Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for a robot revolution in manufacturing to boost productivity.
Wages in China are rising, and it’s becoming harder to compete with cheap labor.
An aging population in China also necessitates automation. The working-age population, people age 15 to 64, could drop to 800 million by 2050 from 998 million today.
Chinese robotic growth is forecast to exceed 20 percent annually through 2020.