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China lays out path to become robotics powerhouse by 2025

Beijing sets sights on 20%-plus annual growth and world-class innovation

Medical workers walk with a police robot at the Wuhan international airport in April 2020. China's robotics market hit 100 billion yuan last year.   © Reuters

BEIJING -- China will work to become a leading global player in robotics by 2025 under a five-year plan announced Tuesday as it ramps up efforts to build a high-tech manufacturing sector resilient to American sanctions.

Coming amid what is expected to be a drawn-out rivalry with the U.S., the plan seeks to help Chinese technology companies compete on the world stage. It was compiled by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and other agencies.

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