More than a month into the Biden administration and as Chinese top leaders meet for the annual “Two Sessions” top political meetings in Beijing, it appears that protracted U.S.-China tensions are here to stay. Last...
by John Chan | Nov 2, 2020
As the CCP lays out the vision for its latest five-year plan, reports suggest that developing national “self-reliance” is a critical piece of Beijing’s long-term goals. This emphasis is not new: related themes...
by Samuel Wade | Jun 6, 2013
A new supercomputer based in Changsha is likely to be ranked the world’s fastest later this month, reclaiming a crown briefly held by China’s Tianhe-1A in 2010. The new system has exceeded 30 petaflops (quadrillion...
by Sophie Beach | Aug 24, 2011
China’s policy on rare earth minerals, used in the manufacturing of numerous high-tech goods including cell phones and hybrid cars, has been under scrutiny over the past year as the country holds a near monopoly on the...
by Sophie Beach | Oct 28, 2010
China has another achievement to add to its growing list of superlatives: the world’s fastest supercomputer. From Wired Magazine: The supercomputer uses 7,168 NVIDIA Tesla M2050 GPUs (graphics processing units) and 14,336...
by Sophie Beach | Jun 1, 2010
The New York Times reports: The Dawning Nebulae, based at the National Supercomputing Center in Shenzhen, China, has achieved a sustained computing speed of 1.27 petaflops — the equivalent of one thousand trillion mathematical...
by Sophie Beach | Mar 13, 2010
China has been exporting the technology for high speed trains to Europe and Latin America and may soon do so in the U.S. From AP: China has built 4,000 miles (6,500 kilometers) of high-speed rail for its own train system and...
by Paulina Hartono | Jan 25, 2008
From PC Magazine: A politically savvy jingle in China goes: Visit Beijing, and you discover you’re nobody. Visit Shanghai, and you learn you’re poor. Visit Taiwan, and you relive the Cultural Revolution. Translated,...
by Kate Zhao | Jun 16, 2007
From Business Report: The United States late Friday slapped new restrictions on high-technology exports to China and moved to create a pool of so-called “trusted customers” within the Chinese business community who will be rewarded for compliance with US guidelines. The measures, announced by the Commerce Department , came amid growing concern in the administration […]
by Wu Nan | Dec 3, 2006
From Financial Times: China has overtaken Japan to become the second biggest spender on research and development behind the US, a report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development revealed. The country is expected to invest $136bn in research and development this year after growing by more than 20 per cent in the past […]
by Michael Zhao | Dec 1, 2006
From the Wall Street Journal: China’s technology companies are closing the gap with their foreign rivals in productivity, positioning themselves to become a bigger threat to multinationals both in China and abroad, according to a survey by McKinsey & Co. and China’s Tsinghua University. The survey suggests that Chinese tech companies are gaining ground on […]
by Sophie Beach | Jul 7, 2006
From Reuters, via CNet News: Gone are the days when global electronics giants could dump last year’s wares on China, counting on a nation of gadget hillbillies to buy the world’s leftovers. The world’s most populous nation has evolved into a leading electronics market, with newly wealthy consumers snapping up everything from the latest mobile […]
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- FT – China flood response reveals Beijing’s need to prepare for extreme weather
- LA Times – Amid crushing floods in China, officials focus not on climate change, but on control
- RFA – “Drowning” has become a sensitive word during Henan floods