The 14th Five Year Plan and long term goals proposed by China’s local governments not only aim to transform its textile and apparel industry but also strengthen its manufacturing capabilities by 2035. As per a China Textile report, the Tianjin province aims to set up industrial clusters in the textile and light industry with an investment of 200 billion yuan by 2025. Manufacturing sector will add 25 per cent more value to the regional GDP while other emerging industries will add 40 per cent of added value of industrial enterprises above designated size.
Developing smart and green textiles
The Jiangsu Province will focus on building quality infrastructure, robust standards, measurements, patents, etc. It will bring in a large-scale technological transformation by promoting smart manufacturing and introducing high-end, smart and green textiles. The province will also support mergers and reorganizations, and shut down outdated factories.
Zhejiang Province will upgrade its manufacturing capabilities and industrial chain. It will build advanced textile and apparel clusters by reorganizing its textile dyeing and printing units, promote the development of chemical fibers, high-end and green textile fabrics, and new apparel and home textile brands, for building a world-class textile manufacturing cluster.
Hubei Province will focus on improving the variety and quality of textile and other consumer goods. It will also launch new brands, and encourage professional development of enterprises.
Shaanxi Province will promote the transformation of the textile industry by developing new high-end, intelligent, and green buildings. The province will also promote the transition of private economy towards the mid-to-high end of the industrial chain and value chain.
Modernizing traditional setups
One common aim for all these provinces is to modernize their traditional industrial chains. Beijing will promote the coordinated development of Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei regions in a systematic manner, while Shanghai will accelerate the development of six key industries of advanced materials and fashionable consumer goods. It will also create high-end industrial clusters and promote construction of industrial parks across the region.
The Jiangxi Province will focus on the apparel and home textile industry b though technological transformation, brand promotion and extension of industrial chain. It will also develop industrial textiles, viscose fibers, own brands, textile clusters and a fashion center in the country.
The Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region will develop emerging industries with new materials and graphite resources. It will also build new graphite (ene) material production bases in Ulanqab.
Heilongjiang Province will accelerate development of carbon-based materials by using key core technologies.