This paper is a supplement to Trends in the Development of Advanced Manufacturing Technology (Yang and Wu in Chin. J. Mech. Eng., 39: 73, 2003) but delves deeper into it. It first points out the strategic status of manufacturing industry in state development. Then, a detailed analysis is given on the features and trends in the development of advanced manufacturing technology in a total of 12 points from three aspects: precision, extreme, and culture from the aspect of the product itself; green, rapidness, saving, and efficiency during the manufacturing process; and digit, auto, integration, networking, and intelligence in view of the manufacturing method. In addition, it emphasizes that all the above aspects should be based on two base points: manufacture and machinery. Finally, it puts forth the guiding ideologies for the development of advanced manufacturing technology and the aspects China should give priority to in development, while stressing on the principles of independence, innovation and human orientation.