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chinaChina dominating global luxury good and e-commerce sales

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In 2017, China’s purchase of luxury goods was equal to the USA and Japan combined. By 2024, China luxury goods purchases almost to the level of the USA, Europe and Japan combined. Consumers in China spent $118.39 billion on luxury …

air forceChina Airshow shows J-20 with missile bay open and new missiles

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China showed off four J-20 stealth fighters during the last day of the 12th Zhuhai Air Show. Two of the stealth fighters opened their weapons bay to show four medium-range air-to-air missiles and two close-range combat missiles. They also had …

asiaAsia will be over half of the world economy in 2028

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Asia is about 60% of the world’s population. There are about 7.7 billion people in the world and 4.6 billion are in Asia. In 2030, the world will have about 8.56 billion and Asia will have nearly 5 billion people. …

chinaChina’s giant ultra-high voltage grid is ambitious as its high speed rail

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Ultra-high voltage energy grids are needed for efficient power transmission across large distances. A 100 mile (160 km) power line at 765 kilovolt carrying 1000 MW of power can have losses of 1.1% to 0.5%. A 345-kilovolt line carrying the …

air forceChina adds thrust vectoring for better aerial movement on J-10 fighters

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China’s J-10 fighter has been upgraded with thrust vectoring controls. This allows for better aerial movement. The J-10 is a copy of the American F-16. The Chinese J-10 was built with Israeli assistance from Israel’s F-16-based Lavi fighter. It is …

airplanesChina and Russia spending $20 billion to compete with Boeing 787 by mid-2020s

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China and Russia had a life-size model of a proposed wide-body long-haul jet at the opening of China’s largest airshow. The Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China and Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) showed off the model of the CR929’s cockpit …

carsBad drivers and very low accident costs will help China win with self-driving cars

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China has said it will ban gas and diesel cars in the near future. Many expect China to ban new non-electric cars in 2030. Car manufacturers recognize they cannot compete with combustion engine cars in China. They are the largest …

asiaBeyond Free IVF is a brave new world with an army of surrogates

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Nextbigfuture has reported on Denmark providing free In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) and having 10% of all babies from IVF. 20% of the couples in many countries have trouble having babies. This is increasing as mother delay having children until they …

chinaWorld environment and China’s energy from now to 2050

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China is building most of the new energy generation in the world. How this power is generated will shape global climate. 1.5 degree scenario requires China to build 500 GW or more of nuclear power by 2050 Nuclear power capacity …

air pollutionChina Air Pollution fight is the current biggest global environmental effort

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China has a war on air pollution and they are spending tens of billions each year since 2013 to fight it. These air pollution problems are taking a relatively wealthy China 20 years to solve. China will reap ten to …