Guangzhou strides into intelligent manufacturing era
Under the guidance of China Manufacturing 2015 put forward by the central government, South China's Guangdong is pursuing stronger development in the province's manufacturing industry.
As a provincial capital, Guangzhou has made 2017 a strong starting point for its goal of becoming a pilot and demonstration city of the China Manufacturing 2025 project.
According to Diao Ai'ming, deputy secretary of the Guangzhou government, the hi-tech manufacturing industry is playing an increasingly supportive and motivational role in the city's industrial development.
"The city's manufacturing industry has become a relatively completed system, with a total production value at 1.96 trillion yuan ($286 billion), of which 54 percent is from hi-tech manufacturing businesses."
The healthy investment environment in Guangzhou has attracted a number of enterprises such as Foxconn, Cisco, and AsinLnfo, giants in the big data industry. Foxconn alone has invested 6.1 billion yuan.
According to local reports, the Guangzhou government is going to set up an industrial fund for key high-end innovative projects in artificial intelligence and new-energy vehicles, to build Guangzhou into a demonstration city for innovative development.
The latest series of self-driving vehicles by GAC, a major automotive engineering institute in Guangzhou. [Photo/Xinhua]