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August 13th, 2015 at 4:03 pm

Innovation is the reason China’s solar is cheap


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.

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August 12th, 2015 at 6:41 pm

Data visualization shows China’s economy is shrinking

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The economy in China is shrinking, and it’s happening faster than anyone expected, not even the country’s government.

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August 5th, 2015 at 9:17 pm

Microsoft’s chatbot in China has millions of loyal followers

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Microsoft’s Chinese-language chatbot has captured the attention and affection of millions of people who message it regularly.   Continue Reading »


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August 3rd, 2015 at 7:58 pm

Nine popular websites that are still blocked in China


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.

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June 24th, 2015 at 10:15 am

Illegal drugs are easy to order on China’s open online drug market


Illegal drugs from China are as easy as typing on a keyboard to order. More than 150 Chinese companies sell alpha-PVP, according to 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.

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June 3rd, 2015 at 5:24 pm

China, a new surprising source for American jobs


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 »

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May 12th, 2015 at 2:00 pm

$1.3 trillion has sneaked out of China over the last 10 years


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 »

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May 12th, 2015 at 1:56 pm

China starts work on first zero-labor factory


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 »

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April 28th, 2015 at 7:46 pm

China putting a stop to funeral strippers


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 »

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February 20th, 2015 at 3:45 pm

China Mobile zero to 100M 4G subscribers in 14 months


According to the newest data from China Mobile, the company now has just over 100 million 4G subscribers.  This comes only 14 months after the nation’s top telco switched on China’s first 4G network.   Continue Reading »

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