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chinaChina-Italy BRI Deal Could Be as Historic as Marco Polo

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In 1271, Marco Polo traveled from his home in Venice to China via the Silk Road. The Travels of Marco Polo had huge influence. Italy is now signing agreements to join China’s Belt and Road Initiative. China is investing in …

chinaChina Authorizes Building Four New Nuclear Reactors and India Commits to Six

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China announced plans to invest 81.2 billion yuan (US$12 billion) in four new nuclear reactors for the first time since 2016. CNNP’s reactors are planned in Zhangzhou city, Fujian province, while CGN will build the other two in Huizhou city, …

chinaDebating China’s BRI and Being Home to the Next Silicon Valley

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China’s Belt and Road has some questionable economic return potential. However, the Belt and Road is providing geopolitical returns. The Belt and Road has successful projects in Pakistan, Greece and some other countries. The projects are boosting the volume of …

aircraft carrierExperts say China is Leading in Hypersonic Technology

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A panel of national security experts say China is leading the world in hypersonic technology due to Beijing setting a clear investment strategy to its industrial base. Hypersonic glide weapons are a threat to aircraft carriers and land air bases. …

chinaChina Needs Revamped Policy and a New Wave of Technology and Development

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A Brookings research paper calculates that from 2008 to 2016, China has been overstating its GDP growth by about 1.7% per year. This would mean that China is now overstating its GDP by 20%. The investment and savings rate in …

chinaChina’s Provincial GDP for 2018

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China’s National Bureau of Statistics has released GDP for each province for 2018. The provinces that are as rich as Guangdong and above the World Bank per capita $12,055 GNI per capita level to count as high income. The World …

chinaChina Ten Rockets per Year Larger than Saturn V Starting in 2030

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The Saturn V rockets used to take man to the moon had the largest payload capacity to low earth orbit. They could take 118 tons into low earth orbit. China is planning to build the Long March 9 rocket that …

chinaChina Will Need Free Education and Healthcare to Slow and Reverse Baby Bust

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India will pass China’s population level in 2020 or 2021. China had 7 million few babies in 2018 than expected. China only had 15.2 million babies in 2018 versus an expectation of 21-23 million. The number of babies born China …

chinaDetails of China’s Three Prototypes of Exaflop Supercomputer Architectures

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China is building three prototypes for exaflop supercomputers. Depei Qian gave a talk at SC18 is now available. China is building three prototypes with about 2 to 4 Petaflops of performance. The three systems are by Sugon, Tianhe and Sunway. …

chinaFull US-China Trade Deal is Close

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U.S. and China are close to a trade deal that could lift most or all U.S. tariffs as long as Beijing follows through on pledges ranging from better protecting intellectual-property rights to buying a significant amount of American products. The …