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Robots will make doubling China's GDP by 2035 look easy

Declining population not the dire trap it seems at first glance

| China
Robotic arms on a vehicle production line in Yongchuan, pictured in October 2019: the world's largest manufacturer will be the largest end market for robots.   © China Daily/Reuters

Henny Sender is a managing director at BlackRock in Hong Kong, and a senior adviser to the BlackRock Investment Institute.

In the 1990s, Chinese carmakers -- eager for the best technology -- were negotiating with their Japanese counterparties to produce cars together in joint venture factories.

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