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The China Edit – February 2018

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5 Mar 2018

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

Polestar 1 will make European debut in Geneva
The Polestar 1 will start production in mid-2019 at a new factory in Chengdu, China. Initial plans were to build 500 of them a year, but demand was so great following the October debut that the company has readjusted to assemble even more of them. Polestar hasn't officially announced pricing, but speculation has put the figure from $150,000 to $177,000.
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The China Edit – February 2018
Our top Chinese-built superyachts for Chinese New Year
Last, but certainly not least, is the eye-catching and futuristic multihull superyacht Adastra. Built in 2012 by McConaghy Boats, Shuttleworth Design in England is the team responsible for her space-like exterior, who designed the custom yacht to be built with a carbon fibre and Nomex honeycomb cockpit with a glass/Kevlar hull. Adastra has a cruising speed of 17 knots and can reach 22.5 knots as her top speed.
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Chinese UAVs Appear at Singapore Show
Two China-built unmanned aerial vehicles—the Wing Loong I and Wing Loong II—made their Southeast Asian debut at the Singapore Airshow this year.  The participation of the UAVs also marks the first time a Chinese military product is being shown at the Singapore Airshow.
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600 km/h: China launches the fastest train in the world
If the project of creating a Maglev train reach speeds of 600 km/h, is successful, this will be a breakthrough for China. According to experts, a new form of transport fills the gap between existing trains and planes. According to the plan, the first example of high-speed Maglev train will be tested on a five-kilometer track in the year 2020.
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