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chinaChina’s top provinces passing Portugal in individual income

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In 2018, China’s top 3 city-provinces (Beijing, Shanghai, and Tianjin) are past Portugal on a per capita income exchange rate basis. In purchasing power parity they are at about the level of Spain. Below there is color coding of the …

chinaHong Kong–Zhuhai–Macau Bridge opens next month for less than one hour commutes

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The Hong Kong–Zhuhai–Macau Bridge (HKZMB) is a 24-mile long bridge–tunnel system which is set to open in October of this year. It consists of a series of three cable-stayed bridges and one undersea tunnel, as well as 3 artificial islands. …

asiaAll successful countries copy technology and methods

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All successful countries copy what works in the leading countries. Dr. Michael Pillsbury pretends as if China’s copying of US technology for forty years was some kind of deception or was in some way unique. In 1812, American Francis Cabot …

chinaHong Kong to China high speed rail speed advantage tested

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South China Morning Post writers had a race of plane and buses versus the new high-speed rail from Hong Kong to Guangzhou. * MTR and the mainland’s intercity harmony train – 3 hours 41 minutes, cost: HK$141 (USD18) * airplane …

chinaChina increasing industrial robots by ten times to 1.8 million by 2025

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The number of industrial robots in china will increase tenfold to 1.8 million units by 2025. Up to 70% of the robots used in China will be made in China which will increase from 30% now. According to the International …

aseanTrade war and costs speeding shifts of production to ASEAN and USA

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Manufacturers are expanding to other regions in Asia because of rising mainland labor costs in recent years. This move is speeding up with the Trade War. Hong Kong and mainland companies are planning to hire more staff in cheaper regions …

chinaChina power consumption was up 8.8% year over year in August

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China’s power consumption increased 8.8 percent in August. Total power usage is on track to about 6800 bilion kWh for all of 2018. China’s total installed power generation capacity reached 1,746.42 gigawatts at the end of August. US installed power …

chinaOnline services giant Meituan Dianping and is now worth $51 billion

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China food delivery service Meituan Dianping had a $4.2 billion IPO. The company’s market cap reached about HK$400 billion (US$51 billion). Co-founder Wang Xing’s now has a net worth US$5.3 billion. Wang Xing’s vision for Meituan is to be an …

chinaLong March 9 will take 140 tons to low-earth orbit starting 2028

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China plans to launch the heavy-lift carrier rocket Long March-9 in 2028, said an official of China National Space Administration (CNSA) at the World Conference on Science Literacy 2018 on Tuesday. Li Guoping, director of the Department of System Engineering …

agricultureElectricity boosts crop yield by 30% while reducing pesticides and fertilizers

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China uses electricity instead of chemical pesticides and fertilizers to boost the growth of vegetables and fruits. Electricity boosted vegetable output by 20 to 30 percent. Pesticide use has decreased 70 to 100 percent. And fertilizer consumption has dropped more …