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Premier Li Keqiang urges upgrading in manufacturing

Updated: Jun 15,2015 9:36 PM

The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology should focus on developing intelligent manufacturing equipment, Premier Li Keqiang said when he visited the ministry and was briefed about the Made in China 2025 project.

He asked the ministry to speed up the review and revision of relevant standards, integrate information technology with the country’s industrialization drive, and upgrade the country’s manufacturing equipment so that it becomes a growth driver.

During his trip to the ministry, Premier Li Keqiang learned that by offering a custom-made service online, a clothing company raked in more than 6 billion yuan ($967 million) of sales last year, an increase of 150%.

Chinese consumers are demanding more individualized service, which sets a tougher and higher standard for products, he said, adding that Chinese products must meet the exacting demands of consumers before China’s economy moves into the next stage to achieve medium-to-high level development.