China's NextEV unveils new electric supercar in UK

China's NextEV unveiled an all-electric supercar in London with which it aimed to challenge high-speed models made by established carmakers such as Ferrari's LaFerrari, McLaren's P1, and Porsche's 918.

Drone makers reach for the sky

Seeing tremendous potential in the backpack-sized small drone market, DJI Innovation Technology Co, China's largest commercial drone manufacturer, unveiled a foldable drone, the Mavic Pro, in September.

China Daily partners with EHang on drone journalism

Its website and domestic drone company EHang Inc signed a collaboration agreement, which will see reporters given training on unmanned aerial vehicles photography.

Robots at center of China's big strategy to leapfrog its rivals

China made robotics a focal point of its recent "Made in China 2025" plan and has set national goals of producing 100,000 industrial robots a year and having 150 robots in operation for every 10,000 employees by 2020, a figure known as robot density. Currently, China ranks 28th in the world for robot density, behind Portugal and Indonesia. Chinese suppliers sold about 20,000 robots last year to local companies.

Quick facts: China's emerging robots market

There has never been such a dynamic rise in such a short period of time in any other market than China.

On the fast track to expansion

China Railway Rolling Stock Corp Ltd, the country's railway vehicle and equipment exporter, will augment both overseas production and R&D to increase overseas sales revenue substantially.

Li cites innovation in visits to high-tech firms

In a noisy workshop, laser machines roared and shot out sparks as they cut metals into different shapes. Chinese characters for "Made in China 2025" were prepared this way for Premier Li Keqiang's visit.

Notebike Technology plans to develop self-driving vehicles with JD.com

Hangzhou Notebike Technology Co Ltd announced Tuesday that the company has completed series A funding round from JD Zhongchuang Investment Fund, and plans to develop self-driving vehicles with JD.com.

World's top five most profitable mobile handset makers in Q3

For the first time, four Chinese brands have been ranked among the top five most profitable smartphone vendors around the globe due to Samsung's fiasco surrounding the Galaxy Note7, according to an industry consulting company.

Qoros, Cambridge University join hands to build solar-powered car

Qoros, a joint venture between China's domestic automaker Chery and Israel Corp is to join hands with Cambridge University to build a car for its student group Eco Racing to participate in a solar-powered car race next year.

Electric bus pioneer pulls into wider European market

Chinese vehicle manufacturer BYD is playing a major role in meeting Europe's demand for environmentally friendly transport.

Introduction

China was until recently known as the 'factory of the world', but that is all about to change as the focus shifts to innovation and high-end production.

In a bid to move manufacturing up the value chain, the 10-year national plan, Made in China 2025, intends to boost technological innovation, create and shape home-grown brands, and promote breakthroughs in 10 key sectors, including information technology, aerospace equipment, and new energy vehicles.