Man­u­fac­tur­ing in­no­va­tion cen­ters to be built

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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. (Photo 3)

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