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The China Edit – November 2017

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29 Nov 2017

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

Guangzhou motor show 2017 report

Guangzhou motor show 2017 report
Everything about the car industry here usual resorts to discussions running into the millions – the amount of cars sold, the amount of investments being made, probably even the amount of people at the show itself, and seemingly the amount of new models here given the rapid rate at which more and more new cars are released by more and more brands, each with ambition and strong backing.
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China’s Sunic-Ocean targets regional maritime security roles with SU-H2M UAV

China’s Sunic-Ocean targets regional maritime security roles with SU-H2M UAV
The SU-H2M features a 3.81 m-long tadpole-shaped fuselage with a skid undercarriage that carries a two-bladed carbon fibre main rotor with a diameter of 3.2 m. A two-bladed tail rotor is fitted on dorsal and ventral swept vertical tail surfaces towards the rear.
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Volvo enters fast lane in China’s electric car market
Volvo took the wraps off the Polestar 1, a four-seat, two-door plug-in-hybrid coupe, in Shanghai in October. Using carbon fiber for its body to save weight, the new premium model boasts 600 horsepower and a range of 150km on a single charge. Construction of the new plant is now underway in Chengdu, Sichuan Province.
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China tests new spy drones in near space ‘death zone’
The drones are small enough to fit in a shoebox and weigh about the same as a soccer ball. They are made with composite materials and are designed to withstand the forces involved in electromagnetic launches.
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Chinese investors face uncertainty in Germany
Compared with the financing problem, Nolting-Hauff said the most important factor for the increase in investment difficulty was probably the most recent changes in Germany’s foreign trade regime.
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China buyers seek more chemical deals in Europe
AGIC seeks mid-sized technology oriented acquisitions in Europe, including in advanced materials and technologies. Among the subsectors in this category are high performance plastics, polymers and alloys, along with biodegradable materials, nanotechnology and carbon fibre components.
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Stigo CEO Interview, Chasing The Last-Mile Solution
The company is now branching off to Asia, where it already received a positive welcome. South Korea has particularly enjoyed this cool ergonomic e-scooter. The company also found a lot of success in Singapore and China. Next step is the US.
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