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Robots threaten Asian jobs

Automation risks hitting the region's low-skill industrial posts

| China
Can it do your job?   © Reuters

Cai Fang did not mince his words. Last month the vice president of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences called for drastic measures to slow the spread of automation and ward off a possible new era of technologically driven unemployment.

"We must cap the speed and restrict the direction of robotics' development to avoid any bad effects on human beings," he said.

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