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Words printed on the back of Apple products

(People's Daily Online)    10:04, April 21, 2015
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An attentive person will notice that a line of words - "Designed by Apple in California; Assembled in China" – is printed on the back of Apple products. It is just an objective expression with no particular nuance. However, as China is working hard to restructure its economy, these words are worth a second thought.

In fact, many multinational brands have production bases in China. Usually, the product is only labeled "Made in China". Few brands will stress that the product is designed in the home country like Apple. However, these words serve to remind us: China should not be satisfied with "Assembled in China".

Over the years, China has made great progress in scientific innovation with a large number of innovative products and advanced scientific and technological achievements. We also have many world-renowned brands.

However, compared with the top international performers, China is not strong enough in independent innovation, especially in business independent innovation. For the world's second biggest economy, China does not have many influential technological products. We hope that China will produce more innovative enterprises like Huawei, ZTE, Lenovo and Alibaba. Moreover, when will China have innovative talents like Bill Gates and Steve Jobs?

Chinese people don't lack the genes for innovation, and we should rebuild our confidence. China was left behind by western countries in the previous industrial revolution. Now, facing the rapid development of information technology, we have a great opportunity to surpass the developed countries. China has 1.4 billion people, 650 million netizens, and 560 million mobile phone users - such a big consumer market will greatly promote innovation and entrepreneurship.

If being the "world factory" is a necessary stage of development, in the next five to ten years, we should not be satisfied with being the "world factory" or with the label "assembled in China".

We hope that products "designed in China" will emerge in the international market in large numbers. These words will not necessarily be printed on the product, but will be printed in each Chinese heart. 

(For the latest China news, Please follow People's Daily on Twitter and Facebook)(Editor:Kong Defang,Bianji)

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