An employee inspects an automated guided vehicle at a Lonyu Robot Co factory in Tianjin on September 7. Photo: Reuters An employee inspects an automated guided vehicle at a Lonyu Robot Co factory in Tianjin on September 7. Photo: Reuters
An employee inspects an automated guided vehicle at a Lonyu Robot Co factory in Tianjin on September 7. Photo: Reuters

China pushes hi-tech factories to reassert manufacturing dominance and avoid the ‘middle income trap’

  • The Chinese government is supporting R&D efforts for advanced manufacturing, bringing more automation and robots to the factory floor
  • Beijing worries the economy could shift to services too quickly and aims to keep manufacturing above 25 per cent of GDP, similar to South Korea

Topic |   China manufacturing
An employee inspects an automated guided vehicle at a Lonyu Robot Co factory in Tianjin on September 7. Photo: Reuters An employee inspects an automated guided vehicle at a Lonyu Robot Co factory in Tianjin on September 7. Photo: Reuters
An employee inspects an automated guided vehicle at a Lonyu Robot Co factory in Tianjin on September 7. Photo: Reuters
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