Wounded Wuhan: What Lies Behind the Name?

Located at the confluence of the Yangtze and Han rivers, Wuhan logically evolved into a port city, and it was duly earmarked for economic development at the end of the nineteenth century. A steelworks came into being, and steel remains an economic driver, thanks to good transportation links. Locally available steel then enabled the growth..

China’s Bold AI Plan: Global Dominance by 2030 (part 2)

It would be misleading to think that only China’s established industry leaders have the resources to develop AI chip solutions. Horizon Robotics, for example, offers AI-based solutions for automotive applications, powered by its Brain Processing Unit (BPU™). These deliver high performance at low power, enabling Tier 1s, OEMs and automotive startups to create unique autonomous-driving..

China’s Bold AI Plan: Global Dominance by 2030 (part 1)

While the technical jargon of artificial intelligence (AI) may often seem opaque – “convolutional neural networks”, “machine learning”, “inferencing” – the applications can be extremely practical. Driver safety is a prime example, where complex camera- and radar-derived datasets need to be processed and finally “inferenced”, in the jargon, in milliseconds if not microseconds. Add several..

Packaging in High Demand for China’s Surging Luxury Goods Market

For the packaging industry, China is something of an enigma. Official policy is committed to social equality, free from extremes of poverty and wealth, so it’s perhaps startling to learn that China is fast becoming the world’s largest consumer of luxury goods. Not surprisingly, many packaging companies are now eyeing China’s luxe market as a..

China: The Packaging is the Message as Aspiring Consumers Head Up-Market

In fact, China is now the world’s second-largest packaging market after the US.1 As China has grown economically, local consumers have become better-off, driving demand for a range of luxury goods that includes up-market food and wine, cosmetics, and high-quality brand medicines. As though in stealth mode, China has now emerged from decades of austerity..