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The China Edit – December 2019

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30 Dec 2019

The China Edit is a monthly curation of business news and reports which have a direct impact on the Chinese - and global - composites industry.

China tests next-gen subway train with touch-panel windows
China tests next-gen subway train with touch-panel windows
“Is this just a gimmick?” one popular comment on Weibo said. “If it’s entirely made of carbon fiber, the cost of one carriage is probably already higher than of a whole train today… For a subway train to go 140 km per hour, it’s totally unnecessary.”
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China's rail rolling stock giant eyes bigger Aussie market with new metro technology

By adopting carbon fiber and aluminum-magnesium alloy, the train is much lighter than conventional metro trains. The new permanent magnet traction technology and rooftop solar panels also help make the train more environmental friendly.
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This Chinese Tesla roadster costs as much as a model S Performance
This Chinese Tesla roadster costs as much as a model S Performance
The whole car is forged in Aluminium and wrapped around in Carbon Fibre. CH Auto went ahead and established its own facility to make carbon fibers for its first electric car. This goes to show how passionate these guys are for making an electric car.
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Polestar 1 is the best car China has ever built
Polestar 1 is the best car China has ever built
This sticker was the most Scandinavian element. But it’s also a tip to how much lightweight carbon-fiber the Polestar 1 is made of. A good thing as even a medium-size electric battery takes the weight up above 5,000 pounds.
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Meet The J-10 Fighter: China's very own F-16 that is now for sale
Meet The J-10 Fighter: China's very own F-16 that is now for sale
The J-10C’s visibility on radar has also been decreased by incorporating more non-reflective composite materials and incorporating divertless supersonic inlets. Though far from the capabilities of a true stealth fighter, these improvements still help decrease the range at which the J-10C can be detected and targeted.
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Greener development? It’s in the pipeline for China
Greener development? It’s in the pipeline for China
“If we used that to make bamboo composite to replace traditional steel, cement, or plastic pipes, we could reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 350m tonnes,” says Mr Ye, chairman of Zhejiang Xinzhou Bamboo-based Composites Technology Co.
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