China has not made enough hi-tech breakthroughs, according to Chen Xuedong, a member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering. Photo: Getty Images
China has not made enough hi-tech breakthroughs, according to Chen Xuedong, a member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering. Photo: Getty Images

China’s manufacturing advantage at risk as restrictions mount and competition intensifies, leading engineer warns

  • Adviser to Beijing suggests that China set up a vocational education system to train talent for advanced manufacturing as nation tries to stave off international competition
  • Pandemic has accelerated the push to reshore parts of the manufacturing process, and this poses a serious challenge as China strives to improve its supply chain

Topic |   China manufacturing
China has not made enough hi-tech breakthroughs, according to Chen Xuedong, a member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering. Photo: Getty Images
China has not made enough hi-tech breakthroughs, according to Chen Xuedong, a member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering. Photo: Getty Images
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