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Volkswagen building budget car family planned for China in 2018

Filed under: Bugatti, Volkswagen, China, Crossover, Hatchback, Sedan, Budget, Performance, Supercars Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn says that VW will offer a range of budget cars in China and perhaps in other markets in 2018. Continue reading Volkswagen building budget car family planned for China in 2018 Volkswagen building budget car family planned for China in [...]

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Freerunning China

For the last month or so, freerunner Ronnie Shalvis has been pulling his gymnastic moves on the beaches, rooftops, towers, and walls of China. For Ronnie, the entire world is his playground, so even the most mundane places he visits look fun. Link Continue Reading from the Source

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Uber stops people from carrying guns on vehicles it doesn’t own driven by people it doesn’t employ

Uber has changed its legal policy to stop drivers and passengers from bringing firearms onto any “ride arranged through the Uber platform.” The New Republic draws a connection between Uber’s new policy and an incident earlier this year which saw an driver in Chicago fire his gun — for which he had a concealed carry [...]

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A Literal Chinese Fire Drill

The slang term “Chinese Fire Drill” has been used to describe chaos. But this is anything but that. Check out these images captured by Xinhua at the Nanhu Vocational School’s annual fire drill, in which students must brave a fiery gauntlet. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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Is Alibaba investing its way into a muddle?

What exactly is Alibaba becoming? The company’s unique business model, meteoric rise and dominance of China’s e-commerce (not to mention its opaque structure) have always belied easy analogies like “the Amazon of China.” Amazon disrupted a traditional commercial infrastructure with its site. Alibaba built a commercial infrastructure where one had never really existed. If the [...]

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Uber tracks the location of protestors in China

Does your employer have a right to know where you are at any given moment? And, perhaps more important, should a company that works with “independent contractors” who aren’t technically its employees have that same information? At least one company seems to think the answer to that first question is “yes.” That company has been sued by a former [...]

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Chinese film Autobots blatant ripoff of Pixar’s Cars

Filed under: Etc., TV/Movies, China The upcoming Chinese children’s film The Autobots liberally borrows elements from Pixar’s Cars and a few other franchises. While its producers claim it’s original… well, it clearly isn’t. Continue reading Chinese film Autobots blatant ripoff of Pixar’s Cars Chinese film Autobots blatant ripoff of Pixar’s Cars originally appeared on Autoblog [...]

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China Tries To Jam U.S. Global Hawks While Busy Developing Their Own

China has reportedly been trying to jam U.S. Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk flights flying over the increasingly volatile South China Sea . Meanwhile, they are busy perfecting their own High Altitude Long Endurance (HALE) unmanned aircraft, with new pictures of a twin fuselage design emerging on the internet. Read more… Continue Reading from the [...]

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Chinese-built Volvo S60s en route to US

Filed under: Plants/Manufacturing, Volvo, China, Sedan, Luxury The first batch of long-wheelbase Volvo S60 Inscriptions are making their way from the Geely plant in Chengdu, China, via Shanghai to the United States. Continue reading Chinese-built Volvo S60s en route to US Chinese-built Volvo S60s en route to US originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 28 [...]

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Audi R8, Lamborghini Huracan could get twin-charged five-cylinder

Filed under: Audi, Lamborghini, China, Emerging Technologies, Coupe, Performance There’s a chance that the Audi R8 and Lamborghini Huracan might get the turbocharged and electrically supercharged, 2.5-liter five-cylinder from the Audi TT Clubsport Turbo. The move would be a way to lower their displacement and lower the models’ vehicle taxes in China. Continue reading Audi [...]

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Crappiest Day Ever? Chinese Mogul Loses $15 Billion in 1 Hour

China’s richest man, Li Hejun (pictured above) is not having a good week. The self made solar panel billionaire managed to lose $15 billion yesterday, astonishingly in a single hour. From CNN: The chairman of solar panel firm Hanergy (HNGSF) lost $15 billion on Wednesday when shares in the company plummeted 47% in Hong Kong trading [...]

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