China says manufacturing ‘greatness’ still 30 years away



BBC News

China is at least 30 years away from becoming a manufacturing nation of “great power”, a government advisor told party delegates on Sunday.

Many observers already see China as the “world’s factory” given that more than a third of global output from cars to phones comes from there.

But China’s leaders are concerned about its heavy dependence on the US for high-tech products like semiconductors.

“Basic capabilities are still weak” Miao Wei warned on Sunday.

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