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China’s move into large-scale drone deployment displays its military’s growing sophistication and could challenge U.S. military dominance in the Asia-Pacific. It also could elevate the threat to neighbors with territorial disputes with Beijing, including Vietnam, Japan, India and the Philippines. China says its drones are capable of carrying bombs and missiles as well as conducting reconnaissance, potentially turning them into offensive weapons in a border conflict.
China’s increased use of drones also adds to concerns about the lack of internationally recognized standards for drone attacks. The United States has widely employed drones as a means of eliminating terror suspects in Pakistan and the Arabian Peninsula.
Some interesting insights and numbers
- The two countries will have nearly 1 billion middle class consumers by 2020
- Billionaires are rising. In 2001, China had 1 billionaire and India had 4. There are 115 billionaires in China and 55 in India now.
- The two markets will give rise to some of the worlds most powerful companies.
- About 83 million Chinese and 54 million Indians will become college graduates over the next 10 years.
Rich Chinese flee
Rich folks in China simply want to leave the country.
That is not news. A survey did point this out more than a year ago, and survey after survey is pointing to the same conclusion. And they are going everywhere, sometimes to places that we have not heard of, like Prince Edward Island, not to mention other more popular destinations, like Vancouver, Australia, or… whatever…
Full Story: Macrobusiness
As he prepares to leave after almost a decade reporting from China, our reporter reflects on his ringside seat watching a developing country transform itself
When I moved to Beijing in August 2003, I believed I had the best job in the world:…
Interesting overview of China the last 9 years of development!
Smartphone adoption may be high in the U.S. but overall smartphone sales are highest in China. A new research note published by Strategy Analytics on Wednesday estimates that 23.9 million smartphones shipped in China during the third quarter of 2011. That figure is slightly above the 23.3 million smartphones shipped in the U.S.
Clearly, China’s much larger population is part of the reason, but this data suggests that in a country with 1.3 billion people, China is where it’s at for smartphone sales growth going forward. If the smartphone numbers aren’t convincing, consider that China is expected to surpass 1 billion mobile connections by May, 2012.
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P A Martin Börjesson
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