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Implementing the “Made in China 2025 Strategy” and Speeding up Efforts to Build a Strong Manufacturing Nation

Date: 2017-06-12


On June 8, COSC held a special event on the “Made in China 2025 Strategy”. COSC Chairman Wang Zhongwei chaired the meeting. Minister of Industry and Information Technology Miao Wei made a special report on the strategy and interacted with counsellors of the State Council, CCICH researchers and COSC research fellows. COSC Vice Chairman Wang Weimin was present at the meeting. 
 

The Special Event on the Made in China 2025 Strategy
 
On May 19, 2015, the State Council adopted the “Made in China 2025” Strategy, which is the first blueprint for China’s efforts to build a strong manufacturing nation. Miao Wei said that initial results have been achieved in implementing the strategy, which lay a solid foundation for upgrading the manufacturing sector and building a strong manufacturing nation. 
 
 
Minister of Industry and Information Technology Miao Wei made a special report.
 
Miao Wei said that documents of the strategy have been completed. China’s capacity has been strengthened in components making, advanced techniques, advanced materials and basic technologies.

As stated in the 2017 government work report, intelligent manufacturing will be a priority in implementing the Made in China 2025 Strategy. Miao Wei said that China has improved its intelligent manufacturing capabilities, put in place a system of standards, and set up intelligent facilities and factories. Customized manufacturing and collaborative R&D are fast developing in key industries and sectors.

Though some companies are operating well, they don’t do research on generic technologies. Miao Wei promised to shore up the weak links in generic technology research and establish about 15 technology innovation centers by 2020. So far, China has set up the first research center for power batteries to improve capabilities to test the safety, performance and durability of power batteries.

The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology have carried out “Made in China 2025” pilot programs in some cities. So far, such programs have been approved in Ningbo and 11 other cities as well as four city groups in Jiangsu, the Pearl River West Bank, Hunan and Henan. Explorations have been made in innovation institutions, intelligent manufacturing and green manufacturing. Innovative steps in light of local conditions have been taken.

That said, there is still a considerable gap between China and global manufacturing powers. As Miao indicated, China has seven priorities in implementing the strategy: critical technologies, basic industries, demonstration programs, integration, quality, human resources and environment.

The participating counsellors, researchers and research fellows raised suggestions on incentives for corporate innovation, training for technicians, and vocational education. To build a strong manufacturing nation, as Miao said, is a systemic, ambitious project that calls for efforts of the industries and the entire society.