Where the Silk Roads meet the mighty Mekong

Sleepy, landlocked Laos is undergoing rapid changes as China builds connections to mainland Southeast Asia ByPepe Escobar, Luang Prabang The small wooden boats slowly make their way down the brown waters of the Mekong at sunset. Flowing meditation – just enjoying the silence, watching the river flow. Then, suddenly, in the distance, an apparition – … Continue reading Where the Silk Roads meet the mighty Mekong

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Beijing wants 100,000 hydrogen cars by 2025

Lured by government incentives and research, manufacturers are rushing to set up production plants China expects to have 100,000 cars powered by clean-burning hydrogen cells on its roads within five to six years as it challenges such countries as Japan and South Korea for dominance of the emerging carbon-free automotive markets. There are already more electric … Continue reading Beijing wants 100,000 hydrogen cars by 2025

New battery to revolutionize energy storage

Safe, high-density battery developed in Hong Kong is tipped to boost penetration of renewable energy A safe, high-rate and long-life oxygen battery that exploits a potassium biphenyl complex anode instead of the problematic potassium metal anode has recently been developed by researchers at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. The technology promises a safe and … Continue reading New battery to revolutionize energy storage

Why the US-China trade war might not end

By Ken Moak Eco-geopolitical logic would dictate that the world’s two largest economies should end their trade war. Indeed, it should never have started. The tit-for-tat tariffs are not only hurting both sides, but also those countries – Japan and South Korea, among others – that are involved in the US-centered global supply chain. According … Continue reading Why the US-China trade war might not end

The A380 may keep flying in China’s skies

Beijing to reward fat orders for technical cooperation as the nation needs more super-jumbos ByFrank Chen The A380 passenger aircraft is already flying into the sunset, after its maiden flight merely a little more than a decade ago. Airbus made a wistful announcement this week, saying it would ground the program and halt production in … Continue reading The A380 may keep flying in China’s skies