Industrial Technology

China sets ambitious growth target, promises steel cuts

Mar 5, 2018

China's top economic official has set a robust growth target of "around 6.5 percent" and promised more market opening and cuts in a bloated steel industry that has inflamed trade tensions with the U.S. and Europe

China to recruit civilian astronauts, boost crewed missions

Mar 5, 2018

China plans to begin recruiting civilian astronauts for its military-backed space program and increase the number of crewed missions to around two a year

Volvo's electric car brand Polestar unveils first model

Oct 17, 2017

Volvo Cars' performance electric car brand, Polestar, has unveiled a four-seat coupe in lightweight carbon fiber as its first model, stepping up competition in a market dominated until now by Tesla

China sets target for electric car quota but delays rollout

Sep 29, 2017

China has raised its first-year target for a quota system that will require all automakers to contribute to electric car development but delayed its rollout to 2019

China looks at ending sales of gasoline cars

Sep 10, 2017

China studying timetable to end sales of traditional fuel cars

Renault-Nissan, China's Dongfeng announce e-car venture

Aug 29, 2017

Automakers Renault and Nissan plan to develop electric cars with a Chinese partner

China's fondness for pirated software raises risks in attack

May 16, 2017

China's fondness for pirated software left it especially vulnerable to the latest global cyberattack

China launches its 1st unmanned cargo spacecraft

Apr 20, 2017

China has launched its first unmanned cargo spacecraft on a mission to dock with the country's space station

China tries to reassure foreign companies over industry plan

Mar 11, 2017

China's industry minister has defended a manufacturing development plan and rejected complaints foreign makers of electric cars and other goods might be pressured to hand over technology or forced out of promising markets

Report: China developing advanced lunar mission spaceship

Mar 9, 2017

State media say China is developing an advanced new spaceship capable of both flying in low-Earth orbit and landing on the moon

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