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Gerry Wong, co-founder of an electronics company called Cambridge Industries Group, monitors a dashboard that shows the workflow and production output of his factory floor in Shanghai. (Asma Khalid/WBUR)
Gerry Wong, co-founder of an electronics company called Cambridge Industries Group, monitors a dashboard that shows the workflow and production output of his factory floor in Shanghai. (Asma Khalid/WBUR)
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"Automation" is a politically dirty word right now in the U.S. But in China, it's a buzzword that politicians love to repeat. China is installing more robots than any other country, and it's a top priority for the Chinese government.

WBUR's Asma Khalid (@asmamk) traveled to the country for more on what this automation revolution looks like.

This segment aired on December 25, 2017.

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