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China’s “world-fastest” supercomputers sit idle and serve no useful purpose


Having endeavoured to become a major technological power and reduce its dependence on the West, China has built the second largest collection of supercomputers after the U.S., including the world’s fastest supercomputer, the Tianhe-2. But it seems a lot of these massive machines, usually made with large government investment, lie idle after they are made, … Continue reading

China targets foreign firms for charging more than inferior domestic products


China’s top economic planning agency is investigating costs and prices charged by drugmakers, including units of GlaxoSmithKline and Merck, as foreign firms come under pressure from Beijing over possible price-fixing. The move follows a separate probe into instant milk powder, which has already led to price cuts. The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) is … Continue reading

China to flatten 700 mountains to build a city


Last month China made news with the surprising announcement that a firm in the city of Changsha would attempt to build the world’s tallest skyscraper in 90 days. Now, the country is making headlines with another ambitious challenge — flattening 700 mountains in order to build a city. The so-called “mountain-moving project,” was actually launched in … Continue reading

China plans to build the world’s largest skyscraper in just 90 days


If only constructing a skyscraper were as easy as stacking Legos. Then, we’d be throwing together 200-story towers in a matter of weeks, just clicking blocks together until we got bored. But the idea isn’t so far-fetched: if China’s Broad Sustainable Building Corp. is doing its math and crossing its ts properly, it could be … Continue reading

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