China’s factories must be ‘armed with automation’, as pandemic gives boost to machines in manufacturing

Jan 10, 2021 | INVESTING

The US-China trade war weakened demand for automation on Chinese assembly lines from 2018-19, but a shortage of manpower during the pandemic reversed that trend last year, and analysts expect manufacturers to further embrace robots in 2021.“The impact of the pandemic on the global industrial supply chain has been a major stimulus, forcing a huge number of orders to return to China,” said Peng Biao, an analyst with, which monitors the fashion industry. “Last year was like a…

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