China will continue its smart manufacturing strategy by adding about 100 new pilot demonstration projects in 2018, according to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, Economic Information Daily reported.
Insiders think the selection of the projects are likely to include traditional industries such as non-ferrous metals, rare earth, textiles and household appliances.
In addition, emerging areas such as 5G, Internet of Things, Internet of Vehicles and smart transportation will also be selected.
According to the 13th Five-Year Plan of Smart Manufacturing, China aims to establish its intelligent manufacturing system and complete the key industries’ transformation by 2025.
Miao Wei, Minister of Industry and Information Technology, said that smart manufacturing is the main direction of the nation’s industrial upgrade, and an important starting point for the two national strategies of “Made in China 2025” and “Internet Plus.”