China’s once-a-decade census reveals increasing pressure for the country's manufacturers to accelerate the pace of automation. Illustration: Ka-kuen Lau China’s once-a-decade census reveals increasing pressure for the country's manufacturers to accelerate the pace of automation. Illustration: Ka-kuen Lau
China’s once-a-decade census reveals increasing pressure for the country's manufacturers to accelerate the pace of automation. Illustration: Ka-kuen Lau

As China’s working population falls, factories turn to machines to pick up the slack

  • China’s factories are turning to automation to upgrade production lines, and at the same time prepare for fewer, higher-skilled workers
  • Chinese manufacturing companies like Midea have already embraced automation to sharply reduce the number of humans needed

Topic |   China census and demographics 2021
China’s once-a-decade census reveals increasing pressure for the country's manufacturers to accelerate the pace of automation. Illustration: Ka-kuen Lau China’s once-a-decade census reveals increasing pressure for the country's manufacturers to accelerate the pace of automation. Illustration: Ka-kuen Lau
China’s once-a-decade census reveals increasing pressure for the country's manufacturers to accelerate the pace of automation. Illustration: Ka-kuen Lau
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