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… “Microsoft’s chatbot in China has millions of loyal followers”
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… “China, a new surprising source for American jobs”
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… “$1.3 trillion has sneaked out of China over the last 10 years”
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… “China starts work on first zero-labor factory”
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… “China putting a stop to funeral strippers”
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… “China Mobile zero to 100M 4G subscribers in 14 months”
The situation with spam has been the same for many years now and 2014 was no exception. Useless emails are still abundant, annoying, and wasteful. There was one change that happened in the last quarter, however: China eclipsed the U.S. as the biggest source of spam.
Will the automobile keep its soul as the industry transforms itself?
At the 1964 New York World’s Fair automakers were center stage. General Motors exhibited the Firebird IV concept car. GM explained how it, “anticipates the day when the family will drive to the super-highway, turn over the car’s controls to an automatic, programmed guidance system and travel in comfort and absolute safety at more than twice the speed possible on today’s expressways.” Ford introduced a vehicle for the more immediate future: the Mustang. With an eye toward the segment that would later be named the baby boomers, the Ford Division’s general manager (a not-yet-40-year-old engineer named Lee Iacocca) explained that the car brought “total performance” to a “young America out to have a good time.” Ford estimated it would sell 100,000 Mustangs during that first year; in fact, it would sell more than 400,000.
U.S. based executives see a larger share of their manufacturing capacity will be in the U.S. in 5 years.
The number of U.S. manufacturers moving home is growing. According to a new survey from The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), more U.S. companies are moving production back from China.