China Initiates Five-Year Intelligent Manufacturing Plan

December 8, 2016

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China Initiates Five-Year Intelligent Manufacturing Plan
China is making steps to boost its intelligent manufacturing capabilities. Image courtesy of Flickr user Richard Fisher

The government of China released the final version of a new five-year plan to transform the country’s traditional manufacturing with digital technologies on Wednesday, state media sources reported.

The country’s intelligent manufacturing plan seeks to digitize key areas of its manufacturing sector by 2020, including advanced rail, aviation and aerospace, and agricultural machinery and technology. China said it will encourage the development of new, advanced technical equipment, technological research, and develop standards for intelligent manufacturing, government-run Xinhua reported Thursday.

The report, released jointly by China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and the Ministry of Finance, said the country will foster a support system for intelligent manufacturing by 2025, Xinhua said.

The goal of the plan, reported China Daily, is to increase the competitiveness of Chinese factories globally as other nations digitize their manufacturing sectors.

China unveiled its “Made in 2025” plan in 2015, which seeks to transform the country from a low-cost manufacturing juggernaut into a digitally-advanced manufacturing power on the global market.

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