China has the largest robot market, according to data from its Ministry of Industry and Information Technologies. This shows a significant leap in the industry.

In the last five years, the production of robots in the country has increased by 30 percent each year, reaching $7 billion in 2017, while the volume of production of industrial robots has exceeded 130 000 units.

Beijing recently demonstrated a new powerful battle robot called Monkey King. He can move on four lapses, as well as to stand up on only on two. The Chinese prototype is developed by Greatmetal and is managed by a pilot. The robot makers think they can also participate in potential fighting between human operated robots.

At the moment, however, from the five permanent members of the UN Security Council, China is the only country that supports the ban on the so-called “lethal autonomous weapons (LAWs), also known as “battle” or “killer” robots.

So China comes at the forefront of another key category in the high tech sector. In November 2017 the United States has given its Asian rival the leadership in the number of possession of supercomputers.

In addition, China has the two most powerful supercomputers in Top 500. One of them is installed at the National Supercomputers Centre in the city of Wuxi and can perform 1 quadrillion operations per second and the other whose power is about 3 times smaller is located at the National Centre for Supercomputers in Guangzhou.

The Chinese company Evergrande Group and the Chinese Academy of Sciences are currently working on a joint project aimed at building the world’s fastest supercomputer. Furthermore, other projects subject to their cooperation include artificial intelligence, surgical robots, unmanned aircraft, health engineering and graphene.