China will continue its smart manufacturing strategy by adding about 100 new pilot demonstration projects in 2018, according to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, Economic Information Daily reported. Insiders think the selection of the projects are likely to include traditional industries such as non-ferrous metals, rare earth, textiles and household appliances. In addition, emerging areas such as 5G, Internet of Things, Internet of Vehicles and smart transportation will also be selected.
According to the 13th Five-Year Plan of Smart Manufacturing, China aims to establish its intelligent manufacturing system and complete the key industries’ transformation by 2025. Miao Wei, Minister of Industry and Information Technology, said that smart manufacturing is the main direction of the nation’s industrial upgrade, and an important starting point for the two national strategies of “Made in China 2025” and “Internet Plus.” Source link
Thailand aims to push its games and content industry
After almost a year under the pandemic, the number of game players in Thailand rose to 32 million and helped the market generate over a billion dollars in 2020, according to NewZoo, an international analytics and market research group.
Thailand’s H1 Investment Applications rise 158% in combined value, BOI says
Japanese firms ranked first with 87 projects worth 42.8 billion baht, followed by investments from the U.S. with 18 projects worth 24.1 billion baht, and China with 63 projects worth 18.6 billion baht.
In the first six months of 2021, Thailand’s investment applications increased 14% from the year earlier period in terms of the number of projects, and 158% in combined value, led by increasing foreign direct investment (FDI) applications, sustained growth in target industries including the electronics and medical sectors, as well as in power generation, the Thailand Board of Investment (BOI) said.(more…)
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