Made in China 2025 aims to boost domestically made products to accelerate an industrial upgrade in the country as economic growth slows. Photo: EPA-EFE

Beijing tries to play down ‘Made in China 2025’ as Donald Trump escalates trade hostilities

State media agencies ordered to avoid mentioning the industrial modernisation plan as US president makes it a focus of looming trade war

Topic |   US-China trade war

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Made in China 2025 aims to boost domestically made products to accelerate an industrial upgrade in the country as economic growth slows. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Sidney Leng

Sidney Leng

Sidney Leng joined the Post in 2015 after spending a year and a half working for US media, including National Public Radio and Foreign Policy Magazine. He has been covering China's macroeconomic policies and financial regulations since 2016.

Zheng Yangpeng

Zheng Yangpeng

Zheng Yangpeng is a business reporter at the Post, covering China property, banking and finance. He previously worked for China Daily, joining the Post in 2016. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism and Communication from Peking University, and a Master's Degree in Global Business Journalism from Tsinghua University.