Taiwan must prepare to contend with ‘Made in China 2025’

Want China Times
Date: 2015-05-27

Beijing put forth a guideline May 8 for its “Made In China 2025” initiative, which

A Southeast Auto manufacturing plant in Fujian province. (File photo/CNS)

A Southeast Auto manufacturing plant in Fujian province. (File photo/CNS)

outlines Beijing’s goal of developing China into a global power in the manufacturing sector by 2025. Facing China’s ambition for a comprehensive industrial upgrade, Taiwan should begin as soon as possible to think about what role it can play in the upgrading process.

The guideline specifies that China should develop a powerful innovation capability, cultivate its competitive edge and set up world-leading technique and industrial manufacturing systems. So in the first 10 years, crucial core technologies must be secured, industrial pollution and emissions must be reduced and the manufacturing industry must be “digitalized, go online and be intelligentized.”

By 2025, the degrees of industrialization and informatization must be raised, industrial waste emissions must be in line with first-world standards and there should be a formation of international enterprises and industrial clusters with strong competitiveness.     [FULL  STORY]

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