Cloud manufacturing has been of considerable interest to Chinese academic researchers over the last decade. This paper presents a broad perspective of the research on cloud manufacturing in China. The topics studied mainly include design of cloud manufacturing architecture, resource and capability virtualization, combinatorial optimization of virtual resource and capability, design and collaboration of cloud manufacturing services, intelligent searching and matching method and trust evaluation. The present literature survey also includes two successful cases applying cloud manufacturing in China to verify the feasibility of the cloud manufacturing architecture and services. Potentially interesting directions for future research in this area are also identified.

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