China upgrades manufacturing for certainty of global economy – Xinhua
Robotic arms assemble motors in a workshop of Weichai Power Co., Ltd. in Weifang City, east China’s Shandong Province, April 22, 2021. (Xinhua/Guo Xulei)
JINAN, Sept. 5 (Xinhua) — At Goertek’s intelligent manufacturing base in Weifang City, east China’s Shandong Province, tons of components are assembled into virtual reality (VR) equipment for be delivered to different countries.
According to Chang Gang, vice president of marketing and sales of Goertek Inc., it is one of the few VR manufacturers in the world to reach the production scale of one million devices. It’s also one of the biggest makers of mid-to-high-end VR headsets.
Goertek is the epitome of advanced manufacturing in China. At the 2022 Global Advanced Manufacturing Conference, which wrapped up in Jinan, capital of Shandong, on Friday, companies and experts gathered to discuss frontier issues of global advanced manufacturing development.
As a major manufacturer, the steady growth and upgrading of China’s manufacturing industry is bringing certainty to the global economy, experts said.
Data from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology shows that the added value of China’s manufacturing sector increased from 16.98 trillion yuan (about 2.46 trillion U.S. dollars) in 2012 to 31.4 trillion yuan in 2021.
To promote the transformation of the manufacturing industry, China has built a modern industrial system led by advanced manufacturing, encouraging the manufacturing industry to position itself in the middle and high end of the value chain.
Take the example of the Chinese domestic diesel engine. The thermal efficiency of diesel engines manufactured by Weichai Holding Group Co., Ltd. has now exceeded 51%. Compared with leading products on the market, the annual fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions of this type of engine have been reduced by 10%, respectively.
Ban Ki-moon, former secretary-general of the United Nations, said in a short video at the conference that the manufacturing industry underpins China’s sustainable development and economic growth. He said this has contributed to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals and the Sustainable Development Goals set by the United Nations.
Zhang Li, director of the China Information Industry Development Center, believes that the deep integration of next-generation information technology and advanced manufacturing technology is now penetrating all aspects of manufacturing. point.
Pioneering technology clusters formed by areas such as artificial intelligence, mobile internet and blockchain will continue to promote development integration in many fields.
The common understanding at the conference was that economic globalization is an irreversible trend, and openness and cooperation are the paths for the development of advanced manufacturing.
According to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, China will continue to pursue the high-level opening up of the manufacturing industry and improve the business environment. At the same time, China will encourage domestic enterprises to strengthen international cooperation, integrate into the global industrial chain and help boost global economic growth. ■