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Premier’s campaign for upgrading ‘Made in China’

Updated: Aug 13,2016 8:57 AM

In this year’s government work report, Premier Li Keqiang put forward the craftsmanship concept in manufacturing for the first time, and stressed efforts to diversify the varieties of products, increase quality and create more brands.

This year, he promoted Made-in-China products on many occasions, offering suggestions to upgrade the manufacturing industry and holding high expectations for its development.

“Manufacturing has to become ‘smarter’, relying on technology such as the internet, cloud computing and big data.”

On June 28

Premier Li made the remarks during a session with business executives at a meeting of the World Economic Forum in Tianjin.

The “Made in China 2025” strategy and Internet Plus are inseparable, as we must upgrade the manufacturing industry and boost intelligent manufacturing, said the Premier.

“I would like to advertise Chinese bicycles, and I’m willing to support the intelligent upgrading of the ‘Made in China’ strategy.”

On June 26

Premier Li said this while visiting a Flying Pigeon bicycle experience store in Tianjin on June 26. He lifted a super intelligent bicycle handmade from carbon fiber, then took it for a test ride at the store, which features 100-year-old brands.

Premier Li encouraged the enterprise to create a century-old brand, carrying forward the spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation, while pursuing the spirit of craftsmanship and always striving for the best.

“Quality revolution of ‘Made in China’ will depend on the craftsman’s spirit and craft innovation, and the key is consumer-oriented development.”

On May 23

Premier Li made the remarks when he was invited to be a booster for a heavy truck produced at a plant of Dongfeng Commercial Vehicle in Shiyan city of Hubei province.

The Premier said he is not only fueling for Dongfeng, but also for all Made-in-China products. And companies should upgrade Made-in-China products through gradually satisfying consumers’ increasing needs.

“We must win a tough battle in improving the manufacturing sector, and adopt advanced standards to upgrade China’s manufacturing industries.”

On April 6

The Premier said this at a State Council executive meeting, which approved a plan to standardize and improve the equipment manufacturing industry.

Forging advanced manufacturing industries with high standards is an important part of structural reforms, especially supply-side reform, which helps improve supply, expand demand, and promote medium-to-high end manufacturing industry, said the Premier.

He also said that efforts should be made to boost consumers’ confidence in Made-in-China products and promote the international competitiveness of manufacturing industries by improving their quality and efficiency.

“We will intensify efforts to promote the integrated development of Made in China 2025 and the Internet Plus action plan, and build national platforms for innovation in manufacturing.”

On March 5

Premier Li said while delivering the government work report this year.

He also said that efforts must be made to improve product and service supply, and focus on three aspects that include upgrades in manufacturing.

“‘Turning a homely woman into a fair lady’ represents the integration of ‘Made in China 2025’ and the internet.”

On Feb 2

Premier Li said while visiting Kocel Machinery Co in Yinchuan, capital of Ningxia Hui autonomous region.

The company, founded in 1966, used to be a State-owned foundry enterprise. However, after reorganization, it has made a revolutionary breakthrough in 3D-printing. The Premier praised its efforts in innovation, saying it will lead the transformation of growth engines.