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Published on : Aug 24, 2015

Premier Li Keqiang is looking forward to adopt industry-leading technologies to update and upgrade the domestically manufactured products as China faces continuous decline in manufacturing sector activities that threaten the country’s well-being. 

At the State Council session held on Friday, Li state councilors, vice-premiers, and over 100 officials from Chinese Cabinet and head honchos of State-owned enterprises attended the hour-long lecture on 3D printing and its impact on modern manufacturing. 

Lu Bingheng, scientist from the Xi'an Jiaotong University headed the event as the lecturer. Lu Bingheng specializes in the machinery automation and manufacturing. 

During the lecture, Li said that China has to compensate for the missing lessons on industrial development, which until now was largely focused on the production in terms of volume and lacked competitiveness. 

Li said that if China has to compete with the products and commodities manufactured from Germany, the United States, and Japan, it is important for the country’s manufacturers to have some perceptions. He said that 3D printing will provide the country an opportunity not only to develop manufacturing sector, but also to introduce the latest technology in other industrial domains. 

Li reiterated the fact that China does not have rich natural resource. There are times when it even goes below the level of world’s average. Given the situation, additive manufacturing can revolutionize the methods of manufacturing in China.

Making value additions can also help the production sectors of the country, Li said. For instance, integrating industrial production with the Internet will help the manufacturing sector of the country achieve institutional breakthroughs. 

Technological revolution is ongoing and several countries have left no stones unturned in seizing the opportunities provided by the industrial development. Li indicated upgrading and stabilization of Chinese economy is possible through industrial restructuring and introducing intelligent manufacturing to its markets.