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Chinese workers value dedication, craftsmanship in modernization drive


After more than 700 unsuccessful attempts, Liao Xi and his colleagues developed a stainless steel precision strip that is just 0.02 mm thick. They then improved it to the level of 0.015 mm, or less than one-fifth of the thickness of a sheet of copy paper.

Liao is a 35-year-old technician with China Baowu Taigang Stainless Steel Precision Strip Co., Ltd. Though his major at college — mechanical design — could not help much, he and his colleagues achieved technological breakthroughs one after another, thanks to their spirit of innovation, persistence and self-reliance.

Video screenshot shows an employee showing the ultra-thin stainless steel precision strip, or “hand-tearable steel,” at China Baowu…

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