Changsha boosts advanced manufacturing with CEC and IBM
Changsha municipal government had a talk with China Electronics Corporation (CEC), China's largest state-owned IT company, and IBM, the global leading computer company, on March 23. The aim of the conversation, held in Beijing, was the promotion of industrial upgrading facilitated with intelligent manufacturing.
The talk has been centered around to build Changsha into a model city for the advanced manufacturing as part of the "Made in China 2025" national action plan. It seeks to construct an industrial ecology integrated with government, industrial and financial sectors.
In October, 2015, the Hunan provincial capital, joining the efforts with CEC, established the Research Institute of Changsha Intelligent Manufacturing. In addition, CEC and IBM launched an joint innovation lab in the city.
The Research Institute and the laboratory will, as a top-level design agency for the Central China city's intelligent manufacturing, review Changsha's existing manufacturing industry. They will also provide relevant solutions and consulting services. So far the institute has backed up for the city's three-year plan for intelligent manufacturing.
The CEC-IBM-Changsha Cooperation Signing Ceremony, Beijing, March 23, with Changsha Party Chief Yi Lianhong(R4), Mayor Hu Henghua(R2), CEC Chairman Rui Xiaowu(R5) and IBM Chief Executive Virginia Rometty(L5) attending. [Photo / cec.com.cn]
Source: Changsha Evening News / cec.com.cn