A promise to build a new world together at the World Robot Conference in Beijing. Robotics is one of the areas China has targeted in its Made in China 2025" industrial master plan, which aims at controlling the domestic market in a series of hi-tech areas, much to the annoyance of the US. Photo: AP

‘Made in China 2025’: is Beijing’s plan for hi-tech dominance as big a threat as the West thinks it is?

The ‘Made in China 2025’ plan aims to break China’s reliance on foreign technology and pull its hi-tech industries up to Western levels. But it has become a lightning rod for Washington’s ire in its trade war with Beijing. This article – the first in a series on the plan – explains how it became the centre of so much attention

Topic |   Made in China 2025

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A promise to build a new world together at the World Robot Conference in Beijing. Robotics is one of the areas China has targeted in its Made in China 2025" industrial master plan, which aims at controlling the domestic market in a series of hi-tech areas, much to the annoyance of the US. Photo: AP
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