Workers at a production line manufacturing electronic keyboards in Tianjin, China. Photo: Reuters
Tom Holland
Opinion

Opinion

Abacus by Tom Holland

Beijing’s ‘Made in China 2025’ plan isn’t dead, it’s out of control

  • The ‘Made in China 2025’ strategy, announced four years ago to great fanfare, targets a 70 per cent self-sufficiency in critical components across a range of hi-tech industries
  • But while authorities have publicly stopped talking about it, Beijing has continued to aggressively pursue the plan’s goals, with the central and local governments pouring billions into the development of new industries

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Workers at a production line manufacturing electronic keyboards in Tianjin, China. Photo: Reuters
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