Text by Zhang Shifu Photographs by Wan Quan
Guizhou’s industry cannot develop exceptionally fast without prerequisite growth of its equipment manufacturing in terms of design, R&D, and production, particularly in seven specific sectors, including aircrafts, automobiles, and related components and parts. Over the past few years, the equipment manufacturing industry has made remarkable contributions to invigorating the province’s economy, intensifying its industrial chain, and improving residents’ well-being.
Equipment manufacturing, dubbed the “mother of industry” for its high relevancy to every industrial sector, is believed to be the key starting place for upgrading industry and technical progress as well as a concentrated reflection of a nation’s overall strength. During the 1960s and 1970s, the prelude to Guizhou’s modern industry began taking shape with the establishment of three production centers for aviation, aerospace, and electronics development.
Today, Guizhou has established a base for major equipment manufacturing projects of national importance, which has invigorated neighboring industrial clusters and upstream suppliers while boosting other services, such as transportation, finance, and imports and exports.......