A worker puts the finishing touches to an iPal social robot, designed by AvatarMind, at an assembly plant in Suzhou, Jiangsu province, China, on July 4. Robotics is one of the focus areas under the Made in China 2025 plan. Photo: Reuters

‘Made in China 2025’ is only following the path beaten by the US and its allies

Winston Mok says the US, Japan and Korea are among the many countries that industrialised successfully on the back of government support. So why does the prospect of a Chinese industrial policy provoke outrage?

Topic |   Made in China 2025

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A worker puts the finishing touches to an iPal social robot, designed by AvatarMind, at an assembly plant in Suzhou, Jiangsu province, China, on July 4. Robotics is one of the focus areas under the Made in China 2025 plan. Photo: Reuters
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