17-21 September 2019
Made in China 2025 focus for CIIF

Themed "Innovative, Smart, Green", this year's China International Industry Fair (CIIF) in Shanghai focuses on the Made in China 2025 strategy, which aims to comprehensively upgrade the Chinese manufacturing industry by boosting the development of smart, green and service-oriented products.

The CIIF, which started on Nov 7 and ends on Nov 11, is one of China's most prominent platforms for promoting industrialization and the adoption of information technology.

The event this year features a wide variety of innovations in areas including metal working, environmental protection technology, robots and new energy vehicles.

This year's fair is the largest in its 19-year history, taking up a space of 280,000 square meters at the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai.

The event features 2,562 exhibitors from 28 nations and regions, and is expected to draw more than 160,000 visitors.

Chinese air-conditioner maker Gree is exhibiting several new types of industrial robots that they said can manage heavy loads quickly and reliably over many hours, allowing businesses to run 24-hour automated factories. Industrial robots that can throw basketballs into hoops a