Tag Archives: China

Inside China’s Plan to Build the Second-Biggest Aircraft Carrier Fleet in the World

China’s Navy is on a roll. The Navy, or more properly the People’s Liberation Army Navy, has launched more than a hundred ships of all kinds over the past decade, including destroyers, amphibious ships, frigates, and corvettes. The PLAN is now the largest Navy in Asia, with more than 300 warships. Yet of the hundreds…

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The Bleeding At Ford Isn’t Over: Report

Ford is still undergoing a massive shift, Volkswagen still can’t get its pollution under control, and the Chinese automotive industry is a mess. This is The Morning Shift.

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Buick Could Drop The Chinese-Built Envision From Its U.S. Lineup Over Tariffs

The Buick Envision is a meh car, but somehow Buick dealers sold 42,000 of these things in the U.S. market last year, making up 20 percent of its total U.S. sales. But it’s built in China and imported here, so thanks to the proposed Trump administration tariffs on imported cars, it could vanish from Buick’s American…

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China to Make RFID Chips Mandatory in Cars So the Government Can Track Citizens on the Road

The Chinese government, in its ongoing pursuit to create the dystopian police state dreamed up in many a science fiction tale, is reportedly readying a new vehicle identification system that will be capable of monitoring the movement of citizens.

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China Hacked a Navy Contractor and Stole 600GB of Data

Hackers working for the Chinese government compromised a US Navy contractor and stole a massive cache of highly sensitive data, including details about a planned supersonic anti-ship missile, American officials said Friday.

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My New Hero Got Pulled Over For Driving Her Pink Bumper Car Down The Street

A beacon of hope, a true hero of our time, was casually driving her pink bumper car down the street in Guiyang, China when police pulled her over, according to California news station KEYT. What? Is being so cool that you turn entire streets into refrigerators a crime?

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China’s First Private Space Rocket Launch Ever Was This Week

OneSpace Technologies conducted the first private rocket launch in Chinese history this week, firing off the 30-foot (9 meter) OS-X from a platform in northwest China on Thursday, according to CNN.

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Drivers Will Have To Swap Sides Of The Road On This Chinese Bridge

China is in the midst of multiple transportation infrastructure projects, the first of which is set to be unveiled this summer. The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge is the world’s longest sea bridge, intended to cut the travel time from the Chinese mainland to two of its Special Administrative Regions in half. But…

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Dog Drives Three-Wheel Truck Into Store Because Dogs Are Lousy Drivers

I love dogs. They’re great in so many ways—loving, goofy, loyal, capable, and so many other ways, in a long, glorious list that definitely does not include driving cars. They’re really shitty drivers. That’s normally not an issue, since they’re also usually too broke to afford cars, but it can cause problems like what…

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Watching An Idiot Stop In The Middle Of A Highway And Cause Two Trucks To Crash Is So Damn Maddening

We’ve seen plenty of dramatic and terrifying videos of car wrecks, but this one has to be one of the most fundamentally maddening and frustrating ones I’ve ever seen. There’s really no other way to put this other than these two trucks were wrecked because of the potent presence of a genuine moron on the highway. Watch…

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