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As the People's Republic of China (PRC) emerged from war and revolution in 1949, it became apparent that the Chinese economy lacked the capacity to compete with the (Photo: Reuters, 247Sports) As the People's Republic of China (PRC) emerged from war and revolution in 1949, it became apparent that
China builds world's fastest amphibious assault vehicle
PHOTO: YouTube A Chinese firm has built the world's fastest amphibious assault vehicle, China's state media reported. The VN18, built by the Norinco Group, can travel at high speeds both on land and water. It can travel at a maximum speed of 65kmh (40mph) on the ground and 30kmh (19mph) on water a
Air China first in China to operate both Neo and Max narrowbodies
Air China has taken delivery of China's first Airbus A320neo, becoming the first Chinese operator with both the Neo and the Boeing 737 Max in its fleet. It took the Pratt & Whitney PW1100G-powered aircraft from Airbus's Final Assembly Line in Tianjin on 17 November. The aircraft, registered B-8891,
'America First' gives China too much elbow room in emerging markets
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The Danger of China's New Sub "Quieting"
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China is winning electric cars 'arms race'
China is outmaneuvering the U.S. and other countries in the global scramble for a vital element for electric cars. As demand for the vehicles surges, Chinese companies have been doing deals around the world to secure supplies of lithium, a silvery-white metal mined from rocks in Australia and brine
Japan's Hitachi to Launch Electric Vehicle Motors in China
Another automaker is keying in on China's electric vehicle market. Hitachi's (HTHIY) Hitachi Automotive Electric Motor Systems, a joint venture of Hitachi Automotive Systems and Honda Motor (HMC) , will bring electrified motors for electric vehicles in China as soon as 2020. Hitachi has designat
UBS AM launches onshore fund in China
It is the second such enterprise to launch an onshore fund targeting China's qualified investors via the private fund management (PFM) licence route and the first onshore equity fund. The first mover was Fidelity, which launched an onshore fixed income fund in May and is expected to bring another fu
Trump's Silence Speaks Volumes in China
Last Tuesday, three American basketball players from UCLA, arrested for allegedly stealing from a Louis Vuitton store in China, were unexpectedly allowed to leave the country. One day earlier, a young Chinese student from Beijing also had an unexpected outcome at the border: he was prevented from bo
Alibaba gobbles up stake in China's Walmart
Alibaba's appetite for grocery stores shows no signs of letting up. The Chinese e-commerce giant said it would pay $2.9 billion for a 36% stake in Sun Art Retail Group (SURRY), widely considered China's answer to Walmart (WMT). Sun Art Retail runs nearly 450 hypermarkets across China under its Aucha
China's GDP could exceed 6.5% in 2018 - China Securities Journal
"If China's 2017 economic growth will surpass 6.8 percent or 6.9 percent, the growth rate for 2018 will not be lower than 6.5 percent", said Fan Hengshan, the vice secretary general with the National Development and Reform Commission. The upbeat comments have not offered any help to China's proxy, A
China's dairy in the debt coalmine
Will China Huishan Dairy's lurch towards provisional liquidation trigger an exodus of foreign capital from the world's second largest economy? Major Chinese and international banks are bracing themselves for a bruising battle after the debt-laden Huishan told the Hong Kong stock exchange last week t
China's Leap Motor LP-S01 Is A Four-Seat Electric Coupe
A week after we caught a glimpse of China's upcoming Leap Motor LP-S01, the electric sports car has been revealed in full. Based on the two teaser images we published last week, it appeared as if the LP-S01 would feature a low-slung roofline and an aggressive design. Sadly, pictures of the complete
Freeport's Dismal Run: China and Indonesia Issues
Freeport-McMoRan (FCX) is having a dismal run in November. Based on the closing prices on November 15, the stock has lost 2.5%. The stock has pared its 2017 gains. It's trading with YTD (year-to-date) gains of only 3.3%. Among other copper producers (XME) (BHP), Glencore (GLEN-L) and Southern Copper
Is China's Oil Production Stabilizing?
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Qualcomm, ZTE, & China Mobile Demo World First 5G NR Testing
Qualcomm can now claim yet another world first thanks to a partnership between the chip maker and both ZTE and China Mobile. The trio has now announced, via Qualcomm's official blog, the world's first successfully completed end-to-end 5G New Radio (NR) Interoperability Data Testing (IoDT) system to
China's Sizzling Healthcare Startups
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China opposes President's visit to Arunachal
"China has never acknowledged so-called Arunachal Pradesh and China's position on the border issue is consistent and clear," Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Lu Kang said in reply to a question from the Chinese media at the ministry's regular briefing. In a statement meant to address the Ind
Is the U.S. ready for China's 'space militias'?
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Ratchanok's campaign in China is over
The run of Ratchanok Intanon in the Tahoe China Open came to an end on Saturday as she went down to Japanese old foe Akane Yamaguchi 14-21 18-21 in the semi-finals in Fuzhou. In less than 24 hours after her stunning win over world No 1 Tai Tzu Ying of Taiwan on Friday, Ratchanok failed to maintain
India's Manushi Chhillar Wins Miss World, First Win in 17 Years for India
The 'Miss World' competition recently took place in China, and a medical student named Manushi Chhillar took the 2017 title. According to reports, this is the first time in 17 years that a participant from India has taken the title. The 20-year-old was trained as an Indian classical dancer, and also
Doctor Claims World's First Human Head Transplant Was Successful in China
1 hour ago After the success of 'first' head transplant surgery carried by a group of Chinese scientists, a controversial surgeon, Serio Canavero, is back in the news with the claims concerning 'imminency' of human head transparent. Professor Canavero, an Italian neurosurgeon, told the media that th
China's Top Economic Risk? Education.
Chinese President Xi Jinping recently laid out a bold vision for transforming his country into a fully developed economy by 2050, with a particular emphasis on spurring innovation and technology. Given China's current level of human capital -- and some looming changes in the world economy -- that ma
China's Revealing Spin on the 'Sharing Economy'
For decades after its Communist revolution in 1949, China was known as "the kingdom of bicycles." The one-speed Flying Pigeons that swarmed the streets were not simply a cheap mode of transportation. They were symbols of a shared aspiration. Along with a radio, a watch and a sewing machine, a bicycl
Honor V10 to be announced in China on Nov 28, ahead of London launch
While the whole London launch on December 5 has already been arranged and scheduled, typically Huawei does a China launch first for its new Honor flagships. So it's no surprise that teasers have been released on Weibo that the Honor V10 will be announced a week ahead this coming November 28 in China
Will the US and China coexist in a changing world?
The United States of America and China have been locking horns for very long. Whether it is regional and global trade hegemony, or the cybersecurity threat looming over Washington emanating from Beijing, both countries have tried their best to stand tall. When Chinese President Xi Jinping met his US
Boon for Maruti Suzuki as pact with Toyota inked to launch electric vehicles in India by 2020
In February this year, Toyota and Suzuki had signed an agreement to consider the prospect of working together on developing electric vehicle technology. Though Maruti Suzuki is the biggest carmaker in the country by some distance, its parent company Suzuki Motor Corp lacks the requisite technology
India Gets Its Very First Electric Vehicle Charging Station In Nagpur
Homegrown cab aggregator Ola has announced the launch of the country's first electric vehicle charging station in Nagpur, in collaboration with state-run Indian Oil Corporation (IOC). In another development, Nitin Gadkari, the Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, has voiced his objection
In Zimbabwe it’s hello China, goodbye Britain
One aspect of the coup d'etat in Zimbabwe (Chaos in Zimbabwe after Mugabe refuses to resign, 20 November) is highly significant for Britain and the wider world: it has been suggested that shortly before the coup the head of the army, General Constantino Chiwenga, visited China to obtain tacit Chines
What is the extent of China's influence in Zimbabwe?
A trip to Beijing by Zimbabwe's military chief was a "normal military exchange", China's foreign ministry said after the army seized power in Harare. How deep are relations between China and Zimbabwe really? The news that General Constantino Chiwenga had visited China only a few days before the the