ABB robots work at an automobile manufacturing facility in Tianjin. Provided to China Daily

Rising labor costs, innovation drive prompt companies to use more machines in manufacturing

While the rural workforce shrinks, the robotics revolution has almost reached China. With a majority of Chinese enterprises struggling to cope with low production levels, rising labor costs, outdated management methods and changing demographics, more and more companies are buying industrial robots, in effect transforming themselves from dependents on manpower production to stewards of what they call “intelligent manufacturing”.