Robot revolution rises in China factories

Business / Tech Sep 27, 2015

Robot revolution rises in China factories

by Kelvin Chan

In China's factories, the robots are rising. For decades, manufacturers employed young migrant workers from the countryside to work at countless factories in coastal provinces, churning out cheap toys, clothing and electronics that helped power the country's economic ascent. Now factories are rapidly replacing those workers ...

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