Category: Stories of The Dragon: China, The world’s first Superpower
Stories of The Dragon: China, The world’s first Superpower, with eyes everywhere
As part of the cross-domain effort, the Army and Navy are looking at improving ways to connect their respective networks; senior Pentagon leaders often say that “joint effects” in combat can be challenged by a lack of integration between different services’ “tactical ISR, target acquisition and fire control systems.”
The US Army is preparing to more fully unveil its fast-moving strategic shift toward “Multi-Domain Operations” in coming weeks as part of a long-term effort to further operationalize joint-warfare techniques and tactics.… Read Full Article
Build it and they will come. Maybe.
President Xi Jinping’s grand plan to bind Hong Kong and Macau with the southern tip of China using the world’s longest bridge and a cross-border bullet train faces some large roadblocks.… Read Full Article
GOLDMAN SACHS: Chinese tech giants are dominating North America in VC funding for the first time, and it could be the start of an unprecedented boom (BABA, BIDU, JD)
by Ethel Jiang, Business Insider
- Chinese companies outpaced their American counterparts in venture-capital funding for the first time during the second quarter, according to Goldman Sachs.
- Tech giants and Softbank contributed the most to this milestone.
- According to Goldman’s analysts, Chinese tech giants including Alibaba and Baidu are creating ecosystems with unprecedented influence to develop new technologies and business models.
How one Chinese woman has tried to thrive in a world increasingly cool to cryptocurrencies.
There is a documentary series currently airing on iQiyi, China’s Netflix equivalent, about a Chinese bitcoin enthusiast who attempts to survive 21 days by merely living on 0.21 bitcoin, or $1,300, without any help or donations.… Read Full Article
by Gina Heeb, Business Insider
How Hwee Young/Pool Photo via AP
- China has extended easy credit to vulnerable countries.
- But its pockets are not as deep as they once were, analysts say.
- Lending to emerging markets could also face political backlash.
by Minnie Chan, South China Morning Post
A new and improved engine designed to make China’s J-20 stealth fighter a world-class combat jet should be ready for mass production by the end of the year, military sources have said.
The WS-15 engine features cutting-edge single-crystal turbine blades and has been in development for several years, but Chinese technicians have struggled to get it into mass production.… Read Full Article
BEIJING (Reuters) – Police in China have detained a man who asked on social media what law prevented anyone calling self-ruled Taiwan a country, questioning a fundamental principle of China’s sovereignty.
Taiwan is China’s most sensitive diplomatic and political issue.
Beijing views the democratic island as merely a wayward province and it has stepped up a campaign against the island as it tries to assert Chinese sovereignty.… Read Full Article
The U.S. approach to trade negotiation misunderstands modern China.
By Michael Schuman,
With the latest round of trade talks between the U.S. and China ending in a predictable stalemate, one thing has become clear: The Trump administration’s approach to these negotiations has made it all but impossible for Chinese President Xi Jinping to make a deal.… Read Full Article
The great engine of American capitalism is once again firing on all cylinders, as shown by the 4.1 percent annualized growth of America’s gross domestic product (GDP) in the second quarter of this year.… Read Full Article