO Creative Cities Network. Nanjing was designated as a “city of literature”, becoming the first Chinese city that has won this title.

Xianxin road crossing-river bridge will become China’s largest span suspension bridge upon completion

The Xianxin road crossing-river bridge is a single-span suspension bridge with a main span of 1,760 meters, a steel box girder and a 263.8-meter-high main tower. The bridge consists of two upper and lower beams, of which the upper beam is a N-shaped steel structure inspired by the first letter of “ning” (pinyin), the short name of Nanjing. It is novel and beautiful.