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CES 2024: The Stunning Flying Car Offering a Glimpse Into Innovative Transportation

Can flying cars become a practical reality for everyday use? Mingquan Qiu, the Chief Technology Officer at XPENG AEROHT in Guangzhou, China, shared several insights on the company’s innovative flying car technology at CES 2024. Qiu emphasized, “The flying car can switch between road and flight mode with just one switch, making it incredibly…

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In Effort to Abide by China Plus One Strategy, Tech Companies Have Their Sights on Vietnam for Manufacturing

Several tech companies are applying strategic moves to diversify its manufacturing operations from China to other countries, like Vietnam. This signifies a broader shift in the tech industry’s global supply chain. While Vietnam has traditionally been considered a hub for low-tech electronic manufacturing, it’s quickly becoming an option for more sophisticated production needs. This…

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In the Wake of Fukushima’s Waste Water Release, Public Perception on Nuclear Power Could Face a Roadblock

The fear and misinformation surrounding radiation has long loomed large in the public imagination. This is thanks to sensationalist portrayals and misunderstandings about its actual risks. With Japan recently deciding to release Fukushima water, there is even more global concern and more misinformation. That’s evidenced with China’s ban on the country’s seafood. When…

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Japan’s Radioactive Water Release Won’t Impact Neighboring Countries, Despite China’s Opposition and Ban on Japanese Seafood

With news of China banning seafood from Japan, the debate around nuclear energy has always been fraught with concerns about safety, especially following high-profile incidents like Fukushima. However, it’s worth noting that nuclear plants across the world, including officials in countries vocally concerned about Japan’s handling of tritiated water, routinely have their own radioactive…

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India Emerges as a Powerful Contender in Global Supply Chain Diversification, But Isn’t a Panacea. Here’s What You Need to Know.

The global supply chain is currently undergoing several seismic shifts. Having now surpassed China as the most populous country in the world, India is emerging as a strategic alternative for multinational corporations considering diversification from a China-centric approach. Combining software and manufacturing prowess with competitive pricing, India now stands as a strong contender in…

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Untamed Ethos with Joshua Wilson: Episode 3

Dr. Russell Rhodes and Dr. Joshua Wilson discuss population drops in China and other developed countries, the banking crisis, demographic changes and differences in generations, the impact of artificial intelligence, and ESG. They touch on the decline in China’s population due to their one-child policy, leading to a scarcity of cheap labor and a shift…

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Despite the Potential Ban, Brands Are Still Choosing TikTok for Marketing. Here’s Why They Should Keep It Up.

Even as TikTok gets into trouble with the Biden administration and individual U.S. states over its supposed ties to Chinese company ByteDance, the short-form video platform remains popular with brands that use it as a marketing tool. Software solution intermediary and research company Capterra recently released a survey involving 300 marketers that use TikTok for…

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Defining Goals, Leveraging Technology, and Planning Ahead are Essential for Successful Promotional Review Meetings
June 20, 2024

Today’s fast-paced business environment demands effective review of promotional content. Ensuring all promotional materials are compliant, accurate, and impactful has become crucial. This necessity has given rise to structured promotional review meetings, a trend essential for maintaining quality and compliance in marketing efforts. These meetings facilitate collaboration, ensure adherence to regulatory standards, and help…

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Moving Forward with Fans First
June 20, 2024

In a compelling conversation on fostering innovation within corporate culture, Jesse Cole of the Savannah Bananas highlights the importance of embracing change as a tool for continuous improvement. Cole underscores that change should not be seen as change for its own sake but as an essential part of striving to better serve customers and…

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Achieving Work-Life Balance and Emotional Sobriety with Matt Seefeld
June 20, 2024

This episode of the Growthwell podcast, hosted by Josh Byrd, focuses on achieving a meaningful work-life balance. The discussion examines trends and personal strategies for balancing professional growth and individual well-being. This episode is particularly relevant in post-COVID work dynamics and the increasing importance of mental health. This episode’s guest is Matt Seefeld, EVP…

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Addressing the Complexities and Opportunities of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA)
June 19, 2024

As the energy sector navigates the first year of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), stakeholders are grappling with evolving guidance and incentives. This pivotal legislation aims to accelerate the energy transition, but with its intricate provisions and requirements, many questions remain. Understanding the IRA’s impact is crucial for developers, investors, and policy-makers striving to…

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“Lighthouse Factories” Shine an Exciting Light on Industry 4.0 and China
March 10, 2023

A driving force behind Industry 4.0 efficiency, and in essence the sustainable and operational evolution overtaking industrial manufacturing, are so-called “lighthouse factories”. The World Economic Forum recently identified 18 more Industry 4.0 lighthouse factories, bringing the total to 132 manufacturing sites across various industries and regions. In these advanced manufacturing hubs, mindset and strategy…

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Could China’s Re-Opening Fuel Higher Energy Costs?
January 24, 2023

After nearly three years of Covid isolation, one of the world’s largest economies has begun to reopen. As China re-emerges from intense lockdowns, new fear over global oil demand sparks economic woes. But will Chinese demand for fuel spill out into global markets? Posting a 3% growth rate GDP for the 4th quarter, the Chinese…

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Why Have Oil Prices Dropped And What to Make of China’s Reduced Demand
November 22, 2022

Oil prices have dropped to their lowest level since before the war in Ukraine, after Saudi Arabia and other OPEC+ countries were reported to be considering increasing their output after China’s tightened COVID restrictions. Will significantly-low oil prices genuinely hurt the outlook for U.S. demand, and what other geopolitical forces are at play? Economist Tim…

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Boeing 737 Max Is Approved for Service in China After Nearly Three-Year Grounding
December 2, 2021

(Bloomberg) — China is on the cusp of lifting an almost three-year grounding of Boeing Co.’s 737 Max, after the nation’s civil aviation body on Thursday issued an airworthiness directive for the single-aisle workhorse. The planemaker’s shares climbed. The notice, posted on the website of the Civil Aviation Administration of China, removes the last safety…

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China Port Shutdown Raises Concerns for Global Shipping
August 13, 2021

China partially closed one of the world’s busiest container ports due to a Covid outbreak. Bloomberg’s James Mayger reports on the potential impact the move could have on global trade. (Source: Bloomberg) Transcript: Francine Lacqua: China has partially shut the world’s third busiest container port after a worker became infected with COVID. It’s threatening more…

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What Do China’s Import & Exports Mean for the Rest of the World?
June 21, 2021

China, the world’s largest exporter, has reported its latest import and export numbers – and they might surprise you. While exports came up shy of projected growth (but still saw a 27.9% jump), the country’s import numbers exploded. The country saw a 51.1% spike in import value, the fastest pace it’s seen in a decade….

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Apple Eyes Battery Suppliers for Possible Electric Vehicle
June 18, 2021

According to reports from Reuters, Apple is in talks with Chinese companies BYD & CATL regarding car batteries, another indicator that the rumored “Apple Car” could be one step closer to reality. This could be big news for global electric vehicle production and competition, as well as introduce conflicting dynamics in the broader EV supply…

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China Expands its EV Footprint on the World Stage
April 8, 2021

As Chinese automobile manufacturer Geely, the parent company behind Volvo and Daimler AG, plans to launch its sub-brand of luxury electric vehicles, a possible competitor to Tesla’s growing footprint, the country appears poised to dominate the EV industry. Since the early ‘90s, China has ramped up its annual automobile production capacity. In 2001, after joining…

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Can Geely Join the Ranks of Luxury EV Brands?
March 31, 2021

Some of the recent talk about the growing market for electric vehicles has centered around making EV offerings more affordable to capture a broader swath of would-be owners – but Geely is taking a different approach. The China-based auto manufacturer and parent company for Volvo and Daimler AG is expanding its vision and footprint in…

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