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China's robotics rush shows how its debt can get out of control

Dozens of cities plan robotics parks, even as the industry is already showing warning signs of overcapacity

Beijing's drive to make China a leader in robotics has led municipalities across the country to vie to become its robotics hub.


DOWN a side street bracketed by massage parlours and cheap hotels in this city on the banks of the Yangtze river, a humanoid food service robot trundles around the corner of a table in a cafe, red eyes flashing in tune with synthesised classical music.

The Wuhu Hands On Café's