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'Made in China 2025' is very much alive, Omron exec says

Japanese robot maker expects automation demand from social distancing

KYOTO, Japan -- The 'Made in China 2025' modernization drive is very much alive despite the trade war, says Yutaka Miyanaga, an executive vice president at Omron, adding that the Japanese robot maker intends to capitalize on the country's hunger for factory automation.

Omron, the world's largest producer of blood pressure manometers and nebulizers, and Japan's number one manufacturer of thermometers, has seen a boost in demand for its healthcare products.

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