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chinaChina Belt and Road is Replicating China’s Coal Fueled Climb from Poverty

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China’s Belt and Road Initiative is replicating China’s fossil fuel-based climb from poverty in two-thirds of the world. These countries have two-thirds of the world’s population, 30 percent of global GDP, and an estimated 75 percent of known energy reserves. …

asiaWorld GDP Forecasts for 2030

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Standard Chartered forecasts the top 10 countries in the world by purchasing power parity GDP in 2030. 1. China: $64.2 trillion 2. India: $46.3 trillion 3. US: $31 trillion 4. Indonesia: $10.1 trillion 5. Turkey: $9.1 trillion 6. Brazil: $8.6 …

businessBaidu and Udelv Will Test Driverless Trucks for Walmart in the USA

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Baidu, who is China’s version of Google, has entered a partnership deal with California-based autonomous delivery start-up Udelv that will see self-driving vans powered providing delivery services to American retailers such as Walmart from February. Baidu announced the deal with …

biotechScientist Who Edited Humans Was Very Active in Many Biotech Startups

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Dr He Jiankui created the world’s first gene-edited babies and has received at least 298 million yuan (US$43 million) in funding for two biotech start-ups from Chinese and international investors. Shenzhen Direct Genomics Biotechnology is a Shenzhen-based genome sequencing firm. …

chinaHuman Gene Editing Scientist Does Not Face Death Penalty Risk

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Robin Lovell-Badge, Ph.D., a geneticist at The Francis Crick Institute, said Chinese scientist He Jiankui contacted him to deny there was a death penalty risk for his editing of human embryos. Lovell-Badge had speculated on January 7 that He could …

asiaUS and China Aircraft Carriers and World Military Power 2025-2050

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There has been various speculation about China having five aircraft carrier by 2025 and up to ten aircraft carriers by 2049. Only two of China’s five aircraft carriers would be anywhere close to the capabilities of the US supercarriers. The …

air pollutionChina Cleaned Up Beijing Air First and Now Targets Big Truck Pollution

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China’s Ministry of Ecology and Environment is targeting having 90+ percent diesel trucks capable of meeting emission standards by 2020. China has more than half of the world’s big trucks and these trucks cause most of the particulate air pollution. …

chinaTesla Breaks Ground on Gigafactory in Shanghai

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Tesla broke ground on the construction of Gigafactory 3 in Shanghai. Tesla wants to have the factory finished by the summer and have Made-in-China cars rolling off the production line by the end of the year. The Shanghai factory will …

chinaChina’s 2018 Baby Bust Failure Will Trigger Emergency Pro-Baby Measures

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China has a monster miss on its future national and economic plan. Instead of having 20 million babies born in 2018, the babies born will only be 14 or 15 million. The failure of China’s two baby policy will hit …

chinaChina’s Lunar Rover Yutu 2 Begins Exploring Far Side of the Moon

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China’s rover Yutu 2 has begun exploring the far side of the moon after making a soft landing with the lander. The rover will used ground-penetrating radar to map the moon’s inner structures, analyze soil and rock samples for minerals …