China’s president Xi Jinping visited Xuzhou Construction Machinery Group (XCMG) this week in appreciation of the company’s continued innovation in construction equipment manufacturing.
It was the first time President Xi had visited XCMG or Xuzhou, Jiangsu Province, where the company is headquartered. He was shown a range of its global products, which are developed in-house by XCMG and have more than thirty patents.
During his visit on 12 December President Xi expressed his admiration for the company and its dedication to innovation. He added that ideas and developments such as those found at XCMG formed the “backbone of China”.