One of the greatest fears in the technology industry is the fear that someday almost all of our jobs will be replace by robots. That fear is sometimes laughed off as something that will happen in the far future. But, the truth is that it is actually happening now.
You may hear quite often that “the only reason solar is so cheap is because China is dumping cells. ”Let me correct it. Here is the price, as of February 2015, of solar modules, per watt sold in Europe. SE Asia (Malaysia, mostly) is cheapest. China is next. Japan, Korea, and Germany are slightly above that.
The economy in China is shrinking, and it’s happening faster than anyone expected, not even the country’s government.
Microsoft’s Chinese-language chatbot has captured the attention and affection of millions of people who message it regularly. Continue Reading »
There’s a good chance the Great Firewall of China will shut you down if you don’t comply with the Chinese government’s regulations in censoring politically sensitive information.
Illegal drugs from China are as easy as typing on a keyboard to order. More than 150 Chinese companies sell alpha-PVP, according to guidechem.com. alpha-PVP is also known as flakka, a dangerous stimulant that is illegal in the United States but not in China, and was blamed for 18 recent deaths in one Florida county.
The upcoming presidential election campaign season will probably bring many different but familiar proposals on creating jobs in the U.S., but a more surprising possible source for new employment for Americans: China. Continue Reading »
According to a report by Global Financial Integrity (GFI), a financial transparency group, between 2003 and 2012, $1.3 trillion slipped out of mainland China—more than any other developing country. Continue Reading »
In South China’s Guangdong province a manufacturing hub has begun constructing the city’s first zero-labor factory, bringing into effect the local authorities’ ”robot assembling line” strategy. Continue Reading »
In China, people attending funerals may have to do without a special form of entertainment: strippers. The Chinese government plans to work closely with the police to eliminate such performances, which are held with the goal of drawing more mourners. Continue Reading »