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7 Amazing Facts To Know About Modern China

7 Amazing Facts To Know About Modern China

1. China leads the world in electric vehicles. In 2017, China made and bought more than half the world's new electric cars, by offering strong incentives to build, buy and drive electric vehicles.

China 5G network

2. China has plans for the world's first 5G network. 5G is up to 100 times faster than 4G. Letting you download an HD movie in just seconds. China has spent $24 billion more than the US and built 10 times more 5G cell sites.


3. China will be the biggest market for robots by 2022. It bought 141,000 industrial robots in 2017.

4. China launched the world's largest carbon trading scheme. The world's biggest CO2 producer wants to slash emissions. 1,700 power firms get a quota of carbon credits, which they can trade with others. By 2020, the scheme could cover 15% of global CO2 emissions.

China AI

5. Two thirds of all investment in AI happens in China. The Chinese AI industry has grown 67% over the past year. But while it produces more AI patents and research papers than the US. It has just a fifth of America's AI talent.

6. China wants to be the first nation to explore the 'dark side' of the moon. When the US put a man on the moon, China hadn't even launched a satellite. In late 2018, it's sending a mission to the far side of the moon. As well as a probe to Mars in 2020.

China Blockchain Technology

7. China is betting big on blockchain It's exploring its use in financial transactions and medical records. China;s first blockchain based social network launched in 2018. Which of these things do you think is most important to understand modern China?