Facing great opportunities in vitalization, Liaoning has prioritized an open economy and is playing an active role in the construction of the Belt and Road Initiative. Pillar industries like equipment manufacturing, agricultural product processing and metallurgy have added impetus to the province.
Equipment manufacturing industry
As an important equipment manufacturing base in China, Liaoning occupies a prominent position in high-end equipment manufacturing sectors like robots and intelligent equipment, numerical control machines, aviation and aerospace equipment and major complete equipment. It also leads the country in the technologies of many sub-sectors including marine equipment and rail transit.
In the first nine months of 2017, added value in the equipment manufacturing industry was responsible for 31.8 percent of the total of the province, up 2.6 percent over the same period of the previous year. The high-end equipment manufacturing sector contributed 18 percent to the total, up 0.8 percent. Targeting a base for major and advanced equipment with international competitiveness, the provincial authority will make great efforts to promote a more intelligent high-end equipment manufacturing industry.