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Category Archives: Geography of China

35 Chinese Cities Have Economies As Big As Countries

Gaining perspective on China’s monstrous economy isn’t always the easiest thing to do. As Visual Capitalist's Jeff Desjardins notes, with 1.4 billion people and the third-largest geographical area, the country is a vast place to begin with. Add in explosive economic growth, a market-oriented but Communist government, a longstanding and complex cultural history, and self-inflicted demographic […]

Can’t Afford A Shanghai Apartment? Try Sleeping In A “Shared Compartment”

Shanghai’s status as an emerging tech hub is bringing with it problems related to overcrowding experienced by US cities like San Francisco and certain parts of New York City – namely out-of-control rents and home prices. But now, the cities’ mid-tier office drones, some of whom may not have enough cash saved to “commit” to […]

Can’t Afford A Shanghai Apartment? Try Sleeping In A “Shared Compartment”

Shanghai’s status as an emerging tech hub is bringing with it problems related to overcrowding experienced by US cities like San Francisco and certain parts of New York City – namely out-of-control rents and home prices. But now, the cities’ mid-tier office drones, some of whom may not have enough cash saved to “commit” to […]

In “Unprecedented Step” US Sanctions Chinese Entities With Ties To North Korea

After allegedly pressuring the Chinese government to act first and adopt sanctions against nearly 10 local entities who the US claims provided North Korea with materials used in its nuclear program, the US has decided to act.  In an unprecedented step, the Treasury Department slapped financial sanctions on two Chinese nationals and a Chinese shipping […]

Rising Occupancy In China’s Fake Manhattan Is “Mostly Government Driven”

China's copy of Manhattan is no longer a ghost town, Bloomberg reports. But that doesn't mean it has forever forestalled a "day of reckoning" for its debt-fueled growth. The northern city of Tianjin drew negative press coverage a few years ago because of a newly built replica of Manhattan complete with a mock Rockefeller Center that was created […]

Chinese Black Swans? No Problem!

With bonds, stocks, and commodities collapsing amid a renewed wave of Chinese monetray conditions tightening, concerns over potential butterfly effects and potential ‘black swans’ are beginning to appear. However, as The South China Morning Post reports, the people of Shanghai have a solution for that… Two deliverymen have been accused of stealing a black swan […]

China’s First Home Made Aircraft Carrier Is Ready For Launch

China’s first domestically built aircraft carrier will soon launch in Dalian, Liaoning Province for drills and trial voyages, putting to the test proprietary technology meant to further Beijing’s expansion in the South and East China seas, the SCMP reported. A dock at the Dalian shipyard was being filled with water Sunday in preparation for the […]

China Starts 2017 With Highest Number Of Corporate Defaults In History

Back in October 2015, roughly around the bottom of the recent commodity cycle, we reported a stunning statistic: more than half of Chinese companies did not generate enough cash flow to even cover the interest on their cash flow, and as we concluded “it is safe to assume that up to two-third of Chinese commodity […]

Iron Ore Tumbles As China Steel-Producing Hub Found Lying About Production Cuts

Very much like the self-imposed output cut by OPEC and non-OPEC members which successfully boosted the price of crude over $50 even if global crude inventories “inexplicably” continue to hit new all time highs, one of the main reasons why commodity metal prices have seen a dramatic increase in prices over the past year has […]

Chinese Cruise Ship With 2,000 Passengers Stuck At Sea For Two Days Due To Smog

Beijing’s pollution problem is getting worse by the day. On Wednesday, the Chinese capital issued its highest “red fog alert” for only the second day in history, keeping highways closed in and around the city which is already under a smog alert after weeks of choking winter pollution. China’s weather bureau warned of visibility of […]