Posted: November 23rd, 2013 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: China, Fly Your Kite | Tags: china, Chinese Army, PRA, Sharp Sword, Stealth Strike Drone, Stealth UAV, Test Flight | Comments Off on China Tests Unmanned STEALTH Drone ‘Sharp Sword’
China’s first stealth combat drone has reportedly made a successful maiden flight, with state media hailing the move as evidence Beijing is closing the gap with major Western powers, the drone is the nations third unmanned weapon.
The test flight of the “Sharp Sword” unmanned aircraft is another step in China’s years-long military build-up, with its defence spending now the second highest in the world and growing by double-digit percentages each year.
This latest weapon from the worlds most populated nation is thought to be based on a Skunk Works – Lockheed Martin – Concept, the UCLASS – Unmanned Carrier Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike – drone :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: May 8th, 2012 | Author: Marcus Dangerfield | Filed under: China | Tags: Aculeus, china, Chinese Electric Car, Ferrari 599 Copy, Lithia Electric Sportscar | Comments Off on The Lithia: China’s Almost Original Electric Sportscar
It’s an ease to forget that China’s rapid rise to super-power status occured on the back of the ability to copy. This ability was practised on everything from tin toys to jet fighter planes.
A couple of years back – Auto China 2010 Exposition – Chinese automaker CH Auto made a quite a splash showing of it’s Ferrari 599 copy named the Aculeus. Now the budding automaker has hit the expo floor with an electric sportscar, the Lithia :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: October 23rd, 2011 | Author: Buster Cookson | Filed under: Blip, Buster Cookson, China, Fast, Faster, Fastest, Fly Your Kite, Wiki | Tags: Aviation News, Centre for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies, Chengdu Aircraft Industry Group, Chengdu J-20, china, Chinese, Destinys Mother, F-22 Raptor, Fast, Faster, Fastest, Favorite New Thought, Fly Your Kite, J-XX, J20, Jian-20, MiG-29, People's Liberation Army Air Force, PLAAF, Republic of Korea Air Force, Russian Jet Fighter, Stealth Fighter, Su-27, Sukhoi PAK FA T-50, T-50 | Comments Off on Wiki: Chengdu J-20 F-22 Raptor Replica
The Chengdu J-20 [Jian-20 literally Annihilator-Twenty] is a purported fifth generation, stealth, twin-engine fighter aircraft prototype developed by Chengdu Aircraft Industry Group for the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Air Force [PLAAF] In late 2010, the J-20 underwent high speed taxiing tests. The J-20 made its first flight on 11 January 2011. General He Weirong, Deputy Commander of the People’s Liberation Army Air Force said in November 2009 that he expected the J-20 to be operational in 2017–2019 :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: May 18th, 2011 | Author: Marcus Dangerfield | Filed under: Auto News, China | Tags: AIC-GM Wuling Automobile Co, china, General Motors China, gm, Kevin Wale, mou, Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco City, wuling | Comments Off on General Motors China
Is General Motors Chinese business likely to produce more sales than it’s U.S based parent?
GM China registered sales of around 685,000 in Q1 with a growth rate of 10% from same period last year. This growth will likely accelerate GM’s share in China despite the expiration of government incentives and subsidies. The automaker is consolidating its position in China and plans to double its sales in the next five years with its multi-brand strategy and focus on electric vehicles, though increased competition from other global automakers like Ford, Daimler AG, Honda, Toyota, Hyundai and Nissan could challenge these goals. General Motors has opened a second plant in Shanghai last year and added three new Chevrolet models in 2005, the Sail compact car, Epica intermediate sedan and Aveo hatchback. That pushed China sales for the brand past the 100,000 mark for the first time, establishing China as Chevrolet’s fourth-largest global market. Read the full article »»»»
Posted: December 29th, 2009 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Auto News, China | Tags: china, Ford, General Motors, Haier, Lenovo, Volvo, Zhejiang Geely | Comments Off on Brand China Expands to Autos
Chinese manufacturers know how to squeeze, they have the ability to produce low-cost versions of goods for mass markets. But they haven’t been able to Value-Add or catch the premium that comes with being a top brand.
News that Ford Motor has agreed to terms with Zhejiang Geely for the Chinese carmaker to acquire its Volvo Cars division is the latest example of the next wave of Chinese foreign investment. Manufacturers, mostly privately owned, not state enterprises are increasingly looking for brands and technology to use as the foundation of a new generation of innovative and branded Chinese products for both domestic and global markets.
The first wave of Chinese foreign investment was led by the country’s huge state-owned enterprises, which aimed to secure critical natural resources such as oil and minerals and bought into basic industries that are capital intensive and need scale, such as steelmaking, shipbuilding, construction and telecom infrastructure.
Chinese companies say that their motivation for foreign direct investment is market access or a pre-emptive securing of access against potential protectionist barriers. Computer maker Lenovo and white-goods manufacturer Haier have made inroads into the markets of the developed world following acquisitions, most notably Lenovo’s of IBM’s PC business :: Read the full article »»»»