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• In 2011, es­ti­mates placed the num­ber of in­dus

trial robots in China at 52,290. • Three of the big­gest metro sys­tems in the world are now in Chi­nese cities – Bei­jing, Guangzhou and Shang­hai. Bei­jing has a metro sys­tem stretch­ing 442 kilo­me­tres and is used ev­ery day by 5.97 mil­lion peo­ple. • Ac­cord­ing to Mass Transit mag­a­zine, China is us­ing do­mes­tic con­sump­tion and in­creas­ing ur­ban­iza­tion to spur eco­nomic growth and is hop­ing to in­crease in­vest­ment in metro sys­tems in the coun­try by 10 per cent per year. Ten Chi­nese cities are ex­pect­ing to re­ceive per­mis­sion soon to be­gin work on build­ing new metro sys­tems: Chengdu, Chongqing, Donggu, Hangzhou, Kun­ming, Ningbo, Tian­jin, Ts­ing­dao, Wuxi and Xian.

Im­age: Arunacha­lam Mu­ru­ganan­tham.

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