Manufacturing innovation centers to be built
China will set up around 40 national manufacturing innovation centers by 2025, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) said.
The centers will be devoted to information technology, intelligent manufacturing, new materials and biomedicine. Around 15 will be established by 2020.
The MIIT has promised to improve the intellectual property management system to promote cooperation and profit sharing between centers.
To build a better manufacturing sector, China came up with the “Made in China 2025” plan last year, to shift the country away from low-end manufacturing to more value-added production.
China’s value-added industrial output grew 6.1 percent in 2015, lower than the 8.3-percent growth in 2014. Manufacturing output expanded 7 percent, 2.4 percentage points lower than the previous year.
Israeli designer Haim Dotan says he wants the glass bridge he designed for Zhangjiajie in Central China’s Hunan province to become “a bridge of love”. “Lovers can walk on the bridge and say, ‘I love you’. Their voice will then echo through the canyon,” Dotan said in an interview on Sunday, a week after the bridge opened to the public for trial operation. The bridge is 1,410 feet long and 19.6 feet wide, with a glass-bottom walkway suspended 984 feet above the canyon.