China is the world’s largest producer of fireworks but is increasingly relying on robots to make them. Photo: Xinhua

How military technology helped spark a robot revolution in China’s firework factories

  • The ancient and deadly industry is learning how to automate production, taking human hands out of the dangerous task of moulding explosives
  • The new approach is also dramatically improving efficiency in an international business still dominated by Chinese players
Topic |   China science

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China is the world’s largest producer of fireworks but is increasingly relying on robots to make them. Photo: Xinhua
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Fireworks light up the night sky during a gala show in Beijing on Tuesday. Photo: Xinhua

China’s National Day celebrations end with fireworks, singing and dancing

  • Filmmaker Zhang Yimou oversees gala show in Beijing, with more than 60,000 people from all walks of life taking centre stage
Topic |   People’s Republic of China at 70

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Fireworks light up the night sky during a gala show in Beijing on Tuesday. Photo: Xinhua
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