As an OS, Android has an iron grip on the Chinese smartphone market. A study from Analysys International combines data of sales and ownership shows the little green guy with 90% of the market. In China, however, things aren't always so clear cut.
The poor working conditions at Foxconn's factories charged with making devices like the iPhone and iPad are now legendary. To address this issue, the CEO announced plans to replace human workers with an army of robots. Apparently, that wasn't just bluster, as the robots have begun their takeover.
In the totally heated race for the longest bus in the world, China has fallen behind. China recently unveiled an 82-foot long bus (which is insane), and Dresden decided to go ahead and top it. The city just test drove the Autotram Extra Grand, a 30 meter long bus. That's about 90 feet.
Until self-driving cars get mass produced, we're not going to stop inventing excuses to cover up our lousy parking skills. Chinese car maker BYD Auto has a good interim solution: remote control. Its So Rui car can be driven from the outside, but with a catch.
Remember Chef Cui? Of course you do! Last we heard of Cui Runquan's noodle-shaving robot, it was an army of one. Runquan's made good on his promise to mass produce Chef Cui and, from the looks of it, the robot makes noodles as good or better than a human.
You've got to give credit to China: when it decides to do something, it really pulls out all the stops. Just a month after throwing house party for its brand new space station, China has announced that it's planning to send a lander and a rover to the Moon by the end of next year.
Earlier today, China's Shenzhou 9 spacecraft successfully docked with the Tiangong 1 ("Heavenly Palace") unmanned test module in Earth orbit. Three Chinese astronauts (or "taikonauts") entered the module, making China only the third country on Earth to perform a manned docking in space.
Dubai's Burj Khalifa is about to get dethroned as the world's tallest building by early 2013. A Chinese company called BSB that specializes in erecting pre-fabricated buildings will begin construction on the 838-meter tall Sky City in Changsa, China in what will be a record 90 days.
Sometime this month, China will be sending three taikonauts up to the Heavenly Palace, aka the Tiangong-1 space station module, to perform a manual docking and some science experiments. One of these taikonauts will also be China's first woman in space, and she'll smell great.
We were impressed by the guts it took to knockoff an Apple Store, but this time the Chinese have definitely raised the bar on "recreating" originals. China has successfully cloned an entire village, recreating the scenic village of Hallstatt, Austria in a location of the same name about one hour outside of Huizhou in the Guangdong Province.