Chinese appliance maker Midea and German robotics firm Kuka, which Midea bought in 2016, have three joint ventures at an industrial estate in Foshan, Guangdong province. Photo: AFP

‘Made In China 2025’: a peek at the robot revolution under way in the hub of the ‘world’s factory’

In the second report in a series, He Huifeng and Celia Chen look at how Beijing's ambitious industrial plan aims to break China’s reliance on foreign technology and pull its hi-tech industries up to Western levels

Topic |   Made in China 2025

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Chinese appliance maker Midea and German robotics firm Kuka, which Midea bought in 2016, have three joint ventures at an industrial estate in Foshan, Guangdong province. Photo: AFP
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He Huifeng

He Huifeng

He Huifeng is an award-winning journalist and has been focusing on mainland news reporting since 2001 for several overseas media. She has gained an in-depth knowledge of political, economic and social issues on the mainland through years of close observation, which has given her a love for journalism in the field.

Celia Chen

Celia Chen

Celia is a tech reporter for the Post, covering companies such as Tencent, JD.com and Foxconn. She also covers start-up news and China's tech world. Prior to joining the Post, she worked for China Daily.