China ‘never paid businessman’ who bought aircraft carrier

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The Chinese businessman who bought an unfinished Soviet-era vessel that became his country’s first aircraft carrier was quoted Tuesday as saying that Beijing never repaid the $120 million it cost him.

Entrepreneur Xu Zengping paid Ukraine a $20 million fee for the Varyag, which was eventually commissioned into the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy as the Liaoning.

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Hong Kong creates cadet force modeled partly on Chinese army

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Hong Kong has created a new army cadet force modelled partly on the Chinese military, sparking fears of tighter controls over the city’s youth in the wake of student-led pro-democracy protests.

“Through drills and training camps, the new voluntary uniformed youth group aims to promote civic awareness,” China’s state-run China Daily reported on Monday about the formation of the Hong Kong Army Cadets.

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Tesla Model S P85D vs. a Ferrari

Just under 700 HP. Its crazy how quite it is…. and fast! Skip to 0:33 seconds in the video. Right when he lines up with the Ferrari. Gives him a head start and smokes him regardless! Very impressive.

I got a chance to drag race a 691-hp Tesla Model S P85D against a Ferrari and a Lamborghini today, and this is what it felt like:
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