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#1 Dec 8, 2013
China's BYD Announces Sales Launch of Qin Electric Hybrid in Latin America

BYD's second generation electric, plug-in hybrid, goes on sale in Central and South America.

Published: 04-Dec-2013

Legend has it that a Chinese fleet arrived in North America in 1421, decades before the arrival of Columbus's tiny three-ship expedition. Whether they did or not continues to be hotly debates, but what isn't being debated is the current 'invasion' of the Americas by the descendants of Admiral Zheng.

While much world's attention is focused on the massive trade imbalance between the West and Asia, China in particular, in the form of all sorts of consumer goods from clothing to electronics, one company has been steadily chiseling a niche for itself in Central and South America, introducing its 12m electric buses on Aruba and its electric taxi's in Columbia, among the long list of demonstration projects in the region.

Now BYD is introducing its SECOND GENERATION electric hybrid, the Qin, into Costa Rica, with sales to commence immediately. The successor of the F6DM, the world's first production electric hybrid, the Qin - pronounced 'Cheen' and named in honor of the first emperor of China - is a designed-from-the-ground-up plug-in hybrid that 'packs a punch,' according to BYD's press announcement.

Debuting the car at Costa Rica's leading automobile dealership in the capital of San Jose, it is powered by a 217kW drive system that can accelerate it from ZERO-to-100 km/hr (62 mph) in 5.9 seconds, while PROMISING fuel consumption of just 1.6 liters per 100 km, the equivalent of 147 MPG under test drive conditions.

Details on pricing, warranty, amenities and other pertinent information have not yet been released, but BYD has advised that sales will begin immediately in Central and South America through the regions 'largest automobile distributors.'
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#2 Dec 8, 2013
Although China BYD was named “2013 Crash Test Facility of the Year” by Automotive Testing Technology International, Gaolin Li, Deputy Dean of the BYD Auto Engineering Research Institute was humble when he merely described “BYD’s testing capabilities as having reached a WORLD CLASS LEVEL

BYD Wins Top Crash Test Facility 2013

11/19/2013

SURREY, UK: BYD Ltd Company has been named “2013 Crash Test Facility of the Year” by Automotive Testing Technology International, marking a major milestone for BYD Auto.“When deciding on BYD for ‘Crash Test Facility of the Year’, the judges were impressed with some of the state-of-the-art equipment, such as the Bi-Trolley for towing and guidance, as well as the accuracy of facility results. They recognized the outstanding results coming from BYD’s test center such as the BYD S6 SUV five star crash test ratings and the BYD’s F5 Suri’s record crash-test scores from C-NCAP”, stated Graham Heeps Editor of Automotive Testing Technology International.

This award indicates that BYD is prepared to be a major player in the international automotive market with superior capabilities in safety research and development.“I chose BYD China as crash-test facility of the year because I see it supports the growth of additional consumer crash-test programs in developing markets.

In developing markets, fleet options are often strong, but crashworthiness information on local cars is not readily available to the customer. Working with Aries, BYD has designed a state-of-the-art crash test facility to do their own research and development to build safety into their cars”, said jury member Richard Morgan, Research Associate Professor, Center for Collision Safety & Analysis, George Mason University.“I feel that an important goal of the automotive community is to counteract the increase in road fatalities and serious trauma.

Historically, the new car assessment programs have furthered safety by encouraging customers of passenger vehicles to choose a safer product.”

BYD Motors Inc President Stella Li stated, "BYD has received a lot of international recognition for vehicle reliability and safety in the last couple of years. This year, not only did the BYD F5 attain the highest crash-test score for a Chinese brand, but we outperformed most international brands.

JD Power selected BYD's F0 as the leader in the Compact Car segment and our BYD S6 was the first Chinese SUV to attain a 5-star crash-test score in China and was named "SUV of the Year".

We believe that a significant amount of our success can be attributed to the fantastic work of our Testing Labs Staff in conjunction with our Vehicle R&D. The BYD approach to design and manufacturing is working and our results prove it. We are thrilled to be recognized by Automotive Testing Technology International for our World-class testing capabilities this year."

Gaolin Li, Deputy Dean of the BYD Auto Engineering Research Institute said “BYD’s testing capabilities have reached a WORLD CLASS LEVEL -- equipment such as lighting, dummies, materials and cameras used in the crash test labs are all from international suppliers with the highest standards.” Occupying 20,000 square meters (~216,000 sq-ft), the main runway lengths are 250 meters (over 820 feet long), and the lab can even test two cars at different speeds at multiple angles (from 1 to 360° collisions). The center not only meets the international regulations and requirements for diverse vehicle testing procedures, but also maximizes research and development abilities for BYD’s own needs.
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#3 Dec 8, 2013
China is providing Ukraine with the technology to construct an ENERGY PLANT to CONVERT COAL into synthetic NATURAL GAS.

MOSCOW, December 05, 2013 (Ria Novosti)

Ukraine has signed a long-expected deal to cooperate with China on constructing an energy plant to convert coal into synthetic natural gas.

The project will allow about 4 billion cubic meters of natural gas to be replaced annually with the synthetic coal-based product, Ukraine’s Energy Ministry said in a statement Thursday.

The statement said the plant would provide a market for the production of 10 million tons of coal annually and create over 2,000 jobs.

Ukraine’s state gas and oil company Naftogaz signed a $3.7 billion credit agreement last year with China’s state-owned Development Bank to finance the program.

China’s National Chemical Engineering contractor and its subsidiary, Wuhuan Engineering, will provide Ukraine with the TECHNOLOGY to build the plant.

Synthetic gas production is a multibillion-dollar POLLUTION-REDUCTION PROJECT in China, which as of September, China had already approved 18 of its own plants capable of producing 75 billion cubic meters of gas annually, according to the World Resources Institute.
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#4 Dec 10, 2013
Well the Chinese may not be creative or innovation so says so Western ignorant critics but like judge for ourselves.

China LEAD IN THE RACE to develop world's first INVISIBILITY cloak?
Dec 9, 2013

Scientists on the mainland say they are increasingly confident of developing the world’s first practical invisibility cloak, using technology to hide objects from view and make them “disappear’’.

At least 40 research teams have been funded by the central government over the past three years to develop the idea, which in recent decades has largely been the stuff of science fiction and fantasy novels like the Harry Potter series than science fact.

The technology would have obvious military uses, such as DEVELOPING A TRULY STEALTH AIRCRAFT, but Beijing believes the research could lead to wider technological breakthroughs with broader uses, scientists involved in the research said.

The teams involved include researchers at Tsinghua University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

The main approaches are developing materials that guide light away from an object; creating electromagnetic fields to bend light away from what you are trying to hide, plus copying nature to make high-tech camouflage materials.

A team led by professor Chen Hongsheng at Zhejiang University released a video earlier this month DEMONSTRATING a device that made fish invisible. The same technology also made a cat “DISAPPEAR".

The device was made of a hexagonal array of glass panels, which bends light around the object, making it disappear from view.

Other teams on the mainland have made similar breakthroughs during their research. Professor Ma Yungui, an optical engineering scientist who also works at Zhejiang University, said his team would soon announce their latest finding: a device that stops objects being detected by heat sensors or metal detectors.

Ma’s device is as large as a match box, but it could be increased in size to allow weapons to pass through security checkpoints. Another potential application is to stop special agents or troops moving at night being caught by infrared cameras.

“Many people have asked me if the technology can be applied on fighter jets so they can get heat-seeking missiles off the tail. Well, we may work on that," he said.

Ma said a usable, practical invisibility cloak might still be decades away as it needed super-materials that could not be produced with current technology, but the central government was still pouring funds into research because the theoretical knowledge gained could produce so many potential spinoffs.

Ma said his team had received funding from the government to develop an invisibility cloak and their device was a byproduct of their research.

“I went to an international forum on invisibility study in Paris last year and found that at least a third of the researchers came from mainland China,” Ma said.“It seems easy to get funds these days. You ask for it, you get it.’’

Ma said China had caught up with the traditional leaders in the field, such as the United States and Europe.

“I think we have about a 40 per cent chance of making the world’s first invisibility cloak,’’ he said.

Part of his confidence was because so many of the world’s leading experts on invisibility technology were Chinese and also there was extensive collaboration within the Chinese scientific community, he said.

Professor Wang Guoping who is also researching into the invisibility cloak, agreed Chinese scientists now have the edge in developing the technology.

Mainland scientists were not as good at proposing groundbreaking theories, but were excellent at working hard on the laboratory research to refine the technology and the materials needed, he said.

“The competition is no longer about the theory, but the materials. Chinese scientists have a natural advantage there,’’ Wang said.

“Chinese scientists are gaining the lead not only on the invisibility cloak, but in many fields of advanced research,’’ he said.
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#6 Dec 11, 2013
Here is a startling fact which not many folks are aware of.
Both The Electronic Technologies and Industries in both China and Taiwan are more advanced those from South Korean e.g. TSMC is at least one generation ahead of Samsung.

A lot of people did not heard of Xiami, ZTE, Huawei, etc.

China’s Vivo Announces a Quad HD Smartphone With More Pixels Than a Full-Size iPad
Thijs van der Toom
October 21, 2013

Last week the Chinese smartphone manufacturer Vivo announced its new flagship phone: the Vivo Xplay 3S.

On the company’s Sina Weibo account we can read that this new phone will have an innovative feature: it will be the world’s first smartphone with a 2K HD screen. According to the company this Quad HD smartphone will be equipped with a whooping 2,560 x 1,440 pixels screen.

This means the Xplay 3S, which is expected to use a 5.5-inch Quad HD panel made by LG, will have more pixels than a full-size iPad! Translated into pixels per inch (ppi) the Xplay 3S will have a stunning 538 ppi!

As the world’s leading smartphone brands such as Apple, Samsung, LG, Motorola and HTC haven’t released smartphones with such screen features yet, the Xplay 3S once again is a good example of how Chinese smartphone manufacturers are quickly leapfrogging its western counterparts.
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#7 Dec 11, 2013
Already the new world order is appearing in SCIENCE!

Who filed the most PCT patent applications in 2012?

According to a recently published report by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) China holds a very strong position in the field of PATENT FILINGS.

Two Chinese companies hold a strong position in the global Top 5. ZTE, China’s telecom giant, has been listed as the company that globally applied for the most patent cooperation treaty (PCT) patents during 2012.

By far. With 3,906 published applications it had almost 1,000 more published applications than Panasonic Corporation of Japan (with 2,951) which ranked second. Huawei, another large Chinese telco, comes fourth.
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#8 Dec 11, 2013
SO which is the 5 most innovative SMARTPHONE BRAND from China, one inquired in another forum?

1. Meixu - Mx3

2. Xiami - Mi3

3. Mettu - MeituKiss

4. Oppo - R819

5. Huawei - Ascend P6

With their competitive price structures, great features and specification, SAMSUNG and APPLE watch out! These phone offers great value for money!

Example: Xiami Mi3 is the one to watch - OS: Android 4.2 - Processor: 1.8GHz Nvidia Tegra 4(TD-SCDMA model or 2.3GHZ Snapdragon 800 WCDMA) Camera: 13MP at rear and 2MP in front Battery: 3050mAh Screen: 5 inch 1920 x 1080 @ 441ppi Features: NFC 5G WiFi support, Dirac HD sound. Price: RMB 1999 16GB or RMB 2499 64GB.

Especially as some of these Chinese manufacturers have plans to start selling their phones internationally.
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#9 Dec 13, 2013
China unveils first domestic cloud computer
December 11, 2013

BEIJING - A leading information technology company on Wednesday unveiled China's first cloud computer, a major breakthrough for Chinese cloud computing.

The computer developed by the Unisplendour Corporation Limited of Tsinghua University, has a dynamically scalable function in computing power and storage capacity in accordance with customer requirements, according to a statement from the company.

The number of the computer's CPU can be expanded to 65,535 and its storage space can reach up to 85 PB bytes, with a throughput of 1.2 GB bytes per second, according to the statement.

It differs from personal computers and supercomputers in terms of distributed architecture and combines virtualization technology of cloud computing and computing resources with lower cost.

The computer's software consist of virtualization, big data and automatically-deployed modules, all with independent intellectual property rights, the statement said.

The computer's completely open nature allows high compatibility with various general hardware and industry application software, it added.

Cloud computing generally refers to services, including software and storage, accessed by users through the Internet.
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#10 Dec 13, 2013
Watch out for news on China Chang-E lunar landing schedule

December 14, 2013

Lunar landing: 15:22-15:35 UTC

Moon Rover deployed: 20:38-22:21 UTC
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#11 Dec 13, 2013
justtypehttp://i.imgur.com/hOp aavcdotjpg
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#12 Dec 13, 2013
Bagus!
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#13 Dec 13, 2013
China unveils first domestic cloud computer
December 11, 2013

BEIJING - A leading information technology company on Wednesday unveiled China's first cloud computer, a major breakthrough for Chinese cloud computing.
The computer developed by the Unisplendour Corporation Limited of Tsinghua University, has a dynamically scalable function in computing power and storage capacity in accordance with customer requirements, according to a statement from the company.

The number of the computer's CPU can be expanded to 65,535 and its storage space can reach up to 85 PB bytes, with a throughput of 1.2 GB bytes per second, according to the statement.

It differs from personal computers and supercomputers in terms of distributed architecture and combines virtualization technology of cloud computing and computing resources with lower cost.

The computer's software consist of virtualization, big data and automatically-deployed modules, all with independent intellectual property rights, the statement said.
The computer's completely open nature allows high compatibility with various general hardware and industry application software, it added.

Cloud computing generally refers to services, including software and storage, accessed by users through the Internet.
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#14 Dec 14, 2013
Everything you need to know about Chinese tech in one 30-minute video
By Leo Mirani

At the end of August, Hugo Barra left his position at Google as the man in charge of Android, its mobile operating system, to move to Xiaomi, a Chinese phone manufacturer with big ambitions. This week, he appeared at the Le Web conference in Paris with a presentation that anybody interested in either China or technology—or both—would do well to watch.

In less than 30 minutes, Barra runs through the most significant Chinese tech firms (such as Tencent and Alibaba), what makes them so different from their Western counterparts, and why there’s more to the market than just colossal numbers.

A big takeaway is the importance of cross-functional integration. Barra says Tencent’s messaging app, WeChat, makes his life simpler not only because “literally everyone single person I know, everyone I’ve met in China, is on WeChat” but because the app does everything: messaging, group messaging, Instagram-type photos and even payments, making internationally popular messaging apps like WhatsApp seem paleolithic in comparison.”I don’t use email, I don’t use phone, I don’t use text messaging; only WeChat,” says Barra. Barra also talks about lesser-known Chinese services such as MoMo, an app to find and chat with people in nearby locations; Didi, a taxi-app with voice directions; and Qihoo 360, a company that distributes free security software and has had over 400 million downloads.

The most interesting part of Barra’s talk is in the last 10 minutes, when he discusses his new employer, Xiaomi, a company that receives a fair amount of exposure in the Western tech press even though it remains a relatively niche player even in China, which is the only place it sells phones. Barra was brought on to help take the company global, an expansion he says will initially remain limited to China’s neighbourhood rather than the West.

In Barra’s telling, Xiaomi’s strength lies in taking the best from the world’s biggest tech firms and integrating them into a single model. Xiaomi adopted Apple’s tight control over design and the supply chain, Google’s ability to crank out products at great speed, and Amazon’s focus on making it easy to buy directly from the company. Together, he says, these three things make for a “low-margin business that’s sustainable.” Last year, the company sold 7 million smartphones. It is on track to sell between 18 million and 19 million this year, which is “not higher only because we can’t make more,” Barra said.

The other notable thing about the interview: the somewhat patronizing tone adopted by Barra’s interlocutor, Loic Le Meur, Le Web’s founder. It suggests that some in Europe’s tech world still aren’t taking Chinese firms very seriously. They should start doing so.
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#15 Dec 14, 2013
Want to watch the videoclip approx 30 mins in an Interesting interview withHugo Barra, the former Android OS Vice President who is now the Vice President of Xiami Global.

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and many of you will suddenly realized China has been surging ahead at incredible pace since the 1980 after the death of Chairman Mao Tze Dong.
Nation like India is at least 30 years behind and the 20th Century SUPERPOWER USA is slowly and has already slipped behind.

With 600 netizen and growing, China is already the largest e-Commerce nation in the whole wide world today.
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#16 Dec 14, 2013
China Chang'e 3 Lunar Rover has successfully landed in Sinus Iridum or the Bay of Rainbows on the moon.

BEIJING, Dec. 14 -- China's lunar probe Chang'e-3, with the country's first moon rover onboard, successfully landed on the moon on Saturday night, marking the first time that China has sent a spacecraft to soft land on the surface of an extraterrestrial body.

The lunar probe began to carry out soft-landing on the moon at about 21:00 p.m., Saturday and touched down in Sinus Iridum, or the Bay of Rainbows, about 12 minutes later, according to Beijing Aerospace Control Center.

During the process, the probe decelerated from 15 km above the moon, stayed hovering at 100 meters from the lunar surface to use sensors to assess the landing area to avoid obstacles and locate the final landing spot, and descended slowly onto the surface.

The success made China the third country, after the United States and the Soviet Union, to soft-land on the moon.

Compared to those other two countries, which have successfully conducted 13 soft-landings on the moon, China's soft-landing mission designed the suspension and obstacle-avoiding phases to survey the landing area much more precisely through fitted detectors, scientists said.

The probe's soft-landing, which has been termed the "black 12 minutes," is the most difficult task during the mission, said Wu Weiren, the lunar program's chief designer.

Chang'e-3 relied on auto-control for descent, range and velocity measurements, finding the proper landing point, and free-falling.

The soft-landing was carried out 12 days after the probe blasted off on an enhanced Long March-3B carrier rocket.

Chang'e-3 is part of the second phase of China's lunar program, which includes orbiting, landing and returning to the Earth. It follows the success of the Chang'e-1 and Chang'e-2 missions in 2007 and 2010.

The successful landing shows China has the ability of in-situ exploration on an extraterrestrial body, said Sun Huixian, deputy engineer-in-chief in charge of the second phase of China's lunar program.

A renewed moon fever has sprung up in recent years following the lunar probe climax in the 1960s and 1970s.

Chang'e-3 is the world's first soft-landing of a probe on the moon in nearly four decades. The last such soft-landing was carried out by the Soviet Union in 1976.

"Compared to the last century's space race between the United States and the former Soviet Union, mankind's current return to the moon is more based on curiosity and exploration of the unknown universe," Sun said.

"China's lunar program is an important component of mankind's activities to explore peaceful use of space," according to the engineer-in-chief.

For an ancient civilization like China, landing on the moon embodies another meaning. The moon, a main source for inspiration, is one of the most important themes in Chinese literature and ancient Chinese myths, including that about Chang'e, a lady who took her pet "Yutu" (Jade Rabbit) to fly toward the moon, where she became a goddess.

"Though people have discovered that the moon is bleached and desolate, it doesn't change its splendid role in Chinese traditional culture," said Zhang Yiwu, a professor with Peking University.

"Apart from scientific exploration, the lunar probe is a response to China's tradition culture and imagination. China's lunar program will proceed with the beautiful legends," Zhang said.

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