January 25th, 2014

The Kandi Machine — China’s Sweet Pollution Solution (by Aaron Rockett) KNDI (by Aaron Rockett)

"If you find yourself in need of a ride in Hangzhou, China, you can waltz up to a multi-story garage, punch a few buttons, and have a fully charged electric vehicle deposited in front of you. It’s a new car-sharing scheme launched by Kandi Technologies that takes the hyper-successful bike-sharing model in China and puts it onto four electrically powered wheels" read more http://www.wired.com/autopia/2014/01/electric-car-vending-machine/

January 6th, 2014

"Understanding China’s Digital Generation" - Thoughtful China (by ThoughtfulChina)

June 18th, 2013


China builds world’s fastest supercomputer that can do 33,860 trillion calculations every second
China has built the world’s fastest supercomputer, almost twice as fast as the previous U.S. holder and underlining the country’s rise as a science and technology powerhouse.

The semiannual TOP500 official listing of the world’s fastest supercomputers released Monday says the Tianhe-2 developed by the National University of Defence Technology in central China’s Changsha city is capable of sustained computing of 33.86 petaflops per second. That’s the equivalent of 33,860 trillion calculations per second.

The Tianhe-2, which means Milky Way-2, knocks the U.S. Department of Energy’s Titan machine off the no. 1 spot. It achieved 17.59 petaflops per second. (Photo: Top500)

Reblogged from National Post
May 9th, 2013



China’s car dream sours - turning in BMWs for bicycles. 

Great piece by the Financial Times.

Reblogged from Climate Adaptation
April 25th, 2013
April 22nd, 2013


A giant cage

The internet was expected to help democratise China. Instead, it has enabled the authoritarian state to get a firmer grip, says Gady Epstein. But for how long?

Full Story: the Economist

April 8th, 2013


Infographic of Facebook user numbers in BRICs countries. Data from Socialbakers.com

Reblogged from Afrographique
March 14th, 2013
March 7th, 2013
February 19th, 2013


China Has Overtaken The US as The World’s Top Market For Smart Devices

China has passed the U.S. to become the world’s top country for active Android and iOS smartphones and Tablets, a year after the country became the fastest-growing smart device market in the world. That’s the conclusion of a new report by Flurry Analytics, which tracks usage and device characteristics across a large number of mobile apps.

(via vividtimes.com)