The government is driving and supporting China’s robotics industry with subsidies and promotion, but the stand-off between Washington and Beijing over tariffs is starting to bite into earnings and market share. Photo: AP

US trade war weakens China’s position as global leader in automation and robot manufacturing

  • Production cuts at robot makers in Guangdong raise questions about the outlook for the government’s investment in hi-tech industries
  • Sales slump parallels problems in the cellphone manufacturing industry
Topic |   China economy

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The government is driving and supporting China’s robotics industry with subsidies and promotion, but the stand-off between Washington and Beijing over tariffs is starting to bite into earnings and market share. Photo: AP
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