The city of Wuxi in Jiangsu Province ranks in 17th place on this year's world's top 20 smart city list released by Juniper Research, making it the highest ranked city in China.
Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region in northwest China is one of the poorest areas of the country.
Nine local counties, which account for nearly half of the region, are recognized by the central government in Beijing as being poverty-stricken.
Former world soccer stars Ronaldinho from Brazil and Luis Figo from Portugal will spearhead the Star Teams of South America and Europe respectively to play a friendly in China's Ningxia on Aug. 19.
Ma'erzhuang Village of Yanchi County now has earned a reputation for the Tan sheep industry.