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Premier praises China-made tractors

Updated: May 8,2017 5:30 PM

Premier Li Keqiang praised a China-made, high-powered tractor during an inspection tour to Henan province on May 8.

At the Kaifeng industrial park of Zoomlion, a heavy industry science and technology company, Premier Li climbed on a 230 horsepower tractor, which has head-high wheels and can dig up to half a meter.

During a visit to the Northeast region of China, Premier Li called for breakthroughs in manufacturing high-powered tractors. Ever since, the industry has been greatly stimulated and witnessed rapid development.

The Premier said high-powered tractors are necessary for modern agriculture, just as high-powered engines are for the Made in China 2025 strategy.

Standing in front of the big screen of a cloud platform of engineering machinery for the Internet of Things developed by Zoomlion, Premier Li inquired about the details of big data distributed nationwide.

Informed that data surged from January to April, the Premier said it demonstrates that as more projects start operation, overall economic data is improving.

“These data are quite helpful for macro-policy decisions,” he added.