Article by Georg Stieler
China has been the world’s biggest market for industrial robots since 2013. Partly driven by massive subsidies, the number of companies in this sector increased from around 300 to around 5,000 companies in the past six years. Good relations between executives and government officials were often were more important than technological competence when successfully applying for subsidies.
In order to deal with this problem, the Chinese government issued a policy guideline [..]