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chinaRe-examining the China Economic Miracle

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How did China’s economy really get to there it is now? * China like Britain, US, Germany and Japan have successfully used selective protectionism to develop their companies and economy. Ethiopia and other African countries are getting some success copying …

chinaBeijing passing Portugal in per capita GDP in 2018

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China richest city is Beijing with a per capita GDP in 2017 of 20,356. China’s currency has strengthened by about 2% since the end of 2018. This puts Beijing at about the level of Portugal or Saudi Arabia with $20,575 …

carsUS needs to go all-in to support SpaceX and Tesla

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Providing contracts for new military and NASA contracts to SpaceX would save money over using United Launch. Those contracts would also ensure the success of SpaceX with more Falcon Heavy launches and then assist in funding the development of the …

chinaBloomberg calculates that China GDP growth rate was overstated by 2% in 2015

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China’s GDP growth rate in 2015 was probably overstated by “a couple of percentage points,” according to new data analysis by Bloomberg Economics. Some of the alternative growth metrics indicate higher GDP growth than what China has reported for some …

chinaChina will again triple dredging and will have over 50 fortified islands by 2030 in South China Sea

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China has purchased 200 dredging ships over the last 11 years. Most of the technology was from Germany, Japan and other countries. China tripled its dredging capacity over the last 15 years. China can now build its own large and …

chinaChina plus Hong Kong and Macau GDP for 2017 is $13.3 trillion

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China’s quarterly GDP numbers for 2016 and 2017 suggest that the soon to be released Q4 2017 GDP number will be about 22.5 trillion RMB. China leadership has already indicated the fourth quarter has come in with strong economic performance …

artificial intelligenceThe Future of Asia is ultimately about AI, other advanced tech and economics

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Hugh White makes the case that America’s influence is decreasing in Asia and China is on the eventual but inevitable path to dominating Asia. Others make the case that the USA still has strategic options. Nextbigfuture believes the ultimate Future …

asiaChina passing the USA by 2030 and India passing Japan in 2027

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The Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) forecasts that China’s economy will pass the USA in exchange rate terms by 2030. The report by the Centre for Economics and Business Research in London sees India leapfrogging the U.K. and …

carsChina will have double US car sales in 2018 – Trump calls China economic competitor

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President Donald Trump will declare that China and Russia are competitors seeking to challenge U.S. power and erode its security and prosperity. The singling out of China and Russia as “revisionist powers” in the document reflects the Trump administration’s wariness …

carsTelsa model 3 production ramping up and could be fully resolved within 3 months

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Tesla share price rose over 4 percent on Monday due to reports that hundreds of its Model 3 cars could soon be delivered to customers. Many anticipated Model 3s were spotted across the company’s delivery centers in California during the …