Beijing to allocate 550,000 sqm of land for two robotic industrial parks

The two parks, when completed, will undergird the Chinese capital's drive to become a world-class robotic industrial powerhouse.

Beijing is planning to build two robotic industrial parks covering an area of 550,000 sqm in its suburbs, a top industrial forum heard on August 20.

Officials attending the forum titled “robots and tech fusion development,” which is part of the 2023 World Robot Conference that closes today, revealed that the two projects include a 250,000-sqm park in Yizhuang of southeastern Beijing, and a 300,000-sqm park in Changping in the city’s northwest.

The two parks, when completed, will undergird the Chinese capital’s drive to become a world-class robotic industrial powerhouse.

Late last week, authorities disclosed a plan to build Yizhuang, an economic development zone, into a robotic hub and use this satellite town as a testing ground for a variety of emerging robotic applications over the next three years.

Beijing’s robotic industry dates back a long time and has attracted a large number of firms with cutting-edge technology to settle down in the city, Chinese media reported.

According to a three-year action plan (2023-2025) on growing the city’s robotic sector, this effort will be characterized by product innovation and use case demonstration, as well as by ecosystem optimization and industrial collaboration.

The goal is to create a “Beijing template” for developing the robotic industry, the plan says.

Statistics indicate that that the market worldwide for robots is projected to surpass US$47.7 billion. China now counts more than 340,000 robotics-related firms.

Some of them have evolved into leading enterprises, unicorns and ecosystem partners.

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Ni Tao is the founder and editor-in-chief of cnrobopedia. Prior to cnrobopedia, he had a full decade of experience with a major state-run English-language newspaper as a tech reporter and opinion writer. He is also a communications specialist, having provided consultancy services to established firms like Siemens, Philips, ABinBev, Diageo, Group (Nasdaq: TCOM, HK: 9961), Jianpu Technology (NYSE: JT) and a handful of domestic startups. A graduate of Fudan University, he writes widely about China's business and tech scenes and other topics for global publications including South China Morning Post, SupChina, The Diplomat, CGTN, Banking Technology, among others, and tries to impart his experience to students at Fudan University Journalism School, where he is a part-time lecturer. When he's not writing about robotics, you can expect him to be on his beloved Yanagisawa saxophones, trying to play some jazz riffs, often in vain and occasionally against the protests of an angry neighbor. Get in touch with him by dropping a line at

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