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Robots taking over Jobs in China, with over 68,000 Industrial Robots sold in 2015

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December 15, 2016: In China, Robots are gradually taking over manufacturing sector jobs. Over 68,000 industrial robots were sold last year of foreign brands, mostly. To meet the growing demand, 64,000 were made locally this year.

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According to PTI, Qu Daokui, president of the robot industry alliance and CEO of Shenyang-based Siasun Robot and Automation Co, said, “Despite the rapid growth of the sector, sales is still dominated by foreign brands in China.”

The alliance said, “68,000 industrial robots were sold in China in 2015, while Chinese brands saw total sales of only 22,257 units during that year.”

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In the first 11 months of 2016, over 64,000 industrial robots, including Chinese and foreign brands, were produced in China. Whereas, just a year back, in 2015 only 32,996 were made for the entire year.

A state-run China Daily quoted experts as saying, “The full year’s production for 2016 is expected to surpass 70,000 units”

Also, the government said that China will be publishing standards to regulate its burgeoning robot industry while pushing for wider robotic applications in key industries, according to PTI.

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The report said, “The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology will work out standards for the industry that will cover such aspects as product quality, research and development capabilities, staff qualifications, sales practises, and social responsibility.”

by NewsGram team with PTI inputs

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China Opposes Politicization of Huawei Participating in 5G Trial

For some time now, more and more people around the world have shown a fair attitude towards the participation

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The Chinese government has never supported any enterprise to engage in any activity that would pose a threat to the legitimate security interests. Pixabay

China has said it is opposed to the “politicization” of Huawei’s likely participation in the 5G network trial in India after New Delhi said it has security concerns in letting the Chinese company take part in the much-awaited exercise.

China’s Foreign Ministry told IANS that Beijing expects India to take an “independent” view on Huawei’s participation and asked it to be “fair” to the telecom equipment firm.

The world’s largest telecom maker is under the spotlight for allegedly spying for the Chinese government and has been banned by the US from buying technology and equipment from American companies.

Earlier this month, India’s Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said India has its security concerns over allowing Huawei to participate in the 5G network trial for 5G services.

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The world’s largest telecom maker is under the spotlight for allegedly spying for the Chinese government. Pixabay

“The Chinese government has never supported any enterprise to engage in any activity that would pose a threat to the legitimate security interests of other countries and opposes the politicization of technical issues by individual countries,” the Foreign Ministry told IANS in a statement.

“For some time now, more and more people around the world have shown a fair attitude towards the participation of Chinese technology enterprises in the field of 5G network services.

“We hope and believe that India will make an independent judgment and provide a fair, just and non-discriminatory business environment for the Chinese enterprises to invest and operate, so as to achieve mutual benefit and win-win results,” the Ministry added.

It also said China has always asked its enterprises, including Huawei, to abide by the local laws and regulations of the countries where they are doing business.

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India is an important market for Huawei which already has its biggest research and development centre in Bengaluru. The company is keen to provide 5G network services and is hopeful of being allowed to participate in the trial.

However, the controversies surrounding the South China-based company, especially the accusation of espionage for the Chinese government, seem to have worried New Delhi that shares tense relations with Beijing.

Huawei, which is also the world’s second-largest smartphone maker, was founded and is run by Ren Zhengfei who formerly served in China’s People’s Liberation Army.

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India’s Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said India has its security concerns over allowing Huawei to participate in the 5G network trial. Pixabay

The private firm has been accused of sharing foreign data from other countries with the Chinese government, a charge denied by both Beijing and Huawei.

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The Shenzhen-based firm is also at the centre of the damaging China-US trade war as American President Donald Trump dialled up the pressure on Huawei. (IANS)