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Is The US Ready For China's Mass-Produced Humanoid Robots?

•, by Andrew Thornebrooke

The Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) Ministry of Industry and Information Technology unveiled its plan to mass-produce humanoid robots in a November guidance document. The sweeping ramifications of the policy are still being uncovered.

The strategy aims to make the CCP the world's leader in the field of robotics by building a "humanoid robot innovation system," developing artificial brains and limbs by 2025, according to the document.

By using a "whole-of-nation system," the document says, the regime can harness "disruptive" technologies to "profoundly change human production and lifestyle and reshape the global industrial development pattern."

The move carries national security implications and, according to several reports, will help the CCP maintain economic advantage even as its population dwindles following decades of severe restrictions on childbirth.

report by the Center for Strategic and International Studies think tank found that the regime is effectively replacing people with robots to maintain a competitive edge in labor-intensive manufacturing industries.

Communist Robots

China's robotic push will also proliferate the CCP's communist ideology and serve as an invaluable tool for the regime to champion its own interests.

In April, a draft proposal by the regime's internet regulator suggested that all content generated by artificial intelligence (AI) should be mandated to "reflect the socialist core values" espoused by the CCP.

The regime's robotic guidance document goes further.

According to the new document, all new robots and AI-powered artificial brains should be "guided by Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era."

Adam Savit, director of the China Policy Initiative at the America First Policy Institute think tank, said that the regime could use the robots to spread communist ideology throughout the global marketplace.